Allah says that he is Al Aziz that is He is the All Mighty
وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful. (Al Shuara 26: 9)
شَهِدَ ٱللَّهُ أَنَّهُ ۥ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَأُوْلُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ قَآٮِٕمَۢا بِٱلۡقِسۡطِۚ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَڪِيمُ (١٨)
Allâh bears witness that Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and the angels, and those having knowledge (also give this witness); (He always) maintains His creation in Justice. Lâ ilâh illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Al Imran 3: 18)
فَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَڪِيمٌ (٢٠٩
then know that Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise Al Baqarah 2: 209
Al Aziz is Allah’s names that indicates – POWER and HIGHNESS.
Who other would have power and honour and glory except Allah?
All power and honour and glory belong to Him.
Allah has asked whoever desires honour and glory to request this only from Him
Fatir 35: 10
Whosoever desires honour, (power and glory) then to Allâh belong all honour, power and glory [and one can get honour, power and glory only by obeying and worshipping Allâh (Alone)].
Honour will be achieved by believing in Allah and submitting to Him, relying on Him and seeking His Protection.
Munafiqoon 63: 8
But honour, power and glory belong to Allâh, and to His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and to the believers, but the hypocrites know not. (8)
Those who seek power and honour from other than Allah are fools and ignorant. Because these are just transient sources of powers. Who do not have the true ultimate power and be sure that those who seek honour from others while disobeying Allah, Allah will dishonour him and reap his honour from people.
Seekers of Protection from the Enemies of Allah – Shall not get Honour, Glory and Power.
The hypocrites at the time of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam took disbelievers as their protectors and their supporters. They wanted honor, power and glory. But all of these belong to Allah only.
Allah says in Suratun Nisa’ 4: 138-139
Give to the hypocrites the tidings that there is for them a painful torment. (138) Those who take disbelievers for Auliyâ’ (protectors or helpers or friends) instead of believers, do they seek honour, power and glory with them? Verily, then to Allâh belongs all honour, power and glory. (139)
Those who are deceived and enchanted by the power of disbelievers should return to Allah, who is the real sources of honor and power. We Muslims are humiliated – no Glory, no real power and no honour, because many of us are seeking help from other than Allah. Thus Allah dishonour us! Allah Musta’an.
Feeling Sad – Allah is with Us
There are times when we go around the internet for example or anywhere, we will read some bad comments criticising Islam and Muslims. This is a struggle for most of us to hear their threats, curses and criticism. Truly honour, glory and power belong to Allah alone.
Allah comforted the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam
Yunus 10: 65
And let not their speech grieve you (O Muhammad SAW), for all power and honour belong to Allâh. He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (65)
Indeed victory is from Allah
Al Imran 3: 126
Allâh made it not but as a message of good news for you and as an assurance to your hearts. And there is no victory except from Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (126)
Honour, Power and Glory of Allah Comes with His Wisdom and Mercy
Allah’s name Al Aziz has been associated with the name Al hakim (the All Wise) in the Quran.
Al Maidah 5: 118
وَإِن تَغۡفِرۡ لَهُمۡ فَإِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ
and if You forgive them, verily You, only You are the All¬Mighty, the All¬Wise.” (118)
AL Anfal 8: 49
وَمَن يَتَوَڪَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَڪِيمٌ۬ (٤٩)
But whoever puts his trust in Allâh, then surely, Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise
An Naml 8: 49
يَـٰمُوسَىٰٓ إِنَّهُ ۥۤ أَنَا ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ
O Mûsa (Moses)! Verily! It is I, Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise
Allah join these names together to indicate that Allah’s Power and Glory are governed by His Wisdom and Justice. Unlike some of us who have power and practice his worldly power without any wisdom nor justice altogether.
Power and Glory with Allah’s Mercy
Al Shuara 26: 9
وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful
The combination of Power and Mercy indicate that Allah is Merciful in His Power and Glory. Had His power been free of Mercy, this indicates a defect in His power..
As Saffat 37: 180-182
سُبۡحَـٰنَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ ٱلۡعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ (١٨٠) وَسَلَـٰمٌ عَلَى ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ (١٨١) وَٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (١٨٢)
Glorified is your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him! (180) And peace be on the Messengers! (181) And all the praises and thanks are to Allâh, Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists). (182)
1. The Perfect names of Allah – Dr. Umar S. al Ashqar