Dr Sharib says:

"Al-Malik is the One Who is independent of everything and of every person. He
is the real King. His sovereignty is undisputed, indivisible, and absolute.
People know only a very limited degree of kingship."

'To emulate the name you should try to realise and recognise that God is the
real King. You should then hope for nothing from the people.....'

Appropriate recitation can make one rich and wealthy, or the recipient of
higher position or exalted station. The recitation times without number will
enable a person to govern their heart, mind, and body, and to control their

see 'The 99 Most Beautiful Names of Allah' by Dr Zahurul Hassan Sharib

Some other references:

Al-Ghazali tells the well known story of a an earthly king who asked a wise man
what he needed. In reply the man asked ' is that the way you talk to one who
has two slaves who are your masters?' He then explained that these two slaves
were greed and desire which he had conquered whilst they ruled the king.

Al-Ghazali emphasises that the true King is One without need, but Who is
needed by every thing for its very existence. Kingship in the spiritual realm
partakes of this nature but the individual still has need of God.

He also emphasises the importance of ruling properly the kingdom of one's
own heart and mind where the body functions are the subjects.

Al-Ghazali - The Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God. Trans. Burrel/Daher: ITS: 1992.

'Malik - ( from the root Malaka - to possess )

(Concise Encyclopedia of Islam)

'The manifestation of the name "ya Malik" ......is the hardest to bear and the
most powerful of the attributes manifested in man.'

Sheikh Tosun Bayrak al-Jehari al-Halveti: The Most Beautiful Names: Threshold, 1985.
Bismillah ir Rehman ir Rahim
The King
The Sovereign Lord
Qur'an 59: 23
Allah is He than Whom
There is no other god:-
The Sovereign, the Holy One,
The Source of Peace (and Perfection),
The Guardian of Faith,
The Preserver of Safety,
The Exalted in Might,
The Irresistible, the Justly Proud,
Glory to Allah,
High is He
Above the partners
They attribute to Him.
Laaa-ilaaha 'illaa huu;
-'Al-Malikul - Quudduusus
- Salaamul
- Mu'minul
- Muhay - minul
- 'Aziizul
- Jabbaarul - Mutakabbir:
Subhanaallaahi 'ammaa

Qur'an 59:23 (Y. Ali trans.)