HE has ascended above His throne and not a single secret in the regions of His dominion escapes Him.
HE is aware of what is in the souls of His slaves, fully cognizant of their hidden and public deeds.
HE hears and sees, gives and withholds, rewards and punishes, and honours and abases.
HE creates and sustains, and gives life and causes death.
HE decrees, executes and disposes.
HE invites His servants and directs them towards what constitutes their happiness and success.
HE entices them towards this, and warns them of what will cause their ruin.
HE introduces Himself to them by His names and attributes.
HE woos them with His favors and blessings and reminds them of His favors upon them.
HE commands them with what entitles them to the completion of such favors and blessings and warns them of His vengeance.
HE reminds them of the honour He has prepared for them if they obey Him, and of the punishment He has prepared for them if they disobey Him.
HE informs them of how He handles His awliyaa’ (i.e. one who offers or is offered walaa’. Walaa’ is also defined as amity, allegiance or loyalty. Walaa’ combines three principal matters: to assist, love and be in agreement. Allah describes two main features of His walee in the Quran as one who has eemaan and taqwaa) and His enemies, and the outcome of both.
HE praises His awliyaa’ for the righteous actions and fine qualities.
HE censures His enemies for their bad deeds and distasteful characteristics.
HE puts forward parables and provides numerous types of proofs and truths.
HE replies to the misconceptions of His enemies with the finest of answers.
HE gives credit to the truthful and denies the liar.
HE speaks the truth and guides towards the path.
HE invites to the abode of peace (i.e. Paradise).
HE mentions its description, its beauty and its bliss.
HE warns against the abode of destruction (i.e. the Hellfire).
HE mentions its torment, its ugliness and its pains.
HE reminds His slaves of their necessity towards Him, their dire need of Him, and that they can never be independent of Him even for the blink of an eyelid.
HE informs them that He can dispense of them and of all creation, and that He Himself is the Rich and is not dependent on anything, whereas everything besides Him is inherently in need of Him.
HE makes known to them, that no one attains an atom’s worth or more of good except by His Favor and Mercy, and that no one attains an atom’s worth or more of bad except by His Justice and Wisdom.
One witnesses from His speech, His reproach of His beloved in the most gracious of ways and despite that, He dismisses their mistakes and forgive their slips.
HE accredits their excuses, rectifies their corruption, defends and protects them.
HE is their victor, their guardian over their welfare and the one who delivers them from all difficulties.
HE is the One who will keep His promise to them, He is their only patron and protector.
HE is their true patron and protector and their victor over their enemies.
How fine a patron and victor He is!