`Alī al-Ushī said:

wa-rabbul `arshi fawqal `arshi lākin
bi-lā wasf al-tamakkuni wal tisāli

The Lord of Throne is on the Throne, but,
Without the attribute of 'holding unto' or 'touching' it.

'Lord of the Throne' that is, the Creator and the Owner of the Throne. The associate is similar to 'Lord of the House' or 'Lord of Jibrīl.' The Throne is the greatest thing in the creation and that which encompasses ever ything.

Istawā according to the Salaf and the Khalaf
Imām `Alī al-Qārī