99 names of Allah (Al Asma Ul Husna)

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And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allâh, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do. (Surat Al-A’raf 7:180)

Allâh! Lâ ilâhla illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)! To Him belong the Best Names. (Surat Taha 20:8)

He is Allâh, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names . All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Surat Al-Hashr 59:24)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Prophet Muhammad SAW said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 50:894)

Abu Huraira reported Prophet Muhammad SAW as saying: Verily, there are ninety-nine names for Allah, i.e. hundred excepting one. He who enumerates them would get into Paradise. And Hammam has made this addition on the authority of Abu Huraira who reported it from Prophet Muhammad SAW that he said: “He is Odd (one) and loves odd number.” (Sahih Muslim 35:6476)

99 names of Allah – Meaning and Explanation

 

Name

Transliteration

Meaning

Explanation

1

الرَّحْمَنُ

Ar-Rahmaan The Beneficent He who wills goodness and mercy for all His creatures
2

الرَّحِيمُ

Ar-Raheem The Merciful He who acts with extreme kindness
3

الْمَلِكُ

Al-Malik The Eternal Lord The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection
4

الْقُدُّوسُ

Al-Quddus The Most Sacred The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries
5

السَّلاَمُ

As-Salam The Embodiment of Peace The One who is free from every imperfection.
6

الْمُؤْمِنُ

Al-Mu’min The Infuser 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
7

الْمُهَيْمِنُ

Al-Muhaymin The Preserver of Safety The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures
8

الْعَزِيزُ

Al-Aziz The Mighty One The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated
9

الْجَبَّارُ

Al-Jabbar The Omnipotent One The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed
10

الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

Al-Mutakabbir The Dominant One The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.
11

الْخَالِقُ

Al-Khaaliq The Creator The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence
12

الْبَارِئُ

Al-Baari The Evolver The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.
13

الْمُصَوِّرُ

Al-Musawwir The Flawless Shaper The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.
14

الْغَفَّارُ

Al-Ghaffaar The Great Forgiver The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
15

الْقَهَّارُ

Al-Qahhaar The All-Prevailing One The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.
16

الْوَهَّابُ

Al-Wahhab The Supreme Bestower The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.
17

الرَّزَّاقُ

Ar-Razzaq The Total Provider The Sustainer, The Provider.
18

الْفَتَّاحُ

Al-Fattah The Supreme Solver The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters.
19

اَلْعَلِيْمُ

Al-Alim The All-Knowing One The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge
20

الْقَابِضُ

Al-Qaabid The Restricting One The Constrictor, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
21

الْبَاسِطُ

Al-Baasit The Extender The Englarger, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
22

الْخَافِضُ

Al-Khaafid The Reducer The Abaser, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
23

الرَّافِعُ

Ar-Rafi The Elevating One The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
24

الْمُعِزُّ

Al-Mu’izz The Honourer-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

المُذِلُّ

Al-Muzil The Abaser The Dishonourer, The Humiliator, 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.
26

السَّمِيعُ

As-Sami’ The All-Hearer The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
27

الْبَصِيرُ

Al-Baseer 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

الْحَكَمُ

Al-Hakam The Impartial Judge The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.
29

الْعَدْلُ

Al-Adl The Embodiment of Justice The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.
30

اللَّطِيفُ

Al-Lateef The Knower of Subtleties The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.
31

الْخَبِيرُ

Al-Khabeer The All-Aware One The One who knows the truth of things.
32

الْحَلِيمُ

Al-Haleem The Clement One The Forebearing, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.
33

الْعَظِيمُ

Al-Azeem The Magnificent One The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement, and Purity from all imperfection.
34

الْغَفُورُ

Al-Ghafoor The Great Forgiver The All-Forgiving, The Forgiving, The One who forgives a lot.
35

الشَّكُورُ

Ash-Shakoor The Acknowledging One The Grateful, The Appreciative, The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.
36

الْعَلِيُّ

Al-Aliyy The Sublime One The Most High, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.
37

الْكَبِيرُ

Al-Kabeer The Great One The Most Great, The Great, The One who is greater than everything in status.
38

الْحَفِيظُ

Al-Hafiz The Guarding One The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.
39

المُقيِت

Al-Muqeet The Sustaining One The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The One who has the Power.
40

الْحسِيبُ

Al-Haseeb The Reckoning One The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.
41

الْجَلِيلُ

Al-Jaleel The Majestic One The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
42

الْكَرِيمُ

Al-Kareem The Bountiful One The Generous One, The Gracious, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
43

الرَّقِيبُ

Ar-Raqeeb The Watchful One The Watcher, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it’s meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.
44

الْمُجِيبُ

Al-Mujeeb The Responding One The Responsive, The Hearkener, The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.
45

الْوَاسِعُ

Al-Waasi’ The All-Pervading One The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.
46

الْحَكِيمُ

Al-Hakeem The Wise One The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.
47

الْوَدُودُ

Al-Wadud The Loving One The One who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. His love to His slaves is His Will to be merciful to them and praise them
48

الْمَجِيدُ

Al-Majeed The Glorious One The Most Glorious One, The One who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.
49

الْبَاعِثُ

Al-Ba’ith The Infuser of New Life The Resurrector, The Raiser (from death), The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.
50

الشَّهِيدُ

Ash-Shaheed The All Observing Witness The Witness, The One who nothing is absent from Him.
51

الْحَقُّ

Al-Haqq The Embodiment of Truth The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.
52

الْوَكِيلُ

Al-Wakeel The Universal Trustee The Trustee, The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.
53

الْقَوِيُّ

Al-Qawwiyy The Strong One The Most Strong, The Strong, The One with the complete Power
54

الْمَتِينُ

Al-Mateen The Firm One The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired.
55

الْوَلِيُّ

Al-Waliyy The Protecting Associate The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.
56

الْحَمِيدُ

Al-Hameed The Sole-Laudable One The Praiseworthy, The praised One who deserves to be praised.
57

الْمُحْصِي

Al-Muhsee The All-Enumerating One The Counter, The Reckoner, The One who the count of things are known to him.
58

الْمُبْدِئُ

Al-Mubdi The Originator The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.
59

الْمُعِيدُ

Al-Mueed The Restorer The Reproducer, The One who brings back the creatures after death
60

الْمُحْيِي

Al-Muhyi The Maintainer of life The Restorer, The Giver of Life, The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. He gives life by giving the souls back to the worn out bodies on the resurrection day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.
61

اَلْمُمِيتُ

Al-Mumeet The Inflictor of Death The Creator of Death, The Destroyer, The One who renders the living dead.
62

الْحَيُّ

Al-Hayy The Eternally Living One 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

الْقَيُّومُ

Al-Qayyoom The Self-Subsisting One The One who remains and does not end.
64

الْوَاجِدُ

Al-Waajid The Pointing One The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajd is Richness.
65

الْمَاجِدُ

Al-Maajid The All-Noble One The Glorious, He who is Most Glorious.
66

الْواحِدُ

Al-Waahid The Only One The Unique, The One, The One without a partner
67

اَلاَحَدُ

Al-Ahad The Sole One The One
68

الصَّمَدُ

As-Samad The Supreme Provider The Eternal, The Independent, The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs.
69

الْقَادِرُ

Al-Qaadir The Omnipotent One The Able, The Capable, The One attributed with Power.
70

الْمُقْتَدِرُ

Al-Muqtadir The All Authoritative One The Powerful, The Dominant, The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.
71

الْمُقَدِّمُ

Al-Muqaddim The Expediting One The Expediter, The Promoter, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
72

الْمُؤَخِّرُ

Al-Mu’akhkhir The Procrastinator The Delayer, the Retarder, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
73

الأوَّلُ

Al-Awwal The Very First The First, The One whose Existence is without a beginning.
74

الآخِرُ

Al-Akhir The Infinite Last One The Last, The One whose Existence is without an end.
75

الظَّاهِرُ

Az-Zaahir The Perceptible The Manifest, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.
76

الْبَاطِنُ

Al-Baatin The Imperceptible The Hidden, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.
77

الْوَالِي

Al-Waali The Holder of Supreme Authority The Governor, The One who owns things and manages them.
78

الْمُتَعَالِي

Al-Muta’ali The Extremely Exalted One The Most Exalted, The High Exalted, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation.
79

الْبَرُّ

Al-Barr The Fountain-Head of Truth The Source of All Goodness, The Righteous, The One who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and specified whoever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.
80

التَّوَابُ

At-Tawwaab The Ever-Acceptor of Repentance The Relenting, The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.
81

الْمُنْتَقِمُ

Al-Muntaqim The Retaliator The Avenger, The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One who destroys them.
82

العَفُوُّ

Al-Afuww The Supreme Pardoner The Forgiver, The One with wide forgiveness.
83

الرَّؤُوفُ

Ar-Ra’oof The Benign One The Compassionate, The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures.
84

مَالِكُ الْمُلْكِ

Maalik-ul-Mulk The Eternal Possessor of Sovereignty The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed.
85

ذُوالْجَلاَلِ وَالإكْرَامِ

Zul-Jalaali-wal-Ikram The Possessor of Majesty and Honour The Lord of Majesty and Bounty, The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.
86

الْمُقْسِطُ

Al-Muqsit The Just One The Equitable, The One who is Just in His judgment.
87

الْجَامِعُ

Al-Jaami’ The Assembler of Scattered Creations The Gatherer, The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment.
88

الْغَنِيُّ

Al-Ghaniyy The Self-Sufficient One The One who does not need the creation.
89

الْمُغْنِي

Al-Mughni The Bestower of Sufficiency The Enricher, The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.
90

اَلْمَانِعُ

Al-Maani’ The Preventer The Withholder.
91

الضَّارَّ

Ad-Daarr The Distressor The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.
92

النَّافِعُ

An-Naafi’ The Bestower of Benefits The Propitious, The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.
93

النُّورُ

An-Noor The Prime Light The Light, The One who guides.
94

الْهَادِي

Al-Haadi The Provider of Guidance The Guide, The One whom with His Guidance His believers were guided, and with His Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them.
95

الْبَدِيعُ

Al-Badi’ The Unique One The Incomparable, The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.
96

اَلْبَاقِي

Al-Baaqi The Ever Surviving One The Everlasting, The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.
97

الْوَارِثُ

Al-Waaris The Eternal Inheritor The Heir, The One whose Existence remains.
98

الرَّشِيدُ

Ar-Rasheed The Guide to Path of Rectitude The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guides.
99

الصَّبُورُ

As-Saboor The Extensively Enduring One The Patient, The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.

 

Table taken from: Hadith of the Day

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