Meaning of the aayah “His is the highest description”
Praise be to Allaah.
Praise be to Allaah and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah.
The phrase “al-mathal al-‘alaa (translated here as ‘the highest description’)” means the highest description in all aspects. For Allaah has the attribute of absolute perfection in all senses, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
“There is nothing like Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer”
“Say (O Muhammad): He is Allaah, (the) One.
Allaah-us-Samad [Allaah — the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)].
He begets not, nor was He begotten.
And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.”
And Allaah is the Source of strength.