The Beautiful 99 Names of Allah | Asma ul Husna

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The foundational aspect of iman (faith) in Islam is the affirmation of belief in Allah. Muslims are called to recognize and embrace Allah through His beautiful names and attributes, which are frequently presented in the Holy Quran to deepen our understanding of His nature. Engaging with and committing Allah’s names to memory is pivotal for nurturing a correct perception of faith.

Embracing the sacredness and blessing inherent in understanding Allah’s names is essential for shaping our lives around them. Recognizing, loving, fearing, and trusting our Lord, The Almighty Allah, begins with a profound awareness of His identity and essence.

Allah says in the Quran:

And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.. (Quran 7:180)

Allah – there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names. (Quran 20:8)

He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. (Quran 59:24)

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said,

“Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Sahih Bukhari 50:894)

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..” (Sahih Muslim Book-48 Hadith-5)

Guide to Effortlessly Learning the 99 Names of Allah

Explore these straightforward strategies for learning the 99 names of Allah along with their meanings:

Setting Them to a Melody

Acquire audio or visual recordings of the 99 Names of Allah chanted melodiously. Associating words with tunes and rhythmic patterns makes them more memorable.

Categorizing Names by Commonalities

Several names of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) share meanings (e.g., the Merciful and the Kind) or have a shared linguistic root (e.g., the Forgiving and the Forgiver), while others represent contrasting concepts (e.g., the Forgiving and the Punisher). Grouping these names can simplify memorization, a technique often used in melodic recitations.

Consistent Repetition

Engage in frequent listening, recitation, and writing of Allah’s Names. Incorporate this practice into your daily routine, whether during commutes, before bedtime, or in breaks at work. Regular repetition aids memorization and integrates the Dhikr of Allah’s (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) names into your life.

Advantages of Reciting the 99 Names of Allah

  • Enhances understanding and appreciation of Allah’s (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) majesty and perfection.
  • Fosters spiritual development and worldly prosperity (Al-Muyassir: The Facilitator).
  • Cultivates inner peace and spiritual purity (Al-Mutahhir: The Purifier).
  • Bolsters faith and connection with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى).
  • Guides adherents in living according to Islamic principles.
  • Serves as a constant reminder of Allah’s (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) omnipresence and vigilance (Al-Raqeeb: The Watchful).
  • Aids in healing, reducing stress, and fulfilling prayers (Ash-Shafee: The Healer and Al-Mubashir: The Bringer of Good News).

Frequently Asked Questions About the 99 Names of Allah

Which name of Allah is most frequently mentioned in the Quran?

Al-Ghafur (The Ever-Forgiving) appears 91 times, making it the most repeated name of Allah in the Quran.

What are the 13 attributes of Allah?

Allah’s 13 attributes include Oneness, Existence, Everlastingness, Eternity, Power, Will, Independence, Knowledge, Sight, Hearing, Speech, Life, and Uniqueness from His creation.

Do the 99 names of Allah originate from the Quran?

Yes, the 99 names of Allah are disclosed to Muslims within the Holy Quran.

Which name of Allah is invoked for protection?

Al-Muhaymin (The Protector) is recited for safeguarding against all harm.

Which name of Allah is recited for prosperity and abundance?

For blessings and wealth, Al-Ghani (The Rich) and Al-Razzaq (The Provider) are recommended.

Which name of Allah is chanted for health and well-being?

For health and healing, Ash-Shafee (The Healer) is often recited.

The 99 Names of Allah

Asma-ul-Husna ~ 99 Beautiful Names of Allah
   Arabic  English Translation
   Allah (الله)  The Greatest Name
1  Ar-Rahman (الرحمن)  The All-Compassionate
2  Ar-Rahim (الرحيم)  The All-Merciful
3  Al-Malik (الملك)  The Absolute Ruler
4  Al-Quddus (القدوس)  The Pure One
5  As-Salaam (السلام)  The Source of Peace
6  Al-Mu’min (المؤمن)  The Inspirer of Faith
7  Al-Muhaymin (المهيمن)  The Guardian
8  Al-Aziz (العزيز)  The Victorious
9  Al-Jabbar (الجبار)  The Compeller
10  Al-Mutakabbir (المتكبر)  The Greatest
11  Al-Khaaliq (الخالق)  The Creator
12  Al-Baari’ (البارئ)  The Maker of Order
13  Al-Musawwir (المصور)  The Shaper of Beauty
14  Al-Ghaffar (الغفار)  The Forgiving
15  Al-Qahhar (القهار)  The Subduer
16  Al-Wahhab (الوهاب)  The Giver of All
17  Ar-Razzaq (الرزاق)  The Sustainer
18  Al-Fattah (الفتاح)  The Opener
19  Al-`Alim (العليم)  The Knower of All
20  Al-Qabid (القابض)  The Constrictor
21  Al-Basit (الباسط)  The Reliever
22  Al-Khafid (الخافض)  The Abaser
23  Ar-Rafi (الرافع)  The Exalter
24  Al-Mu’izz (المعز)  The Bestower of Honors
25  Al-Mudhill (المذل)  The Humiliator
26  As-Sami (السميع)  The Hearer of All
27  Al-Basir (البصير)  The Seer of All
28  Al-Hakam (الحكم)  The Judge
29  Al-`Adl (العدل)  The Just
30  Al-Latif (اللطيف)  The Subtle One
31  Al-Khabir (الخبير)  The All-Aware
32  Al-Halim (الحليم)  The Forbearing
33  Al-Azim (العظيم)  The Magnificent
34  Al-Ghafur (الغفور)  The Forgiver and Hider of Faults
35  Ash-Shakur (الشكور)  The Rewarder of Thankfulness
36  Al-Ali (العلى)  The Highest
37  Al-Kabir (الكبير)  The Greatest
38  Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ)  The Preserver
39  Al-Muqit (المقيت)  The Nourisher
40  Al-Hasib (الحسيب)  The Accounter
41  Al-Jalil (الجليل)  The Mighty
42  Al-Karim (الكريم)  The Generous
43  Ar-Raqib (الرقيب)  The Watchful One
44  Al-Mujib (المجيب)  The Responder to Prayer
45  Al-Wasi (الواسع)  The All-Comprehending
46  Al-Hakim (الحكيم)  The Perfectly Wise
47  Al-Wadud (الودود)  The Loving One
48  Al-Majid (المجيد)  The Majestic One
49  Al-Ba’ith (الباعث)  The Resurrector
50  Ash-Shahid (الشهيد)  The Witness
51  Al-Haqq (الحق)  The Truth
52  Al-Wakil (الوكيل)  The Trustee
53  Al-Qawiyy (القوى)  The Possessor of All Strength
54  Al-Matin (المتين)  The Forceful One
55  Al-Waliyy (الولى)  The Governor
56  Al-Hamid (الحميد)  The Praised One
57  Al-Muhsi (المحصى)  The Appraiser
58  Al-Mubdi’ (المبدئ)  The Originator
59  Al-Mu’id (المعيد)  The Restorer
60  Al-Muhyi (المحيى)  The Giver of Life
61  Al-Mumit (المميت)  The Taker of Life
62  Al-Hayy (الحي)  The Ever Living One
63  Al-Qayyum (القيوم)  The Self-Existing One
64  Al-Wajid (الواجد)  The Finder
65  Al-Majid (الماجد)  The Glorious
66  Al-Wahid (الواحد)  The Unique, The Single
67  Al-Ahad (الاحد)  The One, The Indivisible
68  As-Samad (الصمد)  The Satisfier of All Needs
69  Al-Qadir (القادر)  The All Powerful
70  Al-Muqtadir (المقتدر)  The Creator of All Power
71  Al-Muqaddim (المقدم)  The Expediter
72  Al-Mu’akhkhir (المؤخر)  The Delayer
73  Al-Awwal (الأول)  The First
74  Al-Akhir (الأخر)  The Last
75  Az-Zahir (الظاهر)  The Manifest One
76  Al-Batin (الباطن)  The Hidden One
77  Al-Wali (الوالي)  The Protecting Friend
78  Al-Muta’ali (المتعالي)  The Supreme One
79  Al-Barr (البر)  The Doer of Good
80  At-Tawwab (التواب)  The Guide to Repentance
81  Al-Muntaqim (المنتقم)  The Avenger
82  Al-‘Afuww (العفو)  The Forgiver
83  Ar-Ra’uf (الرؤوف)  The Clement
84  Malik-al-Mulk (مالك الملك)  The Owner of All
85  Dhu-al-Jalal wa-al-Ikram (ذو الجلال و الإكرام)  The Lord of Majesty and Bounty
86  Al-Muqsit (المقسط)  The Equitable One
87  Al-Jaami’ (الجامع)  The Gatherer
88  Al-Ghani (الغنى)  The Rich One
89  Al-Mughni (المغنى)  The Enricher
90  Al-Mani'(المانع)  The Preventer of Harm
91  Ad-Darr (الضار)  The Creator of The Harmful
92  An-Nafi’ (النافع)  The Creator of Good
93  An-Nur (النور)  The Light
94  Al-Haadi (الهادي)  The Guide
95  Al-Badi (البديع)  The Originator
96  Al-Baqi (الباقي)  The Everlasting One
97  Al-Warith (الوارث)  The Inheritor of All
98  Ar-Rashid (الرشيد)  The Righteous Teacher
99  As-Sabur (الصبور)  The Patient One

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