The Owner of the Sovereignty – God Almighty
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 26 of 200, Section – 3 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
26. Say: O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty unto whom Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is the good. Lo! Thou art Able to do all things.
26. QuLIllaahumma Maalikal-Mulki Tu’-til-Mulka man-tashaaa-‘u wa Tanzi-‘ul-Mulka miman-tashaaa’. Wa Tu-‘izzu man- tashaaa-‘u wa Tuzillu man-tashaaa’. Bi-yadi-Kal-Khayer. ‘InnaKa ‘alaa kulli shay-‘in-Qadiir.
Maalikal-Mulki – (Owner of Sovereignty), God Almighty has described about this virtue of His Ownership; particularly for the purpose; that the human being should perceive about His Powers and Omnipotence. The humankind should not forget the Real Owner (Allah Almighty) in the intoxication of his temporary and transitory worldly power, influence and dignity. So that; moving shadow four days may not make him careless from the commands of Supreme Commander (Allah Almighty).
This verse of Holy Qur’an has a specific Peculiarity. That is, “there is a description about Perfect Power of Allah Almighty and utmost limit of inability and helplessness of the mankind in the manner that nobody can deny”. It is the reason that our Muslim devotees use to tell their followers about this verse for repeating it as daily worship.
If there is a need to mention this verse in connection with the Christians’ body of delegates from Najraan (Syria), then we shall relate it as, “O Christian Scholars! You are proud upon the honor and sovereignty of the kings; you should understand it well that perfect Sovereignty over the entire worlds and the Owner of the Dignity is Allah Almighty. Everything is in His Hand. He gives to whom He wills and withdraws from whom He desires. Allah Almighty has shown practical demonstration of this reality to the entire world, when He delivered over the ownership of the treasures of Roman and Persian sovereignty to an inferior and poor group (of newly Muslims). Then, what is the material and worldly kingdom and honor?
Allah Almighty transferred last place of spiritual sovereignty and honor i.e. Prophet-hood from the Children of Israel to the Children of Ishmael. The words of this verse are taught to the Muslims in the form of supplication. And it explained that the individuals; who were poor, they will become owners of the sovereignty due to their faith, and who were kings, they will fell in disgrace due to their wicked and evil deeds. Goodness of all kinds is In the Hand of God Almighty. He is Able to do all things.