Ready to learn more? Click the TABS below for resources to deepen your understanding!
- Explanation 1
- Explanation 2
- Explanation 3
- Explanation 4
- Explanation 5
- Kids Resources
- Video: Dr Bilal Philips
- Video: Dr. Suhaib Hasan
- Video: Dr. Mohamed Ratib Al Nabulsi
Allah calls Himself Al-Kabeer— The All Great, The Most Great, The Grand— on six occasions in the Quran. He is the One who is unimaginably great and perfect. Al-Kabeer embraces all kinds of greatness, from rank, size, nobility, and knowledge to mercy, and it tells us that nothing was, is, or will ever be like Him!
The All-Great, the One Far Greater Than Anything or Anyone
Kabeer comes from the root kaaf-baa-raa, which points to three main meanings. The first is to be great in rank and nobility and the second to be great in size. The third main meaning is to be great in age and the fourth to be great in learning and knowledge. The fifth main meaning is to have rights above all others.
This root appears 161 times in the Quran in eighteen derived forms. Examples of these forms are kabura (“is great,” or “is difficult”), fakabbir (“magnify”), mutakabbireen (“the arrogant)”, akbaru (“greater”), kibaru (“old age”), and kubra, kabeer (“great”). Linguistically, kibriyyah refers to the concept of greatness. One who is kabeer is someone great in rank or skill. Allah is Al-Kabeer—The All-Great and The Most Great; for each of His attributes He is the greatest.
Explanation of the Name, Al-Kabeer, from Ahadun Ahad:
The Great One; all others are less than Him. The Most Great. There is nothing greater than Him, the Majestic, Who disdains having the characteristics of created beings. He is the most High in His greatness.
Explanation of the Name, Al-Kabeer, from Sheikh as-Sa’di:
He is described with attributes of glory, grandeur, greatness and magnificence. He is the One who is greater, more exalted and magnificent than anything. He is glorified and magnified in the hearts of His friends and close ones, their hearts overflow with His greatness and magnificence, submission to Him and humility before hid grandeur.
Purchase the book: Explanation to the Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allah by Sheik Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman Nasir as-Sa’di
Explanation of Al-Kabeer from the book, “Who is Allah?“:
Allah (the Exalted) is greater than everything. Ibn Katheer explained: Everything is subject to His might and power; there is no God except Him and no Lord besides Him, because He is the Almighty and there is none mightier than He, the Most High and there is none higher than He, the Most Great and there is none greater than He. Exalted, sanctified, and glorified be He far above all that the evildoers say.
Knowing that Allah is the Grand reassures the believers that Allah (the Exalted) is worthy of worship, and that they are doing the right thing by worshipping Allah (the Exalted) alone. No one can be as grand as Allah (the Exalted), so there is no sense in devoting the inner self and worship to other than Allah. The believers are humbled in the face of such greatness and look forward to the meeting with Allah, the Grand, in the next life.
Purchase the book: Who is Allah? His Names and Attributes and Their Significance to the Individual by Umm Abdurrahman Sakina Hirschfelder
Explanation of Allah’s Name, Al-Kabeer – from IslamQA.com:
Al-Majeed (the Most Glorious), al-Kabeer (the Most Great), al-‘Azeem (the Most Great), al-Jaleel (the Sublime One). These Names describe Allaah with attributes of glory, pride, greatness and majesty. He is greater than everything, more mighty, more majestic and more exalted. To Him belong glorification and exaltation in the hearts of His close friends and devoted slaves, whose hearts are filled with veneration of His might and humble submission to His glory.
Correct pronunciation of the Name, Al-Kabeer:
99 NAMES RESOURCES FOR KIDS
From CREATIVE MOTIVATIONS:
1. TARIQ TEACHES: Allah’s 99 Names!
Let your child follow along with Tariq the Tiger as he teaches Allah’s 99 Names in fun, simple, child-friendly format. Includes fun printable badges, coloring sheets, and much more! Learn more about the “Tariq Teaches” program here. The complete program is still in production, however, we are posting as materials become available, so be sure to subscribe to receive updates!
A Creative Motivations exclusive, this bright and eye-catching dry-erase chart is designed to create excitement and mindfulness at the approaching of Ramadan, insha’Allah! The chart can be downloaded (free of charge) for participants in the Annual 99 Names Project! You may also purchase the dry-erase version to be used year after year.
From IMAN’S HOMESCHOOL:
Iman’s Homeschool was wonderful enough to participate in the FIRST annual 99 Names Project and created these fabulous downloadable worksheets to go along with the program. There are these educational worksheets, as well as fun coloring sheets for younger children, and various lesson plans, lapbooks, and other resources ideal for homeschooling parents. Just visit her blog to find more resources
A Worksheet for Kids from Iman’s Home-School: Al-Kabeer
Worksheet Available Here: Al-Kabeer
All Worksheets Available Here: Al-Kabeer & All Worksheets
Coloring Sheets Available Here: Al-Kabeer & All Coloring Sheets
Video 1 of 1:
Video 1 of 1:
Explanation of the Name, Al-Kabeer, in ARABIC ONLY, by Dr. Mohamed Ratib Al-Nabulsi:
Video 1 of 2: Video 2 of 2:
Read the detailed transcript / article for this video HERE.
Read the entire post at: http://creative-motivations.com/day-57-al-kareeb