The Lord of All Kingdoms - Mālik-ul-Mulk
Mālik-ul-Mulk, Owner of all Sovereignty
God says in the Qur'an: “Say, ‘O God , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.’” (Qur’an, 3:26) Mālik means a possessor, while Malik means that you have sovereignty over something and can do with it as you wish. And God Almighty (exalted is He) is both Maalik and Malik. He fully controls and has ownership over the Day of Judgment and what occurs therein. He is also Maalik Al-Mulk, to emphasize and intensify these meanings, that He is the Sovereign over all worlds. And this is something we seldom reflect upon; there will be a day when we will be face to face with the One who has true sovereignty over everything.