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It is most essential to reflect over Divine attributes and to imbibe them. 1) Maalik--- It is the fourth excellence and favour of Allah/God appeared in chapter al-Fatihah. The distinction between attribute Maalik and attribute Rahim is that while Rahim grants success through prayer, Maalik bestows its fruits and by this virtue Allah manifests His powers to those who turn to Him with sincerity. 2) An earlier scholar Imam Raghib said that Maalik (Master) of the Day of Judgment is One Who runs the affairs of the masses according to His will. 3) Inference of the two Arabic words Maalik (Master) and Malik (King) both is taken in the term ‘Master of the Day of Judgment’. <‘Whose is the Kingdom this day’! It is Allah’s, the One, the Most Supreme’ Ref:Chapter Al Mu’min (40:17)>. 4) Allah is the King of the kings and indeed is the Master of the Day of Judgment, He is the Lord of all creation.

5) He is the Master of the time of reward and punishment and He is the Master of the time of Shariah and religion (in that Allah lays the foundation of religion and Shariah in His capacity as the Master). He is the Master of good and bad (means He is Master by sending reformers and prophets and He rewards those who maintain their condition according to His commandments) --- explaination of “Maalike yaum al-din” by the blessed promised son of promised reformer of this era. 6) The Promised Messiah of this era (on whom be peace) said that according to the lexicon Maalik is One Who has total possession of creation and has this possession without the help of any partnership and that this is not applicable to any one but Allah.

7) An earlier scholar Imam Razi explained that Master of the Day of Judgment is One Who is the Master of resurrection and the Day of reward and punishment. It is essential to differentiate between a pious person and a sinner and this can only be done on the Day of Judgment as explained in Surah Al Najm (53:32) and in Surah Sad (38:29) and Surah TaHa (20:16). . 8) Some scholars infer the word Malik from the term “Maalik(Master) of the Day of Judgment”. Maalik (Master) as compared to Malik (king) is one from whom one seeks everything. By using the term Maalik God is stating that He is responsible for everything, including, food, reward, punishment. The quality of Maalik, compared to the quality of Malik, promotes and advocates a profusion of mercy and compassion. While Malik is an adjectival quality, Maalik is a quality of deed. 9) Allah does not necessarily recompense in this world, however on the Day of Judgment none shall be of avail to anyone as it states in Surah Al Infitar (82:18 – 20) likewise there is glad tiding for those who do good as it states in Surah Al Hajj (22:57). 10) Rule of God is not like any kingship of this world; rather it has total ownership and control. God has expounded the good and the bad deeds to us and has given us free will in this world and has also told us that He has the right to punish and that the decision to punish or forgive is with Him, that He gives the glad tiding of a Gardens of Delight to those who do good works but warns the wrongdoers of punishment as stated in Surah Al Tatfif (83:8). 11) Indeed He is the Maalik and the Malik Who has complete autonomy in His control, however it is not as if His recompense is without any rule or principle. Rather as it states in Surah Al Ma’idah (5:41) the inference is that on the final Day there will be no chance of an appeal, therefore, He draws people’s attention towards good deeds in this world and enjoins to strengthen one’s faith. Allah’s mercy prevails over His wrath, how unfortunate would it be if people still incurred His punishment.

12) The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said that the attribute of Master of the Day of Judgment demands that we turn to Him with extreme and utmost humility, sincerity and meekness. Those who turn to Allah in the manner of a completely helpless and powerless person and do actually and genuinely believe in their utter incapacity as they submit, find beneficence from this Divine quality. 13) An awareness of the attribute of Maalik turns ones heart tender with the awe of punishment and thus generates a true insight.

14) As regards the sequential order of the Divine attributes: (i)--firstly by virtue of attribute Rab , Allah fashions the environment for creating and nurturing (ii)--then He hands over the arrangements to human through His attribute of Rahman so that there may be spiritual development. (iii)--When human takes advantage of this, Allah causes excellent results through His attribute Rahim and grants acceptance to prayers. (iv)--It is after continuous manifestation of these results that by virtue of His attribute Maalik, Allah grants triumph in the world and such is the destiny of Divine communities that Allah has decreed.

15) As regards man imbibing these Divine attributes on a human level, the sequential order is different: (i)--It is firstly the attribute of mastership that man adopts so that he may do justice and may avoid evil. In this capacity he also overlooks others’ wrongs either out of mercy/compassion or forgiveness. (ii)--Secondly the attribute of Rahim generates value and appreciation of his surroundings and he does good for his surroundings. (iii)--Progressing from this stage, he adopts virtue of Rahman, when his near ones as well as all others are given the advantage of his goodness. (iv)--It is then that imbibing the quality of Lord of all the worlds he tries to create an environment where all the other qualities and their advantages may flourish. 16) These human qualities only come to the fore when one is in authority, has

control over something. Ones good moral qualities and courtesy only come into focus when one is given a status. 17) Holy successor to holy promised reformer advises to try and imbibe the qualities of attribute Maalik within our scope and sphere. It is most essential to reflect over these Divine attributes and to imbibe them. ------------- Promised-divine-peace for this era www.alislam.org at www.mta.tv

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