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The Beautiful Names of Allah


 
No. Name Meaning Explanation

1

Allah

The Name of Allah

Allah is Al-ism Al-a'zam, the greatest name which contains all the divine attributes and is the sign of the essence and cause of all existence. Allah does not resemble in any way any of His creation. 'Allah' is Allah's name only. Nothing else can assume this name or share it. 

2

Ar-Rahman

The Compassionate

He is the One Who wills mercy and good for all creation, at all times. He pours upon all creation infinite bounties.

3

Ar-Raheem

Most Merciful

He is the source of infinite mercy and beneficence, and rewards with eternal gifts the one who used his bounties for the good.

4

Al-Malik

The Sovereign

He is the owner and ruler of the entire universe, visible and invisible, and all of creation from before the beginning and after the end.

5

Al-Quddus

The Holy One and One Who is free from all blemishes

He is the most pure one, devoid of all blemish, shortcoming, weakness, heedlessness and error.

6

As-Salaam

The Giver of Peace or One who is Immuned from all Distresses

He is the one Who saves the believing servants from all dangers, bringing them peace, blessings and security of Paradise.

7

Al-Mu'min

Giver of Peace

He is the illuminator of the Light of faith in hearts. He is the Comforter and the Protector of the ones who take refuge in Him.

8

Al-Muhaymin

The Giver of Protection

He is the Protector and the Guardian. He is the one Who sees to the growth of His creation, leading them where they are destined to go.

9

Al-A'zeez

The Mighty

He is the victorious one Whom no force can overwhelm. There is no strength in this universe that can stand before His will.

10

Al-Jabbaar

The Overpowering Lord

He is the repairer of the broken, the completer of the lacking, the One who can enforce His will without any opposition.

11

Al-Mutakabbir

The Self-Glorious

He is the greatest, Who shows His greatness in everything, on all occasions.

12

Al-Khaaliq

The Creator

He is the one Who creates from nothing, creating at the same time the states, conditions and sustenance of all that He has created. He establishes how, when and where creation will take place.

13

Al-Baari

One who gives life

He is the one Who orders His creation with perfect harmony - not only each thing within itself, but everything in accordance with everything else.

14

Al-Musawwir

Fashioner of Shapes

He is the one Who, without using any model, shapes everything in the most perfect shape.

15

Al-Ghaffaar

Exceedingly Forgiving

He is the one Who accepts repentance and forgives.

16

Al-Qahhaar

One who has control over all things

He is the ever-dominating one, Who has surrounded all His creation from without and within with His irresistable power. Nothing can escape Him.

17

Al-Wahhaab

The Giver of all things

He is the donor of all, without conditions, without limits, without asking benefits or return, giving everything to everyone, everywhere, always.

18

Ar-Razzaaq

The Sustainer and Provider

He is the Sustainer. Sustenance is needed to maintain the creation. (Both physical and spiritual sustenance.)

19

Al-Fattaah

Remover of difficulties and Giver of decisions

He is the opener and the solver, the easer of all that is locked, tied and hardened.

20

Al-A'leem

The All Knowing

He is the one Who knows all. He knows what has happened, what is happening and what will happen from the beginning to the end.

21

Al-Qaabid

The Straightener of Sustenance

He is the one Who constricts. All existence is in the power of Allah. The life on this planet is a test for us, but Allah does not test his servants above their abilities.

22

Al-Baasit

The Extender of Rizq

He is the one Who releases abundance, joy, relief and ease after difficulties. These are manifestations of His attribute Al-Baasit.

23

Al-Khaafid

He is the Abaser. The One Who Humbles and Lowers

Allah most high is the one Who raises his creatures to honour and fame and Who can cast them down to be the lowest of the low.

24

Ar-Raafi'

The Exalter

Allah most high is the one Who raises His creatures to honour and fame and who can cast them down to be the lowest of the low.

25

Al-Mu'iz

The Giver of Honour

He is the one Who honours and the one Who humiliates.

26

Al-Mudhil

The Giver of Dishonour

He is the one Who honours and the one Who humiliates.

27

As-Samii'

The All Hearing

He is the one Who hears all - that which comes from the lips, passes through the minds, is felt by the hearts, the rustling of leaves in the wind, the footsteps of ants and the atoms moving through the void.

28

Al-Baseer

The Seer or One Who Sees All Things

He is the one Who is all-seeing. He sees all that has passed, all there is and all there will be until the end of time.

29

Al-Hakam

Maker of Immutable Judgements

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30

Al-Adl

The Just

He is the absolute justice. Justice secures peace, balance, order and harmony. Allah the Just is the enemy of tyrants.

31

Al-Lateef

Most Affectionate or Knower of Innermost Secrets

He is the most delicate, fine, gentle, beautiful one, He is the one who knows the finest details of beauty. The finest of His beauties are hidden in the secrets of the beauties of the soul, wisdom, and divine light.

32

Al-Khabeer

All-Knowing

He is the one who is aware of the hidden inner occurences in everything. He is the one whose cognisance reaches the deepest, darkest, hidden corners of His kingdom, where neither human intelligence nor His angels can penetrate.

33

Al-Haleem

The Clement

He is forebearing in the punishment of the guilty. He waits, giving time to the sinner to realise his guilt and ask forgiveness in order that He may forgive him rather than punish him.

34

Al-A'dheem

The Great

He is the Greatest on the earth below And in the heavens above, in the realms where our sight cannot reach and of which our minds cannot conceive. He is the absolute and perfect greatness.

35

Al-Ghafoor

Forgiving

He is the most forgiving one. He veils our faults from the eyes of the other men, from the angels that relieves us from the suffering of continual remembrance of our faults.

36

Ash-Shakoor

Highly Grateful

He is the one who repays a good deed with a much greater reward. Thankfulness is to return good with good.

37

Al-A'li

Most High

He is the highest one. He is higher than the whole of the created universe. His nearness and fairness and His being high cannot be measured by the limits of human intellect.

38

Al-Kabeer

Most Great or Infinite

He is the greatest, whose greatness stretches from before the beginning until after the end. There is no differences for Him between the creation of an atom and the infinite-seeming universe. This is His grandeur as much as we can understand it. He is greater than that.

39

Al-Hafeedh

The Protector

He is the one who remembers all that was and all that is, keeping in His divine protection all that there will be.

40

Al-Muqeet

The Giver of Sustenance and Strength

He is the nourisher of all creation. Allah creates the nourishment of each of His creates before he creates them. No one can take away the nourishment destined for each element of the creation.

41

Al-Haseeb

The Reckoner or One Who Suffices for Everyone and Everything

He is the one who takes account of all and everything that His creation does or is subjected to.

42

Al-Jaleel

Glorious or One With an Exalted Position

He is the lord of majesty and might. His might and His greatness, His eternity bears no resemblance to any energy, matter or time.

43

Al-Kareem

Benevolent

He is the generous one. His greatest generosity is His mercy, through which He forgives when he could punish.

44

Al-Raqeeb

The Caretaker

He is the one who watches everything, always. This scrutiny of every detail in the existence of all creation is in part protective.

45

Al-Mujeeb

The Answerer of Duaas

He is the one who responds to all the needs of his servants. Allah is closer to his creatures than they are to themselves. He is not any closer to a saint than He is to you or to a mustard seed.

46

Al-Waasi'

The Lenient

He is the limitless vastness, whose knowledge, mercy, power, generosity, and all other beautiful attributes are infinite.

47

Al-Hakeem

The Wise

He is the perfectly wise, in His knowledge and in His deeds. There is no doubt or uncertainty in His knowledge, nor does it have an end.

48

Al-Wadud

Most Loving

He is the one who loves His good servants. He is the only one who is worthy of love.

49

Al-Majeed

Most Venerable

Allah most high is glorious and majestic in the whole of His creation and beyond. No hand reaches Him, no power can touch Him, yet He is closer to His servants than their own souls. His state is pure perfection. His acts are pure wisdom.

50

Al-Baai'th

The Resurrector of the Dead

He is the raiser from the dead. Allah will give life back to all creation on the day of judgement.

51

Ash-Shaheed

Omnipresent

He is the one who witnesses all that happens everywhere at all times.

52

Al-Haq

The Truth

Allah is the truth, whose being is ever unchanged.

53

Al-Wakeel

The Provident

Allah is the faithful and ultimate trustee. Men think they are able to do, but He is the one that does everything. He can replace everything in the universe, but nothing can replace Him nor can stand on it's own without being dependent on Him

54

Al-Qawi

Almighty

Allah is the most strong one, the inexhaustible. He possesses all strength. He can create a billion universes with the same ease with which He creates a blade of grass.

55

Al-Mateen

The Invincible

Allah is perfect in His strength and in His firmness. None can be saved from this strength, no force can oppose it and nothing can weaken it.

56

Al-Waliy

The Patron

Allah is the protecting friend of His servants. He eliminates their difficulties and gives them guidance, peace and success in their affairs in this world and the hereafter.

57

Al-Hameed

The Praiseworthy

Allah is the most praiseworthy, All that exist praise Allah with their tongues, with their actions, or simply by their existence. He is the only one who is worthy of devotion, respect, thankfulness and praise.

58

Al-Muhsi

The Keeper of counts

Allah is the possesser of quantitive knowledge. He sees and knows everything in its reality. He knows the number of all existence in the universe down to the number of breaths exhaled and inhaled by each of His creatures.

59

Al-Mubdi

The Originator

Allah is the originator of all. He creates without model or material.

60

Al-Mu'eed

One Who has the Power to Create Again.

Allah is the restorer of the things He has created and destroyed.

61

Al-Muhyi

The Giver of Life

Allah is giver of life to things without life. Allah is the one who has created life and who has created death, none else can do that.

62

Al-Mumeet

The Giver of Death

Allah is the creator of death. All who are alive will certainly die. Man is made of a combination of the flesh and the soul. The body is temporal, the soul is eternal.

63

Al-Haiy

The Everlasting

Allah is the perfectly alive and ever-living one. Allah is cognisant of all, and all acions are His. All that is known is within His knowledge. All existence is always comprehended in His action.

64

Al-Qayyum

The Sustainer of Life

Allah is the ever self-existing one upon whom the existence of all depends. His existence depends on none other than Himself.

65

Al-Waajid

The All-Perfect

Allah finds and obtains whatever He wishes whenever He wishes. It is even superfluous to use the word "find" because all is in His presence at all times.

66

All-Maajid

The All-Excellent and the One With Veneration

Allah is the most glorious, who shows infinite generosity and munificence to those close to Him.

67

Al-Waahid

The One

Allah is One. He has no equal, none like Him nor any partner in His essence, in His attributes, in His actions, in His orders, or in His beautiful names.

 

Al-Ahad

The One Unequalled

He is the unity in which all names, attributes and their relations to any and all are united.

68

As-Samad

Free From Want

Allah is the satisfier of all needs, and all is in need of Him. He is the sole-recourse; the only place of support where one may go to rid oneself of all trouble and to receive all that one needs through the blessings of this name.

69

Al-Qaadir

The All-Powerful

Allah is the all-powerful who does what He wills the way He wills. He created the universe by Himself, from nothing, with neither materials nor model. He said "BE" and it became.

70

Al-Muqtadir

Powerful

Allah is the one who creates all power and has total control over all power. Allah bestows power upon things on earth and in heaven, and uses them in accordance with His all-pervasive wisdom and will.

71

Al-Muqaddim

One Who Causes Advancement

Allah brings forward whomever He wills. Allah advances the chosen among His creation, bringing some above and ahead of others.

72

Al-Muakhkhir

One Who Causes Retardation

Allah is He who leaves whomever He wills behind, and delays advancement.

73

Al-Awwal

The First

Allah is the first. There is none like Him. His firstness means that there is none prior to Him, that He is self-existent, that all comes from Him and that He is the cause of all that became.

74

Al-Aakhir

The Last

Allah is the last. As He has no beginning, He has no end. He is eternal. He is the last in the sense that the circle of existence begins and ends with Him.

75

Adh-Dhaahir

The Obvious

Allah is the manifest one. Allah most high is hidden from those who seek to see by means of their senses, but He is apparent to those who seek to know Him by the wisdom and reason that Allah has bestowed upon them.

76

Al-Baatin

The Latent

Allah is the hidden one. His existence is both manifest and hidden. To truly know the creator is not possible because the knowledge, the mind, the understanding of the created one are limited.

77

Al Waali

One Who Exercises Responsibility Over All Things

Allah is the sole manager and governor of the whole creation.

78

Al-Muta'ali

Far Above the Attributes of the Entire Creation

Allah is the supreme one. His greatness grows. As He gives from His inexhaustible treasures, His riches increase. As the need of His creation increase, His bounties increase.

79

Al-Bar

The Good

Allah is the perfect doer of good. All good and bounty come from Him. He loves for His servants only good, comfort and ease.

80

At-Tawwaab

The Oft- Returning

Allah is He who constantly turns man to repentance.

81

Al-Muntaqim

One Who Takes Retribution

Allah is the great avenger. Allah punishes those who persist in revolting, raving in their unconsciousness and egotism, creating disharmony, tyrannizing Allah's servants and His creation.

82

Al-A'fuw

One Who Pardons

Allah is the forgiver, the eliminator of sins. He does not often punish the ones who deny, the ones who revolt. He accepts their recognition of their sins as repentance, He erases their sins.

83

Ar-Rauf

The Kind

Allah is all clement. In spite of His ability to see our sins, of His being just, of His being able to punish, the fact that He chooses to forgive proves His infinite mercy and clemency.

84

Maalik-ul-Mulk

Possessor Of Sovereignity

Allah is the eternal owner of His kingdom. He shares neither the ownership nor the power, government nor guardianship of the universe with anyone.

85

Dhul-Jalaal-

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Majestic and Benevolent

Allah is the Lord of Majesty and bounty. There is no perfection that does not belong to Him nor any blessing or honor that comes from other than Him. Allah is the owner of all majesty.

86

Al-Muqsit

The Just

Allah is the one who acts and distributes in justice  and fairness. How harmonious and balanced is the creation: all the beauties in heaven and earth - mountains, seas, sunsets, flowers - and also the eyes to see.

87

Al-Jaami'

The Assembler

Allah is the gatherer of whatever He wishes, wherever He wishes. Allah has gathered together within this universe spaces, galaxies - stars, earths, seas, plants and animals, things whose nature, size, shape and colour are different.

88

Al-Ghani

Free From Need

Allah is the rich one who is self-sufficient. His essence and attributes have no relationship to anything else. Someone whose existence and perfection depend on another needs to earn that existence. Only Allah needs not, neither does he need to earn.

89

Al-Mughni

Supplier of Needs to Others

Allah is the enricher. He renders whomever He wishes rich and whomever He wishes poor.

90

Al-Maani'

The Hinderer

Allah is the one who averts harm from His creation.

91

Ad-Daar

One Who can Cause Loss

Allah is the creator of the harmful and the evil as He is the creator of the good and beneficial. He has also taught us to opt for the good and escape the evil. He has given us the power of discrimination, given us a will and freedom to choose.

92

An-Naafi'

One Who Confers Benefits

Allah is the creator of good. Allah has created man as the best of His creation and He has bestowed upon him gifts which render him unique and superior to the rest of creation.

93

An-Nur

The Light

Allah is the light that is shed upon the whole creation, making it apparent. That light is the light that brought existence out of the darkness of non-existence.

94

Al-Haadiy

One Who Gives Guidance

Allah is the one who creates guidance, leading His servants to good, beneficence and the satisfaction of their needs.

95

Al-Badi'

The Deviser

Allah is the Originator of the creation, having created it without model or material. He does not need previous knowledge to think, to first investigate, to figure things out. Everything He creates is a wonder since He originated it from nothing.

96

Al Baaqiy

the Eternal

Allah is the everlasting one whose existence in the future is forever. He has neither beginning nor end. The creation will end, and time with it. But Allah the everlasting one will still exist.

97

Al-Waarith

The Supporter of All or One Who Remains Alive Even After Everyone or Everything Dies

Allah is the ultimate inheritor, to whom everything is left after its temporal possessors are gone. It is He who exists after all existence disappears, it is He to whom all existence returns.

98

Ar-Rasheed

One Who Guides Along the Path of Virtue or One Who Loves Virtue and Piety.

Allah is the righteous teacher who ordains righteousness for all creatures. In His wisdom He leads all matters to their finalty in a perfect way and order.

99

As-Sabur

Most Forebearing

Allah is the most patient one. In His creation as in His actions, in His dealings with His creation, nothing is either bigger or smaller, better or worse, earlier or later than it is determined for it to be.

       

O Allah, for the sake of your Beautiful Names and for the sake of the ones on whom your Beautiful Names are manifest, lead us on their path. Let us see your attributes everywhere without, and cleanse the mirror of our hearts that perchance we may see your beauty reflected within.' Ameen.

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