4. Al-Malik المالك (أو الملك)

God has said,

“… So exalted be Allah, the True King” (Qur’an, 23:116).

Al-Malik conveys the meaning of One Who is free, by virtue of His Own merits and characteristics, from depending on anything in existence, while everything in existence depends on Him. Nothing in existence can do without Him, whereas everything that exists derives its existence from Him or because of Him. Everything/everyone is His.

Al-Malik occurs in:

“Master of the Day of Judgment” (Qur’an, 1:4).

Another method of recitation: Melik, King of the Day of Judgment. Al-Maleek exists in this verse:

“In the seat of honor with a most Powerful King” (Qur’an, 54:55).

“Malikul-Mulk” exists in:

“O Allah, Master of the Kingdom!” (Qur’an, 3:26).

Al-Malakoot exists in:

“Therefore, glory to the One in Whose hand is the kingdom of all things” (Qur’an, 36:83).

The Almighty has described Himself as being”Malikul-Mulk,” the Owner of everything, of the whole domain, saying,

“Say: O Allah, Master of the Kingdom!” (Qur’an, 3:26), and

“Master of the Day of Judgment” (Qur’an, 1:4),

which is one of the first verses of the Holy Qur’an.

A land’s owner is its”malik,” one legally bound to obey the king, the”malik,” with regard to land-related laws issued by the latter, whereas the opposite is not possible.

Among the Attributes of Allah (SwT) Almighty, the word”al-Malik” has occurred independently, whereas the word”Malik” is always added to something else, such as”Maliki Yawmid-Deen,” Master of the Day of Judgment; therefore, the first Attribute has to be more revered.