RUBÛBIYYAH - ربوبية
The all-encompassing tarbiyyah, dominion, ownership and sustaining of Ar-Rabb that is everywhere at all times. The rubûbiyyah of Allah gives a form and a disposition to every living and unliving creature which is proper to their purpose of creation, determines a perfection point suitable to them, gives an inclination to them in order to reach that point of perfection, leads them to this perfection by assigning them to be subject to the laws of fitrah. Just as the rubûbiyyah of Allah does tarbiyyah and employs all universe with the great Sharî’ah of fitrah (Sunnah of Allah-'Âdâtullah), so it does tarbiyyah mankind with the well-known Sharî’ah.
رَبِّ That is, He Who does tarbiyyah the ‘âlam with all its component parts, each of which is an ‘âlam, and particles of which orderly move like stars.
Know that Allah ‘Azza wa jalla determined a point of perfection for everything and deposited in each an inclination towards it. Everything moves to that point of perfection as though they received a ma’nawî command. In its journey to its perfection point, each thing is in need of what will help it and what will repulse the things that hinder it, and this is the tarbiyyah of ‘Azza wa jalla.
If you look at the universe carefully and reflect, you will see that many groups and nations like the sons of Âdam, each of which is individually and collectively employed in the duties its Sâni’ has appointed for it, striving diligently, obeying the laws of its Khâliq. How strange it is that man deviates from the sphere of such general law and order of the universe!
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Since As-Sâni’, Who is Hakîm, for everything, determines a point of perfection suitable for it and a level of faydh of existence worthy of it, gives a disposition to it for striving to reach that point of perfection and drives it towards that point. This law of Rubûbiyyah is in force in all plants and animals as well as in lifeless beings that, to simple earth, He gives a progress to the rank of diamonds and the level of priceless jewels. And, within this haqiqah, the tip of the “Law of Rubûbiyyah” becomes apparent.
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