99 Beautiful Names of Allah

Although the proper name of God is Allah, we know Him generally through His attributes. These attributes describe the various powers God possesses and are in fact His manifestations. God’s attributes are innumerable since human intellect cannot possibly comprehend every aspect of the Supreme Being. In the Holy Quran and Hadith we are taught 99 attributes of God which are given below in alphabetical order. These are also known as al Asmaul Husna or “the Most Excellent Names”.

” al Adl, The Just
” al Ahad, The One
” al Ali, The High
” al Awwal, The First
” al Azeez, The Mighty
” al Ba’ith, The Resurrector
” al Bari, The Originator
” al Baseer, The All Seeing
” al Batin, The Hidden
” Dhul Jalale walIkram, The Lord of Majesty and Bounty
” al Ghaffar, The All forgiving
” al Hadi, The Guide
” al Hakam, The Judge
” al Afu. The Pardoner
” al Akhir, The Last
” al Aleem, The Knowing
” al Azeem, The Great
” al Badi, The Incomparable
” al Baqi, The Everlasting
” al Barr, The Benign
” al Basit, The Expander
” ad Dhar, The Distresser
” al Fattah, The Opener
” al Ghaffar, The Forgiver
” al Ghanee, The Self Sufficient
” al Hafeez, The Preserver
” al Hakeem, The Wise
” al Haleem, The Forbearing
” al Haqq, The True
” al Hayy, The Living
” al Jaleel, The Sublime
” al Kabeer, The Great
” al Khabeer, The All-Knowing
” al Khaliq, The Creator
” al Majeed, The Glorious
” al Malik, The Sovereign
” Malik ul Mulk, The Owner of Sovereignty
” al Mubdi, The Originator
” al Muhaymin, The Protector
” al Muhyi, The Giver of Life
” al Mu’izz, The Honourer
” al Mumin, The Guardian of Faith
” al Muqaddim, The Expediter
” al Muqsit, The Just
” al Musawwir, The Fashioner
” al Mutakabbir, The Majestic
” an Nafi, The Propitious
” al Qabid, The Constrictor
” al Qahhar, The Subduer
” al Qayyum, The Self Subsisting
” ar Rafe The Exalter
” ar Rahman, The Most Gracious
” ar Rasheed, The Guide to the Right Path
” as Sabur, The Patient
” as Samad, The Eternal
” ash Shaheed, The Witness
” al Tawwab, The Oft Returning
” al Wahhab, The Bestower
” al Wajid, The Finder
” al Walee, The Friend
” al Warith, The Inheritor
” al Zahir, The Manifest
” al Hameed, The Praiseworthy
” al Haseeb, The Reckoner
” al Jabbar, The Compeller
” al Jame, The Gatherer
” al Kareem, The Generous
” al Khalid, The Abaser
” al Lateef, The Subtle One
” al Majid, The Noble
” al Mani, The Preventer
” al Mateen, The Firm
” al Mu’akhir, The Postponer
” al Mughni, The Enricher
” al Muhsi, The Reckoner
” al Mueed, The Restorer
” al Mujeeb, The Responser
” al Mumeet, The Giver of Death
” al Muntaqim, The Avenger
” al Muqeet, The Sustainor
” al Muqtadir, The Powerful
” al Muta’li, The Most Exalted
” al Muzill, The Abaser
” an Nur, The Light
” al Qadir, The Powerful
” al Qawi, The Strong
” al Quddus, The Holy
” ar Raheem, The Ever Merciful
” ar Raqeeb, The Watchful
” ar Rauf The Compassionate
” ar Razzaaq, The Provider
” as Salam, The Source of Peace
” as Samee, The All Hearing
” ash Shakur, The Appreciator
” al Wadud, The Loving
” al Wahid, The Unique
” al Wakeel, The Trustee
” al Wa’li, The Governor
” al Wasi, The All Embracing

Some attributes of God are mentioned in Ayat al Kursi, the 256th verse of Surah al Baqarah This verse is commonly considered to be the noblest verse of the Holy Quran and was called the loftiest verse by the Prophet Muhammad:

Allah there is no god but He, the Living, the Self
Subsisting, Eternal.
Slumber seizes Him not, nor sleep.
To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth
Who is there who can intercede with Him without His
permission?
He knows what is apparent and what is hidden.
And they encompass nothing of His knowledge except what
He pleases.
His throne extends over the heavens and the earth; and the
care of them tires Him not.
He is the Most High, the Supreme. (2:256)

Similarly, the first seven verses of Surah al Hadid, the 57th Chapter of the Holy Quran, present a very clear and concise view of the Islamic concept of God:

All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies God,
He is the Mighty, the Wise.
His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth;
He gives life and He causes death;
And He has power over all things.
He is the First and the Last, the Manifest and the Hidden;
And He has full knowledge of all things.
He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six periods,
Then He settled Himself upon the Throne.
He knows what enters the earth, and what comes out of it,
And what descends from heaven and what goes up into it.
And He is with you wherever you may be;
And God sees all that you do.
His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth;
And to Him are all affairs referred.
He causes the night to pass into the day,
And He causes the day to pass into the night.
And He knows well all that is in the hearts. (57:2 7)

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