Ar-Rabb, Rabbul Alamin

AR-RABB (الرب) The Lord
RABBUL ‘ALAMIN (
رب العالمين) Lord of All the Worlds

RABB is the attribute most frequently used to refer to Allah in the holy Quran. AR-RABB is the true and complete owner of everything in existence. He nourishes and sustains everything in the most perfect way from stage to stage. It is He who created us and enabled all creation to exist smoothly. He regulates all beings from the earliest stage up to the goal of completion. He is not only the RABB of humans, but also of angels, jinns, galaxies and everything. RABBUL ALAMĪN is the Owner, Master, Creator and Manager of the universe.

RABB appeared many times in the restricted form (e.g., Lord of the Throne, Lord of the Heavens and Earth, Lord of the East and the West, Lord of Daybreak, Lord of Mankind….) and RABBUL ALAMIN occurred more than 40 times. The absolute sense AR-RABB can only be applied to Allah and no one else. Rabb can only be applied to anyone if followed by an adjective in order to limit its meaning as in Rabbul Bayt (owner of the house).

Allah is the Master Legislator. He is the only One who has the authority to exercise legislative power to pass laws and give commands, to decide what is lawful and what is unlawful. – And do not say about what your tongues assert of untruth, “This is lawful and this is unlawful,” to invent falsehood about Allah. Indeed, those who invent falsehood about Allah will not succeed. [An-Nahl 16:116]

Evidence/s

  • ll the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds (mankind, jinn and all that exists). [Al-Fatihah 1:2]
  • … Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds! [Al-An’am 6:45]
  • Say: “My prayer and my rites, my living and my dying, are for Allah alone, the Lord of all the worlds.” [Al-An’am 6:162]
  • … Blessed be Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. [Al-Araf 7:54]
  • All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of earth, Lord of all the worlds. [Al-Jathiyah 45:36]
  • Recite in the name of your Lord who created. [Al-Alaq 96:1]

Links/Sources

  1. Video: The Word “Rabb” by Nouman Ali Khan
  2. Video: The Beautiful Names of Allah by Shaykh Fadel Soliman – (Ar-Rabb)
  3. Audio: Explaining the Names of Allah by Dr. Fadi Yousef Kablawi (Abu Ubeidah Al-Maqdisi): Part 47 (Ar-Rabb)
  4. Article: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Ar-Rab 1 and Ar-Rab 2) by Dr. Ratib An-Nabulsi
  5. Article: With the Divine: Part 40 (Ar-Rabb) by Jinan Yousef
  6. Article: The Salah Series: Part 15 (In the Name of God) by Jinan Yousef

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