Al Majid name of Allah means One Perfect in Glory and Honour, the one great in honour, the one greatly extolled and praised, the magnificent one having the characteristics of glory, majesty, greatness and splendour.
The one greater, more tremendous tremendous and more exalted than everything, the one glorified and venerated in the hearts of His beloved servants.
Al Majid name of Allah Meaning In English
Al Majid means The Most Glorious is Allah, famous for His Bounty, Generosity, and Charitableness, as shown in the innumerable gifts He grants to His servants, His Forgiveness which He bestows upon those among them who are worthy of being pardoned no matter grievous, serious and great in number the sins they commit might be.
Moreover, it is He Alone, to Whom belongs the eternal Honour and which never changes.
Majeed Meaning in Quran
This Name Al-Majeed (Full of Glory) occurs in the Qur’an in Allah’s saying on the tongue of the angels who gave Sara, the wife of Abraham, the glad tidings of having a child:
Dost thou wonder at Allah’s decree? The grace of Allah and His blessings on you, 0 ye people of the house! for He is indeed worthy of all praise, full of all glory!” Surah Hud 73
Al Majid in Quran
Al Majid occurs many times in the Quran, some of the places where this name is mentioned are:
It is attributed to Him, or His Throne according to some interpretations, in Allah’s saying:
And He is the Oft-Forgiving, full of Loving-Kindness, Lord of the Throne, Full of Glory.Surah Al-Buruj 14:15
It further occurs twice as a description to the Holy Qur’an; and this is shown in Allah’s saying:
Qaf. By the Glorious Qur’an (Thou art Allah’s Apostle).Surah Qaf 1
Nay, this is a Glorious Qur’an, (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved! Surah Al-Buruj 21:22
Allah Almighty is the Most Glorious, of the Highest Estimation and Position.
The statement Glory be to Allah in the Heights (of Heaven), pleasure be in the earth, and peace be upon the people is a well-known phrase in many Divine Scriptures (though not the Holy Qur’an).
It is narrated by Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurairah, that the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him, said:
Allah Almighty said: I divided (Al-Fatihah recited in) the prayer into two parts between Me and My slave, and he would receive whatever he asked for.
- If the slave said: Praise be to Allah, Allah Almighty would say: My slave praised me.
- If he said: “Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Allah Almighty would say: My slave commended Me.
- If he said: The King (and Master) of The Day of Judgement, Allah Almighty would say: My slave glorified Me or: My slave entrusted to me (his matter).
- If he said: ‘Thy we do worship and Thine Aid we seek, Allah Almighty would say: ‘This is something between Me and My slave, and he would have whatever he asked for.
- If he said: The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, not those whose (portion) is wrath, nor those who go astray’, Allah would say: This is for My slave, and he would get whatever he asked for.
What’s The Meaning of Al Majid?
The meaning of Al Majid according to some men of knowledge, the characteristic of glory is unique to Allah Almighty:
He is Full of Honour and Majesty, Whose Deeds are good for which He is praiseworthy, and Whose Generosity is All-Embracing, and Whose Power is inviolable; and all of that could hardly be combined to any of Allah’s creatures; and it is enough for everyone to have a portion of some of them.
According to Ar-Razi, the merit of glory is mainly based upon two fundamental characteristics: the highest degree of honour, and the all-embracing generosity, and it is hard to think of it in the absence of any of both.
One could never be described as glorious unless he is generous, bountiful, whose gifts are ample; and similarly, one could hardly be famous for glory unless he stands at the top of honour and respect.
How Does One Acquire The Good Manners Of This Name?
Seeing that glory is established upon both generosity and honour, one should then adorn himself with both characteristics, in order to be worthy of having claim over glory.
It is narrated that Sa’d Ibn Ubadah used to supplicate Allah saying:
O Allah! Grant me (reasons for) praise and glory; and there is no glory (to be thought of) without deeds; and no deed is expected in the absence of property and wealth.
It seems that he asks Allah to make him independent by property and richness, therewith he is able to do all acts and deeds of glory, with the help of the favours and graces bestowed upon him by Allah Almighty.
As to the celebration of Allah by that Name, it is said that whoever is appointed in charge of the affairs of Allah’s servants, should remember so often Allah’s saying:
Lord of the Throne of Glory, Doer (without let) of all that He intends. Surah Al-Buruj 15:16.
If one sticks to that regularly, be sincere to Allah in both words and deeds, he will be shown by Allah Almighty of the wonders of His Making what extends his power and makes strong his authority, and helps him do for the sake of the interest and benefit of his subjects.
The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him, instructs us how to invoke Allah, concluding our supplication with that Name; and this is the second half of the Tashahhud uttered in the prayer:
It is narrated by Ahmad on the authority of lbn Umar:
We said: O Messenger of Allah! We know how we should greet you with peace: how should we invoke for Allah’s blessing upon you?
The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” said: Say:
O Allah! Send Your prayer upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You sent Your prayer upon Abraham and the family of Abraham. 0 Allah! Send Your Blessings upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You sent Your Blessings upon Abraham and the family of Abraham, indeed, You are Praiseworthy, Full of Glory.
The following supplication is important:
O Allah, Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory, Most Kind and Dutiful, Most Merciful, All-Powerful, All-Strong: grant me, out of Your Mercy, what enables me to praise You, and be of the faithful believers; and provide me, out of the finest mysteries of honour and power, what helps me become strong and powerful, grateful (to You for Your Favours) and worthy of praise in the worlds.
0 Allah! You are the Most Praiseworthy, the Glorious Lord, Who always do what You plan: it is You Who know the reasons of our happiness, as well as for our grief: You have fulfilled what You planned in and from us; and we do not ask You to avert from us what You want, but we ask You to support us with a Spirit (or satisfaction) from You, therewith You supported Your Prophets and Messengers, and the sincere holy ones: You have power over all things.
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