Qur’anic Characteristic #6: Majeed
Allah ta’ala says in the first ayah of Surah Qaaf,
ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ
“Qaaf. By the Qur’an that is Majeed” (50:1)
Majeed is from the root meem-jeem-daal (م ج د), majd. Majeed means: dhul majd: one that has majd. Majd is complete ‘athamah (sovereignty) and sultaan (authority). From the root, it is said: majdatul ibl, “the camel reached a vast land”. This gives us the meaning that majd is wus’ah, vastness and spaciousness. Majeed means vastness in greatness, in glory, in might, in honor and in respect.
How is the Qur’an Majeed?
1- It has ‘atheemah, great status. Allah has given it the highest status of all the books sent down.
2- It is a Muhaymin over all previous books. Muhaymin means one who guards and looks after. The Qur’an is authoritative and corrects the mistakes done by the people in the previous books.
3- It is Haakim (One that Judges), not Mahkoom (one that is judged). It is Naasikh (one that abrogates), not Mansookh (one that is abrogated). Over it nothing else can be preferred.
4- It has the khayr (goodness) of dunya and aakhirah.
The Qur’an is Majeed: exalted, very honorable, respected, perfect, complete, high status and of great might.