Allahís Names

 

Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93, Number 489: Narrated Abu Huraira:†† Allah's Apostle said, "Allah has ninety-nine Names, one-hundred less one; and he who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise." To count something means to know it by heart.

 

Allah, the Exalted, ordered that He should be remembered a lot. Describing the wise men and women who ponder His signs, the Qur'an mentions, "those who remember Allah standing, sitting and on their sides,'' Qur'an 3.191 and "those men and women who engage much in Allah's praise. For them has Allah prepared forgiveness and a great reward.'' Qur'an 33.35 Mujahid explained, "A person cannot be one of 'those men and women who remember Allah much' as mentioned in the above verse of the Qur'an, unless he or she remembers Allah at all times, standing, sitting, or lying in bed."

 

Say: "Invoke God, or invoke the Most Gracious: by whichever name you invoke Him, He is always the One -- for His are all the attributes of perfection."† Al Isra 17:110

 

Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93, Number 489:† Narrated Abu Huraira:†† Allah's Apostle said, "Allah has ninety-nine Names, one-hundred less one; and he who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise." To count something means to know it by heart.

 

References: ††††††† http://www.godnames.org/godnames.php?f=godnames_01_08#1

† †††††††††††† †††††††††††††† http://www.jannah.org/articles/names.html

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† http://www.sufism.org/society/asma/index.html

 

 

Allah

He is the One and Only Deity, the One Who is Worshipped and the One Who deserves to be worshipped by the whole of His creation due to the Perfect Godly Attributes that He is described with.

Allah! There is none worthy of worship but He. (2:255)

 

Ar-Rahmaan

 

The All-Compassionate, The Beneficent, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter.

 

Verily, we used to invoke Him Alone before. Verily He is the Generous, the Most Merciful. (52:28)

 

The Most Gracious has imparted this Qur'an unto man. (55:1)

 

 

Ar-Raheem

 

The Most Merciful; The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers

"My Mercy encompasses all things and I shall decree it for those who have taqwaa." (7:156)

 

Al-Malik

 

The King, The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection

He is described with the Attribute of The Master and Owner. These are Attributes of Grandeur, Majesty, Omnipotence and Regulation of the affairs of creation. The One Who directs all of the affairs to do with creation, command and recompense. To Him belongs the whole of Creation, all of it is subservient, owned and in continuous need of Him.

 

 

"Say: O Allah! Owner of the dominion, You give the kingdom to whom You will and You take the kingdom from whom You will. You endue with honor whom You will and You humiliate whom You will. In your Hand is the good. Indeed You are Able to do all things." (3:26)

 

Al Barr

He is the One and Only Deity, the One Who is Worshipped and the One Who deserves to be worshipped by the whole of His creation due to the Perfect Godly Attributes that He is described with.

Allah! There is none worthy of worship but He. (2:255)

Al-Wakeel

The One Who has the responsibility to dispose the affairs of the creation in accordance with His Knowledge, perfect Power and all-encompassing Wisdom. The One who looks after His friends and makes the good easy for them, preserves them from the evil and suffices for them in all of their affairs. Therefore the one who takes Him as One to be relied upon, He suffices him.

 

"Such is Allah your Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Creator of all things. So worship Him Alone, and He is the Disposer of all affairs." (6:102)

 

"And put your trust in Allah, and Allah is Sufficient as a Disposer of Affairs." (39:62)

 

Ya-Hayyu

 

The Ever Living One;

God -- there is no deity save Him, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsistent Fount of All Being!
(Al-Imran 3:1)

 

Ya-Qayyuum

 

The Sustainer; The Self-Existing;

God -- there is no deity save Him, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsistent Fount of all Being!
(Al 'Imran 3:2)

 

An-Noor

The Light of the heavens and the earth, the One Who illuminates the hearts with knowledge of Him, faith in Him and His guidance. He is the One Who has lighted the heavens and the earth with lights that He has placed therein. His veil is light and were He to uncover it then the Face of the Glorious would burn everything from the creation that His Sight fell upon.

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. (24:35)

Al-Jabbar

The Compeller;

And they prayed to God that the truth be made to triumph.(Ibrahim 14:15)

Al-Jabbar; 3K

Ya-Halim

The Forebearing;

A kind word and the veiling of another's want
is better than a charitable deed followed by hurt;† and God is self-sufficient, forbearing.
(Al-Baqarah 2:263)

Al-Halim; 3K

Al Quddus

The Holy, The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries.

 

And We vouchsafed unto Jesus, the son of Mary, all evidence of the truth, and strengthened him with holy inspiration. Bakarah 2:252

Al-Quddus; 3K

Ya-Salaam

 

The Source of Peace, The One who is free from every imperfection

 

And know that God invites man unto the abode of peace, and guides him that wills to be guided onto a straight way. Yunus 10:25

As-Salam; 3K

Al Muímin

 

Guardian of Faith, 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.

 

O you who have attained to faith!
Remember God with unceasing remembrance,
and extol His limitless glory from morn to evening. He it is who bestows His blessings upon you, with His angels echoing Him,
so that He might take you out of the depths of darkness into the light. Al-Ahzab 33:41

 

Al-Mumin; 3K

Al Muhaimin

The Protector, The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures.

 

Unto thee O Prophet have We vouchsafed this divine writ, setting forth the truth, confirming the truth of whatever there still remains of earlier revelations and determining what is true therein.† Judge, then, between the followers of earlier revelation in accordance with what God has bestowed from on high, and do not follow their errant views,† forsaking the truth that has come unto thee.† Al-Ma'idah 5:48

Al-Muhaymin; 3K