is the one whose will is effective in respect of everyone by way of
Compulsion, whereas the will of no one is effective in respect of
Him. He is the one from whose grasp no one is free, but the hands
of men fall short of His inaccessible presence. The absolute AL-Jabbar
is God Most High. Certainly He coerces everyone, but no one coerces
Him. There is not a single person in the world who approximates His
power and inaccessibility.
among men is the one who has risen from being a follower and has attained
the grade of one who is followed. He is unique in the height of his
rank inasmuch as he coerces mankind by his shapes and form to imitate
and follow him in respect of his manner and way of life. He benefits
mankind, but he does not gain benefit from them. He influences them,
but he himself is not influenced by others. He commands a following
from others, but he does not follow them.
chief of mankind alone attained this characterization - may the blessings
of God and peace be upon him. He said, If Moses were living he could
do nothing else but follow me. For I am the chief of the sons of Adam,
and I say this without boasting.