Al-Mutakabbir: The Proud

"...the Proud (Al-Mutakabbir )..." (59:23).

Allah's quality of being the Proud considers everything less in comparison to its own essence. Majesty and glory belong to Allah alone. From this quality comes the command to magnify Allah by saying the takbr, Allhu akbar, Allah is Greater. This is pride in the purest sense of the word. It is inconceivable of anyone except Allah in an absolute sense.