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99 Names of Allah (Al Asma Ul Husna)

99 Names of Allah (Al Asma Ul Husna)

 

Believe in Allah

Believe in Allah is the first pillar of Islam. We Muslims believe in Allah according to His beautiful names and attributes. In the Holy Qur’an, Allah repeatedly revealed His names to us in order for us understand who He really is. Knowing and memorizing Allah’s names will enable us to recognize the right way to believe in Him. Nothing is more sacred or blessed than knowing the names of Allah, and living by them. If we don’t know Who He Is, how can we worship, love, fear, and trust our Lord, the Almighty Allah?

Allah has said in the Qur’an:

وَلِلَّهِ ٱلْأَسْمَآءُ ٱلْحُسْنَىٰ فَٱدْعُوهُ بِهَا ۖ وَذَرُوا۟ ٱلَّذِينَ يُلْحِدُونَ فِىٓ أَسْمَـٰٓئِهِۦ ۚ سَيُجْزَوْنَ مَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ

For Allah there are the most beautiful names. So, call Him by them, and leave those who deviate in (the matter of) His names. They shall be recompensed for what they have been doing. (7:180)

ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ لَهُ ٱلْأَسْمَآءُ ٱلْحُسْنَىٰ

(Such is) Allah. There is no god but He. For Him are the Beautiful Names. (20:8)

هُوَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْخَـٰلِقُ ٱلْبَارِئُ ٱلْمُصَوِّرُ ۖ لَهُ ٱلْأَسْمَآءُ ٱلْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ

He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Shaper. His are the Most Beautiful Names. His purity is proclaimed by all that is in the heavens and the earth, and He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (59:24)

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْيَمَانِ، أَخْبَرَنَا شُعَيْبٌ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمَا مِائَةً إِلاَّ وَاحِدًا مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger () said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرٌو النَّاقِدُ، وَزُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، وَابْنُ أَبِي عُمَرَ، جَمِيعًا عَنْ سُفْيَانَ، – وَاللَّفْظُ لِعَمْرٍو – حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ اسْمًا مَنْ حَفِظَهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ وِتْرٌ يُحِبُّ الْوِتْرَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ وَفِي رِوَايَةِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَرَ ‏”‏ مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: There are ninety-nine names of Allah; he who commits them to memory would get into Paradise. Verily, Allah is Odd (He is one, and it is an odd number) and He loves odd number. And in the narration of Ibn ‘Umar (the words are): ” He who enumerated them.” (Sahih Muslim)

 

 

99 names of Allah – Meaning and Explanation

#NameTransliterationMeaning
1ٱلْرَّحْمَـانُAR-RAHMAANThe Most or Entirely Merciful
2ٱلْرَّحِيْمُAR-RAHEEMThe Bestower of Mercy
3ٱلْمَلِكُAL-MALIKThe King and Owner of Dominion
4ٱلْقُدُّوسُAL-QUDDUSThe Absolutely Pure
5ٱلْسَّلَامُAS-SALAMThe Perfection and Giver of Peace
6ٱلْمُؤْمِنُAL-MU’MINThe One Who gives Emaan and Security
7ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُAL-MUHAYMINThe Guardian, The Witness, The Overseer
8ٱلْعَزِيزُAL-AZEEZThe All Mighty
9ٱلْجَبَّارُAL-JABBARThe Compeller, The Restorer
10ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرُAL-MUTAKABBIRThe Supreme, The Majestic
11ٱلْخَالِقُAL-KHAALIQThe Creator, The Maker
12ٱلْبَارِئُAL-BAARI’The Originator
13ٱلْمُصَوِّرُAL-MUSAWWIRThe Fashioner
14ٱلْغَفَّارُAL-GHAFFARThe All- and Oft-Forgiving
15ٱلْقَهَّارُAL-QAHHARThe Subduer, The Ever-Dominating
16ٱلْوَهَّابُAL-WAHHAABThe Giver of Gifts
17ٱلْرَّزَّاقُAR-RAZZAAQThe Provider
18ٱلْفَتَّاحُAL-FATTAAHThe Opener, The Judge
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, The Reinstater
60ٱلْمُحْيِىAL-MUHYEEThe Giver of Life
61ٱلْمُمِيتُAL-MUMEETThe Bringer of Death, the Destroyer
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-GHANIYYThe 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

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