Know Allah Better Through His Names (authentic list with references) Productivity & Positivity

Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Paradise; and Allah is witr (one) and loves ‘the witr’ (i.e., odd numbers). [Bukhari]

The idea of memorization is knowing Allah – Your Creator – better. Because the more you know about Him, the more you’ll love Him and the more you’ll love Him, the more you’ll try to please and worship Him. Allah is Perfect in His Essence, His Names, His Attributes and His Actions, with no peer, equal or rival as mention in Surah Ikhlas.


It means affirming the Names and Attributes which Allah has affirmed for Himself in a manner befitting His majesty:

1) without Tahrif (distortion of the meaning)

2) without Ta`til (negation of the meaning or function of Allah’s Attributes)

3) without Takyif (descriptive designation of Allah’s Attributes)

4) without Tamthil (likening Allah’s Attributes to those of His Creation)


Major Misconceptions about Asma ul Husna

(derived from the book “Al-Qawāʾid al-Muthlá (Exemplary Principles Concerning the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allāh)” by Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn)

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1) Adding/Subtracting names in the list of Allah’s names without any authentic proof – for eg: names like Ar-Rashid, Al-Wajud (the Existent), Ad-Dahr (time) & Al-Wajid (One that gives existence to others) are not the names of Allah. Names of Allah are not affirmed by the intellect – they can only be affirmed by Revelation. We should accept what is narrated in the Qur’an and Sunnah and not add or subtract anything. Based on this, it is not correct to call Allah by any name other than those by which He has called Himself in His Book or those that His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) called Him by in the saheeh ahaadeeth. 

2) Using names of Allah that are not authenticated in Qur’an or ahadith as names of human beings with the prefix “ABD/ABDUL” (slave of ____ )).

3) Repeating one of the Names of Allah specific number of times to get one’s dua answered (without any proof from the Qur’an and Sunnah).

4) Deriving names for Allah from His attributes (Affirmed Attributes (Thubootiyyah) – Dhaatiyyah (Attributes of His Essence) and Fi’aliyyah (Attributes of His Actions)) – for eg: Whatever begins with “dhu” (possessor of) is not included in Allah’s names as they are considered Allah’s attributes.


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Memorization of 99 Names of Allah

I have personally been using the Memorization Tracker from the Productivity Journal “I will in shaa Allah” (section: Tawheed in *Spiritual Development*) as shown below, but you can use various methods to test your knowledge in shaa Allah – for eg: quizzes from Islamic Online University, Creative Motivations etc.

Ibn al-Qayyim mentioned three levels of enumerating the names of Allah (Badaa’i’ al-Fawaa’id, 1/164):

1. The first level, to memorize their words.

2. The second level, to understand their meanings and implications.

3. The third level, to make du’aa (i.e., supplicate) to Allaah with them, this encompasses both supplication of worship and supplication of request.


Here are some of the Video Lectures that will help you understand the matter in more detail in shaa Allah:


Authentic List of 99 Names of Allah (اسماء الله الحسنى)

The following table is not in any particular order and is based on the list authenticated by Sheikh ibn Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) – (which was inspired by the work of Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy on him)) – we have simply followed the order in which we have mentioned them in Memorization Tracker of our Productivity Journal for Muslims (I Will In shaa Allah). You can memorize and internalize them in any order you deem fit. Please find all the references embed inside the purple underlined font – for cross checking from Qur’an and Ahadith.

 # NAME OF ALLAH MEANING REFERENCE FROM THE QUR’AN
1  الله

 (Allah)

 God

أ ل ه

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

“In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.” [1:1]

2  الأحَد

 (Al-Ahad)

 The One/Unique

أ ح د

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ

“Say, “He is Allah , [who is] One” [112:1]

3  الأعْلَى

 (Al-A’laa)

The Most Exalted/ High

ع ل و

سَبِّحِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ الْأَعْلَى

“Exalt the name of your Lord, the Most High” [87:1]

4  الأكْرَم

 (Al-Akram)

The Most Generous

ك ر م

 … اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ

“Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous” [96:3]

5  الإله

 (Al-Ilaah)

The One Who Alone Deserves to be Worshiped

أ ل ه

… وَإِلَـهُكُمْ إِلَهٌ وَاحِدٌ

“And your god is one God…” [2:163]

 6  الأوَّل

 (Al-Awwal)

The First

أ و ل

 هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

“He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.” [57:3]

 7  الآخِر

 (Al-Aakhir)

The Last

أ خ ر

هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ 

“He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.” [57:3]

 8  الظاهِر

 (Az-Zaahir)

The Most High

 

هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

 “He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.” [57:3]

9  البَاطِن

 (Al-Baatin)

 The Most Near هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ 

“He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.” [57:3]

10  البارِئ

 (Al-Baari)

 The Originator …هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ

 “He is Allah , the Creator, the Inventor (originator), the Fashioner…” [59:24]

11  البَرّ

 (Al-Barr)

 The Most Kind  إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْبَرُّ الرَّحِيمُ…

“…Indeed, it is He who is the Beneficent (Most Kind), the Merciful.” [52:28]

12  البَصِير

 (Al-Baseer)

The All Seeing إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ…

 “…Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” [17:1]

13  التَّوَّاب

 (At-Tawwaab)

The One Who Accepts the repentance إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ…

“…Indeed, it is He who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” [2:37]

14  الجَبَّار

 (Al-Jabbaar)

The Compeller هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

 “He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer (dominant), the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior…” [59:23]

15  الحافِظ

 (Al-Haafiz)

The Protector فَاللّهُ خَيْرٌ حَافِظًا وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ …

“…But Allah is the best guardian…” [12:64]

16  الحَسِيب

 (Al-Haseeb)

The Sufficient/ Ever-Reckoner إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ حَسِيبًا …

“…Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant (Ever-Reckoner).” [4:86]

17   الحَفِيظ

 (Al-Hafeez)

The Preserver  وَرَبُّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ حَفِيظٌ

“…And your Lord, over all things, is Guardian (Preserver).” [34:21]

18 الحَفِيُّ

(Al-Hafee) 

The Benevolent/ Ever-Hospitable إِنَّهُ كَانَ بِي حَفِيًّا

“…Indeed, He is ever gracious to me (Ever-Hospitable).” [19:47]

19  الحقّ

(Al-Haqq)

The Truth أَنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْحَقُّ الْمُبِينُ 

“… it is Allah who is the perfect in justice.” [24:25]

20  المُبِين

(Al-Mubeen)

The Evident أَنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْحَقُّ الْمُبِينُ 

“… it is Allah who is the perfect in justice.” [24:25]

21  الحَكِيم

(Al-Hakeem)

The All-Wise  وَهُوَ الْقَاهِرُ فَوْقَ عِبَادِهِ وَهُوَ الْحَكِيمُ الْخَبِيرُ

“And He is the subjugator over His servants. And He is the Wise, the Acquainted [with all].” [6:18]

22   الحَلِيم

(Al-Haleem)

The Forbearing إِنَّ اللّهَ غَفُورٌ حَلِيمٌ

“…Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing.” [3:155

23  الحَمِيد

(Al-Hameed)

The Praiseworthy فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ

“…indeed, Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.” [57:24]

24   الحَيّ

(Al-Hayy)

The Ever Living اللّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ 

 “Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence…” [2:255

25   القَيُّوم

(Al-Qayyoom)

The Self Sustaining اللّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ 

 “Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence…” [2:255

26   الخَبِير

(Al-Khabeer)

The Fully Aware إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ…

“…Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.” [22:63]

27  الخَالِق

(Al-Khaaliq)

The Creator of Everything هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ

 “He is Allah , the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner…” [59:24]

28  الخَلاّق

(Al-Khallaaq)

 The Creator Who Creates Again & Again إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ الْخَلاَّقُ الْعَلِيمُ

 “Indeed, your Lord – He is the Knowing Creator.” [15:86]

29   الرَّؤُوف

(Ar-Ra’oof)

 The Compassionate وَأَنَّ اللَّه رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ…

 “…and because Allah is Kind and Merciful.”[24:20]

30    الرَّحْمَٰنِ

(Ar-Rahmaan)

 The Extremely Merciful  بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

“In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.” [1:1]

31  الرَّحِيم

(Ar-Raheem)

The Bestower of Mercy  بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

“In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.” [1:1]

32  الرَّزَّاق

(Ar-Razzaaq)

The Great Provider إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الْقُوَّةِ الْمَتِينُ

“Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.” [51:58]

33  الرَّقِيب

(Ar-Raqeeb)

The Watchful فَلَمَّا تَوَفَّيْتَنِي كُنتَ أَنتَ الرَّقِيبَ 

“…but when You took me up, You were the Observer over them…” [5:117]

34 السّلام

(As-Salaam) 

The Flawless One هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior…” [59:23]

35  السَّمِيع

(‘As-Samee)

The All Hearing إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ…

“…Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” [17:1]

36  الشَاكِر

(Ash-Shaakir)

The Grateful فَإِنَّ اللّهَ شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ

“then indeed, Allah is appreciative (Grateful) and Knowing.” [2:158]

37  الشَّكُور

(Ash-Shakoor)

The Appreciative  إِنَّهُ غَفُورٌ شَكُورٌ

“…Indeed, He is Forgiving and Appreciative.”[35:30]

38   الشَّهِيد

(Ash-Shaheed)

The Witness  وَأَنتَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ

 “…and You are, over all things, Witness.” [5:117]

39  الصَّمَد

(As-Samad)

 The Perfect Lord & Master Upon Whom All of the Creation Depends اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ

 “Allah , the Eternal Refuge.” [112:2]

40   العَالِم

(Al-‘Aalim)

 The All Knower عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

“Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” [64:18]

41   العَزِيز

(Al-‘Azeez)

The Almighty هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

 “He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior…” [59:23]

42   العَظِيم

(Al-‘Azeem)

The Great وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

“…And He is the Most High, the Most Great.” [2:255]

43  العَفُوّ

(Al-‘Afuww)

The One Who Pardons Again & Again فَإِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَفُوًّا قَدِيرًا…

“…indeed, Allah is ever Pardoning and Competent.” [4:149]

44   العَلِيم

(Al-‘Aleem)

The All Knowing إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ الْخَلاَّقُ الْعَلِيمُ

 “Indeed, your Lord -15 He is the Knowing Creator.” [15:86]

45   العَلِيّ

(Al-‘Aliyy)

The Sublime

ع ل و

وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

“…And He is the Most High (Sublime), the Most Great.” [2:255]

46   الغَفَّار

(Al-Ghaffaar)

The Oft-Forgiving رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفَّارُ

“…the Exalted in Might, the Perpetual Forgiver.” [38:66]

47   الغَفُور

(Al-Ghafoor)

The One Who Forgives Extensively إِنَّ اللّهَ غَفُورٌ حَلِيمٌ

“…Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing.” [3:155]

48   الغَنِيّ

(Al-Ghaniyy)

The Self Sufficient فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ

“…indeed, Allah is the Free of need (Self Sufficient), the Praiseworthy.” [57:24]

49  الفَتَّاح

(Al-Fattaah)

The Opener/Arbiter  وَهُوَ الْفَتَّاحُ الْعَلِيمُ

“…And He is the Knowing Judge (Arbiter).” [34:26]

50  القَادِر

(Al-Qaadir)

The Fully Able One  لْ هُوَ الْقَادِرُ عَلَى أَن يَبْعَثَ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابًا مِّن فَوْقِكُمْ أَوْ مِن تَحْتِ أَرْجُلِكُمْ

“Say, “He is the [one] Able to send upon you affliction from above you or from beneath your feet…” [6:65]

51   القَاهِر

(Al-Qaahir)

The Subduer/Subjugator وَهُوَ الْقَاهِرُ فَوْقَ عِبَادِهِ وَهُوَ الْحَكِيمُ الْخَبِيرُ

“And He is the subjugator over His servants. And He is the Wise, the Acquainted [with all].” [6:18]

52  القُدُّوس

(Al-Quddoos)

The Pure & Perfect هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior…” [59:23]

53  القَدِير

(Al-Qadeer)

The All Powerful فَإِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَفُوًّا قَدِيرًا

“…indeed, Allah is ever Pardoning and Competent (All-Powerful).” [4:149]

 54  القَرِيب

(Al-Qareeb)

 The Ever Near إِنَّ رَبِّي قَرِيبٌ مُّجِيبٌ…

“…Indeed, my Lord is near and responsive.” [11:61]

55  القَوِيّ

(Al-Qawiyy)

 The Strong إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ الْقَوِيُّ الْعَزِيزُ…

“…Indeed, it is your Lord who is the Powerful, the Exalted in Might.” [11:66

56  القَهَّار

(Al-Qahhaar)

 The Subjugator هُوَ اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ

 “He is Allah , the One, the Prevailing.” [39:4]

57  الكَبِير

(Al-Kabeer)

The Magnificent/Grand عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الْكَبِيرُ الْمُتَعَالِ

“[He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, the Grand, the Exalted (supreme).” [13:9]

58  الكَرِيم

(Al-Kareem)

 The Most Noble & Generous يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ

“O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous,” [82:6]

59  اللَّطِيف

(Al-Lateef)

 The Subtle & Kind إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ…

“…Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.” [22:63]

60  المُؤمِن

(Al-Mu’min)

 The Trustworthy Granter of Security هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer (dominant), the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior…” [59:23]

61  المُتَعَالِي

(Al-Muta’aalee)

 The Supreme

ع ل و

عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الْكَبِيرُ الْمُتَعَالِ

“[He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, the Grand, the Exalted (supreme).” [13:9]

62  المُتَكَبِّر

(Al-Mutakabbir)

 The Justly & Rightfully Proud هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior (justly proud)…” [59:23]

63  المَتِين

(Al-Mateen)

 The Firm One إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الْقُوَّةِ الْمَتِينُ

 “Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.” [51:58]

64  المُجِيب

(Al-Mujeeb)

 The Responsive إِنَّ رَبِّي قَرِيبٌ مُّجِيبٌ…

“…Indeed, my Lord is near and responsive.” [11:61]

65  المَجِيد

(Al-Majeed)

 The Glorious ذُو الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدُ

“Honorable (glorious) Owner of the Throne” [85:15]

66  المُحِيط

(Al-Muheet)

 The All Encompassing إِنَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ مُّحِيطٌ

“…Unquestionably He is, of all things, encompassing.” [41:54]

67  المُصَوِّر

(Al-Musawwir)

 The Bestower of Forms هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ

“He is Allah , the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner (bestower of forms)…” [59:24]

68  المُقْتَدِر

(Al-Muqtadir)

 The Omnipotent Iوَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ مُّقْتَدِرً

“…And Allah is ever, over all things, Perfect in Ability (Omnipotent).” [18:45]

69  المُقِيت

(Al-Muqeet)

The All Powerful Maintainer وَكَانَ اللّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ مُّقِيتًا

 “… And ever is Allah , over all things, a Keeper (Supreme Nourisher/overseer).” [4:85]

70  المَلِك

(Al-Malik)

 The King هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior…” [59:23]

71  المَلِيك

(Al-Maleek)

 The Supreme Sovereign فِي مَقْعَدِ صِدْقٍ عِندَ مَلِيكٍ مُّقْتَدِرٍ 

“In a seat of honor near a Sovereign, Perfect in Ability.” [54:55]

72  المَولَى

(Al-Mawlaa)

 The Master أَنَّ اللّهَ مَوْلاَكُمْ نِعْمَ الْمَوْلَى وَنِعْمَ النَّصِيرُ

“…Excellent is the protector (patron/master), and Excellent is the helper.” [8:40]

73  المُهَيْمِن

(Al-Muhaymin)

 The Dominant One هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer (dominant), the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior…” [59:23]

74  النَّصِير

(An-Naseer)

 The Helper أَنَّ اللّهَ مَوْلاَكُمْ نِعْمَ الْمَوْلَى وَنِعْمَ النَّصِيرُ

“…Excellent is the protector, and Excellent is the helper.” [8:40]

75  الوَاحِد

(Al-Waahid)

 The One & Only
أ ح د
هُوَ اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ

“He is Allah , the One, the Prevailing.” [39:4]

76  الوَارِث

(Al-Waarith)

 The Inheritor وَإنَّا لَنَحْنُ نُحْيِي وَنُمِيتُ وَنَحْنُ الْوَارِثُونَ

“And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.” [15:23]

77  الوَاسِع

(Al-Waasi’)

 The Vast One إِنَّ اللّهَ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ…

“…Indeed, Allah is all-Encompassing (all-prevading) and Knowing.” [2:115]

78  الوَدُود

(Al-Wadood)

 The Loving إِنَّ رَبِّي رَحِيمٌ وَدُودٌ

“…my Lord is Merciful and Affectionate (loving).” [11:90]

79  الوَكِيل

(Al-Wakeel)

 The Trustee  وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَكِيلٌ

“…and He is, over all things, Disposer of affairs (Trustee).” [39:62]

80  الوَلِيّ

(Al-Waliyy)

The Guardian

 …هُوَ الْوَلِيُّ وَهُوَ يُحْيِي المَوْتَى…

“He is the Protector (Guardian), and He gives life to the dead…” [42:9]

81  الوَهَّاب

 (Al-Wahhaab)

 The Bestower  إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

“…Indeed, You are the Bestower…” [3:8]

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  الجَمِيل

(Al-Jameel)

The Beautiful

 … إِنَّ اللَّهَ جَمِيلٌ يُحِبُّ الْجَمَالَ …

 “…Allah is Beautiful (graceful), He loves beauty (grace)…” [Muslim 91]

83

 الجَوَاد

(Al-Jawaad)

 The Munificent

 …ذَلِكَ بِأَنِّي جَوَادٌ مَاجِدٌ…

“…That is because I am the Most Generous, Majestic…” [Ibn Majah]

84  الحَكَم

 (Al-Hakam)

The Judge … إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْحَكَمُ وَإِلَيْهِ الْحُكْمُ

“Allah is Al-Hakam (the Judge) and judgment is His…” [Nasa’i 5387]

85  الحَيِّي

 (Al-Hayyiyy)

The Modest   …إِنَّ رَبَّكُمْ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى حَيِيٌّ كَرِيمٌ

 “Your Lord is munificent and generous…” [Abi Dawud 1488]

86   الرَّبّ

 (Ar-Rabb)

 The Lord and Nurturer   أَقْرَبُ مَا يَكُونُ الرَّبُّ مِنَ الْعَبْدِ فِي  جَوْفِ اللَّيْلِ الآخِرِ

“The closest that the Lord is to a worshipper is during the last part of the night…” [Tirmidhi 3579]

87  الرَّفِيق

 (Ar-Rafeeq)

The Gentle  إِنَّ اللَّهَ رَفِيقٌ يُحِبُّ الرِّفْقَ فِي الأَمْرِ كُلِّهِ

“…Allah is kind (gentle and lenient) and likes that one should be kind (gentle and lenient) in all matters…” [Bukhari 6927]

88  السُّبُّوح

 (As-Subbooh)

The Perfect   سُبُّوحٌ قُدُّوسٌ رَبُّ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ وَالرُّوحِ

“All Glorious (perfect), All Holy, Lord of the Angels and the Spirit.”[Muslim 487]

89  السَّيِّد

 (As-Sayyid)

The Lord & Master   السَّيِّدُ اللَّهُ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى

“…The lord is Allah, the Blessed and Exalted…”[Abu Dawud 4806]

90  الشَّافِي

 (Ash-Shaafee)

The Healer  اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ، اشْفِهِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي

“O Allah, the Lord of the people! Remove the trouble and heal the patient, for You are the Healer…” [Bukhari 5743]

91  الطَّيِّب

 (At-Tayyib)

The Pure One إِنَّ اللَّهَ طَيِّبٌ لاَ يَقْبَلُ إِلاَّ طَيِّبًا 

“…Allah is Good (Pure) and He therefore, accepts only that which is good (pure)…” [Muslim 1015]

92  القابِض

 (Al-Qaabid)

The Withholder إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْمُسَعِّرُ الْقَابِضُ الْبَاسِطُ الرَّزَّاقُ

“Indeed Allah is Al-Musa’ir (One who regulates the prices), Al-Qabid (the withholder – the one who seizes), Al-Basit (the expander – the one who grants increase), Ar-Razzaq (the ever providing)…” [Tirmidhi 1314]

 93  البَاسِط

 (Al-Baasit)

The Expander إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْمُسَعِّرُ الْقَابِضُ الْبَاسِطُ الرَّزَّاقُ

“Indeed Allah is Al-Musa’ir (One who regulates the prices), Al-Qabid (the withholder – the one who seizes), Al-Basit (the expander – the one who grants increase), Ar-Razzaq (the ever providing)…” [Tirmidhi 1314]

94  المُقَدِّم

 (Al-Muqaddim)

The One Who Gives Precedence

  أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ

“…You are the One who make (some people) forward (The One Who Gives Precedence) And (some) backward (The Delayer)…” [Bukhari 1120]

95  المُؤَخِّر

 (Al-Mu’akhkhir)

The Delayer

أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ

“…You are the One who make (some people) forward (The One Who Gives Precedence) And (some) backward (The Delayer)…” [Bukhari 1120]

96  المُحْسِن

 (Al-Muhsin)

The Benevolent in the hadith of Shadad ibn Au’s in al-Mujam al-Kabir (7:257) it is narrated that the prophet (pbuh) said ‘God is Mohsin so you too bring Husn in your deeds … ‘. Al-Albani considers the hadith to be authentic in his Sahih al-Jami (1824).
A number of the well-known scholars of the past including Ibn Taymiyah (in majmu’a al-fatawa 1:379) and ibn Qayyim (in madarij al-salikin, 1:418) have referred to Mohsin as a name of God. 
97  المُعْطِي

 (Al-Mu’tee)

The Giver

 …وَاللَّهُ الْمُعْطِي وَأَنَا الْقَاسِمُ…

“…Allah is Al-Mu’tee (the Giver) and I am Al-Qasim (i.e. the distributor)…” [Bukhari 3116]

98  المَنَّان

(Al-Mannaan)

The Benefactor

 …لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ وَحْدَكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ الْمَنَّانُ

“…none has the right to be worshiped but You alone, and You have no partner or associate, the Bestower (benefactor)…” [Ibn Majah 3858]

99   الوِتْر

(Al-Witr)

The One … وَهْوَ وَتْرٌ يُحِبُّ الْوَتْرَ…

“…Allah is witr (one) and loves ‘the witr’…” [Bukhari 6410]

 

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Samina is an engineer by qualification, a Quran and Arabic-language student by occupation, a photographer by eye, a writer by heart, an artist by nature and a Muslim by soul.
A mum of one is currently studying Intensive Arabic Program from Islamic Online University and running AYEINA with her sister oceans apart.

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  1. Masha’Allah very detailed, I recognise most of the names but never knew all of their meanings.
    JazakAllah khair for sharing!

  2. I love this! My daughter is learning to the names of Allah(swt) and I am too along with her as we practice. It is so important to truly understand the Almighty!

  3. Love this post! It’s such a huge reward to memorize all 99 names and Insha-Allah may Allah grant us all the ability to memorize and learn the meaning of each name. Shukran for sharing 🙂 (www.spicyfusionkitchen.com and http://www.beautywithzainy.com)

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