Glide , Greatness , Grandeur and HIS Zikr

Today we will study Verse # 43 ,Chapter # 17 – Surah Isra.

سُبْحٰنَهٗ وَتَعٰلٰى عَمَّا يَقُوْلُوْنَ عُلُوًّا كَبِيْرًا

Glorified and Highly Exalted is He above what they claim!

By WordRoot WordsMeaningFirst Quran PlacementLast Quran Placement
سُبْحٰنَهٗ92Greek Nekton Meaning: To SwimChapter # 02, Verse No 30Chapter # 110, Verse No 03
وَتَعٰلٰى70To rise or become highChapter # 02, Verse No 255Chapter # 92, Verse No 20
عَمَّا48About WhatChapter # 02, Verse No 74Chapter # 78, Verse No 01
يَقُوْلُوْنَ1722Proper doing full proper     ablution, (who)saidChapter # 02, Verse No 08Chapter # 114, Verse No 01
عُلُوًّا70highest arcuate line of occipital boneChapter # 02, Verse No 255Chapter # 92, Verse No 20
كَبِيْرًا161Great, largeChapter # 02, Verse No 34Chapter # 88, Verse No 24

وَاِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلٰۗىِٕكَةِ اِنِّىْ جَاعِلٌ فِى الْاَرْضِ خَلِيْفَةً    ۭ  قَالُوْٓا اَتَجْعَلُ فِيْهَا مَنْ يُّفْسِدُ فِيْهَا وَيَسْفِكُ الدِّمَاۗءَ    ۚ  وَنَحْنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِكَ وَنُقَدِّسُ لَكَ   ۭ  قَالَ اِنِّىْٓ اَعْلَمُ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُوْنَ

سُبْحٰنَهٗ

The first placement of the word نُسَبِّحُ is in Chapter # 02, Verse No 30, When Allah Subah O Talah declared to angles that he is going to place successive human authority on earth. They said,” Will you place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?” Allah said, “Indeed, I know that which you don’t know.” If we unveil the dictionary meaning of word نُسَبِّحُ. The pertinent description is that angles are floating or swimming in remembrance of Allah Subhan O Talah. There is another profound claim of Allah Subah O Talah is that Indeed, I know that which you don’t know. To uncover this mystery, we will deep dive into word اَعْلَمُ. The first placement of word اَعْلَمُ is in Surah Fateh(الْعٰلَمِيْنَ). Where he declares that اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِيْنَ All praise is for Allah—Sultan of all worlds. Indirectly, He is articulating that He knows better than anyone else. His declaration is clear that I am رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِيْنَ. You angle just mind your own business.

The last placement of word فَسَبِّحْ is in Chapter # 110, Verse No 03, Straight forward announcement form Allah Subhan O Talah is that

فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَاسْتَغْفِرْهُ ڼ اِنَّهٗ كَانَ تَوَّابًا

 Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.  


اَللّٰهُ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا ھُوَ  ۚ اَلْـحَيُّ الْقَيُّوْمُ ڬ لَا تَاْخُذُهٗ سِـنَةٌ وَّلَا نَوْمٌ  ۭ لَهٗ مَا فِي السَّمٰوٰتِ وَمَا فِي الْاَرْضِ  ۭ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِيْ يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهٗٓ اِلَّا بِاِذْنِهٖ ۭ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ اَيْدِيْهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَھُمْ ۚ وَلَا يُحِيْطُوْنَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهٖٓ اِلَّا بِمَا شَاۗءَ  ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِـيُّهُ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضَ ۚ وَلَا يَـــــُٔـــوْدُهٗ حِفْظُهُمَا  ۚ وَھُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ

وَتَعٰلٰى

The first placement of word الْعَلِيُّ is in Chapter # 02, Verse No 255, Now Allah Subhan O Talah is manifesting himself. The attributes of رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِيْنَ . Allah! There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him, the Ever-Living, All-Sustaining. Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who could intercede with Him without His permission? He ˹fully˺ knows what is ahead of them and what is behind them, but no one can grasp any of His knowledge—except what He wills ˹to reveal˺. His Seat1 encompasses the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of both does not tire Him. For He is the Highest, the Greatest.

The last placement of word الْاَعْلٰى is in Chapter # 92, Verse No 20 , but seeking the pleasure of their Lord, the Most High.

اِلَّا ابْتِغَاۗءَ وَجْهِ رَبِّهِ الْاَعْلٰى


ثُمَّ قَسَتْ قُلُوْبُكُمْ مِّنْۢ بَعْدِ ذٰلِكَ فَهِىَ كَالْحِجَارَةِ اَوْ اَشَدُّ قَسْوَةً     ۭ  وَاِنَّ مِنَ الْحِجَارَةِ لَمَا يَتَفَجَّرُ مِنْهُ الْاَنْهٰرُ    ۭ   وَاِنَّ مِنْهَا لَمَا يَشَّقَّقُ فَيَخْرُجُ مِنْهُ الْمَاۗءُ    ۭ  وَاِنَّ مِنْهَا لَمَا يَهْبِطُ مِنْ خَشْـيَةِ اللّٰهِ    ۭ   وَمَا اللّٰهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُوْنَ

عَمَّا

The first placement of word عَمَّا is in Chapter # 02, Verse No 74. In this verse, Allah Subhan O Talah is signifying the after-effects of the Tasbih (Remembrance) of Allah Subhan O Talah.” Then your hearts became hardened after that, being like stones or even harder. For indeed, there are stones from which rivers burst forth, and there are some of them that split open and water comes out, and there are some of them that fall for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. “Again, He is showcasing the truth which he claimed earlier That “Indeed, I know that which you don’t know.”

عَمَّ يَتَسَاۗءَلُوْنَ

The last placement of word عَمَّ is in Chapter # 78, Verse No 01 . His response is very deep “About what are they asking one another?” mean what are they discussing even He knows. That’s why he is questioning عَمَّ يَتَسَاۗءَلُوْنَ


وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَّقُوْلُ اٰمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْاٰخِرِ وَمَا ھُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِيْنَ

يَقُوْلُوْنَ

The first placement of word يَّقُوْلُ is in Chapter # 02, Verse No 08 ,Allah Subhan O Talah is replying their earlier  argument عَمَّ يَتَسَاۗءَلُوْنَ . “And of the people are some who say, “We believe in Allah and the Last Day,” but they are not believers.”

The last placement of word قُلْ  is in Chapter # 114, Verse No 01 , Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind.


عُلُوًّا

The first placement of word الْعَلِيُّ is in Chapter # 02, Verse No 255 , He already declare his greatness again his reiteration for us that He is the Master .

The implication of word عُلُوًّا in science (الخَطُّ المُقَوَّسُ الأعلى للعَظْمِ القَذالِي) highest arcuate line of occipital bone.

Occipital Bone: the bone which forms the back and base of the skull and encircles the spinal cord.

The last placement of word الْاَعْلٰى is in Chapter # 92, Verse No 20 , but seeking the pleasure of their Lord, the Most High.

اِلَّا ابْتِغَاۗءَ وَجْهِ رَبِّهِ الْاَعْلٰى


وَاِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلٰۗىِٕكَةِ اسْجُدُوْا لِاٰدَمَ فَسَجَدُوْٓا اِلَّآ اِبْلِيْسَ   ۭ  اَبٰى وَاسْتَكْبَرَ       ڭ   وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكٰفِرِيْنَ

كَبِيْرًا

The first placement of word اسْتَكْبَرَ is in Chapter # 02, Verse No 34 , And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate before Adam”; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers”. So, remember if you will disobey Allah Subhan O Talah than regardless of how much pious and righteous you are.  Your final destination would be Hell fire.

The last placement of word الْاَكْبَرَ is in Chapter # 88, Verse No 24 . He is confirming the earlier claim that “Then Allah will punish him with the greatest punishment.”

فَيُعَذِّبُهُ اللّٰهُ الْعَذَابَ الْاَكْبَرَ


Conclusion : Remember him فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَاسْتَغْفِرْهُ ڼ اِنَّهٗ كَانَ تَوَّابًا and Praise Him اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِيْنَ . Do not disobey HIM and stay humble .

Footnote:

1 The Arabic word Kursi can either mean seat or knowledge. There are some narrations attributed to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) that describe Allah’s Throne (’Arsh) as being greater than His Kursi.

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