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99 Names of Allah

AN EXPLANATION OF THE PERFECT NAMES AND ATTRIBUTES OF ALLAH

It is not possible to perfectly translate the 99 names of Allah from their original Arabic into English. However, here are some fairly close explanations.

"He is Allah the Creator, the Originator, The Fashioner, to Him belong the most beautiful names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, do declare His praises and Glory. And He is the Exalted in Might, The Wise. (Quran 59:24)

"The most beautiful names belong to Allah so call on Him by them;..." (Quran 7:180)

1. Allah

  • Allah, He who has the Godhood which is the power to create the entities.
  • 2. Ar-Rahmaan
  • The 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.
  • 3. Ar-Raheem
  • The Merciful, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers.
  • 4. Al-Malik
  • The King, The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection.
  • 5. Al-Quddoos
  • The Holy, The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries.
  • 6. As-Salaam
  • The Source of Peace, The One who is free from every imperfection.
  • 7. Al-Mu'min
  • 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.
  • 8. Al-Muhaimin
  • The Protector, The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures.
  • 9. Al-^Azeez
  • The Mighty, The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated.
  • 10. Al-Jabbaar
  • The Compeller, The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed.
  • 11. Al-Mutakabbir
  • The Majestic, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.
  • 12. Al-Khaaliq
  • The Creator, The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence.
  • 13. Al-Bari'
  • The Evolver, The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.
  • 14. Al-Musawwir
  • The Fashioner, The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.
  • 15. Al-Ghaffaar
  • The Great Forgiver, The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
  • 16. Al-Qahhaar
  • The Subduer, The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.
  • 17. Al-Wahhaab
  • The Bestower, The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.
  • 18. Al-Razzaaq
  • The Sustainer, The Provider.
  • 19. Al-Fattaah
  • The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldy and religious matters.
  • 20. Al-^Aleem
  • The All-knowing, The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge.
  • 21. Al-Qaabid
  • The Constricter, The Retainer, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
  • 22. Al-Baasit
  • The Expander, The Englarger, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
  • 23. Al-Khaafid
  • The Abaser, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
  • 24. Ar-Raafi^
  • The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
  • 25. Al-Mu^iz
  • The Honorer, 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. Al-Muthil
  • The Dishonorer, 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.
  • 27. As-Samee^
  • The All-Hearing, The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
  • 28. Al-Baseer
  • The All-Seeing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
  • 29. Al-Hakam
  • The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.
  • 30. Al-^Adl
  • The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.
  • 31. Al-Lateef
  • The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.
  • 32. Al-Khabeer
  • The Aware, The One who knows the truth of things.
  • 33. Al-Haleem
  • The Forebearing, The Clement, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.
  • 34. Al-^Azeem
  • The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement,and Purity from all imperfection.
  • 35. Al-Ghafoor
  • The All-Forgiving, The Forgiving, The One who forgives a lot.
  • 36. Ash-Shakoor
  • The Grateful, The Appreciative, The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.
  • 37. Al-^Aliyy
  • The Most High, The Sublime, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.
  • 38. Al-Kabeer
  • The Most Great, The Great, The One who is greater than everything in status.
  • 39. Al-Hafeez
  • The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.
  • 40. Al-Muqeet
  • The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The Sustainer, The One who has the Power.
  • 41. Al-Haseeb
  • The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.
  • 42. Aj-Jaleel
  • The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
  • 43. Al-Kareem
  • The Generous One, The Bountiful, The Gracious, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
  • 44. Ar-Raqeeb
  • The Watcher, The Watchful, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it's meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.
  • 45. Al-Mujeeb
  • 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.
  • 46. Al-Wasi^
  • The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.
  • 47. Al-Hakeem
  • The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.
  • 48. Al-Wadood
  • The Loving, 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:Hence it's meaning is related to the attributes of the Will and Kalam (His attribute with which He orders and forbids and spoke to Muhammad and Musa -peace be upon them- . It is not a sound nor a language nor a letter.).
  • 49. Al-Majeed
  • The Most Glorious One, The Glorious, The One who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.
  • 50. Al-Ba^ith
  • The Reserrector, The Raiser (from death), The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.
  • 51. Ash-Shaheed
  • The Witness, The One who nothing is absent from Him.
  • 52. Al-Haqq
  • The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.
  • 53. Al-Wakeel
  • The Trustee, The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.
  • 54. Al-Qawiyy
  • The Most Strong, The Strong, The One with the complete Power.
  • 55. Al-Mateen
  • The Firm One, The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired.
  • 56. Al-Waliyy
  • The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.
  • 57. Al-Hameed
  • The Praiseworthy, The praised One who deserves to be praised.
  • 58. Al-Muhsee
  • The Counter, The Reckoner, The One who the count of things are known to him.
  • 59. Al-Mubdi'
  • The Originator, The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.
  • 60. Al-Mu^eed
  • The Reproducer, The One who brings back the creatures after death.
  • 61. Al-Muhyi
  • 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.
  • 62. Al-Mumeet
  • The Creator of Death, The Destroyer, The One who renders the living dead.
  • 63. Al-Hayy
  • 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.
  • 64. Al-Qayyoom
  • The Self-Subsisting, The One who remains and does not end.
  • 65. Al-Waajid
  • The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajd is Richness.
  • 66. Al-Waahid
  • The Unique, The One, The One without a partner.
  • 67. Al-Ahad
  • The One.
  • 68. As-Samad
  • The Eternal, The Independent, The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs.
  • 69. Al-Qaadir
  • The Able, The Capable, The One attributed with Power.
  • 70. Al-Muqtadir
  • The Powerful, The Dominant, The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.
  • 71. Al-Muqaddim
  • 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. Al-Mu'akh-khir
  • 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. Al-'Awwal
  • The First, The One whose Existence is without a beginning.
  • 74. Al-'Akhir
  • The Last, The One whose Existence is without an end.
  • 75. Az-Zaahir
  • 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. Al-Baatin
  • 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. Al-Walee
  • The Governor, The One who owns things and manages them.
  • 78. Al-Muta^ali
  • The Most Exalted, The High Exalted, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation.
  • 79. Al-Barr
  • 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. At-Tawwaab
  • The Acceptor of Repentance, The Relenting, The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.
  • 81. Al-Muntaqim
  • 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. Al-^Afuww
  • The Pardoner, The Forgiver, The One with wide forgiveness.
  • 83. Ar-Ra'uf
  • The Compassionate, The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures.
  • 84. Malik Al-Mulk
  • The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty, The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed.
  • 85. Thul-Jalali wal-Ikram
  • The Lord of Majesty and Bounty, The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.
  • 86. Al-Muqsit
  • The Equitable, The One who is Just in His judgment.
  • 87. Aj-Jaami^
  • The Gatherer, The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment.
  • 88. Al-Ghaniyy
  • The Self-Sufficient, The One who does not need the creation.
  • 89. Al-Mughni
  • The Enricher, The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.
  • 90. Al-Maani^
  • The Preventer, The Withholder.
  • 91. Ad-Daarr
  • The Distresser, The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.
  • 92. An-Nafi^
  • The Propitious, The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.
  • 93. An-Noor
  • The Light, The One who guides.
  • 94. Al-Haadi
  • The Guide, The One whom with His Guidance His belivers 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. Al-Badi^
  • The Incomparable, The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.
  • 96. Al-Baaqi
  • The Everlasting, The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.
  • 97. Al-Waarith
  • The Supreme Inheritor, The Heir, The One whose Existence remains.
  • 98. Ar-Rasheed
  • The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guides.
  • 99. As-Saboor
  • The Patient, The One who does not quickly punish the sinners. "...There is nothing whatever like unto Him, and He is the One that hears and sees (all things). Qur'an [42:11]

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    1 Al-Muntaqim

    المنتقم

      The Avenger
    2 Al-Adl

    العدل

      The Utterly Just
    3 Al-Afuw

    العفو

      The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins
    4 Al-Ahad

    الاحد

      The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible
    5 Al-Akhir

    الآخر

      The Last
    6 Al-Aleem

    العلیم

      The All Knowing, The Omniscient
    7 Al-Ali

    العلی

      The Sublimely Exalted
    8 Al-Awwal

    الاول

      The First
    9 Al-Azeem

    العظیم

      The Magnificent, The Infinite
    10 Al-Aziz

    العزیز

      The Almighty, The Self Sufficient
    11 Al-Badi

    البدیع

      The Incomparable, The Originator
    12 Al-Bais

    الباعث

      The Raiser of The Dead
    13 Al-Baqi

    الباقی

      The Ever Enduring and Immutable
    14 Al-Bari

    الباری

      The Rightfull
    15 Al-Barr

    البر

      The Most Kind and Righteous
    16 Al-Baseer

    البصیر

      The All Seeing
    17 Al-Basit

    الباسط

      The Expander, The Munificent
    18 Al-Batin

    الباطن

      The Hidden, The All Encompassing
    19 Al-Fattah

    الفتاح

      The Opener, The Victory Giver
    20 Al-Ghaffar

    الغفار

      The Ever Forgiving
    21 Al-Ghafoor

    الغفور

      The All Forgiving
    22 Al-Ghani

    الغنی

      The All Rich, The Independent
    23 Al-Hadi

    الھادی

      The Guide
    24 Al-Haee

    الحی

      The Ever Living
    25 Al-Hafeez

    الحفیظ

      The Preserver
    26 Al-Hakam

    الحکم

      The Judge, The Arbitrator
    27 Al-Hakeem

    الحکیم

      The Wise
    28 Al-Halim

    الحلیم

      The Forbearing, The Indulgent
    29 Al-Hamid

    الحمید

      The All Praiseworthy
    30 Al-Haqq

    الحق

      The Truth, The Real
    31 Al-Hasib

    الحسیب

      The Reckoner
    32 Al-Jaame

    الجامع

      The Gatherer, The Unifier
    33 Al-Jabbar

    الجبار

      The Powerful, The Irresistible
    34 Al-Jalil

    الجلیل

      The Majestic
    35 Al-Kabeer

    الکبیر

      The Great
    36 Al-Kareem

    الکریم

      The Bountiful, The Generous
    37 Al-Khabeer

    الخبیر

      The All Aware
    38 Al-Khafiz

    الخافض

      The Abaser
    39 Al-Khaliq

    الخالق

      The Creator
    40 Al-Lateef

    اللطیف

      The Subtly Kind
    41 Al-Maani

    المانع

      The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender
    42 Al-Majeed

    المجید

      The All Glorious
    43 Al-Majid

    الماجد

      The Illustrious, The Magnificent
    44 Al-Malik

    المالک

      The King, The Sovereign
    45 Al-Mateen

    المتین

      The Firm, The Steadfast
    46 Al-Muakhir

    المٶخر

      The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
    47 Al-Mubdi

    المبدی

      The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of All
    48 Al-Mueed

    المعید

      The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
    49 Al-Mughni

    المغنی

      The Enricher, The Emancipator
    50 Al-Muhaymin

    المھیمن

      The Guardian, The Preserver
    51 Al-Muhsi

    المحصی

      The Accounter, The Numberer of All
    52 Al-Muhyee

    المحیی

      The Giver of Life
    53 Al-Muiz

    المعز

      The Giver of Honour
    54 Al-Mujeeb

    المجیب

      The Responsive, The Answerer
    55 Al-Mumeet

    الممیت

      The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer
    56 Al-Mumin

    المٶمن

      The Guarantor
    57 Al-Muqaddim

    المقدم

      The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
    58 Al-Muqeet

    المقیت

      The Nourisher
    59 Al-Muqsit

    المقسط

      The Equitable, The Requiter
    60 Al-Muqtadir

    المقتدر

      The All Determiner, The Dominant
    61 Al-Musawwir

    المصور

      The Fashioner of Forms
    62 Al-Mutaali

    المتعلی

      The Self Exalted
    63 Al-Mutakabbir

    المتکبر

      The Tremendous
    64 Al-Muzill

    المذل

      The Giver of Dishonour
    65 Al-Qabiz

    القابض

      The Restrainer, The Straightener
    66 Al-Qadir

    القادر

      The All Able
    67 Al-Qahhar

    القھار

     

    The All Compelling Subduer
    68 Al-Qawi

    القوی

      The Strong
    69 Al-Qayoom

    القیوم

      The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All
    70 Al-Quddus

    القدوس

      The Most Holy
    71 Al-Waali

    الوالی

      The Patron
    72 Al-Waase

    الواسع

      The Vast, The All Encompassing
    73 Al-Wadood

    الودود

      The Loving, The Kind One
    74 Al-Wahhab

    الوھاب

      The Bestower
    75 Al-Wahid

    الواحد

      The One, The Unique, Manifestation of Unity
    76 Al-Wajid

    الواجد

      The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
    77 Al-Wakeel

    الوکیل

      The Trustee, The Dependable
    78 Al-Wali

    الولی

      The Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper
    79 Al-Waris

    الوارث

      The Heir, The Inheritor of All
    80 An-Nafi

    النافع

      The Propitious, The Benefactor
    81 An-Noor

    النور

      The Light
    82 Ar-Raafe

    الرافع

      The Exalter
    83 Ar-Rahim

    الرحیم

      The Most Merciful
    84 Ar-Rahman

    الرحمٰن

      The All Beneficent
    85 Ar-Raoof

    الرٶوف

      The Compassionate, The All Pitying
    86 Ar-Raqeeb

    الرقیب

      The Watchful
    87 Ar-Rasheed

    الرشید

      The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower
    88 Ar-Razzaq

    الرزاق

      The Ever Providing
    89 As-Saboor

    الصبور

      The Patient, The Timeless.
    90 As-Salaam

    السلام

      The Peace and Blessing
    91 As-Samad

    الصمد

      The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable, The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting
    92 As-Sami

    السمیع

      The All Hearing
    93 Ash-Shaheed

    الشھید

      The Witness
    94 Ash-Shakur

    الشکور

      The Grateful
    95 At-Tawwab

    التواب

      The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting
    96 Az-Zaar

    الضار

      The Distressor, The Harmer (This attribute can only be found in hadith)
    97 Az-Zahir

    الظاھر

      The Manifest, The All Victorious
    98 Malik-ul-Mulk

    مالک الملک

      The Owner of All Sovereignty
    99 Zul-Jalali wal-Ikram

    ذوالجلال والاکرام

     
    The Lord of
     
     
     
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