Authority(ies) (sulṭān, ulū al-amr)

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The Qurʾān refers to Divine authority over humankind,angels, jinn, and the entirety of the natural world as an absolute prerogative by stating Allah’s exclusive possession of power (qudra, Q 2:20, 106, 109) and its synonym sulṭān ( Q 7:71; 3 7:157); d ominion ( mulk, Q 3:26; 67:1) command (amr, Q 13:31; 3:128); judgment (ḥukm,…

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