[Q-ID0275] What is the meaning of Azzawajal in ‘Allah Azzawajal’?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter, what is the meaning of عزَّوجَلََّّ ?

Questioner: Bilal from India

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

These words are mentioned after Ism Jalālah [the Majestic Name of الله], they are two words, which are both fi’l mādī [past tense verb]; the meaning of عَزَّ is ‘He [الله] is Mighty and Dominant’, and the meaning of جَلَّ is ‘He is the Possessor of Complete Glory and Majesty’.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by Zameer Ahmed

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