Introduction

Allah Almighty is our creator, our protector, the one and only. The first pillar in Imaan (faith) in Islam is belief in Allah. the Asmaul Husna and attributes of Allah Almighty are one of the essentials, you as a Muslim need to know. When the Muslims invest their effort in knowing and learning about Allah Almighty, he is doing what he was created for. As a result, we must learn about Allah through his beautiful names and attributes. the more we learn about Allah Almighty, the more we enhance our beliefs and faith in Allah Almighty.

The prophet Muhammad (SAW) said the following:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.”

Allah Almighty said in the Holy Quran:

Allah has the Most Beautiful Names. So call upon Him by them, and keep away from those who abuse His Names.1 They will be punished for what they used to do.

Surah Al-A’raf: 180

As Muslims, we repeat Allah’s names in our daily prayers for protection, good health, comfort, riches, removal of poverty, success, and acceptance of our prayers. There is nothing more sacred and blessed than understanding the names of Allah and living by them. How do we expect to worship, love, fear, pray and trust our creator, The Almighty Allah if we don’t know who He is?

Arabic writing meaning God above the dome of the mosque

The 99 Names of Allah

NO.NAMETRANSLITERATIONMEANING
1ٱلْرَّحْمَـانُAR-RAHMAANThe Most or Entirely Merciful. The beneficent.
2ٱلْرَّحِيْمُAR-RAHEEMThe merciful.
3ٱلْمَلِكُAL-MALIKThe King, the eternal lord Owner of Dominion.
4ٱلْقُدُّوسُAL-QUDDUSThe most sacred.
5ٱلْسَّلَامُAS-SALAMThe Perfection and embodiment of Peace.
6ٱلْمُؤْمِنُAL-MU’MINThe infuser of faith( Imman) and Security
7ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُAL-MUHAYMINThe Guardian, The Witness, The Overseer, and the preserver of faith.
8ٱلْعَزِيزُAL-AZEEZThe All Mighty
9ٱلْجَبَّارُAL-JABBARThe Compeller, The Restorer
10ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرُAL-MUTAKABBIRThe Supreme, The Majestic
11ٱلْخَالِقُAL-KHAALIQThe Creator, The Maker
12ٱلْبَارِئُAL-BAARI’The Originator, the evolver.
13ٱلْمُصَوِّرُAL-MUSAWWIRThe Fashioner
14ٱلْغَفَّارُAL-GHAFFARThe All- and Oft-Forgiving
15ٱلْقَهَّارُAL-QAHHARThe Subduer, The Ever-Dominating
16ٱلْوَهَّابُAL-WAHHABIThe Giver of Gifts and the supreme bestower.
17ٱلْرَّزَّاقُAR-RAZZAAQThe Provider
18ٱلْفَتَّاحُAL-FATTAHThe Opener, The Judge, and the solver
19ٱلْعَلِيمُAL-‘ALEEMThe All-Knowing, The Omniscient
20ٱلْقَابِضُAL-QAABIDThe Withholder
21ٱلْبَاسِطُAL-BAASITThe Extender
22ٱلْخَافِضُAL-KHAAFIDHThe Reducer, The Abaser
23ٱلْرَّافِعُAR-RAAFI’The Exalter, The Elevator
24ٱلْمُعِزُّAL-MU’IZZThe Honourer, The Bestower
25ٱلْمُذِلُّAL-MUZILThe Dishonourer, The Humiliator
26ٱلْسَّمِيعُAS-SAMEE’The All-Hearing
27ٱلْبَصِيرُAL-BASEERThe All-Seeing
28ٱلْحَكَمُAL-HAKAMThe Judge, The Giver of Justice
29ٱلْعَدْلُAL-‘ADLThe Utterly Just
30ٱلْلَّطِيفُAL-LATEEFThe Subtle One, The Most Gentle
31ٱلْخَبِيرُAL-KHABEERThe Acquainted, the All-Aware
32ٱلْحَلِيمُAL-HALEEMThe Most Forbearing
33ٱلْعَظِيمُAL-‘ATHEEMThe Magnificent, The Supreme
34ٱلْغَفُورُAL-GHAFOORThe Forgiving, The Exceedingly Forgiving
35ٱلْشَّكُورُASH-SHAKOORThe Most Appreciative
36ٱلْعَلِيُّAL-‘ALEEThe Highest, The Exalted
37ٱلْكَبِيرُAL-KABEERThe Greatest, The Most Grand
38ٱلْحَفِيظُAL-HAFEEDHThe Preserver, The All-Heedful and All-Protecting
39ٱلْمُقِيتُAL-MUQEETThe Sustainer
40ٱلْحَسِيبُAL-HASEEBThe Reckoner, The Sufficient
41ٱلْجَلِيلُAL-JALEELThe Majestic
42ٱلْكَرِيمُAL-KAREEMThe Most Generous, The Most Esteemed
43ٱلْرَّقِيبُAR-RAQEEBThe Watchful
44ٱلْمُجِيبُAL-MUJEEBThe Responsive One
45ٱلْوَاسِعُAL-WAASI’The All-Encompassing, the Boundless
46ٱلْحَكِيمُAL-HAKEEMThe All-Wise
47ٱلْوَدُودُAL-WADOODThe Most Loving
48ٱلْمَجِيدُAL-MAJEEDThe Glorious, The Most Honorable
49ٱلْبَاعِثُAL-BA’ITHThe Resurrector, The Raiser of the Dead
50ٱلْشَّهِيدُASH-SHAHEEDThe All- and Ever Witnessing
51ٱلْحَقُّAL-HAQQThe Absolute Truth
52ٱلْوَكِيلُAL-WAKEELThe Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs
53ٱلْقَوِيُّAL-QAWIYYThe All-Strong
54ٱلْمَتِينُAL-MATEENThe Firm, The Steadfast
55ٱلْوَلِيُّAL-WALIYYThe Protecting Associate
56ٱلْحَمِيدُAL-HAMEEDThe Praiseworthy
57ٱلْمُحْصِيُAL-MUHSEEThe All-Enumerating, The Counter
58ٱلْمُبْدِئُAL-MUBDIThe Originator, The Initiator
59ٱلْمُعِيدُAL-MU’IDThe Restorer.
60ٱلْمُحْيِىAL-MUHYEEThe Giver of Life
61ٱلْمُمِيتُAL-MUMEETThe Bringer or inflicter of Death.
62ٱلْحَىُّAL-HAYYThe Ever-Living
63ٱلْقَيُّومُAL-QAYYOOMThe Sustainer, The Self-Subsisting
64ٱلْوَاجِدُAL-WAAJIDThe Perceiver
65ٱلْمَاجِدُAL-MAAJIDThe Illustrious, the Magnificent
66ٱلْوَاحِدُAL-WAAHIDThe One
67ٱلْأَحَدAL-AHADThe Unique, The Only One
68ٱلْصَّمَدُAS-SAMADThe Eternal, Satisfier of Needs
69ٱلْقَادِرُAL-QADIRThe Capable, The Powerful
70ٱلْمُقْتَدِرُAL-MUQTADIRThe Omnipotent
71ٱلْمُقَدِّمُAL-MUQADDIMThe Expediter, The Promoter
72ٱلْمُؤَخِّرُAL-MU’AKHKHIRThe Delayer, the Retarder
73ٱلأَوَّلُAL-AWWALThe First
74ٱلْآخِرُAL-AAKHIRThe Last
75ٱلْظَّاهِرُAZ-DHAAHIRThe Manifest
76ٱلْبَاطِنُAL-BAATINThe Hidden One, Knower of the Hidden
77ٱلْوَالِيAL-WAALIThe Governor, The Patron
78ٱلْمُتَعَالِيAL-MUTA’ALIThe Self Exalted
79ٱلْبَرُّAL-BARRThe Source of Goodness, the Kind Benefactor
80ٱلْتَّوَّابُAT-TAWWABThe Ever-Pardoning, The Relenting
81ٱلْمُنْتَقِمُAL-MUNTAQIMThe Avenger
82ٱلْعَفُوُّAL-‘AFUWWThe Pardoner
83ٱلْرَّؤُفُAR-RA’OOFThe Most Kind
84مَالِكُ ٱلْمُلْكُMAALIK-UL-MULKMaster of the Kingdom, Owner of the Dominion
85ذُو ٱلْجَلَالِ وَٱلْإِكْرَامُDHUL-JALAALI WAL-IKRAAMPossessor of Glory and Honour, Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86ٱلْمُقْسِطُAL-MUQSITThe Equitable, the Requiter
87ٱلْجَامِعُAL-JAAMI’The Gatherer, the Uniter
88ٱلْغَنيُّAL-GHANIThe Self-Sufficient, The Wealthy
89ٱلْمُغْنِيُّAL-MUGHNIThe Enricher
90ٱلْمَانِعُAL-MANI’The Withholder
91ٱلْضَّارُAD-DHARRThe Distresser
92ٱلْنَّافِعُAN-NAFI’The Propitious, the Benefactor
93ٱلْنُّورُAN-NURThe Light, The Illuminator
94ٱلْهَادِيAL-HAADIThe Guide
95ٱلْبَدِيعُAL-BADEE’The Incomparable Originator
96ٱلْبَاقِيAL-BAAQIThe Ever-Surviving, The Everlasting
97ٱلْوَارِثُAL-WAARITHThe Inheritor, The Heir
98ٱلْرَّشِيدُAR-RASHEEDThe Guide, Infallible Teacher
99ٱلْصَّبُورُAS-SABOORThe Forbearing, The Patient

Reciting and learning about these names can benefit you spiritually in a variety of ways. Memorizing and practicing these attributes of Allah regularly might assist Muslims to discover the right path not only in this world but also in the hereafter.

For example, those who repeat Al-Rahman: 100 times after each Fard (Obligatory) prayer will have a good memory, a keen awareness, and be free of a heavy heart. who repeats the Al-Malik’s name many times every day after the Fajr prayer will become rich by the grace of Allah. who repeats Ar-Rafi’s Name 101 times day and night, Allah will make him higher, as far as honor, richness, and merit are concerned

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