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Introduction

The 99 Names of Allah are a compilation of divine attributes that make up the Islamic concept of God. These names are found in the Qur’an and are used to reflect and evoke the divine essence of the Supreme Being.

Reciting the 99 Names of Allah is believed to benefit Muslims in many ways, as it is said to be a source of guidance, strength, and spiritual enlightenment. This blog will discuss the definition, reasons, importance, and significance of the 99 Names of Allah.

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Definition of the 99 Names of Allah

Through the 99 Names of Allah, Muslims can gain a better understanding of Allah and deepen their faith. The 99 Names of Allah are of great importance to Muslims, as they are seen to provide insight into the divine nature of Allah and are used as a way to connect with Him.

These Names appear in the Qur’an and are seen as a means to gain greater understanding and closeness to Allah. Examples of these Names include al-Rahman (the All-Compassionate), al-Wadud (the Most Loving), al-Aziz (the Most Mighty), al-Hafiz (the Protector), al-Wahhab (the Bestower) and ar-Razzaq (the Provider).

Arabic
هُوَ اللّٰهُ الۡخَـالِـقُ الۡبَارِئُ الۡمُصَوِّرُ​ لَـهُ الۡاَسۡمَآءُ الۡحُسۡنٰى​ؕ يُسَبِّحُ لَهٗ مَا فِى السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ​ۚ وَهُوَ الۡعَزِيۡزُ الۡحَكِيۡمُ

English Translation

He is Allah the Planner Executer and Fashioner of creation. His are the names most beautiful. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth extols His Glory. He is the Most Mighty the Most Wise.

[ Surat No. 59 Ayat NO. 24 ]

Arabic
وَلِلّٰهِ الۡاَسۡمَآءُ الۡحُسۡنٰى فَادۡعُوۡهُ بِهَا​ وَذَرُوا الَّذِيۡنَ يُلۡحِدُوۡنَ فِىۡۤ اَسۡمَآئِهٖ​ ؕ سَيُجۡزَوۡنَ مَا كَانُوۡا يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ‏

English Translation
Allah has the most excellent names. So call on Him by His names and shun those who distort them. They shall soon be requited for their deeds.

[ Surat No. 7 Ayat NO. 180 ]

The Islamic tradition holds that Allah has 99 Names, or attributes, that reflect His divine Power and majesty. These Names are known as Asma al-Husna or the Most Beautiful Names.

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

Sahih Al Bukhari 2736
Book 50 Hadith 894

Knowing Allah’s name helps believers better understand His Power and majesty and become closer to Him through prayer.

Understanding the 99 Names of Allah with meaning

1
AR-RAHMAAN
ٱلْرَّحْمَـانُ

[ The Most or Entirely MercifulHe ]

who wills goodness and mercy for all His creatures
2
AR-RAHEEM
ٱلْرَّحِيْمُ
[ The Bestower of Mercy ]

He who acts with extreme kindness
3
AL MALIK
ٱلْمَلِكُ
[ The King ]

The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection
4
AL-QUDDUS
ٱلْقُدُّوسُ
[ The Absolutely Pure ]

The pure One, so far removed of any imperfection. He has no shortcomings; evil is not attributed to Him.
5
AS-SALAM
ٱلْسَّلَامُ
[ The Perfection and Giver of Peace ]

The One who is free from every imperfection. Because He is free of any defect, one with Him experiences tranquillity.
6
AL-MU’MIN
ٱلْمُؤْمِنُ
[ The One Who gives Emaan and Security ]

The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him
7
AL-MUHAYMIN
ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُ
[ The Guardian, The Witness, The Overseer ]

The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures.
8
AL-AZEEZ
ٱلْعَزِيزُ
[ The All Mighty ]

The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated
9
AL-JABBAR
ٱلْجَبَّارُ
[ The Compeller, The Restorer ]

The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed
10
AL-MUTAKABBIR
ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرُ
[ The Supreme, The Majestic ]

The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.
11
AL-KHAALIQ
ٱلْخَالِقُ
[ The Creator, The Maker ]

The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence
12
AL-BAARI
’ٱلْبَارِئُ
[ The Originator ]

The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.
13
AL-MUSAWWIR
ٱلْمُصَوِّرُ
[ The Fashioner ]

The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.
14
AL-GHAFFAR
ٱلْغَفَّارُ
[ The All- and Oft-Forgiving ]

The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
15
AL-QAHHAR
ٱلْقَهَّارُ
[ The Subduer, The Ever-Dominating ]

The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.
16
AL-WAHHAAB
ٱلْوَهَّابُ
[ The Giver of Gifts ]

The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits, whether Halal or Haram.
17
AR-RAZZAAQ
ٱلْرَّزَّاقُ
[ The Provider ]

The Sustainer, The Provider.
18
AL-FATTAAH
ٱلْفَتَّاحُ
[ The Opener, The Judge ]

The Solver, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters.
19
AL-‘ALEEM
ٱلْعَلِيمُ
The All-Knowing, The Omniscient ]

The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge
20
AL-QAABID
ٱلْقَابِضُ
[ The Withholder ]

The Constrictor, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
21
AL-BAASIT
ٱلْبَاسِطُ
[ The Extender ]

The Englarger, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
22
AL-KHAAFIDH
ٱلْخَافِضُ
[ The Reducer, The Abaser ]

The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
23
AR-RAAFI
'ٱلْرَّافِعُ
[ The Exalter, The Elevator ]

The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
24
AL MUIZZ
ٱلْمُعِزُّ
[ The Giver of Honour, The Bestower ]

He gives esteem to whoever He willed. Hence there is no one to degrade Him, And He degrades whoever He willed. Hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
25
AL-MUZIL
ٱلْمُذِلُّ
[ The Dishonourer, The Humiliator ]

The Dishonourer, The Humiliator, gives esteem to whoever He willed. Hence there is no one to degrade Him, And He degrades whoever He willed. Hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
26
AS-SAMEE’
ٱلْسَّمِيعُ
[ The All-Hearing ]

The Hearer, The One who Hears all things heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
27
AL-BASEER
ٱلْبَصِيرُ
[ The All-Seeing ]

The All-Noticing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
28
AL-HAKAM
ٱلْحَكَمُ
[ The Judge, The Giver of Justice ]

The Judge, He is the Ruler and Judge, He is the Ruler, and His judgment is His Word. His judgment is His Word.
29
AL-‘ADL
ٱلْعَدْلُ
[ The Utterly Just ]

The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.
30
AL-LATEEF
ٱلْلَّطِيفُ
[ The Subtle One, The Most Gentle ]

The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.
31
AL-KHABEER
ٱلْخَبِيرُ
[ The Acquainted, the All-Aware ]

The One who knows the truth of things.
32
AL-HALEEM
ٱلْحَلِيمُ
[ The Most Forbearing ]

The Forbearing, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it, and He might forgive them.
34
AL-‘ATHEEM
ٱلْعَظِيمُ
[ The Magnificent, The Supreme ]

The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement, and Purity from all imperfection.
34
AL-GHAFOOR
ٱلْغَفُورُ
[ The Forgiving, The Exceedingly Forgiving ]

The All-Forgiving, The Forgiving, The One who forgives a lot.
35
ASH-SHAKOOR
ٱلْشَّكُورُ
[ The Most Appreciative ]

The Grateful, The Appreciative, The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.
36
AL-‘ALEE
ٱلْعَلِيُّ
[ The Highiest , The Exalted ]

The Highest, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.
37
AL-KABEER
ٱلْكَبِيرُ
[ The Greatest, The Most Grand ]

The Greatest, The Great, The One who is greater than everything in status.
38
AL-HAFEEDH
ٱلْحَفِيظُ
[ The Preserver, The All-Heedful and All-Protecting ]

The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.
39
AL-MUQEET
ٱلْمُقِيتُ
[ The Sustainer ]

The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, and The One who has the Power.
40AL-HASEEB
ٱلْحَسِيبُ
[ The Reckoner, The Sufficient

The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.
41
AL-JALEEL
ٱلْجَلِيلُ
[ The Majestic ]

The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
42
AL-KAREEM
ٱلْكَرِيمُ
[ The Most Generous, The Most Esteemed ]

The Generous One, The Gracious, and The One are attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
43
AR-RAQEEB
ٱلْرَّقِيبُ
[ The Watchful ]

The Watcher, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence, its meaning is related to the attribute of knowledge.
44
AL-MUJEEB
ٱلْمُجِيبُ
[ The Responsive One ]

The Responsive, The Hearkener, The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearned if he calls upon Him.
45
AL-WAASI’
ٱلْوَاسِعُ
[ The All-Encompassing, the Boundless ]

The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.
46
AL-HAKEEM
ٱلْحَكِيمُ
[ The All-Wise ]

The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.
47
AL-WADOOD
ٱلْوَدُودُ
[ The Most Loving ]

The Most Loving, The Most Affectionate, The Beloved
48
AL-MAJEED
ٱلْمَجِيدُ
[ The Glorious, The Most Honorable ]

The Most Glorious One is the One with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.
49
AL-BA’ITH
ٱلْبَاعِثُ
[ The Resurrector, The Raiser of the Dead ]

The Awakener, The Resurrector, The Arouser
50
ASH-SHAHEED
ٱلْشَّهِيدُ
[ The All- and Ever Witnessing ]

The Witness, The One who nothing is absent from Him.
51
AL-HAQQ
ٱلْحَقُّ
[ The Absolute Truth ]

The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.
52
AL-WAKEEL
ٱلْوَكِيلُ
[ The Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs ]

The Trustee, The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.
53
AL-QAWIYY
ٱلْقَوِيُّ
[ The All-Strong ]

The Most Strong, The Strong, The One with the complete Power.
54
AL-MATEEN
ٱلْمَتِينُ
[ The Firm, The Steadfast ]

The One with extreme Power who is uninterrupted and He does not get tired.
55
AL-WALIYY
ٱلْوَلِيُّ
[ The Protecting Associate ]

The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.
56
AL-HAMEED
ٱلْحَمِيدُ
[ The Praiseworthy ]

The Praiseworthy, The praised One who deserves to be praised.
57
AL-MUHSEE
ٱلْمُحْصِيُ
[ The All-Enumerating, The Counter ]

The Counter, The Reckoner, The One whose count of things are known to him.
58
AL-MUBDI
ٱلْمُبْدِئُ
[ The Originator, The Initiator ]

The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.
59
AL-MU’ID
ٱلْمُعِيدُ
[ The Restorer, The Reinstater ]

The Reproducer, The One who brings back the creatures after death.
60
AL-MUHYEE
ٱلْمُحْيِى
[ The Giver of Life ]

The Restorer, The Giver of Life.
61
AL-MUMEET
ٱلْمُمِيتُ
[ The Bringer of Death, the Destroyer ]

The Creator of Death, The Destroyer, The One who renders the living dead.
62
AL-HAYY
ٱلْحَىُّ
[ The Ever-Living (Allah) ]

The Alive, The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh or blood.
63
AL-QAYYOOM
ٱلْقَيُّومُ
[ The Sustainer, The Self-Subsisting ]

The Self-Subsisting, The Self-Existing One upon Whom all others depend
64
AL-WAAJID
ٱلْوَاجِدُ
[ The Perceiver ]

The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajid is Richness.
65
AL-MAAJID
ٱلْمَاجِدُ
[ The Illustrious, the Magnificent ]

The Glorious, He who is Most Glorious.
66
AL-WAHID
ٱلْوَاحِدُ
[ The Only One ]

The Unique, One, The One without a partner.
67
AL-AHAD
ٱلْأَحَد
[ The Unique, The One & Only ]

The One.
68
AS-SAMAD
ٱلْصَّمَدُ
[ The Eternal, Satisfier of Needs ]

The Eternal, The Independent, and The Master relied upon in matters and reverted to one’s needs. He is the only one a person should turn to when feeling helpless.
69
AL-QADIR
ٱلْقَادِرُ
[ The Capable, The Powerful ]

The Able, The Capable, The One attributed with Power.
70
AL-MUQTADIR
ٱلْمُقْتَدِرُ
[ The Omnipotent ]

The Powerful, The Dominant, The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.
71
AL-MUQADDIM
ٱلْمُقَدِّمُ
[ The Expediter, The Promoter ]

The Expediter, The Promoter, The One who puts things in their right places.
72
AL-MU’AKHKHIR
ٱلْمُؤَخِّرُ
[ The Delayer, the Retarder ]

The Delayer, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
73
AL-AWWAL
ٱلأَوَّلُ
[ The First (Allah) ]

The First, The One whose existence is without a beginning.
74
AL-AAKHIR
ٱلْآخِرُ
[ The Last (Allah) ]

The Last, The One whose existence is without an end.
75
AZ-DHAAHIR
ٱلْظَّاهِرُ
[ The Manifest ]

The Manifest, The Conspicuous, The Evident
76
AL-BAATIN
ٱلْبَاطِنُ
[ The Hidden One, Knower of the Hidden ]

The Hidden, The Secret One, The Inner One, The Knower of Hidden Things
77
AL-WAALI
ٱلْوَالِي
[ The Governor, The Patron ]

The Governor, The One who owns things and manages them.
78
AL-MUTA’ALI
ٱلْمُتَعَالِي
[ The Self Exalted ]

The Most Exalted, The High Exalted, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation.
79
AL-BARR
ٱلْبَرُّ
[ The Source of Goodness, the Kind Benefactor ]

The Source of All Goodness, The Righteous, The One who is kind to His creatures
80
AT-TAWWAB
ٱلْتَّوَّابُ
[ The Ever-Pardoning, The Relenting ]

The Acceptor of Repentance, The Oft-Forgiving, The Acceptor of our Return
81
AL-MUNTAQIM
ٱلْمُنْتَقِمُ
[ The Avenger ]
The Avenger, The Disapprover, The Inflictor of Retribution
82
AL-‘AFUWW
ٱلْعَفُوُّ
[ The Pardoner ]

The Pardoner, The Forgiver and The Eliminator of Sins.
83
AR-RA’OOF
ٱلْرَّؤُفُ
[ The Most Kind & Merciful ]

The Most Kind, The Tenderly Merciful, The Clement and Compassionate
84
Malikul-Mulk
مَالِكُ ٱلْمُلْكُ
[ The Eternal Possessor of Sovereignty ]

The One who controls the Dominion and gives Dominion to whoever He willed.
85
Zul-Jalaali- wal-Ikram
ذُو ٱلْجَلَالِ وَٱلْإِكْرَامُ
[ The Possessor of Majesty and Honour ]

The Lord of Majesty and Bounty.
86
Al-Muqsit
ٱلْمُقْسِطُ
[ The Just One ]

The Equitable, The One who is Just in His judgment.
87
Al-Jaami’
ٱلْجَامِعُ
[ The Assembler of Scattered Creations ]

The Gatherer, The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, is the Day of Judgment.
88
Al-Ghaniyy
ٱلْغَنيُّ
[ The Sufficient One ]

The One who does not need the creation.
89
Al-Mughni
ٱلْمُغْنِيُّ
[ The Bestower of Sufficiency ]

The Enricher, The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.
90
Al-Maanay’
ٱلْمَانِعُ
[ The Preventer ]

The Withholder.
91
Ad-Daarr
ٱلْضَّارُ
[ The Distressor ]

The Correcter, The Balancer, The Distresser, The Afflicter, The Punisher.
92
An-Naafay
ٱلْنَّافِعُ
[ The Bestower of Benefits ]

The Creator of Good, The Benefiter, The Propitious, The Auspicious
93
An-Noor
ٱلْنُّورُ
[ The Prime Light ]

The Light, The One who guides.
94
Al-Haadi-
ٱلْهَادِي
[ The Provider of Guidance ]

The Guide, The Leader, The Guide of the Right Path
95
Al-Badiee’
ٱلْبَدِيعُ
[ The Unique One ]

The Wonderful Originator, The Unprecedented and Incomparable Inventor
96
Al-Baaqi
ٱلْبَاقِي
[ The Ever, Surviving One ]

The Everlasting, The Ever-Enduring, The Ever-Present
97
Al-Waaris
ٱلْوَارِثُ
[ The Eternal Inheritor ]

The Heir, The One whose existence remains.
98
Ar-Rasheed
ٱلْرَّشِيدُ
[ The Guide to the Path of ]

The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guides.
99
As-Saboor-
ٱلْصَّبُورُ
[ The patient ]

The Patient, The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.

Reasons for the Existence of the 99 Names of Allah

The 99 names of Allah or Asma ul Husna are an important part of Islamic belief and tradition. These names are used to refer to Allah Almighty.

Muslims believe that these names are the manifestation of Allah’s divine presence and His perfection. Each name is believed to have a special significance and to describe the Power and majesty of Allah.

The 99 names are also a source of comfort and solace in times of distress and difficulty. They remind us that Allah is always with us and will get us through every situation if we trust His mercy and justice.

The Importance of the 99 Names of Allah

The 99 Names of Allah are an important element of Islamic philosophy and theology. Each of the 99 Names is thought to hold a special significance, providing insight into the Divine and offering guidance to believers.

Muslims often recite these names to seek protection and guidance and to remember the greatness of Allah. It is believed that through repetition of these names, one can come closer to Allah and be blessed with His mercy.

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 numbers.”

Sahih Muslim 2677
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Furthermore, it is said that each of the 99 Names has its unique blessing and Power, which is why the Muslim community so highly reveres them.

Benefits of Reciting the 99 Names

The 99 Names of Allah are a powerful source of contemplation and healing. It is believed that reciting these names can bring peace and spiritual enlightenment to those who recite them.

The Names are believed to have been revealed by Allah to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Reciting the 99 Names of Allah can help us connect to the Divine, gaining closeness and insight into our spiritual journey.

It can also give us a greater understanding of Allah and His greatness. Reciting the 99 Names of Allah can also bring many benefits, such as increased mindfulness, a deeper understanding of religious teachings, improved concentration, and a greater connection to Allah.

In addition, by reciting the 99 Names of Allah, we can also gain protection from spiritual and physical harm.

Therefore, reciting the 99 Names of Allah can be an excellent way to improve our spiritual well-being and connect to Allah.

Significance of the 99 Names

The 99 Names of Allah are of immense importance in Islam. These names represent God’s various attributes and help us better understand Allah and His purpose for us.

The 99 Names of Allah are also known as Asma-ul-Husna, which translates to “The Most Beautiful Names”. Muslims are encouraged to meditate upon Allah’s names and attributes and to seek His guidance by repeating these names. The 99 Names of Allah can help Muslims understand Allah’s true essence and remain connected with Him in all aspects of life.

Muslims are also encouraged to use the 99 Names of Allah as a source of guidance and peace in times of difficulty and hardship. Through the 99 Names of Allah, Muslims can gain a deeper understanding of Allah and recognize His greatness and mercy.

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Final words as Conclusion

In conclusion, the 99 Names of Allah are an important part of the Islamic faith and culture. Not only do they represent the attributes of Allah, but they also offer guidance and protection to those who recite them. The 99 Names provide a way for Muslims to remember Allah and His greatness and recognize His presence’s Power in their lives. Through the Power of the 99 Names, believers can find solace and spiritual growth and receive blessings from Allah.

FAQ – 99 Names of Allah

What do the 99 names of Allah represent?

The 99 Names of Allah (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎, transit: ʾasmāʾu llāhi lḥusnā), also known as the 99 attributes of Allah, according to Islamic tradition, are the names of Allah revealed by the Creator (الله) (Allah) in the Qur’an.

What are the benefits of learning Allah’s 99 names?

As mentioned in Islamic teachings, the person who learns Allah’s name is believed to have entered Paradise.

What is the Purpose of the 99 Names of Allah?

The 99 names are the names of Allah described in the Quran in 114 Surahs. The purpose is to enhance memory and awareness.

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