La sharīka lahu: He has no partner.
This Qur’anic phrase means not only that God has no partner in His sovereignty, but also that God has no partner in His sustaining, governance and creating. Contrast this with a situation where there is one sovereign and many governors. For instance, a human king may have no partner with him on the throne, and can be the one and only sovereign of a country. Yet, in the actual ruling of the kingdom, the king will have partners: governors and employees who are his helpers. These partners will not allow everyone to walk in before the king; instead they will demand that the petitioner speaks to them. In contrast, the Pre-Eternal and Post-Eternal King, God, does not have any partner neither in His sovereignty nor in His governance and sustaining of creation. He is in need of no helper in any context, and nothing can happen or influence anything without His direct command and power. Hence, everything and anyone can directly turn to Him. Since he has no partner or helper, no one can stop anyone from having direct recourse to God; anyone can speak to God at any time.
Thus, this phrase he has no partner, gives the following good news:
A believing human spirit can go before the pre-eternal and post-eternal at any moment and occasion without any obstacle, block or intermediary, at any time and place! The human spirit can directly turn and offer its petition to the Beautiful One with Glory and the Powerful One with Perfection, who owns all the treasures of mercy and happiness. Discovering His mercy and relying on His power, the spirit will find utter relief and joy!