Saturday, May 21, 2011

Al-Mutakabbir

Allah's name al-Mutakabbir:

“The Real called himself al-Mutakabbir because He increases in greatness in the heart of His slave bit by bit, every time a veil is removed from him, not because the Real Himself increases in greatness, for He cannot increase or decrease, but the increase and decrease are for the slave, depending on his nearness or distance from the presence of Allah. It it similar to the slave's witnessing of his shadow with a lamp: the closer he gets to it, the larger that his shadow and the light of the lamp increase in his sight, and the further away he walks from it, the smaller it becomes."

- Imam Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha'rani

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