Who is the Lord and Master?


In many popular TV programs and “Islamic lectures” in Pakistan I often hear people using the titles of “Aaqa-e-Dojahan”, “Sarkaar-e-Do’alam”, and “Sartaaj-e-‘Alam” to describe the Prophet Muhammad. So I decided to find the meanings of these terms in an Urdu Dictionary since nowhere are these titles ever used for the Prophet either in the Qur’an or by any of his companions in the recorded books of Ahadith. I used Kitabistan’s New Millennium College Dictionary (B.A.Qureshi – Kitabistan Publishing Company, Lahore, 2005), Firozul Lughaat (Firoz Sons, Lahore), and Urdu-English Dictionary (at http://urduseek.com)

Here is what the dictionaries say:

“Aaqa” – “Owner”, “Ruler”, “King”, “Lord”
“Sarkaar” – “Ruling Authority”, Government”
“Sartaaj” – “Chief”, “Sole Ruler”, “The Superior”

Thus, the titles of the Prophet (PBUH) that are in common use in Pakistan literally mean:

“Aaqa-e-Dojahan” – “Owner of the two worlds”; “Ruler of the two worlds”; “King of the two worlds”; and “Lord of the two worlds”.

“Sarkaar-e-Do’alam” – “Ruling authority of the two worlds”; and “Government of the two worlds”.

“Sartaaj-e-‘Alam” – “Chief of the Universe”; “Sole ruler of the Universe”; and “The Superior of the Universe”.

I would like people to ponder over these meanings and answer the following questions:

1. Who is the Owner, Ruler, Kind and Lord of the two worlds – God or the Prophet Muhammad?

2. Who is the Ruling Authority and Government of the two worlds – God or the Prophet Muhammad?

3. Who is the Chief, Sole Ruler and Superior of the Universe – God or the Prophet Muhammad?

Just some food for thought.

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About Farouk A. Peru
I am a human being in the world, blogging my existence. My thought systems may be found in my website: www.farouk.name

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