Either we’re going to praise Him like the poor shepherd or be realistic and say, “Hamd belongs to Allah, we’re impotent in this area!” and realize our ‘nothingness’ and know our place. Allah does not like the transgressors.

In short, hamd is an act that belongs to Allah. And He is free from a partner.

The Quran warns us with the first verses of the Fatiha:

“Be sound in your judgment and do not think of Him as a simple heavenly god, praising and exalting Him to win His favor. You’re impotent from duly appraising Him. Only Allah can evaluate and do hamd to Allah. What befits you is to realize your inadequacy in this area and know your place!”

We’ve also been warned by Abu Bakr (ra), whose degree in the sight of the Rasul (saw) is well known:

“To comprehend Allah is to comprehend that He is incomprehensible!”

The ultimate truth Islam underlines is that the only absolute existence is the infinite limitless Oneness, and nothing exists besides It!

Everything that we perceive and that is perceived by all forms of creation is assumed compositions of the meanings of His Names.

This being the case, one is left with nothing else to say other than, “Hamd belongs to Allah,” which, as the qualified would know, is quite a noble state!

It is the state of observing Allah with Him from your state of nothingness!

Yes, hamd belongs to Allah, it is His right, only He can do hamd, it is under Allah’s administration, only He can evaluate, because only Allah exists, there is nothing other than Him in existence… He who knows this knows this, he who doesn’t, knows nothing!

Moving on to the next phrase:

“The Rabb (the absolute source of the infinite meanings of the Names) of the worlds (the universe created within the brain of every individual)”

The word Rabb essentially means ‘tame’, here it’s been used as ‘the one who tames’ and the act of taming is known as ‘Rububiyyah’…

To tame is to guide something level by level to its point of perfection…

Rabb is one who prepares, develops and matures all forms of creation to ensure they actualize their creational purpose. In short, it is the one who manifests the forms at their current state.

The properties of ‘Rabb’ are the Names of Allah. That is, Rububiyyah is comprised of the Names of Allah.

Everything we can or can’t perceive is created and continues its existence with the Names of Allah – which is the very taming of the Rabb.

This is established with the verse:

 “There is no animate being that He does not hold (program with the Name Fatir) by its forehead (brain) (i.e. subjugate to His command).”

Thus, every perceivable and unperceivable thing is forever subject to His knowledge and administration, and continues its existence and acts with His power.

As for ‘the worlds’…

Every unit (note that I’m saying ‘unit’ not human, angel, jinn or animal, etc.) perceives its own dimension; this is its ‘world’! In this light, it's correct to say every unit is itself a world! For everything that is perceived is no other than a collection of images in the mind of that unit!

The things we see are images formed in our brain. When we claim to see something, we are actually saying:

Electromagnetic signals coming into my brain from outside are processed according to my already existing database to form this image! The things I’m perceiving are taking these forms and images according to my mind!

But is this the absolute truth?

Indeed, all things we perceive are various compositions of the Names of Allah, reflecting to our consciousness…

To summarize the meaning of the phrase, “Hamd belongs to the Rabb of the worlds”:

To comprehend and evaluate Allah, who creates all units as He wills and who guides them to their point of perfection in a way most suitable to their creational purpose, is not something the units can do, Hamd belongs only to Allah, the Rabb of all things!

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