Showing posts with label 99 Names. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 99 Names. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What Are the 99 Names of Allah?

The Qur’an commands Muslims to call on Allah by his “most beautiful names”:

Qur’an 7:180—The Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah: So call on Him by them; But shun such men as use profanity in His names: For what they do, they will soon be requited.

In the Hadith, Muhammad says that there are 99 names of Allah, and that anyone who memorizes the list of names will be awarded paradise:

Sahih Muslim 6475—Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger 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.

However, there are more than 99 names of Allah found in the Qur’an and the Hadith, and Muhammad never delivered an official list to his followers. This makes it impossible to know which specific names are included among the 99 names. Yet there is general agreement among Muslims concerning most of Allah’s names. Hence, compilations of the 99 names of Allah will agree on the vast majority of the following epithets.



Arabic
Transliteration
English
Meaning
Sample
Verse
1
Ar-Rahman
“The Gracious”
1:1
2
Ar-Rahim
“The Merciful”
1:1
3
Al-Malik
“The King”
59:23
4
Al-Quddus
“The Holy”
59:23
5
As-Salam
“The Peace”
59:23
6
Al-Mu’min
“The One Who Gives Security”
59:23
7
Al-Muhaymin
“The Protector”
59:23
8
Al-Aziz
“The Mighty”
59:23
9
Al-Jabbar
“The Compeller”
59:23
10
Al-Mutakabbir
“The Majestic”
59:23
11
Al-Khaliq
“The Creator”
59:24
12
Al-Bari
“The Maker”
59:24
13
Al-Musawwir
“The Shaper”
59:24
14
Al-Ghaffar
“The Forgiver”
20:82
15
Al-Qahhar
“The One Who Subdues”
12:39
16
Al-Wahhab
“The One Who Bestows”
3:8
17
Ar-Razzaq
“The Provider”
51:58
18
Al-Fattah
“The Opener”
34:26
19
Al-Alim
“The Knowing”
2:158
20
Al-Qabid
“The Withholder”
2:245
21
Al-Basit
“The Expander”
2:245
22
Al-Khafid
“The One Who Abases”
56:3
23
Ar-Rafi
“The One Who Exalts”
58:11
24
Al-Mu’izz
“The One Who Gives Honor”
3:26
25
Al-Mudill
“The One Who Humiliates”
3:26
26
As-Sami
“The Hearing”
2:127
27
Al-Basir
“The Seeing”
4:58
28
Al-Hakam
“The Judge”
22:69
29
Al-Adl
“The Just”
6:115
30
Al-Latif
“The Subtle”
6:103
31
Al-Khabir
“The Aware”
6:18
32
Al-Halim
“The Forbearing”
2:235
33
Al-Azim
“The Incomparably Great”
2:255
34
Al-Ghafur
“The Forgiving”
2:173
35
As-Shakur
“The Appreciative”
35:30
36
Al-Ali
“The Highest”
4:34
37
Al-Kabir
“The Great”
13:9
38
Al-Hafiz
“The Preserver”
11:57
39
Al-Muqit
“The Sustainer”
4:85
40
Al-Hasib
“The One Who Brings Judgment”
4:86
41
Al-Jalil
“The Sublime”
55:27
42
Al-Karim
“The Generous”
27:40
43
Ar-Raqib
“The Watchful”
4:1
44
Al-Mujib
“The Responsive”
11:61
45
Al-Wasi
“The Boundless”
2:268
46
Al-Hakim
“The Wise”
31:27
47
Al-Wadud
“The Loving”
11:90
48
Al-Majid
“The Glorious”
11:73
49
Al-Ba’ith
“The One Who Resurrects”
22:7
50
As-Shahid
“The Witness”
4:166
51
Al-Haqq
“The Truth”
6:62
52
Al-Wakil
“The Advocate”
3:173
53
Al-Qawwi
“The Strong”
22:40
54
Al-Matin
“The Firm”
51:58
55
Al-Wali
“The Friend”
4:45
56
Al-Hamid
“The Praiseworthy”
14:8
57
Al-Muhsi
“The Reckoner”
72:28
58
Al-Mubdi
“The Originator”
10:34
59
Al-Mu’id
“The Restorer”
10:34
60
Al-Muhyi
“The Giver of Life”
7:158
61
Al-Mumit
“The Bringer of Death”
7:158
62
Al-Hayy
“The Living”
2:255
63
Al-Qayyum
“The Subsisting”
2:255
64
Al-Wajid
“The Finder”
38:44
65
Al-Majid
“The Noble”
85:15
66
Al-Wahid
“The One”
2:163
67
Al-Ahad
“The Indivisible”
112:1
68
As-Samad
“The Eternal”
112:1
69
Al-Qadir
“The Able”
6:65
70
Al-Muqtadir
“The Determiner”
18:45
71
Al-Muqaddim
“The Expediter”
16:61
72
Al-Mu’akhkhir
“The Delayer”
71:4
73
Al-Awwal
“The First”
57:3
74
Al-Akhir
“The Last”
57:3
75
Az-Zahir
“The Manifest”
57:3
76
Al-Batin
“The Hidden”
57:3
77
Al-Wali
“The Patron”
13:11
78
Al-Muta’ali
“The Exalted”
13:9
79
Al-Barr
“The Beneficent”
52:28
80
At-Tawwab
“The Relenting”
2:128
81
Al-Muntaqim
“The Avenger”
32:22
82
Al-Afu
“The Pardoner”
4:99
83
Ar-Ra’uf
“The Kind”
3:30
84
Malik-ul-Mulk
“The Owner of the Kingdom”
3:26
85
Dhul-Jalali-
wal-ikram
“The Lord of
Majesty”
55:27
86
Al-Muqsit
“The Equitable”
7:29
87
Al-Jami
“The Gatherer”
3:9
88
Al-Ghani
“The Rich”
3:97
89
Al-Mughni
“The Enricher”
9:28
90
Al-Mani
“The Defender”
67:21
91
Ad-Darr
“The Afflicter”
6:17
92
An-Nafi
“The Benefactor”
30:37
93
An-Nur
“The Light”
24:35
94
Al-Hadi
“The Way”
22:54
95
Al-Badi
“The Incomparable”
2:117
96
Al-Baqi
“The Everlasting”
55:27
97
Al-Warith
“The Inheritor”
15:23
98
Ar-Rashid
“The Guide”
2:256
99
As-Sabur
“The Patient”
2:153

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