Rabb when translated would loosely means Lord or master. But it means wider than Lord and Master that we know. It means He is the Lord and the Possessor of everything. He has no associates. He is the Lord of the Lords and the King of the Kings.
It also means owner, master, manager, educator, custodian and the bestower. From the word رب comes the word ‘tarbiyyah’ (تربية) which means to nurture, educate, train, rear and raising.
Ar Rabb is the who creates, the one who runs the affairs, the one who nurtures, the one who sustains.
Allah is Ar Rabb
Allah is Rabb for everything.
Allah is Ar Rabb for all creatures.
Allah created me. Allah gives me many things, and give all people everything they need.
Allah provided for us.
He is the one I worship for Allah is Ar Rabb.
Rabb doesn’t just mean Lord. Rabb means Cherisher, Sustainer, Maintainer, Caretaker, Lord, and everything. Allah (swt) gave you clothes. Allah (swt) gave you elements to take from the world and make things. Allah (swt) even sent some of those elements from outter space to this earth so that they could be used by us. Subhan Allah (glory be to Allah), this is a Caretaker. Allah (swt) gave you your eyes, your hearing, intellect and the ability to communicate. Allah (swt) gave you everything you need materially as Rabb.
In the Arabic language when the word Rabb is used with another noun such as Rabatul Manzil meaning the homekeeper – housewife – Queen of the House. It does not mean that she is the queen that will sit supervising people’s work. It means that she takes care of the household, manage it, nurture the people in the house and provide love and warmth.
Allah is rabbul A’lamin. Lord of the worlds. meaning He does even more than just create not one world but many. World of angels, world of Jinn, world of animals, world of mankind, world of plants, world of inanimate things. He sustains it, He nurtures it. he provides for the creatures in it. It is Him and nothing else.
For younger kids
Mother is rabatul Manzil – keeper of the house
take care of you, food, clothes, education, living and so on
King – takes care of the country, economy, people
Allah is the King of all kings. He owns everything and He takes care of it.
Believing that Allah is Ar Rabb that He creates everything and takes care of everything and the Master of everything is called the Tawhid Rubbobiyah.
in the quran
Lord of the worlds
Fatihah 1: 2
(for the little one make him read this verse and describe what it means by Allah Rabbul Alamin)
Al Baqarah 2:131
Al Maidah 5: 28
Al An’am 6:71
A An’a, 6: 164
Lord of the Throne
A Tawbah 9: 129
Al Anbiya 21: 22
Lord oh the heavens and Earth
Al Isra 17: 102
Al Kahf 18: 14
Maryam 19: 65
Allah as our Lord and Lord of our ancient fathers
As Shuara 26: 26
Ad Dukhan 44: 8
Lord of the east and west
Al Muzzammil 73: 9
Ash Shuara 26: 28
Ar Rahman 55: 17-18
Al Maarij 70: 40
Invoking Allah and Glorifying him by His name Ar Rabb
In Quran and hadith there are plenty of examples on how we invoke Allah by calling Him Ar Rabb
Invocation of Prphet Ibrahim alaihi salam
Al Baqarah 2: 126
Al baqarah 2: 260
Invocation of Prophet Moses
Al Araf 7: 151
And Prophet Nuh
hud 11: 45
And Yusuf alaihi salam
Yusuf 12: 33
Yusuf 12: 33
Yusuf 12: 101
Al Imran 3: 35
Who is your Lord?
Allah is my Lord.
الله ربي والاسلام ديني محمد النبي
Wal Islamu Deenni
Let us learn to invoke Allah by calling Him with one of His glorified names Ar Rabb.
2. TJ’s Allah is My Lord (An excellent work. Masya Allah)
2. The Perfect names of Allah – Dr Umar S. Al Ashqar