Sufic Introduction to the 99 attributes of Names of Allah and especially that of Ya Latif.

By Muhammad Sajad Ali –webmaster –www.deenislam.co.uk 10th Dec 2009 And Allah's 99 Divine Attributes and extra Attributes taken from Quran and Hadith. The Meanings and Benefits of the Beautiful Ninety-Nine of Allah with sufi text. Collected Muhammad Sajad Ali By webmaster –www.deenislam.co.uk 10th Dec 2009

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Sufic Introduction to the 99 attributes of Names of Allah and especially that of Ya Latif By Muhammad Sajad Ali The Mystery of the Supreme Being Allah ......................................................................................................... 2 The Divine Attributes And Qualities of Allah .................................................................................................. 3 The Permanent Attributes Of Allah. ................................................................................................................. 4 One of the 99 beautiful names of Allah: Ya Latif ......................................................................................... 4 Numerical value-Abjad and Al-Latif –The Subtle .......................................................................................... 7 Example of Abjad from Alah‘s Name Al-Latif –The Subtle 129 times ....................................................... 8 How is Al-Latif - The Subtle used in a Wird: ................................................................................................... 8 Scientific proof supporting the effect dhikr has on the human brain- as a Wird. .................................... 9 Brain increases through meditation................................................................................................................ 10 The Spiritual Hajj to the Heart is Love and Knowing Allah through Love ................................................ 11 The secrets of Allah's Mercy in forgiving sins though Hardship/Tribulations .......................................... 13 Also Every person has a personal Ismul-'A'zam too. .................................................................................. 14 Scientific lessons about Dhikr and spiritual stagnation slow death of the heart. .................................. 15 Scientifically positive words, prayers & thoughts over water affects our molecular structure. ........ 15 Every day 70,000 Khawatir (thoughts) pass through the heart .................................................................. 17 Two Table Matrixes – first table based on Al-Hakim Al-Tirmidhi and the second Table Matrix is based on Shaykh 'Abd Al-Qadir Jilani about the full 7 levels of the Heart and soul. ......................................... 21 Table Matrix - The Four Spiritual Hearts-'A Sufi Work on the Stations of the Heart' ............................. 21 Table Matrix- of the Levels of 7 Nafs/Souls, 7 colours and Attributes and the 7 subtle-Latifah This Matrix table based on Shaykh Abdal-Qadir Jilani ......................................................................................... 22 The 28 Letters and their Numerical-( Abjad Value) correspondences - ................................................... 23 99 Names Of Allah with Abjad Value and Names Of Angels to call on, as well as the corresponding Four elements (earth, air, water, and fire) in nature ................................................................................ 23

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Bismillah The exalted Creator is said to have (3,000) names. 1,000 are known only to the Angels. 1,000 only the Prophets know. 300 in the Torah, 300 hundred in the Psalms, 300 hundred in the Gospel, 99 in the Holy Qur'an. One name is kept secret by the Almighty Lord. This is called Ismul-' A'zam the Supreme Name, to signify that one Name is unique to Him, and remains hidden within His Essence. The Divine Names in Islam are 99 in number; the word "Allah" rounds the number to 100. The 99 Names can be divided into 3 groups which are: Jalal-Majesty, Jamal-beautiful and Kamalperfection. The attributes of Allah that fall under the name of Jalal are known to us through His infinite and divine Majesty which are apparent through His creation throughout the universe. The attributes of Jamal, on the other hand, become evident with their plentiful blessings, which we respond to with gratitude. The Kamal names reveal works of art that have been created with perfection and wisdom and invite people to contemplate on this. The names that are mainly Jalal and Jamal are also symmetry in the names: He‘s both, merciful and wrathful, beautiful and majestic, forgiving and just, and so on. The response to divine jalal is fear, and the response to jamal is hope. In a well known tradition it says ―Iman lies between khawf and Raja‖ – that faith is situated between fear and hope. This implies that a correct relationship with Allah, is to understand all His names in a manner appropriate to each.

The Mystery of the Supreme Being Allah Allah: The name of Allah Allah is Al-Ismul-' 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. The word Allah refers to Allah's name only, nothing else can assume this name or share it. Any person who is suffering from a big disease which is incurable reads this name 100 times and prays for his good health God will grant him health. Whoever reads this name of Allah 1000 times daily, all doubts and uncertainties will be removed from his heart and, instead, determinations and faith will become inborn in him... Insha-Allah.

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the saints." It is also reported. They are: 1. "If we use the Most Beautiful Names in our prayers of supplication. 2. Qidam:. He who bears evil will have failed. Out of compassion. ―The Supreme Name of Allah is in these two Verses of the Holy Qur'an: Y our God is One God [Wahld]. Allah.Our beloved Prophet has also told us about the Supreme Name in his noble sayings. so that we may all respect one another.Being : Allah exists. the Self-Subsisting [Qayyiim. He has concealed the Night of Power in the month of Ramadan. Come learn Whose Names they are. the Self-Subsisting [Qayyiim]. The Divine Attributes And Qualities of Allah The name Allah contains meanings that indicate the non-resemblance of Allah to anything else. Allah the All-Glorious says: "If you call upon Me with these Names. so that His servants should read it all.]. Ya Rabb (Lord. Lord!). He has hidden His Supreme Name in the Glorious Qur'an.‘ [67:13]. All-Merciful [Rahman] and Compassionate [Rahim] [2:163]. Wujud:. The great Saint °Abdu'l-Ahad al-Nuri sings in a hymn of praise: Sufi. that the Supreme Name is Ya Rabb. and He is Aware of all their inn er thoughts. so that all His sacred laws shall be observed. the Living [Hayy]. Anyone who reads the Qur'an from beginning to end will come across this Supreme Name. so that people will avoid wickedness and devote themselves to worship on every night of this sacred month. He did not become. The only aim in studying the Names. and is Sufficient unto Himself. I shall answer your call. Alif Lam Mim.Existence from all eternity: He is before the before. the Hadith. He prevails over all things. He knows what your breasts contain. He always was. He conceals His intimate friends. rest not at the Names. for Allah — Glorious is His Majesty — says: "Call upon Me by these Names of Mine . "And in: Faces shall be humbled to the Living [Hayy]. To know the Named One. Allah keeps certain things concealed. but without realizing he has done so. that's the aim.'' None can prevail against Allah. our pleas are sure of divine acceptance. [20:111]. [3:1-2]. ‗Keep your words private or speak openly. He does not reveal which act of worship He most favours. 3 . there is no god but He [Hu]. There is no god but He [Hu]. He answers the prayers of those who call on Him.

Abu Bakr. Kalam -Speech: Allah speaks. All creation is in need of Him. but now I am swimming in ten seas: Five of them are human. Takeen. One of the 99 beautiful names of Allah: Ya Latif ―Allahu Latifun bi 'ibadihi.Will: Allah does whatever He wishes. The extent of this perfection is infinite. yarzuqu man yasha'u. 8. ‘Umar. wa huwa l'-Qawiyyu l-'Aziz‖ Allah is gentle with His servants. but space needs Him. Allah is perfection. and He goes on creating. there is nothing unseen by Him. 1. The Permanent Attributes Of Allah. 4. and he is the Strong the Mighty. there is nothing unknown to Him. namely. 6. Just to introduced the spiritual station of our Master Imam Abul-hassan Shadhili al-Qutb. He has neither opposite nor parallel. 7. He always prevails. Baqa:. nor with the sound we make. contains eight essentials indicating His perfections. The Last is He. never ceasing to be. or of Aware. Nothing can oppose His command. there can be nothing that He does not hear. being Eternal. 6.Transcendence: He is the creator bearing no resemblance to the created resembles Him. Qudra.Power: There is nothing for which Allah lacks capacity.Hearing: Allah hears. He destroys. he provides for whom He wills. ‘Uthman. If He wishes. Mika’il. Basar . Irada .Existence to all eternity : He has no end. 2. ‘Ilm . The greatest name of Allah. Izra’il.Creativity: Allah has created everything that exists. Mukhalafatuni-I-hawadith. 3. Single in Quality.Sight: Allah sees. 5. All creation has become by the order of "BE" and has died by His order. Jibril. 4. Wahdaniyya -Uniqueness: He is unique in Essence.Life: Being Alive. though not with a voice like ours. while five of them are of the an gelic beings. Hayyan .Self-subsistence -: He has no need of space. 5. Sam’i .3.‖ 4 . namely the Prophet (saw).Knowledge: Allah has knowledge of all things. and the Greater Spirit . When asked of his own spiritual master he responded: For a long time I was attached to the Shaykh Abu Muhammad ibn Mashish. Qiyam bi-nafsihi. and ‘Ali.

most affectionate. And it is also read whenever one is in particular need of something or being attacked. wisdom. Most affectionate or knower of innermost secrets. courteous and refined. from whose instruction I learned it. gracious. my own Tariqah also takes from the secrets of the Shadhili-darqawi path too. and if read at sunrise at fajr it possesses particular spiritual properties too. in which case one makes one‘s intention and at certain words makes hand and blowing movements. He is the one who knows the finest details of beauty.And from these ten seas the great Shadhili master left behind 18 Hizbs in total which the (Hizb-ulBahr)-Litany of the sea’. The finest of His beauties are hidden in the secrets of the beauties of the soul.000 flank of army Jinns stand to attend on the left side and 1. delicate. The One whose nature is gentle. "Guard it. courteous. The One who is kind. this noble name in there daily wird. From the root l-t-f which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be thin. that 1. the knower of all subtleties. The One who is kind.' he said to me. beautiful one. The One whose delicate perception reveals the subtleties of all things. He is the most delicate. The One who is most subtle and gracious. gentle. I did not utter it (the Litany of the Sea) except as it came from the Prophet of God. graceful to be gentle. is the most famous and read. The One whose actions are so fine and subtle that they may be imperceptible. The Subtle One. beyond our comprehension. Most Affectionate Or Knower Of Innermost Secrets. in reference to the Hizbul -Bahr. The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them. elegant. and gently and inconspicuously extends all kinds of benefits to His servants. The Gracious. 'By God. refined. Imam Shadhili said. that being (Tariqah Al-Qadiri-Budshishiyyah of Sidi Hamza) From His beautiful and excellent Names is Ya Latif -O Gentle and Al-Latif: the meaning is the Ever-Discreetly Gentle. "for it contains the Ismul-'A'zam -greatest name of God:' As soon as the reader recites the first verse of the Hizbul–Bahr. with regard for the subtle details of individual circumstances.000 flank of army angels stand by this right stand of the reader waiting for the orders to attack his enemies. and divine light. He who knows the minute‘s subtleties of all things. He imperceptibly fashions the greatest refinements. fine. affectionate. kindly 5 . and understanding. gracious. The Refined and Benevolent. The Dhikr of Ya-latif is the core name that all the Shadhiliyyah followers practice. The Subtle.

He Allah also decrees matters for them that they dislike in order for them to be granted what they love. gentleness. So rizq is easy to remember and others (poverty. Latif: in the Arabic language: (1) the One who gives us our wants in a subtle way. misery & sickness) are non-lutf stuff. (2) operating in a hidden way [American Heritage Dictionary. to know the obscurities of all affairs to treat with regard for circumstances to be most soothing and refined in manner to treat with kindness. Whoever reads this Name Ya Latif daily. and what the hearts are filled with.to be subtle. (For the one that has the ‗Ijaza permission to recite Ya Latif which is part of our daily Wird in our Tariqah too). (3) the One who shows grace to His creation by giving them their needs with gentleness and subtlety. He is Gentle with them with respect to matters that are external to them with every goodness and righteousness. (2) the One who does not wrong his servants even a little bit. This is through means that they may perceive as well as means that they do not perceive. 6 . sickness. He protects them from every and means that may lead to His anger. all his wishes will be fulfilled. affection Subtle/Gentle: (1) so slight as to be difficult to detect or analyze. benevolence. He Allah is the One who is so discreet in His actions that He discerns the hidden and secret. Allah will grant abundance in his rizq (sustenance) and cause all his tasks to be accomplished without difficulties. He makes the path to His Pleasure and Generosity easy for them. The name Al-Latif is close in its meaning to Al-Khabeer (the Well-Acquainted with all things). goodness. The hint is that the word Latif reminds you of lutf and basically ‗lutf in food‘ like the pleasure in eating. He also perceives what is in the lands. It is the noble attribute of Allah that saves one from poverty. He is Gentle with them with respect to their own souls as He guides them to His beautiful ways and His noble creations. (4) the One who knows the hidden delicacies of affairs [Fayruzabadi. The Encompassing Dictionary]. Ya Latifu: O Subtle One! If a poor and lonely person invokes this glorious Name 129 times after performing a prayer of two cycles. for Allah will surely grant him deliverance – Insha-Allah. He is Ever-Gentle with His devoted slaves and makes things easy for them and keeps them away from difficulties. misery. of enclosed grains and seeds. 3rd Edition]. AlRa`uf (the Clement) and Al-Kareem (the Generous). loneliness or any adversity.

To be open the sirr-secrets of the noble name Ya-Latif one needs to have ‗Ijaza-permission to recite Ya Latif which is part of Tariqah. Jeem. ― Ya Latif” 129 times in the morning and evening. He (peace be upon him) also said that Abjad is written in Lauh-Mahfooz. Daal –Abjad. (The word abjad is an acronym derived from the first four consonantal shapes in the Arabic alphabet (Alif. The meaning of ―lutf‖ is Allah bringing benefit and deflecting harm from an i ndividual in a manner that that individual is unaware of). The 10 th extra 10 addition. Baa. Anyone involved in any adversity at all should make wudhu in the proper manner and offer 2 rakaat salat then bearing in mind the objective (like deliverance from adversity) say this Ism 129 times: Allah will surely grant him deliverance Insha Allah.641 times. Abjad -is assigning each of the Arabic alphabet with numerical values. Habib Kadhim said it encompasses all the names of Allah which express His beauty. 7 . By reading this name morning and evening one will be constantly in the realm of Allah‘s care and gentleness. Increase the number to 133 in times of difficulty. The science of Islamic numerology is called (`ilm al-jafr or `ilm al-huroof) its based on Abjad (the numerical value of the letters. Allah will grant abundance in his Rizq. 34 are mentioned and also another someone from the Fire. are reported to release practice Is said to recite " Ya Latif " 16. Also From the ‗Book of the Healing of the Sickness and Pains’ by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ja'far al-Kittani al-Hasani there is a section about the ‗Practical guide of asking Forgiveness of Wrong Actions’. see below for full abjad diagram) It is reported that Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged people to teach and learn about this concept. (Again I stress one needs 'ijaza and best practise is to join the tariqah) Numerical value-Abjad and Al-Latif –The Subtle The best and effective way that the 99 names are used is through their hidden spiritual numerical value called Abjad. Just as in chemistry were you have ‗Periodic Table of Elements‘ ( elements are placed in order of increasing atomic numbers were each element is represented by a 2 letters and numbers). thus the only way to really benefit 100% is to join tariqah. Preserved Tablet.Whoever reads this name 133 times daily.

Example of Abjad from Alah’s Name Al-Latif –The Subtle 129 times The basic Wird of Shadhiliyyah path. The Dhikr of Ya Latif is recited 129 times in the morning, but why 129 times because in Its numerical value when the word is broken down by each letterhuruf equals= 129 times; Lam-Ta-Yaa-Fa ; Lam=30 Ta=9 Ya=10 fa=80 totals to = 129 129 is numerical value of Allah‘s name Al -Latif, This is The same method, that Abjad is used for bismillah-hir-rahman-nir-rahim which totals or equals=786 and the name Muhammad (saw) which totals to or equals=92 in Abjad and Allah equals=66.

How is Al-Latif - The Subtle used in a Wird: To Invoke or use the Name Al-Latif, in a repeating manner, over and over as a Wird-daily; Firstly the prefix or ‗article- Al-The’ is taken off and replaced with ‘Ya–Oh’ And also add, the suffix "u" to the end of the word. So Al-Latif is invoked as Ya-Latifu. The way it affects the reciter may vary as that is based on the reciters current Hal-state which is also linked to their Mijaz-temperament-an individual's personality or behavioural pattern, the attributes of the Mizaj are based on The four elements or in arabic akhlaat: (bad)-air, (khak)earth, (nar)-fire and (‘ma)-water. As the human body is filled with the four elements, which are in balance when a person is healthy. All diseases and disabilities resulted from an excess or deficit of one of these four elements, physically or spiritually. ( Air, associated with the liver , which is the hot and moist element. Fire, associated with the spleen, which is the hot and dry element. Earth, associated with the gall bladder, which is the cold and dry element. Water, associated with the lungs and brain, which is the cold and moist element Earth and Water:- Heavy elements are strong, negative, passive, and female. Fire and Air:- Light elements are weak, positive, active, heavenly, and male.) Each of the 99 names also corresponds, to one of the four elements (air, water, earth and Fire) Ya-Latifu corresponds to the element of ‘Fire’ of the four elements. (see below for full 99 Names Of Allah with Abjad Value and corresponding Four elements chart) What this means is some people would only have to recite the name over a short period of time and they will be quickly effected by the name, from its spiritual energy or Anwar-lights and it

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would affect their heart and faculties to Dhawq-taste or drink from its Asrar-secrets. Thus there Fath-Opening would start to happened but for others with would take more time. And each of the 99 Names or attributes resonate its own unique spiritual energy or signature that, affects the reader they resonate or vibrate through the brain and at Harvard, Yale Researchers found people who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't. Particular divine names such as ―Ya Hayy,‖ ―Ya Jabbar,‖ and so forth, like the Allah -Supreme Name, require permission to recited, except in limited numbers of short duration. This is because each divine name carries a particular power, and the heart and mind of the disciple may not be prepared to handle an overload of this power, just as an electrical appliance is designed to handle only a certain type of current. Also at a higher level, or advance stage, the seeker under the authority of a guide, reads the name many hundreds or thousands of times, then calls on the corresponding Muwakkil-guarding Angel that protects Ya-Latifu secrets, as each of the Names is locked or guarded by a Muwakkil-guarding Angel- there are also Jinn Muwakkils too. But are not concerned about them, here. The more one reads with ‘idhn-permission a given Name of Allah, like Ya-Latifu, and if the seeker constantly prays and repeats that name of Allah, the closer that angel will come to you. This angel will gradually help and assist you in fulfilling you wishes and hopes. You will suddenly feel a help and assistance coming from the unseen for all your matters. And thus that holy name of Allah becomes your Ismul-' A'zam to some degree.

Scientific proof supporting the effect dhikr has on the human brain- as a Wird. What is the brain itself? All the activity of the brain is nothing but bio-electrical activity in several distinct parts of it, amongst various sets of neurons (cellular groups) where each are assigned a specific duty, functioning as a whole. Each and every day 14 million neurons that make up the brain, are in constant interaction with 16 billion neighbouring neurons. All our activities and our understanding, that is all the functioning of the brain is the result of countless bio-electrical flows, are brought to existence in these sets of neurons occurring as a result of these interactions. When a Dhikr-remembrance is done as Wird-daily practice you continuously repeat a given name of Allah, a specific number of times and therefore reflecting a meaning that belongs to Allah During the repetition of that Name of Allah, certain regions of the brain are engaged and become active. There occurs a bio-electrical-(activity of the brain) flow in those neural groups of the brain. After that task is performed repeatedly (as you repeat on the same name or a group of names as in the

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Wird example of Ya-Latifu 100, 1,000 times) the neural activity increases, and so does the bioelectrical energy. In turn, this overflows and new sets of neurons are put to work and so, some other regions of the brain become active. Therefore the brain begins to expand. The brain starts to bring out new meanings, perspectives and commentaries which it had not previously used before the practice of dhikr. It is opening to receive the Truth. So just think what the effect that dhikr has on the heart to receive the Truth! – (this is a scientific fact proven in Scientific American', December 1993, laboratory findings which described the practicing of dhikr-remembrance, namely the repetitions of nouns in the brain, increases neural activity)

Brain increases through meditation Dhikr-Meditation can actually increase the size of the brain. Specifically, it thickens the cerebral cortex in areas important for attention and concentration. In other words, the structure of an adult brain can change in response to repeated practice results of experiments showing that meditation can increase brain size, People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't-Researchers at Harvard, Yale. Some studies of meditation have linked the practice to increased activity in the left prefrontal cortex, which is associated with concentration, planning, meta-cognition (thinking about thinking), and positive affect (good feelings). There are similar studies linking depression and anxiety with decreased activity in the same region, and/or with dominant activity in the right prefrontal cortex. Meditation increases activity in the left prefrontal cortex, and the changes are stable over time even if you stop meditating for a while, the effect lingers. The neural systems important for concentration are given a big rest and a chance to rejuvenate. Kind of like letting the battery recharge. When you come out of meditation, these systems are fully primed and ready to go; your ability to focus will be at its peak. So each of the 99 names when read in repetition-Wird in Mediation- that is having presence of heart-Hudur Qalb, affects the brain by increase its size, which increases our ‗Aql- intellect. It‘s through the secrets of the numerical value of the huruf-letters (and the amount the name is repeated) which the angels are carrying, that makeup each of the divine Names of Allah. And Those Names open and up lock the angelic power they possess that releases power, grace and virtues of that Name into the consciousness, soul and heart and even the surrendering area are given protection from troubles and afflictions for the reader.

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It is pointless doing dhikr for the sake of doing Dhikr.insight and sees with the Nur-Light of God and has became the manifestation of the divine name/s of Allah. intuitive knowledge. No. I would surely give it to him... visual acumen. Were he to ask [something] of Me. that his heart opens and he sees with Basirainner eye of the Heart. I would surely grant him it. that it echoes deep within him that be becomes that divine name. The Spiritual Hajj to the Heart is Love and Knowing Allah through Love And this Love is a spiritual journey of the Heart a Spiritual Hajj in Hadith Qudsi Allah says. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears. ‗Neither My heaven nor My earth can contain Me. inner vision. he is able to see or read the reality of all things. and there are two factors in firasa.‘ The above tradition mentions love What needs to be mentioned is that the supererogatory-(nafil) needs to be done with Muhabb-Love for when you give or do Dhikr of Allah with Muhabb-love. and both are in unity. Allah returns with more Muhabb-love. but also with eyes that are empowered by his inner vision. means in a general sense. penetrating insight. his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. one is the quality of one‘s mind -thoughts. one needs to be doing Dhikr for Allahs Rida-Pleasure only not worldly gains or a reason for that is not real love not but a conditional love which is impure. the Prophetic saying. perception and insight) He fulfils a tradition that says ‗.‘ And 11 . (Firasa. Hence.. those who possess vision-(al-mutafarrisin). firasa is a Nur-light which Allah. The quality and sharpened of the hear are only through a lot of dhikr and meditation of the 99 divine names of Allah. and were he to ask Me for refuge. for he sees with the Nur-light of Allah’. Firasa is linked to 3. Also there is a verse in the Quran that says ‗Therein lie portents for those who read the signs’ (al-mutawassimin) (Quran 15: 75) meaning. He gains the power of firasa. By this light. deposits in the heart of His servant. He sees not only with physical eyes. and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory-(nafil) works so that I shall love him. when the reality of this name is manifested in such a person. but the heart of My believing slave can contain Me. his servant distinguishes between truth and falsehood and between right and wrong. For Allah has servants who know (the truth about people) through ‗reading the signs‘ (tawassum). the sharpness of the heart and the intelligence.My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him.At the advance level the reader (under the guide of a real Sufi shaykh) becomes deeply engulfed in the name. discernment. the eye. ‗Safeguard yourselves or beware from the mu‘min-believer's firasainsight. Thus the one who for example reads Ya-Latifu becomes ‘Abdal-Latif. his seeing with which he sees. ear and heart and one‘s firasa is dependent on the strength of Iman-faith.

makes us delude and we get deceived and so they are reminders of of these delusion that we not going to live forever in this that this world is forever. the spiritual station of Fu'ad is above all that of excellence-Ihsan. Heart proper-Qalb 3. Whereas the heart-Qalb has mere knowledge of reality. is a house for me' and also another tradition ‗The Heart of a Believer is the House of God -" Ka’bah". Shaytan. air. fire 4 Enemies Nafs.Vision is attached to this station of the heart. 2 atria and 2 ventricles. for if you do not see Him. or bow. e. troubles.. anxieties. 'The heart (Fu'ad) has not denied what it has seen'-Quran.and sanctify My house for those who compass It round.Qur‘an Al-Hajj: 26." So understand the inner heart-fu’ad is the seat of seeing-ru’yah. Hawa. Inner heart-Fu’ad. water.' The heart of a man receives shocks in many ways. there can look with the Firasa-Inner sight or looking with the Nur of Allah. 12 . I have entrusted that secret to the hearts of those of My slaves whom I love'.also 'Neither My Heavens nor My Earth can hold Me. it is only the inner heart which sees whereas the heart -Qalb know there is a big difference in Knowing and seeing-[ Further reading text 'A Sufi Work on the Stations of the Heart 'by Al-Hakim AlTirmidhi' and a summary of that text is 'The Secret of Four Spiritual Hearts’ -see Matrix table end of text) And another tradition says 'He who knows himself.. the real pilgrimage is to travel to one‘s heart because it is the Real House-Ka‘bah of Allah. Intellect-Lubb.1. accidents. living with the 4 Enemies Nafs. 'I am with those whose hearts are broken for my sake. is to adore God as if you see Him. This 'seeing Heart' is called Basirah-'Eye of the Heart' and This is how the Saints of Allah-Wail sees. Why does it need to be broken. and 4. However. Hawa. He sees you. in a tradition it says: ‗ Whoever dies without the intention to go on the Hajj-Pilgrimage. The Ka‘bah has 4 corners as does the Heart has 4 valves or Chambers in Human Science. and are summarized in the table.see link below The Fu'ad-Inner Heart is associated with the vision-ru’yah of reality. may die on a different faith than that of surrender to Allah‘. as our aim and target is Allah‘s mercy and bounty. This station is described in the Hadith of Jibril as follows : "Ihsan. 4 Elements earth. . knows his Lord' and another tradition ' To My secret of sincere worship there is a secret. or stand up. As for those struggle to find Allah in a tradition it says. an organ of vision. Dunya. Dunya. or prostrate themselves-(therein In prayer). As the eye of the heart. the inner heart actually sees reality. One must strive to perform pilgrimage to the House of Allah once in a lifetime. When Allah breaks the heart of any of His servants He desires to lift them to greater heights. Additionally there is the Hajj or pilgrimage. And there are 4 stations of the heart or 4 Spiritual Hearts. casualties and so the heart is broken. Breast-Sadr 2. Shaytan. but the heart of my servant.g. So the heart has 4 spiritual levels from which it sees and understand (The 4 stations of the heart are associated with one of the four spiritual stages of the Sufi path. From the Quran '.

hunger." it is those who will be awarded blessings and mercy from their Lord. so do not be afraid of occasions of sorrow and shocks. when afflicted with calamity say. and truly to Him shall we return.' and another Tradition "When Allah wills good for a servant of His. when any of the Divines Names is repeated on a daily bases . For When Allah Loves you we will test you so learn the science of Sabr and be beauty with it by having ‗Adaab with your problems with duas and not complaining about it expect to the one that gave them to you. He holds his sins for Him to judge him by them on the Day of Resurrection'. This is how the 99 names could be understood from the resonating spiritual energy that each of the 99 Names releases into reader. Reward of Sins and Sign of Allah's Love: a tradition say ‗Hardships continue to befall a believing man and woman in their body. verily.those who. but give glad tidings to the patient . 13 . until they meet Allah burdened with no sins. If you truly and firmly believe in Allah then this broken heart. We have tried them with both prosperity and adversity: in order that they might turn (to Us). God is with those who are patient in hardship'.These shocks." [2:155-157] And '. and property. RijalAllah-‘The men of Allah’ or the Saints have reached these highest.. these rising sighs and these tears will take you to greater heights of spiritual achievement. family. and it is by those levels or ranks of understanding do we react to the hardship that befalls us. He speeds up his punishment in this life. The secrets of Allah's Mercy in forgiving sins though Hardship/Tribulations "Certainly. and they drink from there secrets. loss of wealth. anxieties and sorrows which come to men are forced exertions in deen-(faith) by which the servants progress in leaps and bounds to higher degrees and this is not possible in normal circumstances The divine light penetrates into the broken hearts. ‗Oh Son of Adam if you are patient and sacrificed for Allah's reward when you receive the first shock of an affliction I wouldn't accept less than Paradise for you as a reward for you'. "Truly to Allah we belong. Trial that servants have no hand in them and Trial that the servants have hands in them. and it is those who are the guided ones. Allah complain to him through duas of Love to save you from the deluge of problems. lives and fruits. We shall test you with fear.And be patient in hardship for.Quran Al-Anfal 8:46 It is only through affliction that ranks are distinguished and their stations determined and everyone is in Levels or Ranks. they are the real ‘AbdallahSlaves of Allah and they are dressed in these names. and when He wills retribution for a servant of His. 7:168 Holy saying or Tradition of Allah-Hadith Qudsi.

the closer this angel will come to you. according to the concept of Har’uf-Abjad. while reading your Ismul-'A'zam. Ya Wadud.Preserved Tablet. every name of Allah has a Muwakkil-angel. If one name of Allah cannot be found with 165. Ya Allah. Every name has a quantity. So the Ismul-'A'zam of Naseema is Ya Muhaymin Ya Wudood Ya Allah. you must put a YA in front of all the names of Allah. It is reported that Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged people to teach and learn about this concept. So it should be Ya Muhaymin. If the name Allah is automatically part of your Ismul-'A'zam then you do not have to add it in the end. who constantly prays and repeats that name of Allah. This angel will gradually help and assist you in fulfilling you wishes and hopes. as mention above already. You will suddenly feel a help and assistance coming from the unseen for all your matters Some Sufis have also mentioned that if one with honest and humble intentions punctually reads Ismul-'A'zam. which also has 165 numbers according to Abjad.Also Every person has a personal Ismul-'A'zam too. It‘s based on the value of your name or circumstances from ‘ilm Abjad. So in this case. This is power of Ismul'A'zam. Furthermore. which is 145 and Wudud. Lets us pray that we all live as Muslims and take our last in breath as Mu‘mins. It must be noted that The Sufi masters have advised us to associate the Dhati name ―Allah‖ in the end. So now it is necessary to search for Allah‘s name. Remember. make up 165. ―Naseema: this name‘s quantity according to Abjad is 165. The great Sufis and friends of Allah have given us very simple and logical methods to work out our Ismul-'A'zam. May Allah give us the opportunity to worship and remember Him all the time and that we all follow the path of His beloved Prophet (peace be upon him). the closer this angel will come to you. And since the amount is 165. either based on his/her name or circumstances. You will suddenly feel a help and assistance coming from the unseen for all your matters. Shaykh Fakhruddin Khwarizmi states that when Allah prescribes an Ism to someone based on his/her circumstances then that is their Ismul-'A'zam. then the reader must read it 330 times daily by doubling it‖. Muhaymin. 14 . Every person has an Ismul-'A'zam. And the more you read your Ismul-'A'zam. which is 20. then two names should be added and the process should continue until a name or several names make up 165. who constantly prays and repeats that name of Allah. And the more you read your Ismul-'A'zam. This angel will gradually help and assist you in fulfilling you wishes and hopes. He (peace be upon him) also said that Abjad is written in Lawuh-Mahfooz. then one day you will be able to see and witness that angel. Remember. every name of Allah has a Muwakkil (angel).

words written on paper-Wird Quran or Wazeefa and through photographs. ideas or positive thoughts-Khayal. 15 . so those that have an issue why we pray or do Dhikr or Khatm over food) Now think about the Fiqh of water and the 7 types of water used in wudu and look the barakah of doing wudu. allowing movement from this stagnation. and colourful snowflake patterns. (so now we have a scientist that has proved this. Spiritual stagnation causes many problems. while polluted water and water exposed to negative thoughts forms incomplete.(70. prayers & thoughts over water affects our molecular structure. and photographs also have an impact on the crystal structure. and every life-giving and healing-Shifa process that happens inside the body happens with water. our molecular structure changes to angelic colourful snowflake patterns so we can heal ourselves consciously with Dhikr. He found that water from clear springs and water exposed to loving words shows brilliant. concentrated thoughts are directed toward it.Tasawwur-e-Shaykh pictures of the shaykh. it can also reflect the universe in this manner. When we fall into spiritual stagnation-(stillness no motion or lack of spiritual movement) we need spiritual development to nourish this lack of flow.000 thoughts a day. and music-Qa‘said. asymmetrical patterns with dull colours. and the Earth is 70 percent water. hearts and souls without Dhikr-(there is a tradition that goes. So looking from a sufic perspective through human vibration energy-Hadra. Using high-speed photography. without water the fish dies and without dhikr the heart soon dies spiritually ) and know the human body is made up of 70% water too.Scientific lessons about Dhikr and spiritual stagnation slow death of the heart. And so the quality of our spiritual life is directly connected to the quality of our water. Music. What about those who are not performing a Wird or Dhikr on a daily basis or have just fallen behind due to lack of guidance or whatever reason. just like bacteria quickly grows in stagnant water so too do diseases grow in our bodies. Dr. visual images. from anxiety. he found that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific. but if the heart is impure so too is the whole body impure. People are 70% water. Masaru Emoto Japanese scientist proves with factual evidences the ability of water to absorb. Emoto theorizes that since water has the ability to receive a wide range of frequencies. we can heal our planet and ourselves by consciously expressing love and goodwill. and even retransmit human feelings and emotions. it washes away sins that we commit. and dhikr to the soul is like water to fish. depression and other such sicknesses. if the heart is pure so too is the body pure. Scientifically positive words. more mentioned below) repetition of words-Dhikr. It says When Surah Yasin is read over water 1000 illness are cured and that water is called barakah or HealingShifa water. complex. hold. words written on paper. visual images-Muraqah.

As-sirr Inner or Spiritual heart. That is why Allah says.2.appetite.magnetic energies of varying densities that permeate through and emit or exit from the physical body of a living person. 6. 1. There are 7 types of colour to the Aura which are linked to 7 Levels Nafs/Souls -(Latifahs) each also has one of 99 divine names Attributed to it to open its doors. (In the name of Allah.Al-Akhfa –The Hidden 7. Al-Qalb – The heart 3. These particles of energy are suspended around the healthy human body in an oval shaped field. its holistic complementary healing through "laying on hands". An-Nafs al-Ammara-Inciting to evil self. and they (immediately) see (clearly between right and wrong)) (Al-A`raf 7:201). Ar-Ruh -The Spirit 4. ― Satan runs through the blood veins of son of Adam. Nafs al Mardiyyah-Pleasing Self. 2. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said. his will increase ones well being and spiritual aura-Nasma or some call it our etheric energy. It is important whenever such negative thoughts or Anger or suggestions from the shaytan overwhelm our minds. movements also affect our molecular structure. And Levels of Seven Nafs are. ghadab/ Anger as for Anger. Nafs al Mulhimah-Inspired Self. notions. He is the All-Hearing. 1. 2.) 16 . Nafs al Mutmainnah-Tranquil Self. Nafs al-Kamila-The Perfect Self.) But negative thoughts. nothing whatsoever on earth or heaven can inflict any harm. The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body ( Human Energy Field-HEF) and every organism and object in the Universe. 5. with His name. they remember.As-sadr –Breast. Al-Khafa – Secrecy. Here is a protective Dua that can be also used on a regular basis as well when such evil suggestions afflict us: Bismillaahi alladhee Laa yahdurr ma`ismihi shay’un fi al -ardi walaa fi as-samaa’i wa huwa as-samee`u al-`aleem. Nafs al Lawwamah-Reproachful self. Rei-.As-sara'ir – The Consciences 6. the All-Knowing.-dhikr Satan retreats!‖ There is no protection against Shaytan than constancy in dhikr . 5. this happens be taught out by or nafs or shaytan as there are only 3 doors shaytan robs through 1. The Human Energy Field as a collection of electro . and spiritual practices such the Reiki. 4. Ghafalah/forgetfulness and 3. (Those who fear (Allah). 7. but when he remembers Allah. emotions.Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction. means which is "life force energy". [ The Seven subtle Latifah are. Nafs ar Radiyyah-Content Self. Hawa /Passions . 3. and how it will alter your molecular structure from sickness to healing and from healing transform to angelic lights flowing through your soul. means-"God's Wisdom and Ki.Now think about the impact of reciting the 99 divine names of Allah or Dhikr. This "auric egg" emits out from the body approximately 2-3 feet [1 metre on average] on all sides. It extends above the head and below the feet into the ground. when a passing notion from the Devil troubles them. we fight them through dhikr of the 99 divine names and seeking refuge in Allah.See Table matrix ] (the colour of the Aura are mentioned in many traditions too.

this is the language of our thoughts-Khawatir. The four categories are either Satanic thoughts (Shaytani). which turns into a colour.” but it was what he thought. The incidents that prove Umar’s firasah are numerous.000 times in 24 hours. and only with Dhikr it causes movement and spiritual growth.” Sawad said. one suddenly get a understanding or sense of the tradition as mentioned earlier ‘safeguard yourselves or beware from the mu’min-believer's firasa.000 thoughts are carried on these breaths.000 Khawatir (thoughts) pass through the heart and none of them can escape it and the whole combination of these thoughts is divided up into four categories. referring to the veiled hearts: How many of these thoughts we grasp depends upon our spiritual awareness. Tarnished Soul thoughts (Nafsani) Angelic thoughts (Maliki) Lordly thoughts (Rabbani)The Saints say that human beings breaths 24.So stagnation in Dhikr or lack of Dhikr causes spiritual death of the heart and which effect our molecular structure or infected with diseases causing physical and spiritual sicknesses. To get out of this spiritual stagnation one needs quality Ibadah. Once a man named Sawad Bin Qarib passed by and Umar dind’t know him. they are flying in the air and this language can be read by Saints and this is how the saints reads a person‘s heart as all your thoughts leave you mind and travel through your breath. and 10 with every exhalation) and our 70. either a negative-darkness or positive-Nur colour that carries your message (one needs to simple think in front of a saint-Wali and they can read it from your breath thus. a pattern. “What we used to do in the days of jahiliyyah is worse than this.” 17 . That is 12. Sawad said. a colour which is a language. “I think this is so. familiar an d well-known. “O commander of the faithful! You never received any of your guests the way you did me. Every day 70. “You were true. then he told him the story. But tell me about what I have asked you. One of which was his opinion regarding the redemption of the captives from the Battle of Badr.” Upon sitting before Umar.Khawatir and duas also changes ones energy levels too.000 we inhale and 12.It is well known that Abu Bakr As-Siddiq is considered to be the one with the greatest firasa in the ummah and Umar was the second. Umar said. Just to mention a little more about firasa. The fact that the Quran approved of his opinion sin many incidents is sufficient evidence of his sharp firasah. He never said with regards to anything. “This is either a soothsayer or he was so in the days of jahiliyyah.insight’ so they are read our deeds. O commander of the faithful! I w as a soothsayer in the days of jahiliyyah.worship for the soul and body which gives movement and nourishment and positive thoughts.000 Khawatir (thoughts) pass through the heart Every day 70.000 we exhale ( and with every inhalation there are 10 angels accompanying that breath.” Umar said. As our breath leaves our body it makes a signature.

return its equivalent in good.The sahabah. Think. Its the same when perform Dhikr. and the latter increase the brightness and light of their faces. and people of bad actions will take the shapes on bad forms spiritual and physically ones like animals. From many traditions it is known that. We need to control these otherwise we are in danger of. Allah says. these forms are be seen on people‘s faces like Nur or darkness.' ). The heart receives life and light and then its firasah will almost never be wrong.' and the tradition "Do not shame your dead with your evil deeds for your deeds are shown to your relatives among the dwellers of the graves. the actions of too much bad language transform into a Dog. So While alive on earth the Saints can read our all deeds on our faces. if otherwise. 'The works of the living are clear to the dead.' and the tradition 'Your deeds are shown to your relatives and ancestors among the dead. whether our acts are like dead trees that have to be cut and thrown into fire or like living things that must be put into eternal area of heaven. Shaytan running through our blood if our thoughts get out of control-(evil or anger) 18 . So thorough Dhikr-remember of Allah we can reach ‘higher then angels or became worst then dogs’. but if they see evil they say: O Allah. then. Whenever they see a good deed they rejoice and are pleased. in general. such as lying and too much bad language. through each of our breaths and thoughts. into hideous shapes. so we can’t hide them and from the Grave or unseen world our all our deeds are shown to the Prophet (saw) our relatives ancestors. and that person will turn into a dog and will be barking like a dog as he/she barked on earth with foul language this is known in hadith. Therefore be wary of Allah and do not harm your dead." and the tradition 'One's deeds are shown to Allah on Monday and Thursday. only saintly people can see the real form of peoples souls. If they consist in good they are happy with it. So our actions and thoughts taken on form. while a person with bad actions will have his actions turned into a dark. Also the Nur of good actions will turn into Angels which smell like perfume and be a companion for the person in his grave. at which time they rejoice for the good deeds. as this is what they have done to their souls corrupted them. “Is he who was dead and We gave him life and set for him a light whereby he can walk amongst men. fathers and mothers. had the most accurate and sharpest firasah. Nur leaves your mouth and travels to Heaven in the form green birds. and same is true with words of truth-Haqq and thoughts and the opposite is true with darkness. ugly form that will smell worst then a dead donkey and haunt him in his grave. and they are shown to Prophets as well as fathers and mothers on Fridays. they say: O Allah! Don't let them die before you guide them as you have guided us. like him who is in the darkness from which he can never come out?” [6:122]. The true firasah is obtained from life and from the light Allah grants to whom He wishes from amongst His true servants.

" It must be known by everyone that securing the breath from heedlessness is difficult for seekers. Thus the Sufi is called ‘Ibn Waqtihi-Son of the moment’. There are 40 whose hearts are similar to the heart of Musa ‗alaihis salam and 7 whose hearts are similar to the h eart of Ibrahim ‗alaihis salam. because it is said. So it is a must for everyone to safeguard his breath in the time of his inhalation and exhalation.‘ This is why we need to be mindful of breathing and thoughts through Dhikr. "Shah Naqshband said. The people of Sufism say that the absolute unseen Essence of Allah Exalted and Almighty is expressed by the last letter vowelized by the Alif. Through their breathing. which is part of their creation..or we can have the Nur of Angels running through our blood until our hearts are like Angels(Through Dhikr of Allahs Names). and the aim is in every breath inhaled and exhaled must be done with awareness and presence of mind and so that the mind does not stray into forgetfulness. one traditions says ‗There are 300 friends of Allah in the creation whose hearts are like that of Prophet Adam ‗alaihis salam. In our Shadhili Master' s Hizbul Bahr. "This Order is built on breath.even without will -. the sound of the letter "Ha" of the Divine Name Allah is made with every exhalation and inhalation. Awareness in the Moment. "Ha. There are 5 whose hearts are like that of Jibra‘il and 3 whose hearts are like that of Mika‘il and one whose heart is like the heart of Israfil." and thus the Naqshbandi's say breathe in with "Allah. "Allah's Attributes are as numerous as the breaths of human beings. Lam. When he (whose heart is like Israfil) dies. every movement and every thought is up in this Dua plea from the Hizbul Bahr: Nas-alukal 'ismata fil harakati was-sakanati wal kalimati wal iradati wal khatarati minash-shukuki wa-dhununi wal awhamis-satirati lil qulubi 'an mutala'atil ghuyub. There are many traditions about the high stations-maqams of the saints. and complete Presence will lead you to complete Vision. the 1st of the 12 Principles of the Naqshbandi Way is "Conscious Breathing" or Awareness in the Breath. Therefore they must safeguard it by seeking forgiveness (istighfar) because seeking forgiveness will purify it and sanctify it and prepare the seeker for the Real Manifestation of Allah everywhere.as a sign of obedience. Allah leads you to the Manifestation of His Ninety-Nine Names and Attributes and all His other Attributes." breathe out with "Hu. summon 19 ." It represents the Absolutely Unseen "He-ness" of the Exalted God Safeguarding your breath from heedlessness will lead you to complete Presence. and complete Vision will lead you to complete Manifestation of Allah's Ninety-Nine Names and Attributes. Lam and the same Hah (ALLAH). every breath." Dhikr is flowing in the body of every single living creatures by the necessity of their breath -. Alif. then one of the three whose heart is like Mika‘il replaces him and one of the five (whose hearts are like Jibra‘il) replaces him. The name 'Allah' which encompasses the ninety-nine Names and Attributes consists of four letters.

Hizbul Bahr."We plea for Your protection in our movements and stillness. and suspicions and the illusions that veil our hearts from perception of the Unseen. and passing thoughts." . from doubts. --End – 20 . in our desires. in our words.

21 . That being. finds itself at a higher level than that of the Nafs Al-Luwwamah (admonishing-accusing soul). with those given by Shaykh 'Abd Al-Qadir Jilani. The commentaries which they have added witness to this. Actually. which are those adopted by Hakim Tirmidhi. two terms are inversed. Table Matrix . that of the Nafs AlMulhamah (the inspired soul) which.The Four Spiritual Hearts-'A Sufi Work on the Stations of the Heart' Based on Al-Hakim Al-Tirmidhi Note the two table Matrixes are slightly different. they are not identical. from the Two Matrix Tables. in the order given by Shaykh 'AbdAl-Qadir. existence of God-Allah ) levels to which the two Sheikh(s) allude to are rigorously the same. the ontological-(Ontology-study of the nature of being. in the hierarchical classifications. If we compare the classifications of the soul.Appendix: Two Table Matrixes – first table based on Al-Hakim Al-Tirmidhi and the second Table Matrix is based on Shaykh 'Abd Al-Qadir Jilani about the full 7 levels of the Heart and soul. existence or reality.

Table Matrix. 7 colours and Attributes and the 7 subtle-Latifah This Matrix table based on Shaykh Abdal-Qadir Jilani 22 .of the Levels of 7 Nafs/Souls.

and fire) in nature. and 7 fire elements 4 x7=28 letters) Names Of Allah Al Malik Al Qaduus Al Salaam Al Momino Al Mohaimino Al Azeezo Value Names Of Angels Elements 90 170 131 132 145 94 Deleted Deleted Deleted Earth Air Water Fire 23 . air. 7 water. 7 air.The 28 Letters and their Numerical-( Abjad Value) correspondences - 99 Names Of Allah with Abjad Value and Names Of Angels to call on. as well as the corresponding Four elements (earth. water. (There are 7 earth.

Al Jabarro Al Mutakibar Al Khaliko Al Bariyo Al Mosawaro Al Ghafaaro Al Kaharo Al Wahaabo Al Razaako Al Fataho Al Haleemo Al Kabido ‫ال‬ Al Baasi'to 206 262 731 213 336 1281 306 14 308 489 150 903 72 351 1481 118 180 302 78 104 129 812 312 Al Raafi'ho Al Khafido Al Mohizo Al Sameeho Al Baseero Al Hakeemo Al Adl ‫ال حذل‬ Al Lateefo Al Khabeero Al Raqeebo 24 .

Al Mujeebo Al Wasiho Al Hakam ‫ال ح کن‬ Al Wadoodo Al Mohazim ‫ال وحظن‬ Al Ghafur Al Shakur ‫ال ش کور‬ Al Alio ‫ال ح لی‬ Al Kabeero Al Hafeezo ‫ال ح ف یظ‬ Al Muqito ‫ال و ق یت‬ Al Haseebo Al Jaleelo Al Kareemo Al Majeedo Al Bahiso ‫ال باعج‬ Al Shaheedo ‫ال ش ھ یذ‬ Al Haq Al Qawiyo ‫ال قری‬ Al Wakeelo ‫یل‬ ‫ال وک‬ 55 137 28 20 1050 1286 526 110 232 998 550 80 73 270 57 573 319 108 116 66 500 42 26 Al Mateeno ‫ال و ت ین‬ Al Walio ‫ال ول ی‬ Al Hameedo 25 .

Al Mosio ‫ال وح صی‬ Al Mubdio Al Muhid ‫ال وح یذ‬ Al Mohii ‫ال وحی‬ Al Momit ‫ال و یت‬ Al Hayyo ‫ال حی‬ Al Qayyum ‫ومال قی‬ Al Wajido ‫ال واجذ‬ Al Majido ‫ال واجذ‬ Al Wahido ‫ال واحذ‬ Al Ahad ‫االح ذ‬ Al Samad ‫ال صوذ‬ Al Qadar ‫ال قادر‬ Al Muqadar ‫ال و ق تذر‬ Al Moqadam ‫ال و قن‬ Al Mo'akhir Al Awal ‫االو ل‬ Al Akhir ‫االخ ر‬ Al Batin ‫ال بات ن‬ Al Zahir ‫ال ظ ھر‬ Al Wali ‫ال وال ی‬ Al Motaali ‫ال و تحال ی‬ Al Barro ‫ال بر‬ 148 56 124 68 490 18 156 14 48 19 13 134 305 477 184 842 37 108 62 1106 47 551 22 26 .

Al Tawaab ‫ال تواب‬ Al Mughni ‫ال وخ نی‬ Al Monham ‫ال و نحن‬ Al Munheem ‫ال و نح ین‬ Al Afu ‫ال ح فو‬ Al Rauf ‫ال روف‬ Maliko Mulk Zul Jalal Wal Ikram ‫روال ج الل‬ Al Rabbo ‫ال رب‬ Al Moqsit ‫ال و ق ست‬ Al Jaama ‫ال جاهح‬ Al Ghani ‫ال غ نی‬ Al Mohte ‫ال وحطی‬ Al Mana ‫ال وان ح‬ Annsar ‫ان صار‬ Al Nooro ‫ال نور‬ Al Haadi ‫ال ھادی‬ Al Nafiho ‫ال ناف ح‬ Al Badeeho ‫ال بذی ح‬ Al Baqee ‫ال باق ی‬ Al Waaris ‫ال وارث‬ Al Rasheed ‫ال ر ش یذ‬ Al Saboor ‫ال ص بور‬ 409 1060 2000 170 156 280 212 801 299 22 209 114 1100 129 161 1001 256 256 201 86 707 514 298 All references are in the main text 27 .

............................ 20 Al-Mutakabbir............................................10 December 2009 th Allah's 99 Divine Attributes and extra Attributes taken from Quran and Hadith................. the Bestower ........... 17 Al-Muhaymin..................... 6........................ 16 Al-Mu‘min-The One with Faith ......... 25 Al-Wahhab.............. 15.......................... 20 Al-Khaliq-The Creator ............................................ 7 The Mystery Of The Supreme Being Allah ..................................................................................................................... 31 1 ...........The most Compassionate ............................................................................The Self-Glorious .............. 28 Al-‘Alim-The all Knowing .The Protector . 18 Al-‘Aziz...................................................................... 30 Al-Basit-The Expander ........................................................................................ Ar-Rahman................................................... 3........................................................... 4.................................................................................................. 5................ .. 13 Al-Malik.......................................................Diagram ............................................... 27 Al-Fattah-The Opener ............ 9 1. 21 Al-Bari‘-The Maker ..................... 14 Al-Quddus -The Holy One ........................co............................ 9...... 14........................ 19 Al-Jabbar-The all Compelling ....... 8.... 15 ............................ 10 99 Names of Allah ...... 24 Al-Qahhar.......................................................................................... 26 Ar-Razzaq-The Provider ........................................................................The Peace .......................... 17................. 2................ 11 Ar-Rahim........... 19...............................................................Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali ..............The Subduer................. 21........... 9 The Permanent Attributes Of Allah...........................................As-Salam..................................................................................Fashioner Of Shapes .............................................. .......uk ........................................ 18................. 10.............. 23 Al-Ghaffar.......................... 29 Al-Qâbid-The Withholder..................... 11.....................................................................The Mighty .................. 6 The Meanings and Benefits of the Beautiful Ninety-Nine of Allah .... 13...The King .............................................deenislam................ 7.............................................................. 11 1.......................................................................webmaster – www.............................................................. 9 The Divine Attributes And Qualities of Allah ................... 16....... 12...The Most Merciful .....The All-Forgiving......... 20............. 22 Al-Musawwir.................................................................... Allah: The name of Allah .

........................ 31 Ar-Rafi‘-The Raiser ............................................ 37 Al-Latif-The Most Subtle ....Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali ...The Just ....................................... 47................ 43 Al-Kabir-The Most great .............................................The Hearer .co.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 47 Al-Karim.................................................................... 43....................................................................................................... 41...........................................................................deenislam................................ 30................................................... 32.... 41 Ash-Shakur-The Thankful .................................uk ..............The Watchful ...................................... 51 Al-Ba‘ith-The Resurrector .......... 44................................ 45.......... 33 Al-Muzil-The Abaser ..... 50 Al-Wadud-The Most Loving ......................................................... Al-‘Azim.................. 36 Hakam-The arbitrator ........................ 51 Ash-Shahid-The Omniscient Witness ... 37.................................................................................webmaster – www......... 48 Al-Mujib-The Fullfiller of Prayers .. 38 Al-Khabir-The Aware ..... 26................................................................................. 40..... 38 Al-Halim........................ 45 Al-Muqit ..........The Nourisher .......................................................... 50............................................................. 49............................................. 38..... 52 Al-Haqq-The Truth .............. 32 Al-Mu‘iz-The Giver of Honourer .............................. 28... 25......... 53 2 ......................................... 35..................................... 49 Al-Hakim-The most Wise ................................. 29..... 46........................................................... Al-Ghafoor-The Forgiving ................................ 42................................................................................................................................... 24......... 51 Al-Majid-The All-Glorious ..... Mighty .............................................The most generous ....... 39 th 33.............. 44 Al-Hafiz-The Preserver ...................10 December 2009 22............................The most patient ...... 35 Al-Basir-The Seer ....................................................................................................... 36 Al-‘Adl.................................................The Majestic ..... 51.................................................................................................................... 49 Al-Wasi‘-The enricher ............... 34 As-Sami‘............................................. 40 34............................... Al-Khâfid-The Abaser ....................... 46 Al-Jalil.............................. 31.... 42 -Al-‘Ali-The Most High .............................. 27............................................. 48.............................................. 39............ 47 Ar-Raqib............. 46 Al-Hasib – The Reckoner ....... 23.............. 36.The Great.......................................

.......................................... 65 Al-Ahad ..The One ..... 64 Al-Wahid.............. 72 Al-Bâtin........................................ 64 Al-Maajîd...........10 December 2009 52...........................The Noble........................ 67...................................................... 62........ ...Acceptor of Repentance ................................................................ 78............................................................................................................................ 53 Al-Qawi................. 56 Al-Hamîd..................................................................... 68 Al-Muqaddim...................... 55............... 58............The Self-Subsisting of life ........................The Eternal................ 62 Al-Qayyûm....... The End and The Ultimate ........ 65.................................... 58 Al-Muîd...The Advancer .....The Finder..... The Postponer ....... Al-Wakil-The Guardian .. 73 Al-Wâli..............................The Manifest...... 54.............. 71.............. 64.................... 69.......................... 70.. 67 Al-Muqtadir The All-Determining...... 57 Al-Muhsî.............The Avenger....... 61 Al-Mumît.................................................... 81............The Bestower of Life ................................................... 56. 55 Al-Walî....................... the Interior ... 77 3 ................................ 70 th 73...................................... Al-Âkhir-The Last......... 61....... 57 Al-Mubdî...........The Praiseworthy ....................webmaster – www.. 66 As-Samad.........................The Reckoner .........The Kindly and Gracious Benefactor ..The Protecting Friend ........................ 72 75.. The Alive ...... Al-Awwal........................................The Originator ............ The All-Perceiving.......... 54 Al............................................................. 70 Al-Mu'akhkhir.........................................The Hidden..................co............................. 75 Al-Barr........ 75 At-Tawwâb................................ The Secret One.....................The Sole Governor................................................................... The Apparent .... ....... 68.. ..................... 59 Al-Muhyî......................................The First One............................................................... The Wealthy .................... 77............... Az-Zâhir................The Delayer................ 72....................... 63 Al-Wajîd ............ 63.. 76...Matîn -The Firm ......... 66.... 76 Al-Muntaqim................The Bringer of Death ............ 53...... 79................... The Generous............................Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali ........... ...The All-Powerful .................................................The One and Only .. 67 Al-Qâdir ....... 59........ 71 74.................... 80...............................................deenislam.......................................... 60.........................................The Supremely Strong ... 61 Al-Hayy-The Living........................The Restorer .....uk ......The Supremely Exalted . The Pre-Existing .................................................................................. 57........ Ruler......................... 74 Al-Mutâ'ali...... The Everlasting ...........

......................... ........The Guide.......................................... 78 Mâlik-Ul-Mulk............ 99.................................... ..................... 79 Dhûl-Jalal-Wal-Ikram-Lord of Majesty and Generosity ....................................................... 83 Al-Mâni......................The Rightly Guided ................Wonderful Originator ....................... .......... 98..............co....................... 91 Ar-Rashîd................................................................................ 85.... 89.......... 89 Al-Bâqî................The Preventer...................The Most Equitable . 85 An-Nâfi.........................................................................................................................The Gatherer. 93 th Allah's 99 Divine Attributes and extra Attributes taken from Quran and Hadith ......................................................................... 88.. 96 The Divine Names Related to Omniscience .........deenislam........The Beneficial Benefactor .................. 94 The Divine Names Related to Eternity ............................................Enduring . 96........................ 94............................................ 90 Al-Wârith.............................................. 99 The Divine Names Related to Certainty ................................................ 96 The Divine Names Related to Power ..............The Inheritor ............................... 99 4 .................. 93........................................ 98 The Names of the Master of Destiny ..................................................... 86 An-Nûr.............................The Distresser ..... 87 Al-Hâdî...... 84..................................The Master of the Kingdom ............................................................................. 82 Al-Ghanî-The Self-Sufficient...........webmaster – www.................................. 97 The Divine Names Related to Lordship .................... 87........................ 88 Al-Badî...................... ......................... 98 The Divine Names Related to Justice .......................................................................................................... 84 Ad-Dârr............................................... 96 The Divine Names Related to Creation ..... 86..................................................... 90........................................... 92................................................................................................................... 94 The Divine Names Related to Existence .. 95 The Divine Names Related to Perfection ...................................................... 97........ 94 The Divine Names Related to Uniqueness ....................................................................... 82 Al-Mughanî...... 91........ 80 Al-Muqsit............. ........................ 92 As-Sabûr..............................................................................The Enricher ............................The Most Kind .................uk ..................The Eternal.......................................... 95.......... 81 AL-Jami' ............................. ar-ra'ûf.... 95 The Divine Names Related to Life ..........................The Light................................................The Patiently..........10 December 2009 83..................Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali ..............................................................

............................................................................................................... 148 th 5 ......webmaster – www..............................................................deenislam................................ 101 The Divine Names Related to Existence with commentary ........ 101 The Kitâb Al-Jalâl Wal Jamâl -On Majesty and Beauty By Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi .........uk .......................................... 100 The Divine Names Related to Generosity .....................................10 December 2009 The Divine Names Related to Guidance ................................................................... 100 The Divine Names Related to His Leniency ..........................Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali ............ 99 The Divine Names Related to Beneficence .....co..... 148 Translated by Rabia Terri Harris ..........

: The Absolute Master Al-Qahhâ: All-Conquering Al-Jâlib.Mun'im: The Blesser Al-Muhsin: The Beneficient Dhû'l-Fadl: The Possesser of Bounty. Al-Fâtih: The Opener Ad-Dayyân: The Requiter Ash-Shakûr.uk . Exalter Ar-Râfi': the Exalter Al-Khâfid: The Abaser of the proud An-Nâsir: The Helper. Ash-Shâkir: Ever-Thankful Al-Muntaqim: The Exactor of Revenge The Divine Names Related to Leniency Al-Ghâfir. the Master Mâlik al-Mulk: Master of the Kingdom Ar-Rabb: The Lord As-Sayyid: The Master As-Samad: Everlasting Sustainer of All Al-Mawlâ. Al-Ghaffar:The Endlessly Forgiving: As-Sâtir.Sarmadî: The Constant Al-Wârith: The Inheritor Ad-Dahr: Time Al-Qayyûm: The Self-Sustaining The Divine Names Related to Perfection As-Subbûh: glorification and tanzih Al-Quddûs: The All-Perfect. Dhu'l-Quwwa: The Possessor of Strength Al-Matîn: The Firm Ash-Shadîd: The Severe Al-Qâhir.: The Generous. Ash-Shafîq: The Compassionate Al.Kâ'in: The One Who Is Ath-Thâbit: One Whose Existence is Firm Al-Haqq: The Truly Real The Divine Names Related to Creation Al-Khâliq. Al-Ghiyâth: Succour Al-Wadûd: The Most Loving The Divine Names Related to Justice The Divine Names Related to Beneficence Ar-Rahmân. : The All-Merciful Ar-Rahîm: Most Merciful Ar-Ra'ûf: The All-Gentle Al-Hannân: The Tender Ar-Rafîq.: The Just Decider.: Honourer Al-Mudhill: Makes abased.The Divine Names Related to Omniscience Al-'Allâm: The All-Knowing Al-Khabîr: The All-Aware Al-Muhît: The Encompassing Al-Muhsî: The Appraiser Al-Hasîb: The Reckoner As-Samî': The All-Hearing Al-Basîr: The All-Seeing Ash-Shahîd: The Witness Al-Hafîz: The Preserver Ar-Raqîb: The Watchful Al-Hakîm: The All-Wise At-Tabîb: The True Physician Al-Qarîb: The Near Collected by Muhammad Sajad . Ar-Râfi': Abaser. Al-Khâdhil:The Disappointer Al-Khadhil. Master Creator Al-Bâri': The Maker Al-Musawwir: The Giver of Form Al-Badî': The Originator Al-Fâtir: The Bringer-into-Being Al-Fâliq:The One Who Splits and Brings into Being Adh-Dhâri': The Creator Al-Munshî': The Producer of Existence Al-Jâ'il: The One Who Puts in Place Al-Mubdi': The Originator Al-Mu'îd: The Restorer Al-Bâ'ith: The Raiser Al-Jâmi': The Gatherer As-Sâni': The Maker Al-Muhdith: The One Who Brings into Temporal Existence Al-Mûjid: The One Who Brings into Existence Al-Mukawwin: The One Who Brings into Being The Divine Names Related to Certainty As-Sâdiq: The Truthful Al-Mu'min: The Trustworthy Al-Muhaymin: The Safeguarder Al-Amîn: The Secure Al-Wafî: The Faithful Al-Kafîl: The Guarantor Al-Wakîl: The Guardian Al-Kâfî: The One Who Suffices The Divine Names Related to Generosity Ar-Râziq.Muta'âlî: The High Exalted Al-'A'lâ: The Most High Ar-Râfi': The Exalter Al-'Adhîm: The Magnificent Al-Kabîr: The Incomparably Great Al-Mutakabbir: The Supremely Great Al-Jalîl: The Majestic Dhû'l-Jalâl wa'l-Ikrâm: Lord of Majesty & Generosity Al-Jamîl: The Beautiful Al-Majîd: The Noble. All-Holy Subbuh denies imperfection Quddus affirms perfection. As-Salâm: Perfect Peace At-Tâhir: The Pure Al. Al-Mâlik: The King. Al-Walî. The Glorious Al-Karîm.: The Protector. Al-Mutî. : The All-Strong. As-Sattâr: The Veiler Al-'Afuw: The All-Pardoning At-Tawwâb: The Ever-Returning Qâbil at-Tawb: Who Accepts Repentance Al-Halîm: The All-Forbearing As-Sabûr: The Patient The Divine Names Related to Life Al-Hayy: The Living The Divine Names Related to Guidance Al-Hâdî: The Guide Ar-Rashîd: The Correct Guide Al-Mubîn: The Clarifier An-Nûr: The Light . Al-Muqtadir: The All-Powerful Al-Qawi.webmaster – www. Al-Bârr: The All-Good Dhû't-Tawl: Possessor of Abundance Al-Hafî: The Gracious Al-Kâshif ad-Durr: Who Removes Harm Al'Adl. Ar-Razzâq: The Provider Al-Mughnî: The Enricher Al-Wahhâb: The Ever-Giving Al-Mannân: The Benefactor Al-Jawâd: The Magnanimous Al-Wasi': The All-Encompassing Al-Mujîb: The Quick to Respond Qâdî'l-Hajât: One who satisfies needs Al-Mughîth. Al-Jallâb: The Compeller Al-'Azîz: The Almighty Al-Jabbâr: The Compeller Al-Muqît: The Maintainer The Divine Names Related to Uniqueness Al-Wâhid: The One Al-Wahîd: The Unique Al-Ahad: Absolute Oneness Al-Fard: The Unequalled Al-Witr: The Single The Divine Names Related to Lordship Al-Malik.To abstain from helping An-Nasir: Aider or assister Al-Muzîl: The Separator The Divine Names Related to Eternity Al-Qadîm: The Timelessly Eternal Al-Azalî: The Pre-Eternal Al-Awwal. Al-Mufaddil: The Bestower6 Al-Latîf: The All-Subtle Al-Barr. Al-Ghafûr The Ever-Forgiving. Al-'Âdil: The Just Al-Muqsit: The Equitable Al-Hakam: The Judge Al-Fattâh.co. Al-Mumît: Who Makes Die Ad-Dârr: The Afflicter. Al-Khallâq: The Creator. Al-Mani': The Unapproachable Al-Mu'akhkhir: Postponer Al-Muqaddim: The Advancer Al-Mu'izz. Al-Wâlî : The Friend Al-Mudabbir: The Manager The Divine Names Related to Existence Mawjûd: The Existing Al. Withholder A-Muti: The Giver. Dishonourer Al-Mu'izz: Gives might to anyone Al-Khâfid.Diagram th The Divine Names Related to Destiny Al-Muhyî: Who Gives Life.deenislam.10 taken December 2009 Allah's 99 Ali Divine Attributes and extra Attributes from Quran and Hadith. Al-Akram The Most Generous Al-Hamîd: The Praiseworthy Al-Ghanî: The Rich Beyond Need Al-Wâjid: The Rich Az-Zâhir: The Outward Al-Bâtin: The Inward The Divine Names Related to Power Al-Qadîr. An-Nâfi': The Helper Al-Qâbid:The Constrictor Al-Bâsit: The Expander Al-Qabid: Withholds or Constricter Al-Basit: The One who expands. The Forgiving. Al-Akhir: The First & the Last Al-Bâqî: The Abiding Ad-Dâ'im: The Everlasting Al-Abadî: The Post-Eternal As. Al-Mâni: Giver. : The Kind.

and an-Nafi). Qur'ân 59:24. is the greatest and most beautiful of all the names. Although there are several different versions of the Abu Hurayrah narration given in the hadith. He is Allah the Creator the Evolver the Bestower of Forms (or colors).Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . tr Yusuf Ali Allah! there is no god but He! To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: Whatever is in the heavens and on earth doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the exalted in Might the Wise. there are Names mentioned in the Qur'ân which are missing from the traditional lists (such as al-Mawla (master). subhâna wa ta'âlâ. which is to say that the list of Names is not specified in the Qur'ân. al-Mudhill.co. The name Allâh is the Arabic proper name of the One. often differing by only one or two Names. al-Qarib (close). tr Yusuf Ali Call upon Allâh or call upon Rahmân: by whatever name ye call upon Him (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. meaning inserted. adDarr. The Qur'ân planted the seeds for awareness of the Beautiful Names by mentioning the concept of the Beautiful Names in the following verses: The most beautiful names belong to Allâh: so call on Him by them Qur'ân 7:180. or in any reliable hadith. which denotes the ultimate perfection of love.10 December 2009 th The Meanings and Benefits of the Beautiful Ninety-Nine of Allah Origin of this list of Beautiful Names The list of 99 Beautiful Names as described on this page is one of the most commonly available lists of 99 Beautiful Names which have been given to us by Islamic traditions. Allâh. interpolated or included in. That is.deenislam. ar-Rabb (lord) and al-Fatir (creator)). harmony and beauty. However.uk . The lists of 99 Beautiful Names are known as mudraj. an-Nasir (protector). Many of the most widely circulated lists of the Beautiful Names are nearly identical. Qur'ân 20:8. The essence of all attributes. the following version transmitted by Tirmidhi is the source of the list of Beautiful Names used in this document: 7 . tr Yusuf Ali The glorious name Allâh. Qur'ân 17:110. each with a slightly different list of Names. al-Ghalib (victor). but rather they have been included in Islamic thought as aids to our understanding and remembrance. al-Baqi. while other names.webmaster – www. the various lists of Beautiful Names have been given to us as tools to help us keep the glory of Allah in constant remembrance through the use of these convenient and well-known lists of Beautiful Names. while there are Names in the traditional lists that are not used in the Qur'ân as Names of Allâh (such as ar-Rashid. The name Allâh encompasses all of the divine names and attributes of perfection. descriptions and names are unified in this one name. descriptions and titles such as these ninety-nine beautiful names are considered to be attributes of Allâh. they are the signs by which we recognize the wonder and glory of the Almighty One. The Qur'ân does not specify any particular list of Beautiful Names or any particular number of Beautiful Names. tr Yusuf Ali The various lists of 99 Beautiful Names are largely based on Divine Names and Attributes which are specifically mentioned in the Qur'ân.

the Outward. the Merciful. he will enter the Garden. the First. the Majestic. Ibn Hajar and Salih b.. the Raiser. the Judge." Ibn Kathir says in his Tafsir. the Pardoner. the Lord of Majesty and Splendor. the Fashioner. the Forgiving. the Wise. the Incomparably Great. the King. al-Tirmidhi. The exalted Creator is said to have three thousand names. the Loving. the Amply Beneficent. Ibn Majah. the Absolute. the Watcher. one list being. it has been narrated from various routes on the authority of Abu Hurairah. the Real. the Most Great. "Allah Most High has ninety-nine names. the Inward.000 only the Prophets know. the Giver of Life..g. the Compassionate. Ibn Hazm. al-Hakim and others. the Rewarder. the Sublime. scarce]. the Enricher. specific mention of the Names is not from the words of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). at least three different listings are given.. the Mighty. Ibn Hajar takes a similar view in his commentary on Sahih al-Bukhari. the Glorious. . Various scholars have given different lists of 99 Names from their study of the Qur'an and Sunnah. the Witness. the Bestower. the Benefactor. and this is why al-Bukhari and Muslim did not include them in their Sahihs. the Grand. the Director. the Most High. other than whom there is no god.A'raf. the Provider. . the Exalter. "This (version of the) hadith is gharib [unusual. 300 in the Torah. the Gatherer. the Great in Majesty. including Ja'far al." In some narrations of this hadith found in al-Tirmidhi. the Honorer. 'Uyainah. the Inheritor. al-Qurtubi. reliable] hadith of al. the Knower. the Gracious. the Avenger. the Generous. the Living.. 1. the Merciful.co. the Protector. He is Allah. the Abaser. the Praiseworthy. the Strong. the Preserver. the All-Knowing. that these narrations are mudraj [interpolated]. the Dominant. the Seer. Muslim.Sadiq. "He is Allah. the Enduring. the Originator. the Depriver. the Maker.000 are known only to the Angels. Allah has Ninety-Nine Names which if a person safeguards them. unreliable]. the Ruler of the Kingdom. the Creator.000) 1. by the agreement of those familiar with Hadith. the Last. the Overpowering.. the Kindly. th 8 . except this one. the Prevailing.uk . He who retains them in his memory will enter Paradise. the One who has nothing like unto Him. the Equitable. the Restorer to Life. the Informed. the Light. however. 300 hundred in the Psalms. the Preserver of Security. He to Whom men repair. the Trustee. the Sustainer. the Unique. the Harmer. the First Cause.deenislam.Bukhari. the One. 'Uthaimin. the Patron. the Single. the Firm. the Accepter of Repentance. the Powerful. the Independent. the Decider. the Clement. the Delayer. the Giver of Death. the Governor. Al-Tirmidhi says in his Sunan." Ibn Taimiyyah says. the Answerer. the Liberal. the Just. the Forbearing" while another is "Allah. the Withholder. (3. the Humiliator. the Compassionate. the Plentiful Giver.webmaster – www. the Holy." It is agreed that these latter narrations are da'if [weak. the Eternal. Sufyan b. the names are listed at the end.. the Guide.10 December 2009 Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said. besides whom there is no other deity. the Reckoner. under verse 180 of Surah al. but we do not know of the mention of the Names in the numerous narrations. the Patient. the Self-sufficient." Here is an excerpt from An Introduction to the Science of Hadeeth by Dr Suhaib Hasan that explains some of the history of this tradition in more detail: The following is the sahih [authentic. e. the Advancer.. the Source of Peace.. the Hearer.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . "Al-Walid (one of the narrators of the hadith) related the Names from (the saying of) one of his Syrian teachers . Ibn Majah and Ibn 'Asakir: "Verily. the Forgiver.

our pleas are sure of divine acceptance. [2:163]. 99 in the Holy Qur'an. [20:111]. There is no god but He [Hit].Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Come learn Whose Names they are. One name is kept secret by the Almighty Lord. Allah does not resemble in any way any of His creation. but without realizing he has done so. rest not at the Names. He knows what your breasts contain. He has hidden His Supreme Name in the Glorious Qur'an. The only aim in studying the Names. The Mystery Of The Supreme Being Allah 1.]. Allah. The word Allah refers to Allah's name only. This is called the Supreme Name. He conceals His intimate friends." It is also reported. nothing else can assume this name or share it. so that we may all respect one another." If we use the Most Beautiful Names in our prayers of supplication. To know the Named One. Allah: The name of Allah Allah is Al-Ismul-' A'zam.10 December 2009 300 hundred in the Gospel. the Self-Subsisting [Qayyiim]. Allah keeps certain things concealed. Our beloved Prophet has also told us about the Supreme Name in his noble sayings. the Self-Subsisting [Qayyiim. Keep your words private or speak openly. the saints. there is no god but He [Hu]. for Allah — Glorious is His Majesty — says: "Call upon Me by these Names of Mine.co.webmaster – www. [67:13]. They are: th 9 . He prevails over all things. Lord!). and remains hidden within His Essence. the blessed Prophet said: "The Supreme Name of Allah is in these two Verses of the Holy Qur'an: Your God is One God [Wahld]. that the Supreme Name is Yd Rabb. Yd Rabb (Lord. and He is Aware of all their inner thoughts. The Divine Attributes And Qualities of Allah The name Allah contains meanings that indicate the non-resemblance of Allah to anything else. He does not reveal which act of worship He most favours.'' None can prevail against Allah. to signify that one Name is unique to Him. I shall answer your call. He answers the prayers of those who call on Him. "And in: Faces shall be humbled to the Living [Hayy]. He who bears evil will have failed. the Hadith. Alif Lam Mim.deenislam. Allah the All-Glorious says: "If you call upon Me with these Names. the Living [Hayy]. Out of compassion. and is Sufficient unto Himself.uk . He has concealed the Night of Power in the month of Ramadan. [3:1-2]. on the authority of the venerable °A'isha. so that His servants should read it all. the greatest name which contains all the divine attributes and is the sign of the essence and cause of all existence. All-Merciful [Rahmdn] and Compassionate [Rabim]. so that people will avoid wickedness and devote themselves to worship on every night of this sacred month. According to Asma'. The great Saint °Abdu'l-Ahad al-Nuri sings in a hymn of praise: Sufi. so that all His sacred laws shall be observed. Anyone who reads the Qur'an from beginning to end will come across this Supreme Name. that's the aim.

co. 8. "Allah has ninety-nine names. This is power of Ism-eAzam. Qidam:. and whoever knows them will go to Paradise. 15. Single in Quality. either based on his/her name or circumstances.Creativity: Allah has created everything that exists. 12. who constantly prays and repeats that name of Allah. 16. All creation is in need of Him. It is reported that Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged people to teach and learn about this concept. according to the concept of Haroof-e-Abjad. then one day you will be able to see and witness that angel. Wahdaniyya -Uniqueness: He is unique in Essence.Power: There is nothing for which Allah lacks capacity. there is nothing unknown to Him. Sahih Bukhari: 3. contains eight essentials indicating His perfections.Existence to all eternity : He has no end. Whoever reads this name of Allah 1000 times daily. Ameen Allah's Apostle said. He (peace be upon him) also said that Abjad is written in Lauh-e-Mahfooz.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . 12. The Permanent Attributes Of Allah. Insha-Allah.uk . You will suddenly feel a help and assistance coming from the unseen for all your matters Some Sufis have also mentioned that if one with honest and humble intentions punctually reads Ism-e-Azam. the closer this angel will come to you.webmaster – www. and He goes on creating. never ceasing to be. This angel will gradually help and assist you in fulfilling you wishes and hopes. or of Aware.Being : Allah exists. Qiyam bi-nafsihi. Hayyan .Will: Allah does whatever He wishes. Lets us pray that we all live as Muslims and take our last in breath as Mu‘mins. Baqa:.10 December 2009 7. Every person has an Ism-e-Azam. being Eternal.Hearing: Allah hears. He has neither opposite nor parallel. Kalam -Speech: Allah speaks. The Last is He.. Qudra.Existence from all eternity: He is before the before. Sam’i . all doubts and uncertainties will be removed from his heart and. though not with a voice like ours." Narrated Abu Huraira. The extent of this perfection is infinite. there is nothing unseen by Him. one-hundred minus one.Transcendence: He is the creator bearing no resemblance to the created resembles Him. 11. every name of Allah has a Muwakkil (angel). All creation has become by the order of "BE" and has died by His order. He destroys. but space needs Him.deenislam.894 10 . Remember. If He wishes. Every name has a quantity. 10. Basar . there can be nothing that He does not hear. ‘Ilm . 13.Sight: Allah sees. nor with the sound we make. And the more you read your Ism-e-Azam. 9. instead. Nothing can oppose His command. i. The great Sufis and friends of Allah have given us very simple and logical methods to work out our Ism-e-Azam. Mukhalafatuni-I-hawadith. 10. 11. Allah is perfection. th ALLAH Any person who is suffering from a big disease which is uncureable reads this name 100 times and prays for his good health God will grant him health. Takeen. determinations and faith will become inborn in him. He did not become. The greatest name of Allah.Knowledge: Allah has knowledge of all things.e. May Allah give us the opportunity to worship and remember Him all the time and that we all follow the path of His beloved Prophet (peace be upon him). Irada . 9. 14. He always prevails.Self-subsistence -: He has no need of space. He always was.Life: Being Alive. Wujud:..

Insha-Allah. the Originator. The Most Kind and Giving. the Wise. i.Anyone who repeats this name 100 times before sunrise will be safeguarded against all calamities for the remainder of the day." To count something means to know it by heart. the Amply Beneficent. loving mercy is perfect and inclusive. the Humiliator. the Lord of Majesty and Splendour. the Incomparably Great. the Hearer. the Provider. the Holy. the Kindly. the Exalter. the Accepter of Repentance. the Patient. the Gracious. the Sustainer. the Preserver of Security. excluding none from His infinite bounty. Allah will cause his enemies not to utter a single word against him. the Glorious. the All-Knowing. The Compassionate. The Most Gracious. The One who is most kind. the Inward. He who retains them in his memory will enter Paradise. the Watcher. the Source of Peace. He to Whom men repair. and he who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise. the Giver of Life. odd numbers). the Maker. if Allah wills. Ar-RAHMAN If a person reads this name 100 times after every prayer God will remove all kind of irresponsibility‘s from his heart. this invocation provides a safeguard against heedlessness. the Informed. He who wills goodness and mercy for all His creatures from all eternity.. the Seer. the Harmer. the Creator.e. the Liberal.10 December 2009 Allah has ninety-nine Names. Tirmidhi. the Honourer. the Fashioner. the Rewarder. Sahih Bukhari : 8. the Advancer. the Governor. the Gatherer. If this Ism is recited 100 times daily after every sAlat. the Eternal. the Protector. 11 . the Witness. The One who continually showers all of creation with blessings and prosperity without any disparity. the Trustee. loving and merciful. the Firm. the Light. the Depriver. Moreover.. the Withholder. the Delayer. the Self-sufficient. the Strong. the Guide. YA RAHMANU: O All-Merciful One! If repeated 100 times after each obligatory prayer. one hundred minus one.The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter. the Powerful. The Infinitely Good. th 99 Names of Allah 1. The Most Lovingly Beneficent. other than whom there is no god.The Most Merciful. the Most High. hard-heartedness and negligence will be removed from the reader's heart. the Forgiver. the Decider. the One. the Reckoner.uk . the Outward. Any person in difficulty should repeat this Ism 1020 times: he will soon find relief and be granted peace and contentment of the heart. the Last. the Answerer. the Sublime.e. the Preserver. the Single. The One who is overflowing with the quality of loving mercy and is continually pouring it upon all of creation. the Grand. the King. the Giver of Death. the Merciful. the Praiseworthy. the Generous. Narrated Abu Huraira. One-hundred less one. the Overpowering.489 Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said. the Ruler of the Kingdom.webmaster – www. the Enduring. the Just. the Most Great. the Plentiful Giver. the Majestic. Sahih Bukhari : 9. the Inheritor. the Independent. the First. the Real. and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly. the Judge. the Patron. the Pardoner. The All-Merciful. the Avenger. the Benefactor. the Knower. and Allah is Witr (one) and loves 'the Witr' (i. the Raiser. the Great in Majesty. the Living.co.deenislam. the Restorer to Life. "Allah Most High has ninety-nine names. forgetfulness and anxiety. Narrated Abu Huraira. will enter Paradise. the Loving. The One whose endless. the Bestower. the Abaser. the First Cause. He is Allah. "Allah has ninety-nine Names. Ar-Rahman. the Dominant. the Director." Narrated Abu Hurayrah. the Mighty. the Enricher.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . the Forgiving. the Clement. the Equitable. the Compassionate. the Prevailing.419 Allah's Apostle said.

uk .. Rahmân conveys the idea of fullness and extensiveness. Thus the former is expressive of the utmost degree of love and generosity. Lexicologists agree in holding that the former includes both the believer and the unbeliever for its objects. while al-Rahîm is the Merciful One whose love and mercy are manifested as that which is received as the consequence of one's deeds. gentleness. etc are all there because of this attribute. signifying tenderness requiring the exercise of beneficence [kindness] (R). The creation of the sun.. The One who loves and cherishes all of creation. and al-Rahîm is the merciful One whose love and mercy are manifested in the state that comes after" (AH).. and the later being of the measure of fa'îl and being expressive of a constant repetition and manifestation of the attribute (AH). According to Ibn Qayyum (1350 AD).webmaster – www. the latter of unbounded and constant favor and mercy. meaning that which provides protection and nourishment.e as a consequence of the deeds of men. Al-Rahmân and al-Rahîm are both active participle nouns of different measures denoting intensiveness of significance. In Muhammad Ali's translation of the Qur'ân. The Prophet is reported to have said: "Al-Rahmân is the beneficent One whose love and mercy are manifested in the creation of the world. the former being of the measure of fa'lân and indicating the greatest preponderance of the quality of mercy. th From the root r-h-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to have tenderness.co. indicating the great quality of love and mercy which engulfs all of creation without any effort or request on our part. i. air and water. the moon. to have pity show favor and goodness have all that is required for beneficence This name is used in the Qur'ân. he refers to classical sources (as indicated by the initials in parenthesis) who said: Rahmân and Rahîm are both derived from the root rahmat.deenislam. and that from which all of creation is brought into being. and thus comprising the ideas of love and mercy. For example. 12 . even before we are born. kindness love have mercy.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . while Rahîm conveys the idea of constant renewal and giving liberal reward to those who are deserving. see 1:1 The root r-h-m also indicates womb. the term Rahmân circumscribes the quality of abounding Grace inherent in and inseparable from the Almighty. Abdul Omar quotes from classical resources: Rahmân is an active participle noun of the measure fa'lân which conveys the idea of fullness and extensiveness and indicates the greatest preponderance of the quality of love and mercy which comprehends the entire universe without regard to our effort or asking. The One who is most loving. Rahmân describes the quality of abounding Grace which is inherent in and inseparable from the Almighty. Al-Rahmân is the Beneficent One whose endless outpouring of love and mercy are continually showered upon all of creation. while the latter relates specifically to the believer (LL). In the Dictionary of the Holy Qur'ân. gentle and merciful.10 December 2009 The One whose perfect mercy and loving beneficence endlessly embrace all of creation.

and that from which all of creation is brought into being. Insha-Allah. That is. The One who has mercy on the merciful. He recompenses those who put to good use the benefits He bestows on them.The most Compassionate. while al-Rahîm is the Merciful One whose love and mercy are manifested as that which is received as the consequence of one's deeds. For example. The Most Merciful. (Also written as al-rahman. ya rahmaan.webmaster – www. to have pity show favor and goodness have all that is required for beneficence This name is used in the Qur'ân.) 2.10 December 2009 Rahîm is in the measure of fa'îl and denotes the idea of constant repetition and giving of a liberal reward to those who deserve it and seek it. Ar-Rahim. According to Ibn Qayyum (1350 AD). and the One in whom the attribute is constantly and [endlessly] repeated. The Manifestation of this attribute is in response to and is a result of the action of the human being. He who acts with extreme kindness. the Lovingly Beneficent: ya rahman. the recited will be safeguarded against all calamities. maladiesand the entire creation will become affectionate toward him. while Rahîm conveys the idea of constant renewal and giving liberal reward to those who are deserving. The Compassionate. ar-rahman. Rahîm indicates that which is extremely and continuously loving and merciful. meaning that which provides protection and nourishment. The Most Compassionate The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers (only). th From the root r-h-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to have tenderness. If a person reads this name 100 times after every prayer all the nation of God will love that person. Al-Rahmân is the Beneficent One whose endless outpouring of love and mercy are continually showered upon all of creation. ar-rahmaan. al-rahmaan.deenislam. he refers to classical sources (as indicated by the initials in parenthesis) who said: 13 . Rahmân conveys the idea of fullness and extensiveness. YA RAHIMU: O Compassionate One! By repeating this invocation one hundred times after the early morning prayer.. see 1:1 The root r-h-m also indicates womb. The One who greatly rewards those who use the Divine bounties and beneficence in a good way. one will attract kind and friendly treatment from all creatures. indicating the great quality of love and mercy which engulfs all of creation without any effort or request on our part. Rahîm expresses the continuous manifestation of the Grace in our lives and its effect upon us as a result of our own activities. by giving them yet greater and everlasting benefits.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . gentleness. In Muhammad Ali's translation of the Qur'ân. and who is the dispenser of grace and love as a result of our deeds and supplications. The One who grants even more grace and greater rewards in response to our good actions and high thoughts. If recited daily after every solat 100 times..co. kindness love have mercy.uk .

The One who is the owner and ruler of this world. the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection. and al-Rahîm is the merciful One whose love and mercy are manifested in the state that comes after" (AH).e as a consequence of the deeds of men. YA MALIKU: O Sovereign Lord! Those who repeat this constantly have nothing to fear from any authority in this world or the Next. Rahîm is in the measure of fa'îl and denotes the idea of constant repetition and giving of a liberal reward to those who deserve it and seek it. and who is relied upon by everyone..10 December 2009 Rahmân and Rahîm are both derived from the root rahmat. etc are all there because of this attribute. They will enjoy respect and dignity in the sight of others. al-raheem.The King. From the root m-l-k which has the following classical Arabic connotations: 14 . Al-Rahmân and al-Rahîm are both active participle nouns of different measures denoting intensiveness of significance. and the later being of the measure of fa'îl and being expressive of a constant repetition and manifestation of the attribute (AH).The Sovereign..co. Al-Malik. and the One in whom the attribute is constantly and [endlessly] repeated. (Also written as al-rahim. while the latter relates specifically to the believer (LL). and who is the dispenser of grace and love as a result of our deeds and supplications. The Prophet is reported to have said: "Al-Rahmân is the beneficent One whose love and mercy are manifested in the creation of the world. and is ruled by none. the term Rahmân circumscribes the quality of abounding Grace inherent in and inseparable from the Almighty. The One with the complete Dominion. That is. i. The One who has supreme authority. the Most Merciful: ya rahim. ar-rahim.webmaster – www.uk . He who is Absolute Ruler of the entire universe. the reader will be given abundant wealth. the Monarch . and thus comprising the ideas of love and mercy. The creation of the sun. the former being of the measure of fa'lân and indicating the greatest preponderance of the quality of mercy. ya raheem) th 3. the latter of unbounded and constant favor and mercy. In the Dictionary of the Holy Qur'ân. Abdul Omar quotes from classical resources: Rahmân is an active participle noun of the measure fa'lân which conveys the idea of fullness and extensiveness and indicates the greatest preponderance of the quality of love and mercy which comprehends the entire universe without regard to our effort or asking. If read abundantly each day After Zawaal. ar-raheem.deenislam. Thus the former is expressive of the utmost degree of love and generosity. Rahîm indicates that which is extremely and continuously loving and merciful.. signifying tenderness requiring the exercise of beneficence [kindness] (R). The One who has all ruling power over all beings. air and water. The Ruler The Sovereign Lord. The Manifestation of this attribute is in response to and is a result of the action of the human being. The One who is king of all beings. Lexicologists agree in holding that the former includes both the believer and the unbeliever for its objects. even before we are born. the moon. AL-MALIK Any person who reads this name of God after every prayer of Fajar God will make that person a Ghani.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .

YA QUDDUSU: O Holy One! If we repeat this 100 times each day.webmaster – www. The One who is pure. see 59:23 The name Malik signifies king. For example. the King: ya malik) 4. sacred. spotless to be far removed from impurity or imperfection to be holy. The Most Pure. The One who is beyond all human understanding of purity.10 December 2009 to to to to to possess. Thus. spotless. without blemish or fault. The person who reads this name after zawal as much as he can God will remove all the soul problems from his heart. sins and faults. However. our hearts will be pure and cleansed of all anxiety.uk . the manifest and the un-manifest. while the name the name Mâlik. Allah will cure from all spiritual sickness the one who recites this name abundantly each day. For example. The One who is far from. The One whose essence and attributes are of unimaginable purity and perfection. see 59:23 The ancient roots of the Arabic word Quddûs. or of the beings of this world. By some traditions. the known and the unknown. the exact differences between these names are not universally agreed upon. distinctly different and separate from all worldly imperfections. point toward that which is set apart. while Mâlik al-Mulk is considered to be the supreme lord and master of all worlds.deenislam. that which is 'other'. as well as the Hebrew word Kadosh. He is Most Pure. He who is free from all error. hallowed This name is used in the Qur'ân. From the root q-d-s which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be pure. absentmindedness. Al-Quddus -The Holy One. different. by virtue of the â which intensifies the meaning.co. and is often translated as master or lord. command. perfection and holiness. incapacity or deficiency. The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . to have ruling power have kingship th This name is used in the Qur'ân. clean. and untouched by. The All-Perfect And Who is free from all Blemishes The Holy One. (Also written as al-malik. reign have dominion over. al-Malik is considered to be the owner and king of this world. worldly imperfections or faults. al-Quddûs is known as the One who is set apart. signifies something that is in some way greater than a king. to own exclusively exercise authority to command have power over. The Most Holy. the One 15 .

yet external peace will only prevail as a reflection of inner peace. whole. well. prosperous This name is used in the Qur'ân. ya quddoos) th 5. complete. prosperous and content.10 December 2009 whose perfection and righteousness are so 'other' that they cannot be grasped by mankind. Allah will protect him from all calamities and maladies. Many seek peace by struggling. secure.co. The One who is free from every imperfection. (Read Ya Salaamu 125. The Source of Wholeness and Well-Being. Insha-Allah will restore his health. free of faults and free of error. whole. From the root s-l-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be peaceful. The Giver Of Peace Or One Who is Immune From All Distress The One who is free from every imperfection.deenislam. prosperous and content. For example. According to al-Qurturbi.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . the Most Holy: ya quddus. completeness and prosperity. If said 115 times and blown on a sick person. content. see 59:23 This ancient Semitic root of s-l-m implies every manner of wholeness. tranquil. al-quddoos. .As-Salam. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word holy as: Holy -. friendly. healthy.The Peace. it will help the patient to recover.Exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness. The One who has rendered all of creation to be perfect.webmaster – www. quiet. wholeness and safety. whole. The Source of Wholeness and Well-Being The Source of Peace. He greets His fortunate servants in Paradise. battling and trying to impose their will on others. the name al-Quddûs also describes the One who is glorified and revered by the angels. The One who is perfect.000 to cure incurable diseases like Cancer) YA SALAMU: O Source of Peace! If this is repeated one hundred and sixty limes over someone who is ill. reconciled to be free from imperfections. Anyone who recites this Ism continuously. the One whose goodness and righteousness are beyond our understanding. The One whose creation is free of imperfections. If any person reads this name as much as he can he will always be prevented from all mishappenings and if a person reads this name 115 times and prays for an unhealthy person that person will get good health. The One who is the source of all peace. the truly Blessed One. (Also written as al-quddus. The Flawless.uk . unimaginable purity and perfection that is Allâh. The name al-Quddûs describes the unique. The only path to outer peace is awareness of 16 . free from faults. The Tranquillity. sound to be safe. He who frees His servants from all danger and obstruction.

often translated simply as amen. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him. which arises form this same s-l-m root. safety and security. as-salam. The word âmîn. He who awakens the light of faith in our hearts. tranquil grant protection. For example. The Faithful. Al-Mu’min-The One with Faith. If anyone writes it (on paper or by engraving it on a silver ring) and keeps it with him (as ta'weez). also comes from this same â-m-n root. According to Râghib the word Islam. The root â-m-n root is also the original source of the name al-Muhaymin (the protector). see 59:23 The word îmân. He protects and comforts those who shelter with Him.The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. The Trusted. al-salaam.deenislam. means to enter into salm. the Exalted Lord will make us safe against the evil of the foe. as-salaam. The Giver of Tranquility.. safe. From the root â-m-n which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to be secure. Whoever says this name 630 Times in time of fear. Giver Of Peace. and could be translated as in this we trust or in this we are free from fear. the word Islam means to be at peace with or reconciled with the ways and decrees of Allâh. Allah will protect him from all calamities. The One who is most trustworthy. and could well be translated as has been granted peace and security . The One who faithfully bestows the gifts of peace. mishaps and losses. safeguard be trusted.webmaster – www. 17 . YA MU'MINU: O Guardian of Faith! If we repeat this constantly.co.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . or to enter into wholeness. often simply translated simply as faith or belief. The Remover of Fear. The One who grants freedom from fear.. his physical and spiritual safety will remain the responsibility of Allah. and is often described as self-resignation.uk . If a person is suffering from any kind of terror he should read this name 630 times his terror will be vanished at the moment. free from fear be quiet. That is. which means to enter into peace. The One who illuminates the heart with faith. trustworthy believe in This name is used in the Qur'ân. surrender or submission to the will of Allâh. and the only source of such inner peace is the One known as as-Salâm. comes from this same â-m-n root. The Source of Faith The Guardian of Faith. (Also written as al-salam.10 December 2009 the tranquil depths of inner peace. the Source of Peace: ya salam. ya salaam) th 6.

Lane. The One who extends wings of Love to cover and protect creation. Al-Muhaymin. For example. Muhaymin refers to the One who is the ever-watchful guardian and protector. Anyone who offer 2 rakaat solat after ghusl and reads with sincerity this Ism 100 times. The One who proclaims the Truth.The Protector. guard be a witness to offer security and peace determine what is true extend a wing (like a hen protecting her chicks) This name is used in the Qur'ân. the root of Muhaymin was originally â-m-n.deenislam. The One who is ever watchful. If a person reads this name 115 times then God will give him the power to know the hidden facts.The One who grants security and freedom from fear. Also. Mu'min . (Also written as al-mu'min.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One who protects and guards. From the root h-y-m-n which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to watch over. The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures. Allah will purify him physically as well as spiritually. ya mumin) th 7. oversee. the controller. The Bestower of Security.W. The One who ensures well-being. Wakîl refers to the One who is the trusted administrator. The Safeguarder.the One who protects and defends against harmful situations. Bestower of Security: ya mu'min. The One who offers peace and security.10 December 2009 Related names: Raqîb refers to the One who has the attribute of watchfulness. Allah will acquaint one with the unseen if one reads 115 times. He who watches over and protects all things. see 59:23 According to E. al-mumin.uk . The Guardian.webmaster – www. the same root as al-Mu'min (remover of fear). The Protector. YA MUHAYMINU: O Protector! When this invocation is made after complete ablution. Related names: 18 . Mâni' . The vigilant.co. Hafîz refers to the One who protects and preserves. protect. one's inner being becomes radiant.

Muhaymin refers to the One who is the ever-watchful guardian and protector. th (Also written as al-muhaymin. the powerful. ya azeez) 19 . The Defeater who is not defeated YA 'AZIZU: O Almighty One! If we recite this after the early morning prayer. exalted be honorable. rare.deenislam. Dignified . the Mighty: ya 'aziz. The One who is the most Powerful and most Cherished. cherished. see 59:23 (Also written as al-'aziz. glorious. The One who has complete mastery over all of creation. powerful be high.co. For example. Mâni' . al-'azîzun. majesty and power are unique. power and potency. invincible be respected. From the root '-z-z which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to be mighty. Allah will grant him honour and self-sufficiency. The One who is the ultimate in honor and nobility. The Almighty. precious. the protector: ya muhaymin. The One who is incomparable and unparalleled. the Exalted Lord will free us from dependence. al-muhaimin.The Strong.The One who grants security and freedom from fear. Mu'min . al-azeez. The victorious One whose strength. If read 41 times daily with constancy.10 December 2009 Raqîb refers to the One who has the attribute of watchfulness. The One whose respectability and nobility are above all others.webmaster – www. al-aziiz. elevated. noble. The One whose dignity. dear be scarce. Anyone who say this name 40 times each day for forty days.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One who is the cherished source of all strength.the One who protects and defends against harmful situations. ya aziz. noble. precious and unattainable by mankind. glory and power are overwhelming and cannot be overcome or resisted. Hafîz refers to the One who protects and preserves. potent. the reades will become if he is treated with dishonour.uk . strong. Wakîl refers to the One who is the trusted administrator. illustrious be indomitable. ya muhaimin) 8. The One who overcomes everything. The Almighty. unattainable This name is used in the Qur'ân. He who prevails. forty times each day for forty days. The Eminent. ya 'azîzun. Al-’Aziz. and can never be conquered.The Mighty. Any person who reads this name after every prayer of Fajar God will never make him let down in front of other people and that person will get great respect. al-aziz.

above all of creation be compelling. any claim to such irresistible power would be false pride and arrogance.uk . The Majestic. He who demonstrates His greatness in all things and in all ways. high. The Imperious. InshaAllah. but for Allâh it is simply the truth. For example. YA MUTAKABBIRU: O Majestic One! The Exalted Lord will grant righteous chil¬dren to men who repeat this before approaching their wives.10 December 2009 9.The constant reciter of this beautiful name will be granted honour and greatness. above all creation and utterly irresistible.The Self-Glorious . Al-Jabbar-The all Compelling. The constant reciter of this beautiful name will be granted honour and greatness.deenislam. Any person who reads this name 226 times he will always be prevented from his enemies... reform benefit. reforms and completes. and the name al-Jabbâr describes the nature of the One who is the ultimate restorer of the soundness. The Possessor of all Rights. see 59:23 The essence of the root j-b-r is the irresistible restoration of something. The One who irresistibly compels things to be set aright. The One who compels each and every thing according to divine will. the Restorer: ya jabbar.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . For a human being. He is able to compel the execution of His will. The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed. irresistible This name is used in the Qur'ân. The Repairer. right or good state bring back to normal. The One who irresistibly restores all of creation to soundness and sufficiency. The Perfection of Greatness. which is incomplete.Anyone who says this Ism 226 times each morning and each evening will be safeguarded against the oppression to tyrants and depots. al-jabbaar. th From the root j-b-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to restore something to sound. the Majestic. He who repairs all broken things. If read continually before any task. If read 20 . The Restorer.The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them. The Over Powering. yet is never compelled. The One who repairs.webmaster – www.The Supremely Great. it will be accomplished. and completes that. Al-Mutakabbir. and will not be exposed to violence. His awe and magnificence will become inborn in the heart of people Insha-Allah. YA JABBARU: O Compeller! Those who repeat this invocation will not be sub-jected to coercion. The One who is high. severity or harshness.co. If anyone engraves it on a silver ring and wears it. wholeness and righteousness of all things. The Irresistible The Compeller. The Haughty. to confer a benefit be supreme. (Also written as al-jabbar. ya jabaar) 10.

The One who is supremely great.10 December 2009 continually before any task. Azîm is greatness in both attributes and self. Al-Khaliq-The Creator. al-mutakabir. (Also written as al-mutakabbir. Related names: Jalîl is considered to be greatness in attributes.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Great One.The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence.deenislam. will be safeguarded against all adversities Insha-Allah. Allah creates an angel. rank and attributes that are above and beyond the rights of everyone else. the Perfection of Greatness: ya mutakabbir) 11. privileges and attributes which others have not. He who brings from non-being into being. th From the root k-b-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to be great in size. to be vast. and its reward is credited to the person concerned. For example. In mankind. (But still that person is suppose to offer his prayers). The Planner.co. that angel worships obediently until the Day of Resurrection. 21 . privileges and attributes that are above and beyond the rights of everyone else. this would be called pride or arrogance. noble. see 59:23 Mutakabbir is an empathic form of the root k-b-r which denotes actively using rights. Kabîr denotes the One whose essence is greatness. YA KHALIQU: O Creator! For one who repeats this invocation at night. The One who has rights. Any person who reads this name all the time as much as he can God will make an angel for him who will always pray to God on that person's behalf. The One who manifests greatness in all things and in all ways. Al-Qurtubi reported that this name was understood to mean Grand. Mutakabbir is an empathic form which denotes actively using rights. Allah will create an angel who will worship Allah continuously on his behalf. the Maker The Creator. most knowing have rights above all others This name is used in the Qur'ân. Anyone who recites this name of Allah 100 times for 7 days. formidable be great in age.webmaster – www. majestic be great in learning. privileges. And one who forms the habit of its continuous recital. it will be accomplished Insha-Allah. rank or dignity be great in size. Any person who reads this name before starting any kind of work and read it as much as he can God will succeed him in that work.uk . The One who is greater than all of creation. creating all things in such a way that He determines their existence and the conditions and events they are to experience. but for the One this is simply the truth. oldest be great in dignity.

The Evolver.10 December 2009 The One who determines and creates according to the proper measure and proportion of each thing. The Artificer.webmaster – www. and who has the power to change things from non-existing to existing. The One who creates something from nothing. For example. Al-Bari’-The Maker. 22 . If a women who has no chlidren fasts 7 days and after opening her fast with water reads this name God will grant her children. free and clear of imperfections. often creating from existing matter. fitting and proper. making and evolving that which is free and clear of any other thing. The One who creates with no model or similarity. Khâliq denotes the One who continues to plan. Ya Bariu: If a barren woman fasts for 7 days and each day.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . see 59:24 Related names: Bâri' denotes the way the One works with substances. appropriate. after making iftaar with water.co.deenislam. The One who brings things into existence from a state of non-existence. or that which has precedence given to it. and who is the shaper of beauty. th From the root kh-l-q which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to measure accurately determine the proper measure or proportion for something proportion one thing according to another create something based on a pattern or model which one has devised bring a thing into existence from non-existence This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One who creates both the inner and the outer in just proportions. al-khaaliq. The One who plans and determines how. O Evolver who created all things so that each whole and its parts are in perfect conformity and harmony. the Creator. when and where to create. The One who has the power to change things back and forth between the states of existing and non-existing. Mubdi' denotes the One who starts or begins all things. (Also written as al-khaliq. The One whose works are perfectly suited. ya khaaliq) 12. The Evolver. amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever. the Creator: ya khaliq. The Producer. Allah will grant her male children Insha-Allah. The Maker from Nothing. Also expressed as al-Khallâq (great creator).uk . measure out and create.The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities. One Who Gives Life. ways that are awesome innovation. Badî' denotes the One who creates in wonderful. Musawwir denotes the One who arranges forms and colors. reads Ya-Bari Ya-Mussawwir 21 times. The One who creates form out of nothing.

Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . evolve be individual. al-baari. th From the root b-r-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to create. YA MUSAWWIRU (O Creator! O Maker! O Shaper!)Insha-Allah.10 December 2009 The One who evolves and re-creates that which exists. to manifest create using pre-existing matter. amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever. free and clear of imperfections. (Also written as al-bari. YA BARI'U. often creating from existing matter. ways that are awesome innovation.Fashioner Of Shapes .deenislam.The Bestower of Forms.uk . breaking her fast at the proper time each day with a glass of water. both physically and spiritually.) 13. Mubdi' denotes the One who starts or begins all things. The ancient Semitic roots point toward a manifestation or emanation which is the fruition of a great power. YA MUSAWWIRU: O Shaper! Advice to a childless wife who wishes to bear children: The Exalted Lord will grant her a child if she fasts for seven days. 23 . Related names: Bâri' denotes the way the One works with substances. He who designs all things. the Producer. The One who manifests that which is in perfect harmony and proportion. over which she has breathed after reciting twenty-one times: YA KHALIQU. The One who forms His creatures in different pictures. making and evolving that which is free and clear of any other thing. free and clear of another thing be free and clear of fault or blemish This name is used in the Qur'ân. or that which has precedence given to it. without blemish or fault. giving each its particular form and character. measure out and create. the Designer The Shaper. The Organizer.webmaster – www. The One who sends new forms into existence. Khâliq denotes the One who continues to plan. Musawwir denotes the One who arranges forms and colors. Al-Musawwir.co. The Shaper. For example. see 59:24 The Qur'ân commentary of al-Baydâwi says that the primary meaning of the root b-r-' is to denote a thing's becoming free and clear of another thing. Badî' denotes the One who creates in wonderful. and who has the power to change things from non-existing to existing. and which contains the potentiality of that which brought it into being. to form out of nothing. either by by being released or by being created. and who is the shaper of beauty.

the reader will become selfsufficient and will attain honour if he treated with dishonour Any person who reads this name 100 times after every prayer of Friday God will show that he is being blessed for his sins.co. often creating from existing matter. 24 . The Absolver. For example. The One who has given everything in creation a special inclination or desire. sculpt. the Forgiver The Forgiver. Al-Ghaffar. If read 41times daily with constancy. Musawwir denotes the One who arranges forms and colors.The All-Forgiving.uk . making and evolving that which is free and clear of any other thing. imagine or picture something to have an inclination or desire towards something This name is used in the Qur'ân. both in the present world and the future. or that which has precedence given to it.webmaster – www. The One who accepts repentance and sets aright our faults and sins. time and time again. Allah will grant him honour and self-suffiiciency. The One who sets us free from the guilt and shame of our own sins and faults. Khâliq denotes the One who continues to plan. The One who protects us from the effects of our faults and sins. The Veiler of Sins and Faults. The One who has given everything a special form and a special manner whereby it is distinguished. amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever. measure out and create and who has the power to change things from one state to another. see 59:24 Related names: Bâri' denotes the way the One works with substances. Badî' denotes the One who creates in wonderful. The Most Protecting One. and who is the shaper of beauty. fashion. such that we may discover inner harmony and peace. YA GHAFFARU: O Forgiver! Allah graciously forgives the sins of those who call upon Him constantly by this Name Anyone who say this name 40 times each day for forty days. The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The Exceedingly Forgiving. th From the root s-w-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to make something incline. He who is always ready to forgive. the Bestower of Forms: ya musawwir. The One who accepts repentance and veils or forgives our faults and sins. ways that are awesome innovation. (Also written as al-musawwir. ya musauwir) 14. al-musauwir.deenislam.10 December 2009 The One who is the fashioner and former of each and every thing in all of creation. Mubdi' denotes the One who starts or begins all things. lean or bend towards to form. free and clear of imperfections.

so whoever overlooks the ugly and mentions only the beautiful is one who shares in this attribute.uk . forgives or transforms our faults and sins in such a manner that we may go on without guilt or shame. while 'Afûw indicates complete removal or obliteration of the condition. veil. al-ghaffaar. (Also written as al-ghaffar. In Qastalânî's commentary on Bukhârî. hide to pardon. conceal. or ugliness and beauty. The Arabic word astaghfirullâh (sometimes written as astghfrallâh or estaferallah) is from this same gh-f-r root. Ghaffâr and Ghâfir denote forgiving or protecting. th From the root gh-f-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to cover.. Note that the root gh-f-r has given rise to three Beautiful Names that are all used in the Qur'ân: Ghaffâr. veiling or concealing]. wrong deeds and change them into what become good deeds. The One who can set aright. Al-Qahhar. or watching over]. only Ghaffâr and Ghafûr were included in the list of 99 Names narrated by Tirmidhi. to forgive. For example. or between sin and the effects of that sin [forgiving.10 December 2009 The One who veils. However. to set aright to cover a thing to protect it from dirt This name is used in the Qur'ân.co. In al-Nihâyah (a dictionary of hadîth). and al-Ghaffâr who relieves us from the suffering of continual remembrance of our faults.The Subduer .deenislam. Allâh please hide away my faults. the All-Forgiving: ya ghaffar.webmaster – www. The Prevailer 25 . The Ever-Dominating. In the lexicon and commentary Tâj al-'Arûs it is mentioned that truly asking for forgiveness must be by both word and deed. The Conqueror. Ghafûr and Ghâfir. see 40:3 Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî said: Every creature is bound to have perfection and imperfection. who keeps the knowledge of our faults even from the angels. al-Ghafûr. or transform. and is an invocation of Divine Protection having a range of possible connotations that include Allâh please forgive me. Allâh please watch over me and protect me from faults.. it is said that Ghâfir refers to the One who protects us from the commission of sins. and that Ghafûr refers to the One who forgives our sins and faults.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . it is said that the root gh-f-r means a covering or protection which is either between man and the commission of sin [protecting. the veiler of our faults from the eyes of other men. The names Ghafûr. al-Ghâfir. Sheikh Tosun Bayrak portrays the differences as: . ya ghaffaar) 15. not by the tongue alone.

and prevails upon them to do whatever He wills. al-qahhaar. He who dominates all things. He who constantly bestows blessings of every kind. the Bestower. conquer overpower.deenislam.Determiner .Dominator . Allah's love will become inborn in his heart. The Giver Of All Things. YA QAHHARU: O Subduer! This invocation helps one to subdue the desires of the flesh.The Most Liberal Bestower. 26 . th From the root q-h-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to overcome.) 16. prevail subdue. ya qahhaar. One who is fully inclined towards this world should say this Ism continuously.Firm . The Giver of Gifts The Bestower. The Ever-Dominating One. subjugate. For example. compel against one's wishes This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One whose will is irresistible. The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return.the One who uses supreme power to enforce whatever Divine wisdom decrees or decides. The One who prevails over all of creation. he will be freed from the love of this world and.the One whose nature it is to be firm.Strong . determined and steadfast. The One who is master of all. The Subduer who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything. the Conqueror: ya qahhar. Related names: Qawî . Al-Wahhab. conquers. The One who is victorious over any opposition. Any person who is despartily involved in the worldly things reads this name as much as he can God will remove the love for the world and produce his love in his heart. Qahhâr . The Great Giver. The One to whom all submit. Matîn .the One who is all-mighty and possesses inexhaustible strength.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . refined) are sometimes used together to honor and appreciate the opposing.uk . The Donor. One Who Has Control Over All Things.10 December 2009 The Subduer. master dominate over.co. yet complementary. ways of the One.webmaster – www. The recitation of this Name also affords protection against cruel injustice.the One who dominates. (Also written as al-qahhar. If Allah wills. instead. overpowering) and Latîf (subtle. overpowers Muqtadir . ridding the heart of worldly attachment and leading to inner peace. The One who overcomes all obstacles. The One who is dominant. see 39:4 The names Qahhâr (ever-dominating.

. or or acquiring distinction of mention . sicknesses and poverty will never enter his home. favors and blessings upon all of creation. . The Bestower of Sustenance The Provider. even his life.he is neither a giver nor generous. the need will be fulfilled.10 December 2009 YA WAHHABU: O Bestower! If you repeat this seven times after making a supplication. (Also written as: al-wahhab. Ar-Razzaq-The Provider.such a one is worthy of being named giver and generous. your plea will be accepted. Note: Begin from the right-hand corner while facing the Qiblah. but rather engaged in transaction and recompense. For a particular need to be fulfilled. see 3:8 With regard to mankind's role in giving. to offer as a present. or is held captive by an enemy. Anyone who blow in all four corners of his house after saying this Name 10 times in each corner before Fajr. If a person really wants somethig so he should do three sajda's in his house's yard and raise his hands and read this name 100 times God will give him his desired need. Allah will then grant whatever one needs. The One who is the most generous and liberal giver. the Great Giver: ya wahhab. A poverty-stricken person should say this Ism constantly: or write it and keep it on him (as a taweez) or say it 40 times in the last sajdah of salat-Duha (Chast in urdu ):. al-wahhaab. ya wahhaab) 17.co.deenislam. th The One who continually bestows gifts. be it appreciation.webmaster – www. The Supplier. The Providence. YA RAZZAQU: O Provider! The gates of providence are open for those who constantly repeat this glorious Name. He who provides all things useful to His creatures. affection or release from blame. If one has a particular wish.. one should invoke this Name one hundred times after midnight on three or seven nights (following ablution and a ritual prayer of two cycles). Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî notes that: Whoever bestows gifts with an eye to some interest to be realized by it sooner or later.. bestow give liberally and freely grant. For example. Allah will open for him the doors of rizq (sustenance). for the sake of God alone . If a person 27 . But the one who sacrifices all he owns.. the Sustainer. endow cause something to be This name is used in the Qur'ân. to give as a gift donate. From the root w-h-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to give for no compensation. or finds it hard to make ends meet. observe sajdah thrice in the courtyard of the house or majid and then lift the hands (as in Dua) and say this Ism 100 times: If Allah wills.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Insha-Allah he will be freed from poverty in an unexpected and amazing manner. without expectation of any return. The One who gives freely and endlessly.uk .

10 December 2009 who reads this name before the prayer of the morning 10 times in all the four corners of his house God will open the door of Rizq tohis house and keep away all the problems. The One who reveals the solution to all problems. The One who unties the knots. Remover Of Difficulties And Giver Of Decisions. and opens the way to victory. YA FATTAHU: O Opener! The repetition of this Name brings openness of heart. The victorious The Opener. sustained. th From the root r-z-q which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to receive something beneficial. The One who causes the means of subsistence to come. al-razaq. the mind and the spiritual life.uk . The Granter of Success. He who opens the solution to all problems and makes things easy. and softens that which was hardened. The One who provides everything that is needed. mentally or spiritually.webmaster – www. al-razzaaq. The One who holds the keys to victory and success. For example. The One who opens the door to success. (Also written as al-razzaq. The One who gives victory. Anyone who places both his hands on his bosom after Fajr Solat and says this name 70 times.co. especially as a gift be provided with the necessities of life receive a portion. see 51:58 The root r-z-q points to the idea of the receiving of anything beneficial. The One who opens what is closed. ya razzaaq) 18. The One who lifts veils and who opens the heart. The One by whose guidance that which was closed is opened and the unclear is made clear. share or lot be supplied with a means of subsistence This name is used in the Qur'ân. both physical and spiritual.The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters. ar-razzaq.deenislam. ar-razaq. The One who is the judge and revealer. particularly a gift. ar-razzaaq. The One who bestows all means of support and growth. Al-Fattah-The Opener. The One who is the giver of all things beneficial. or helped to grow physically. The One who is the judge of what shall be opened. 28 . The One who continually offers goodness and mercy. for the body.(Start from the right corner and satnd towards the Qibla) The One who creates all means of nourishment and subsistence.InshaAllah his heart will be illuminated with the "Noor" of Imaan Any person who reads this name after the prayer of Fajar and keeps his both hands on his chest and reads this name 70 times God will fill his heart with Noor. The Revealer.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . the Provider: ya razzaq. whereby something is nourished.

ya fattaah) 19. The One nothing is absent from His knowledge. and will the will The One who comprehends everything. the Opener. his heart will be filled with Ma'rifah (cognizance) of Allah. Allah open for him the gates of knowledge and wisdom. thoroughly informed be find out. The One who is aware of the complete details of all matters. even before they happen. gather information have intuitive knowledge have firmly rooted knowledge of the minute particulars act according to knowledge This name is used in the Qur'ân. The All-Knowing The All-Knowing. meaning that which opens or unlocks. Al-’Alim-The all Knowing. be cognizant. decide grant. unlock. YA 'ALIMU: O All-Knowing One! Our hearts are illumined by invocation of this glorious Name.10 December 2009 From the root f-t-h which has the following classical Arabic connotations to to to to to open. One from whom no knowledge is concealed.uk .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Moreover. al-Fâtiha. He who has full knowledge of all things. be certain be aware. make clear judge. From the root 'a-l-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to have knowledge.The Knowledgeable. The Arabic word miftâhî. the Omniscient. many qualities of light shine from within us. permit th This name is used in the Qur'ân. al-fattaah. is based on this same root. and is generally translated as The Opener.webmaster – www. Anyone who recites this Ism abundantly.deenislam. unfold make victorious reveal. present and future is deeply rooted and complete in all respects. see 34:26 The name of first chapter of the Qur'ân. inform. translated as key. The One who is intuitively aware of all things. AL-ALEEM If a person reads this name as much as he can God open the learning door to him. For example. The Omniscient One. For example. explain. see 2:32 Related names: 29 . is also based on this same root. (Also written as al-fattah. or The Opening. The One who knows with certainty.co. the Revealer: ya fattah. The One whose knowledge of past.

collect together draw in (as a bird contracting a wing) withhold. The One whose hand collects all souls at the time of death. especially intuitive knowing. Lane. 30 . seize. ya aleem. either physically or spiritually. shrink.10 December 2009 'Alîm denotes knowing with certainty. lay hold of grasp. thirst. or the endless cycles of life and death.co. ya aliim) 20. as interpreted by E. the All-Knowing: ya alim. depression. for forty days.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . From the root q-b-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to to take in the hand.webmaster – www. distress. The underlying roots of Qâbid give a sense of give and take. Whoever writes (with saffron or by the mere action of one's finger) this name of Allah on four morsels of bread (roti) each day for 40 days and eats them. or the rising and setting of the sun. thirst. an underlying rhythm of ebb and flow. secrets and true reality. as the remembrance of a sin or an offence. a movement back and forth. whether the cause thereof be known.e. will be safeguarded against hunger. omniscience. He who constricts and restricts. Any person who writes this name on four pieces of a roti and eats it for 40 days he will always be prevented from the problems of food. barter contract. hold firmly have absolute ownership of something (hold in the hand) give and take (hand over and take in hand). Al-Qâbid-The Withholder. The Arabic lexicon and commentary Tâj al-'Arûs.deenislam.W. lack of joy The name Qâbid is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. make scarce contract the heart. grip. Khabîr denotes an understanding of the inner qualities. one eats 50 morsels on which this glorious Name has been written. one will never suffer starvation. The One whose wisdom causes withholding. or be not known.uk . Qâbid (constrictor) and Bâsit (expander) are opposites. or make something scarce.. make scanty. th (Also written as al-alim. The Constrictor The Constrictor. The One whose wisdom may elect to withhold joy and expansion of the heart. al-aleem. injuries and pain. says: Qabd [Qâbid] and Bast [Bâsit] are terms applied by the investigators of truth among the Sûfîs to the two contrary states of the heart.. The One whose wisdom decides when to withhold something. or of an omission. The One in whose hand all hearts are held. like the rhythmical folding and unfolding of a bird's wings in flight. draw together. The Restrainer of Sustenance . from both of which it is seldom or never free: the former being an affection of the heart withholding it from dilation and joy. pain etc Insha-Allah. al-aliim. i.The One who constricts the sustenance YA QABIDU: O Constrictor! If. clutch.

(Also written as al-basit..W. to provide amply spread.co. extend grant abundance. The One who infuses the soul into body. The One Who Humbles And Lowers. From the root b-s-t which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to expand. widen. from both of which it is seldom or never free: the former being an affection of the heart withholding it from dilation and joy. says: Qabd [Qâbid] and Bast [Bâsit] are terms applied by the investigators of truth among the Sûfîs to the two contrary states of the heart. The Releaser. you invoke this glorious Name ten times. Qâbid (constrictor) and Bâsit (expander) are opposites. al-qaabid. or be not known. al-baasit. whether the cause thereof be known. or of an omission.deenislam. The One who expands and amplifies all abundance. The One who expands and widens YA BASITU: O Expander! If. Thereafter pass the hand across the face (as when finishing dua). Insha-Allah. ya qaabid.. Lift the hands towards the heavens (as in dua) after Salat Duha (Chast) and say this name 10 times. the Humbler 31 . enlarge. as the remembrance of a sin or an offence.. you will not stand in need of other people. letting things expand. The One who makes the way wide and open. The term Bâsit includes a powerful and majestic sense of infusing into something a gift which will grow and flourish in great abundance. The Extender Of Rizq. the Expander: ya basit. Al-Khâfid-The Abaser. AL-BASIT If a person after the prayer of Chasht reads this name 10 times with his hands raised and thenput his hand on his face God will never let him down. The One whose open hand releases joy. This must be done daily. to make spacious extend a hand The term Bâsit is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. before dawn. as interpreted by E. The One who makes ample and plentiful all that is needed.. the Unfolder. holding up your open palms and then drawing them down over your face.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One who has filled the heart with spiritual abundance. The One whose glory and abundance fill and expand the heart.webmaster – www. ya baasit) 22.10 December 2009 (Also written as al-qabid. comfort and abundance. the Giver: ya qabid..uk .) th 21. Lane. He who releases. The One who stretches out a helping hand to mankind. Al-Basit-The Expander. self sufficiency amd independence will be granted by Allah.The Unfolder The Expander. The Arabic lexicon and commentary Tâj al-'Arûs.

If person reads this name on every 14th night of a month 100 times God will make him a little superior. made gentle.if Allah wills. The One who humbles the proud. ya khaafid) 23. Any person who says this Ism 100 times in the middle of the 14th night of every lunar month. the Humbler: ya khafid.webmaster – www. The Exalter. The phrase al Khâfid ur Râfi' is recited in the audio sample. Any person who reas this name 500 times every day God will listen to all his prayers. subdue make gentle. haughty or insolent. The One who chooses the ones to be humbled. weaken. YA KHAFIDU: O Abaser! To obtain Divine protection against the evil of the foe. diminishes. softened.co. virtue and wealth. Khâfid (humbler). Mudhill (dishonorer) is similar to. One who fasts for 3 days and on the fourth day says this beautiful name 70 times while sitting in seclusion. to awaken them from their sleep. th From the root kh-f-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to lower. The One who decides which ones to weaken or diminish. 32 . Râfi' (uplifter) is the opposite of Khâfid (humbler).000 times in a religious gathering. The One who raises whoever He willed by His Endowment YA RAFI°U: O Exalter! To those who invoke this Name one hundred times day and night. Allah will fulfill all his needs and remove all his difficulties. depress make humble. (Also written as al-khafid.deenislam. The one who brings down. The names Khâfid and Râfi' are often used together to acknowledge the way that balance and harmony are established and maintained though the interplay of cause and effect. one should invoke this Name 70. easy to deal with soften. make easy. on the day following a three-day fast. al-khaafid.10 December 2009 The Abaser. Allah grants superiority in respect of honor. The Uplifter.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .uk . Allah will grant him self-sufficiency and independence of the entire creation: Insha-Allah. The One who Softens. facilitate The name Khâfid is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. diminish. but much more intensive and unpleasant than. will gain victory over his enemy . tranquil.The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction. the Exalter. The One whose wisdom chooses the ones to be uplifted. abase relax. Ar-Rafi’-The Raiser. Insha-Allah. He who raises up. He who brings down. Anyone who says this Name 500 times.

Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . hence there is no one to degrade Him. potent. Râfi' (uplifter) is the opposite of Khâfid (humbler). strong. glorious. make honorable. to take it up make high.webmaster – www. make eminent bring a thing near The name Râfi' is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. noble. and they will have nothing to fear but the Exalted Thith If this beautiful name of Allah is said 40 times after Maghrib on every Monday and Friday. rare. Râfi' (uplifter). The One who strengthens and glorifies. the Uplifter: ya rafi . invincible be respected.co. th From the root r-f-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to raise or elevate something uplift. ar-rafi. The Glorifier The Honorer. but much more more intensive and glorious than. elevated. Mu'izz (honorer) is similar to. The One who grants honor and power. cherished. illustrious be indomitable. The phrase al Khâfid ur Râfi' is recited in the audio sample. the Exalter. The Strengthener.ya raafi) 24.uk . The One who makes it possible for someone or something to be respected. Al-Mu’iz-The Giver of Honourer. O Honorer! Allah grants dignity to those who invoke this Name one 140 times after the late prayer on Monday or Friday. powerful be high. From the root '-z-z which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to be mighty. lofty exalt. ar-raafi. The names Khâfid and Râfi' are often used together to acknowledge the way that balance and harmony are established and maintained though the interplay of cause and effect. He who confers honor and dignity. precious.deenislam. exalted be honorable. The One who gives invincible strength and honor. Allah will grant the reader and reverence Insha-Allah. Any person who reads this name 40 times after every prayer of Magrib God will bless him with respect in front of others. He gives esteem to whoever He willed. unattainable 33 . dear be scarce. noble. al-raafi. cherished and mighty. The One who makes it possible to rise above the differences and distinctions that divide mankind.10 December 2009 The One who uplifts and elevates mankind above petty desires and selfishness. (Also written as al-rafi. YA MU°IZZU.

precious. Whoever makes dua for protection after saying this Ism 75 times. hence there is no one to give him esteem. but much more more intensive and glorious than. The name al-'Azîz (mighty) is also from this same '-z-z root. cherished. Râfi' (uplifter). the honorer: ya muizz.co. powerful be high. noble. Mu'izz (honorer) is similar to. oppressors and enemie. potent.deenislam. The One who makes it possible for someone or something to be respected. one may observe sajdah. cherished and mighty. Allah will protect him from the evils of envious person. the Degrader. "O Allah! Protect me from the evils of xyz. but much more more intensive and glorious than. The Humiliator The Dishonorer. The One who grants honor and power.10 December 2009 The name Mu'izz is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. glorious. Insha-Allah. (Also written as al-muizz. Degrades whoever he willed. illustrious be indomitable. YA MUDHILLU: O Dishonorer! To those who wish to be safe from cruel and envious people. invincible be respected. The One who strengthens and glorifies. The name al-'Azîz (mighty) is also from this same '-z-z root. ya muiz) th 25.webmaster – www. dear be scarce. Râfi' (uplifter). strong. The Disgracer. al-muiz. (Also written as al-muizz. the honorer: ya muizz. The One who gives invincible strength and honor. Mu'izz (honorer) is similar to. rare. Allah will grant protection after they have invoked this Name 75 times. Al-Muzil-The Abaser. al-muiz. unattainable The name Mu'izz is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. Mu'izz (honorer) is the opposite of Mudhill (dishonorer). From the root '-z-z which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to be mighty.uk . the Subduer. ya muiz) 34 . Mu'izz (honorer) is the opposite of Mudhill (dishonorer). exalted be honorable. noble." Any person who reads this name 75 times and then pray in while being in sajda God will prevent him from all his enemies and if a person has a special enemy he should take his name and pray that God should prevent him from that enemy.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . elevated. If there is a particular enemy who one fears then after saying the name in the manner mentioned above. Giver Of Dishonour. He who degrades and abases.

is commonly used to describe the musical gatherings of the Sufis. From the root s-m-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to hear. to listen accept. It is necessary that no talking is done during the course of reciting it. The word samâ' (often written sema in Turkish). and be precise when you consider it. all his duas will be assured granted .10 December 2009 th 26. (Also written as al-sami. The One who listens to everything. to receive. As-Sami’. pay regard to understand the meaning This name is used in the Qur'ân. perfectly. Any person on the day of thursday after the prayer of Chasht reads this name 500 or 100 or 50 times God will listen to his prayer but it is necessary that the person should not talk to anyone during reading the name. YA SAMi°U: O All-Hearing One! Allah takes care of all the needs of those who invoke this glorious Name one hundred times after the early forenoon prayer on Thursday. all knowing. The All hearing.The Hearer. see 17:1 Imam al-Ghazâlî has said that in order to explore the depths of an attribute of Allah. Whoever does not not take care in considering this matter will inevitably fall into mere anthropomorphism. before speaking to anyone One who says this beautiful name 500 times of 50 times on Thursday after offering Salatud-Doha (Chast).webmaster – www.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .co. eternally. and exalt Him above hearing by ears. ya samee) 35 . thought and secret. as-samee. to be told pay attention to. which literally means hearing or paying attention to. The One who pays attention to every supplication and invocation. Allah will favour him with his special blessing Insha-Allah. one must venture far beyond the human expression of such a quality: When you elevate the All-Hearing above changes which happen to Him when audible sounds occur. al-samee. you will realize that His hearing is an attribute by which the perfection of the qualities of things heard is disclosed. The One who hears and accepts every word. as-sami. be wary.The Ever-Listening The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear.uk . without limitations. instrument or organ. If anyone reads it 100 times on Thursday between the Sunnah and Fardh or fajr.Insha-Allah. The One who listens to every voice. So.deenislam. For example. The One whose hearing and attention comprehends everything. the All-Hearing: ya sami. especially the great whirling dance of the dervishes.

ya baseer) 28.co. Any person who reads this name 99 times at the last night being in wudu God will bless that person's heart. and the inner eye of the heart. The Seer Or One Who Sees All Things YA BASIRU: O All-Seeing One! To those who invoke this Name one hundred times between the obligatory and customary prayers in Friday congregation. Allah will cure from all spiritual sicknesses the one who recites this name abundantly each day. The One whose insight sees all things clearly. Al-Basir-The Seer. both the apparent and the hidden. One who says this name 100 times after the Jum'ah prayers constantly.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . For example. th From the root b-s-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to see. Allah will grant strenght to his eyesight and light (noor) to his heart Insha-Allah. The All Comprehending The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.10 December 2009 27. to know perceive. The One who has given to mankind the outer eye of the body. The One who perceives every detail. al-baseer. The Giver of Justice. The Arbitrator The Judge.webmaster – www. see 17:1 (Also written as al-basir. notice understand. 36 . and all that will be.uk . The One who sees and understands all that has been. Maker Of Immutable Judgement. Allah grants esteem in the eyes of others. to have insight be acutely aware This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One whose judgments and decrees are never over-turned or thwarted. The All-Perceiving. He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word. The One who is the only true judge. the Judge. He who judges and makes right prevail. The One who always delivers justice in every situation. the All-Seeing: ya basir. The discerning. The One who understands all things. The All-Seeing.deenislam. behold. YA HAKAMU: O Judge! Allah reveals many mysteries to those who invoke this glorious Name many times at night. The One who is the supreme arbitrating magistrate. Any person who reads this name 100 times after the prayer of Friday God will give him good sight and noor in his heart. both outer and inner. Hakam-The arbitrator. The One who has insight into all things.

Anyone who inscribes (with saffron or by the nere action of the one's finger) this name of Allah on 10 pieces of bread (roti) on the day or night of Jamu'ah. The One whose wisdom of justice is based upon complete knowledge of past.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . YA °ADLU: O Just One! The Exalted Lord makes everyone obedient to those who write this Name on a piece of bread and eat it on a Friday night. to rectify. to make even straighten. fairly be equitable. The One who arbitrates all disputes. The One who rectifies and sets matters straight in a fair. and consumes it. The One who always acts justly.webmaster – www. counterbalance. see 6:114 The words hakam and hakîm both arise from the same h-k-m root. present and future. The One who delivers absolute justice.10 December 2009 The One who makes the final decision of the nature of all matters. The Impartial The Just. Although a situation may seem unfair to us due to our limited understanding. to make equal. the Supreme Justice is absolute and unerring in fairness and equality. but hakam is a verbal noun which emphasizes the delivery of justice. The One who is entitled to do what He does.uk . He who is very Equitable.co. pass a verdict judge and pass sentence prevent or restrain from wrongdoing or corruption turn someone back from wrongdoing or ignorance th This name is used in the Qur'ân. to decide. impartial adjust properly. the Judge: ya hakam) 29.deenislam. (al-hakam. For example. impartial and equitable manner. 37 . rightly direct make comfortable with what is right The term 'Adl is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân.The Just . From the root h-k-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to be wise. to establish justice balance. If a person who writes this name on 20 pieces of a roti and eats it God will make him good for his nation. uniform turn one away from something.The Equitable. From the root 'a-d-l which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to act justly. Al-’Adl. Allah will cause the entire creation to become subservient to him InshaAllah. knowing the true nature of things pass judgment. while hakîm is a noun which indicates the essential nature of the possessor of wisdom.

ya lateef. gracious. kindly be subtle. gracious. and understanding. ya latiif) 31. courteous and refined. refined) are sometimes used together to honor and appreciate the opposing. The One who is kind. overpowering) and Latîf (subtle. affectionate. The Most Gentle. The One whose nature is gentle. The Subtle. see 67:14 The names Qahhâr (ever-dominating. graceful be gentle. The One who is kind. to know the obscurities of all affairs treat with regard for circumstances be most soothing and refined in manner treat with kindness. The Gracious. yet complementary. Whoever reads this name 133 times daily. He imperceptibly fashions the greatest refinements. gentleness. He who knows the minutest subtleties of all things. The One whose delicate perception reveals the subtleties of all things. with regard for the subtle details of individual circumstances. goodness.co. beyond our comprehension. Most Affectionate Or Knower Of Innermost Secrets YA LATIFU: O Subtle One! If a poor and lonely person invokes this glorious Name 129 times after performing a prayer of two cycles. affection This name is used in the Qur'ân. benevolence. Anyone involved in any adversity at all should make wudhu in the proper manner and offer 2 rakaat salat then bearing in mind the objective (like deliverance from adversity) say this Ism 129 times: Allah will surely grant him deliverance Insha Allah.10 December 2009 (Also written as: al-'adl. and gently and inconspicuously ex¬tends all kinds of benefits to His servants. 38 . The Refined and Benevolent.deenislam. al-adl. The Inner-Knowing. ya adl) th 30. Al-Latif-The Most Subtle. The One whose actions are so fine and subtle that they may be imperceptible. al-latiif the Most Subtle: ya latif. Al-Khabir-The Aware. refined.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . courteous. For example. From the root l-t-f which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to be thin. the Impartial One: ya 'adl. Allah will grant abundance in his Rizq. The One who is most subtle and gracious. all his wishes will be fulfilled. The Knower of Reality.uk . al-lateef. elegant. ways of the One (Also written as al-latif.webmaster – www. delicate.

He who has knowledge of the inner. The One who knows the internal qualities and meanings of all things.The One who knows the truth of things. The Forbearing.10 December 2009 The Aware. th From the root kh-b-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to know. will begin to perceive hidden secrets. The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them. intrinsic nature of something know the reality of something know the secret inner state of something prove. Any person. omniscience.uk . YAKHABlRU: O Aware One! By constant invocation of this glorious Name. no harm or misfortune will befall his crops. The One who knows and understands secret requests and unspoken prayers. try.webmaster – www. The One who knows and understands the real condition. and leaves it where he has sown his seed. y akhabiir) 32.co. He who is Most Clement. al-khabeer. should read this Ism constantly Insha-Allah he will soon be freed from such base desires Any person who reads this name 7 days as much as he can God will let him know the hidden facts. the Clement. those who suffer from bad habits will soon find them corrected. The Most Serene. especially intuitive knowing. ya khabeer. the Most Aware: ya khabir.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One who know the inner truth of every condition and situation. The One who knows and understands the meaning of even the most hidden secrets. The One who has perfect knowledge and understanding of the true reality of all things. The Knower of Inner Truth. test by experience (resulting in inner knowledge) This name is used in the Qur'ân. YA HALIMU: O Forbearing One! If a farmer writes this glorious Name on a piece of paper. most secret aspects of all things. the inner reality. secrets and true reality. The Gentle. The Most Kind and Calm Abiding. al-khabiir. of everything. Anyone who reads this name continuosly for seven days. Al-Halim. (Also written as al-khabir. who has an insatiable desire for plesures. 39 .deenislam.The most patient. For example. or be aware of the real inner nature of something have understanding of the inner. one is who is aware. see 22:63 Related names: 'Alîm denotes knowing with certainty. Khabîr denotes an understanding of the inner qualities.

The One who is calm and deliberate. clement be forgiving. gracious and serene in all situations. and soaked in water and then the same water sprinkled on anything or rubbed onto something.10 December 2009 If this Ism is written on paper. Extolment. If a person writes this name on a piece of paper and then washes it with water and splits that water on the thing he wants to be blessed God will bless him with that thing.uk . serene manage one's temper exhibit moderation This name is used in the Qur'ân. The Most Grand. The One who is of perfect and absolute greatness. lenience. gentle.The Great. the Most Serene: ya halim. The One who is of the greatest importance. lenient. mild. 40 . al-haliim.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . mightiest. The One who gives us the opportunity and situations to learn to be kind. grandest and above all. YA 'AZIMU: O Magnificent One! Love and respect will attend those who frequently invoke this glorious Name. The One who is greatest. He who is Most Splendid. and Purity from all imperfection. not hasty be calm.The reciter of this Beautiful name of Allah will be graced with grate honour and dignity and respect Insha-Allah. The Mighty Splendor. even with the rebellious and wrongdoers. (Also written as al-halim.webmaster – www. The One who is magnificent. Mighty. Sabûr is the patience that arises by self-restraint.The Supreme Glory.co. enduring something without complaint.deenislam. ya haleem) 33.The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment. For example. The One who is kind. The Magnificent. deliberate be leisurely in manner. calm deliberation. vast and most revered. The One whose manner is lenient and mild. Al-’Azim. never hasty. gracious and patient. al-haleem. th From the root h-l-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to be forbearing. Glory. see 22:59 Related names: Halîm is the patience that arises from a sense of deep serenity. then th quality of "barakah" will be imparted to such a thing and it will be safeguarded against all calamities.

huge. sadness and bless with good children and money and it has been said in a Hadees that a person who reads this name "YA RAB AGFARLY" while being in sajda God will bless all his sins done before and now. big be vast. al-azim. superior be magnificent. not even the angels.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . al-azeem. It is related in a Hadith that anyone who says thrice Ya Rab Aghfirly Al-Ghafur while in sajdah. Any person who reads this name as much as he can God will prevent him from all pains. privileges. enormous be great in rank. ya aziim) 34. ya 'athim. stupendous. Azîm is greatness in both attributes and self. The Perfectly Forgiving. lofty be above imperfection th This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One who completely forgives our sins and faults. The One who veils or forgives our faults and sins such that they are not seen by anyone else. sublime be immense. revered. The Pardoner The One who forgives a lot. 41 . Moreover Allah will give barakah in his wealth and offspring. al-'athim. large.co. all his maladies. the Supreme Glory: ya 'azhim. For example. (Also written as al-'azhim.webmaster – www. Mutakabbir is an empathic form which denotes actively using rights. but rather is a open-jaw "th" sound. ya azim. YA GHAFURU: O All-Forgiving One! The constant invocation of this glorious Name will bring relief to those who suffer from fever and migraine. powerful. ya athim. or who experience grief and sorrow. honored.deenislam. Related names: Jalîl is considered to be greatness in attributes. The One who accepts repentance and pardons sins and faults.10 December 2009 From the root 'a-z-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to be great. Al-Ghafoor-The Forgiving. sorrow and grief will be removed Insha-Allah. al-aziim. importance or dignity be imposing. ya azeem. al-athim. rank and attributes that are above and beyond the rights of everyone else. see 2:255 Note that the letter z sounds nothing at all like the English letter z. The Forgiver of Sins and Faults. Kabîr denotes the One whose essence is greatness. Allah will forgive all his past sins and any sins that may commit in the future.uk . One who repeats this mane frequently.

the Forgiving. Allâh please hide away my faults. th From the root gh-f-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to cover. al-ghafoor. while 'Afûw indicates complete removal or obliteration of the condition.deenislam. 42 .10 December 2009 The One who is the perfection of forgiveness. For example.co. (Also written as al-ghafur. However. The Most Appreciative. only Ghaffâr and Ghafûr were included in the list of 99 Names narrated by Tirmidhi.. al-Ghâfir. In Qastalânî's commentary on Bukhârî. veiling or concealing]. The Arabic word astaghfirullâh (sometimes written as astghfrallâh. In al-Nihâyah (a dictionary of hadîth). and is an invocation of Divine Protection having a range of possible connotations that include Allâh please forgive me.webmaster – www. and al-Ghaffâr who relieves us from the suffering of continual remembrance of our faults.uk . ya ghafur. The One whose forgiving demonstrates excellence. who keeps the knowledge of our faults even from the angels. and that Ghafûr refers to the One who forgives our sins and faults. the veiler of our faults from the eyes of other men. it is said that the root gh-f-r means a covering or protection which is either between man and the commission of sin [protecting. The Most Grateful. Ghaffâr and Ghâfir denote forgiving or protecting. Allâh please watch over me and protect me from faults. completeness and perfection of forgiveness. Ghafûr and Ghâfir. He who gratefully rewards good deeds. The Rewarder of Good Works The Appreciative.The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.. Sheikh Tosun Bayrak portrays the differences as: . to set aright to cover a thing to protect it from dirt This name is used in the Qur'ân. or watching over]. it is said that Ghâfir refers to the One who protects us from the commission of sins. or between sin and the effects of that sin [forgiving. veil. hide to pardon. estagfurullâh or estaferallâh) is from this same gh-f-r root. al-Ghafûr. ya ghafoor) 35. not by the tongue alone. In the lexicon and commentary Tâj al-'Arûs it is mentioned that truly asking for forgiveness must be by both word and deed. The names Ghafûr. see 40:3 Note that the root gh-f-r has given rise to three Beautiful Names that are all used in the Qur'ân: Ghaffâr.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . to forgive. conceal. Ash-Shakur-The Thankful.

it will be opened. spiritual. you should wash your face with water over which you have repeated this Name forty-nine times.financial. th The One who is most thankful for righteousness and bestows great rewards for good deeds. The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.10 December 2009 YA SHAKURU: O Appreciative One! If your life is hard and painful. For example. acknowledgement be thankful. the Most Grateful: ya shakur. and keeps with him a written copy of it.The Exalted. The Most High. InshaAllah. al-shakoor. The One Who is above and exceeds all others. ash-shakoor. and all that shall ever be. thankfulness and praise. granted affluence and all his desires will be fulfilled Insha-Allah. The One who acknowledges and bountifully rewards all acts of goodness. Anyone who reads this Ism daily and constantly. ya shakoor) 36.deenislam.webmaster – www. The One who frequently and greatly approves. physical.uk . ash-shakur. rewards and forgives. will be exalted. Any person who keeps this name with him written on a paper and reads this name as much as he can God will give hima high place and happiness. you will then achieve your goals. if fortune's door is closed.co. The One whose rank and station are the Most High. above whom there is nothing higher. even for a small amount of good work. The One who gratefully gives large rewards.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . and travelers will soon reach home again. give forth bountifully This name is used in the Qur'ân. deliverance will be granted soon. mental et. From the root sh-k-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to praise or commend for a benefit or benefits acknowledge beneficence offer thanks. The One who is above and surpasses all that has ever been. see 35:30 (Also written as al-shakur. YA °ALIYU: O Most High! Improvement comes with constant invocation of this name. supply. Read this name daily 41 times for any difficulties . From the root 'a-l-w which has the following classical Arabic connotations: 43 . all that there now is. If a person is in very problem or has different kind of pain he should read this name 41 times everyday and God will bless him. grateful produce. -Al-’Ali-The Most High.

al-aliyy. overwhelm advance. majesty be great in size. eminent th This name is used in the Qur'ân. most knowing have rights above all others This name is used in the Qur'ân. lofty be exalted.uk . The One who is incomparably great. al-alee. ya aliy. to rise up. to ascend be higher. be overtop.10 December 2009 to to to to to to be high.fast for seven days and each day repeat Ya-Kabiru 1000 times. see 2:255 (Also written as al-ali. The One whose nature is Greatness. From the root k-b-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to be great in rank. ya aliyyun) 37. The One whose greatness is beyond measure. Azîm is greatness in both attributes and self. to exceed.webmaster – www.deenislam. Kabîr denotes the One whose essence is greatness. the Most High: ya ali. The One whose own essence is unimaginably great perfection. Al-Kabir-The Most great.co. formidable be great in age. Mutakabbir is an empathic form which denotes actively using rights. promote. Related names: Jalîl is considered to be greatness in attributes. For example. nobility. al-aliyyun. The One whose essence is the perfection of greatness. will be reinstated to his post and moreover graced with honour and dignity Insha-Allah. privileges. or Infinite The One who is greater than everything in status. al-aliy. elevated. surpass overcome. vast. YA KABIRU: O Great One! Those who invoke this glorious Name 100 times a day will come to be highly honoured If anyone who is dismissed from his post . see 22:62 Kabîr is a less intensive form which honors the One as being the essence of greatness. rise above mount. rank and attributes that are above and beyond the rights of everyone else. Any person who has fallen down from his place should keep 7 fasts and everyday read this name 1000 times GOd will again give his place back to him. ya aliyy.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . For example. dignity. The Perfection of Greatness. the big. oldest be great in learning. 44 .

The One who is the guardian and preserver of all the worlds. He who guards all creatures in every detail. retain. Mâni' . 45 . the Arabic letter z sounds nothing at all like the English letter z. Al-Hafiz-The Preserver.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . YA HAFIZU: O Preserver! Those who invoke this glorious Name sixteen times a day will be kept safe from disasters. attentive. see 11:57 Note that the final letter in Hafîz.webmaster – www. tend prevent from perishing or becoming lost be watchful. protect keep. but rather in Arabic it is a open-jaw "th" sound. The Guardian The Preserver. For example. Wakîl refers to the One who is the trusted administrator. will be protected from all hazards. losses and harmful things Insha-Allah. The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect. Any person who keeps this name with him written on a paper or reads it as much as he can he will always be prevented from dangers and terrors. The One who protects and preserves all of creation from perishing.co.deenislam. Hafîz refers to the One who protects and preserves. although in Farsi and Urdu it is pronounced as a "z". mindful. The One who remembers and preserves all that has ever been and all that is.uk . the Most Great: ya kabir. preserving everything from calamity and misfortune until its appointed time. The Protector. while keeping under Divine protection the knowledge of all that shall be. Related names: Raqîb refers to the One who has the attribute of watchfulness. From the root h-f-z which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to preserve. vigilant This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One who is vigilantly guarding every detail of all that has been created.10 December 2009 The phrase Allâhu Akbar. uses this same k-b-r root and means Allâh is the greatest (Also written as al-kabir. take care of. ya kabeer) th 38. The One whose power preserves the heavens and the earth. The one who recites this name of Allah constantly and keeps with him a written copy of the Ism.the One who protects and defends against harmful situations. Muhaymin refers to the One who is the ever-watchful guardian and protector. al-kabeer. guard.

The One who oversees all things. Any person who is scared of any other person or 46 . al-muqeet. the evil eye. preserve. YA MUQITU: O Sustainer! Badly behaved children will improve. day and night.co. The Accountant. The noble. From the root q-w-t which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to feed.The maintainer. al-muqiit.webmaster – www. the Protector: ya hafiz. The One who guards and preserves. The Sufficient The Reckoner. After every seventy invocations. observe. invoke this glorious Name seventy times. The Guardian The Sustainer. He who knows in every detail and particular the ac-count of all our deeds and actions throughout our lives. watch over This name is used in the Qur'ân. for seven days beginning on a Thursday. see 4:85 Sustenance includes not only a supply of food for the body. add the words: basbiya'llabu'l-basib ("Sufficient for me is Allah.The One who gives the satisfaction Or One Who Suffice For Everyone And Everything YA HASIBU: O Reckoner! For protection against thieves.uk . the seen and the unseen. sustain keep. and then drinks water from it himself or allow someone else to drink from it or to take a deep breath from such a bowl then all their desires will soon be fulfilled Insha-Allah. The One who has the ability to nourish all of creation. if they are made to drink water from a glass over which this Name has been recited. or harm from an enemy. The Preserver. (Also written as al-muqit.10 December 2009 (Also written as al-hafiz. Al-Muqit . guard witness. Any person who reads this name in an empty glass and then fills it water and then drinks himself or make it drink to any one else or just smells it God will give him desired need. ya muqiit) 40. The One who has the Power. but also an endless supply of lovingkindness for the heart.The Nourisher . The Sustainer. He who gives every creature its sustenance And Strength. The One who maintains all that exists. the Reckoner") When in fear of any human being anything. Al-Hasib – The Reckoner. the Sustainer: ya muqit. ya muqeet. repeat Ya-Hasbi-Allah Al Haseeb 70 times in the morning and 70 times at night for eight days starting from Thursday Insha-Allah protection will be granted against the evil of such a person or thing. the outer and the inner. the Preserver. nourish supply. ya hafeez) th 39.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . al-hafeez.deenislam. For example. Anyone who blow in any empty bowl after repeating this Ism 7 times. The One who is the sustainer of all.

the exalted.10 December 2009 something else he should start form thursday to read "HASBEE ALLAH AL HASEEB" he will be prevented form all the dangers.The Majestic.Glorious Or One With An Exalted Position. valued and honored. The One whose kind. The One who endlessly gives all manner of precious gifts. The Sublime.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . number.co. The Benevolent The Generous. 42. The One who is the most generous. Allah will give him honour. The One who gives what is sufficient and necessary in every situation. greatness. YA KARIMU: O Generous One! Those who constantly Invoke this glorious Name will be esteemed in this world and in the Hereafter. al-hasiib. cloth. The One who is sufficient to meet all needs. noble and generous essence is most esteemed. For example. YA JALILU: O Sublime One! You will be revered among men if you write this glorious Name in musk and saffron. Anyone who keeps with him (as ta'weez) on anything (paper.) On which is inscribed with safron of musk. Al-Karim. The honorable. The Resplendent The Sublime. Any person who reads this name as much as he can God will bless him with great respest. both physically and spiritually. think give without sparing or scanting give without the receiver's expectation suffice. The Independent. al-haseeb.deenislam. ya hasiib) 41. The One who is continually giving forth the grandest and most precious bounty.uk . to be sufficient. He who is Lord of Majesty and Grandeur. or without measure This name is used in the Qur'ân. rank and dignity Insha-Allah.The Majestic.The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status. including support and refuge.webmaster – www. He whose generosity is most abundant. count. The One who is the measurer and accountant of every deed. see 4:86 (Also written as al-hasib. Any person who reads this name at the time of sleeping and sleeps while reading it God will give him respect among big learned people. The Glorious. calculate. ya haseeb. Al-Jalil. The One who takes account of all actions and reckons them. 47 . the Reckoner: ya hasib.The most generous. wash off the writing.The One who is clear from abjectness. the Bountiful. then drink the liquid from a ceramic container. etc. compute. Anyone wishing to be revered and honoured by the Ulama and pious people should continue saying until he falls asleep. th From the root h-s-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to reckon.

prized. He who watches vigilantly over the whole universe.all things being subject to His control. Hence it‘s meaning is related t o the attribute of Knowledge. valuable. The Witness. see 4:1 Related names: Raqîb refers to the One who has the attribute of watchfulness. Any person who reads this name 7 times for his family members God will always prevent them with all the mishappenings. YA RAQIBU: O Watchful One! Allah's protection is assured to those who invoke this Name seven times. the Most Generous: ya karim. Watcher -The Caretaker The Watchful. scout. 48 . fruitful This name is used in the Qur'ân. valued be excellent. The All-Observing. The One who observes all thoughts. Ar-Raqib. deeds and feelings. detect. respect This name is used in the Qur'ân. observer regard. th From the root k-r-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to be noble. beneficent be highly esteemed. He should also continue reading at all times so as to remain safeguarded at all times. The One from whose observation nothing is hidden.co. their children. Hafîz refers to the One who protects and preserves. ya kareem) 43..webmaster – www.deenislam. For example. honored. The One who is the ever vigilant witness. even unto those who may not seem (to us) to be deserving. grand. see 82:6 (also written as al-karim. precious.Anyone who desires that his fanily and wealth be protected from destruction and calamities should repeat this Ism each day 7 times and blow on them.The Watchful. their families and their property. rare be productive. observe be mindful of be a spy. hold in consideration.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . watch. high minded be generous. be vigilant expect. await keep an eye on. over themselves.The One that nothing is absent from Him. The One who watches all things. al-kareem. Wakîl refers to the One who is the trusted administrator. For example. From the root r-q-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to look.10 December 2009 The One who is eternally giving.uk . giving. anticipate.

uk . I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me. The Boundless The All-Embracing.co. The Answerer of Prayers. reply. The Answerer Of Dua'as The Responsive. The One who penetrates through every obstacle in order to respond. From the root j-w-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to answer. to respond when we are called upon. ya raqeeb) 44. prayers and praise by means of gifts and acceptance. The All-Embracing. ya mujeeb) 45. Fulfiller of Prayers: ya mujib. Muhaymin refers to the One who is the ever-watchful guardian and protector. al-raqeeb. 49 . The All-Sufficient. The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him. (Also written as al-mujib. th (Also written as al-raqib. The One who responds to requests. Al-Mujib-The Fullfiller of Prayers. The Responsive One. accept cut. that they may walk in the right way. is described in the Qur'ân (2:186): When my servants ask thee concerning Me I am indeed close (to them). pierce.deenislam. The One who responds to an invitation. He who grants the wishes of those who appeal to Him.the One who protects and defends against harmful situations. respond. al-mujeeb. let them also with a will listen to My call and believe in Me.10 December 2009 Mâni' . penetrate have a dialog or conference comply with a desire when invited to do so This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One who responds to needs. see 11:61 Mankind's share of this name.webmaster – www. The One who answers prayers. Al-Wasi’-The enricher. YA MUJIBU: O Responsive One! Those who invoke this glorious Name will find their supplications granted.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . the Watcher: ya raqib. He who has limitless capacity and abundance. For example. Any person who reads this name as much as he can then his pryers will start getting fullfilled by God. The All-Pervading.The constant reciter of Ya-Mujib will soon perceive that all his dua'as are being granted.

pervade This name is used in the Qur'ân. Anyone desiring spiritual and material self-sufficiency and independence should repeat over and over. knowledge. The One who is qualified to judge the worth of all things. the gates of providence will be opened unto them. rich to comprehend. The One who is ample-giving. spacious to be ample. Anyone who repeats Ya-Hakim constantly. bountiful. to decide. all-embracing and all-pervading. The Wise. the All-Embracing: ya wasi.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . al-waasi. Any person who will read this name as much as he can God will bless him. plentiful. The One who possesses the quality of discrimination between right and wrong and who is free from error or misunderstanding. For example. The One whose wisdom turns mankind back from wrongdoing. The One who is Most Knowing. The One who has perfect wisdom.10 December 2009 YA WASI°U: O All-Embracing One! If this glorious Name is invoked by those who experience difficulty in making ends meet. include. The One of limitless capacity and abundance. th From the root w-s-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be sufficient in capacity or size. mercy and generosity are boundless. see 2:115 (Also written as al-wasi. al-vaasi. the Judicious. take in. pass a verdict judge and pass sentence This name is used in the Qur'ân. Anyone whose particular task does not seem to be accomplished should repeat this Beautiful name of Allah frequently and constantly. The One who is vast without limit. embrace. wide. The One whose expansive essence holds and embraces all of creation. He whose every command and action is pure wisdom.deenislam. Al-Hakim-The most Wise.webmaster – www. For example. From the root h-k-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to prevent or restrain from wrongdoing or corruption turn someone back from wrongdoing or ignorance be wise. see 2:32 50 .The One who is correct in His doings YA HAKIMU: O Wise One! For those who constantly invoke this glorious Name. al-vasi. knowing the true nature of things pass judgment. ya waasi ) 46. The One whose power.co. Soon will his task be accomplish Insha-Allah Any person who reads this name as much as he can God will open the doors of knowledge for him and not even a single work of a person is never completed he should read this name. all their endeavors turn out well. Allah will open for him the doors of knowlwge and wisdom.uk .

The One who is the source of all love and loving-kindness. Al-Wadud-The Most Loving. Anyone who repeats this Ism 1000 time and blows on food. Al-Ba’ith-The Resurrector. ya hakiim) th 47. Compassion. High Status. For example. Any person who reads this name 1000 on a food and eats it with her wife then God will remove all the tentions and fights between husband and wife. Generosity and Kindness. al-wadood.uk . to desire. He whose glory is most great and most high. Should fast on the 13th and 15th of the lunar month and after breaking fast repeat this Ism profusely and blow in water and drink such water.webmaster – www. the Most Wise: ya hakim. He will soon be cured Insha-Allah. and bestows his compassion upon them.. ya wadood) 48. The One who is deserving of all love and affection. then gives it to the other to eat. if one of them invokes this glorious Name one thousand times over some food. but hakam is a verbal noun which emphasizes the delivery of justice. He alone deserves to be loved and to be gained as a friend YA WADUDU: O Loving One! Any misunderstanding between two people will be removed.14 and 15 and after the iftar read this name as much as he can God will give him good health.10 December 2009 The words hakam and hakîm both arise from the same h-k-m root. The Loving-Kindness The Loving. Al-Majid-The All-Glorious. The Awakener. the Most Loving: ya wadud. Any person is in an unhealthy stage he should keep the fasts o f 13. to wish for This name is used in the Qur'ân. The Beloved. The One who is most affectionate.co. The Glorious and Majestic. The Beloved. From the root w-d-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to love to be affectionate to long for. leprosy etc. The Dispatcher 51 .Anyone who has contracted a fatal disease such as pox. and such food consumed by him and his wife togetherm their differences and disputes will soon be settled and strong bond of love and affection will result between the spouses Insha-Allah. He who loves His good servants.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . (Also written as al-hakim. the Raiser from death.deenislam. ya hakeem. The One who is with perfect Power. 49. al-hakiim. The One who is the goal of the highest love. al-hakeem. while hakîm is a noun which indicates the essential nature of the possessor of wisdom. The Most Affectionate. The One who loves. The One Love. see 85:14 (Also written as al-wadud. The Most Honorable and Praiseworthy The Glorious. Most Venerable YA MAJIDU: O Glorious One! Those who constantly invoke this Name will always be eminent.

al-baaith. The One who has knowledge of all that happens everywhere at all times. The One who rouses up mankind. should while placing his hand on their foreheads. He who is present everywhere and observes all things.co. From the root sh-h-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: 52 .deenislam. The One who resurrects. awaken raise up from sleep or death resurrect delegate.Anyone wishing that his disobedient wife or children become obedient. The One who directly and ever-presently observes everything in creation. and raises them from their tombs. YA BA°ITHU: O Resurrector! Fear of Allah will inspire those who invoke this glorious Name.The One who nothing is absent from Him. The One who witnesses both that which is seen and that which is unseen. YA SHAHIDU: O Witness! Disobedient children will pay attention to what they are told. He who brings the dead to life. send out. If a person reads this name 101 time at the time of sleeping with his hands on his chest his herat will be filled with knowledge and power. The One from whose knowledge nothing is hidden.webmaster – www. Ash-Shahid-The Omniscient Witness. ya baaith) 50. at bedtime. Soon they will become obedient Insha-Allah. th From the root b-'a-th which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to call forth. The One who awakens the dead. If any persons wife or children are irespectable then he should keep his hand on their forehead and read this name 21 times they will become respectable.10 December 2009 The Resurrector. if this Name is recited over them. The One who decides who to raise up. The One who chooses who shall awaken and who shall be sent forth. (Also written as al-baith. The Testifier The Witness.uk . places his hand on his bosom and says this name 101 times his heart will become alive with knowledge and wisdom. The Certifier. The One who dispatches messengers into the world. The One who sends Light into the worlds.The One who resurrects for reward and/or punishment. make manifest The term Bâ'ith is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân.Anyone who. Insha-Allah.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One who is the ultimate witness on judgment day. the Awakener: ya baith. repeat this Ism 21 times and blow on them. consign send.

webmaster – www. YA HAQQU: O Truth! If you have lost something.deenislam.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . just. ash-shahid. the Testifier: ya shahid. The Disposer of Affairs. to experience be present with th This name is used in the Qur'ân. right.He whose being endures unchangingly. Al-Haqq-The Truth. correct.The One who truly exists. sound. substantial be established. proper be genuine. Soon will the missing person return or the stolen goods be recovered free from any harm or damage Insha-Allah. real. justice. you will find it by invoking this Name.Anyone whose family member is missing or has absconded or anyone whose belongings are stolen should inscribe Al-haq all 4 corners of a square paper and at the time of Sehri place such paper on his palms and lift it towards the heavens and make dua. due be binding. The Trustee.co. justified be unavoidable. see 22:62 (Also written as al-haqq. proper. correct. the Truth: ya haqq) 52. The Advocate 53 . requisite. For example. rightness. and truth are revealed. The One who is the truth. right. right. justice. The One whose essence is the only substance and the only reality. inevitable.10 December 2009 to to to to bear witness offer testimony have knowledge of. The Reality. The Just and Correct. For example. obligatory. The One whose existence is undeniable. ya shaheed) 51. incumbent upon happen without doubt or uncertainty This name is used in the Qur'ân. the real. The One through whom all righteousness. al-shaheed. justice. and the truly-existing. authentic. confirmed as fact be necessary. The One who acts in accord with the needs of every situation. ash-shaheed. From the root h-q-q which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to to to be suitable to the requirements of wisdom.uk . see 85:9 (Also written as al-shahid. Al-Wakil-The Guardian. The One whose essence is wisdom. truth or fact be in accord with the needs of the situation be true. If a perosn writes this name on a square piece of paper on its every side and then in the morning keeps that paper in his palm and raises his hands and prays to God he willget back the missing thing or person without any loss or misshappen. The Truly Existing . The One who is just.

then put your trust in Allâh. one comes to enjoy the protection of Allah against the perils of water.deenislam.webmaster – www.co. The One who can be entrusted to provide the perfect resolution for all matters.Anyone genuinely oppressed or victimized should read this Ism profusely with view to counteracting the oppressor. In Farsi/Urdu the "w" is commonly transliterated as "v". YA QAWIYU: O Most Strong! An invocation to ward off harm from a superior foe. The One and only One who can be entrusted with the management and resolution of all affairs. The Inexhaustible Strength The Most Strong.The Supremely Strong. guardian and administrator of all things.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . One's trust in Allâh should not be allowed to breed laziness or lack of care. Al-Qawi.Anyone fearing any calamity caused by an act of God should say Ya-Wakilu repeatedly. The One who may be trusted to do better for us that we can do for ourselves. al-vakil. relying upon Allâh. a guardian of one's interests to rely upon. al-vakeel. see 6:102 This same root w-k-l also gives rise to the word tawakkul (or tawakul). which indicates submitting to Allâh. fire. lean upon. and who looks after them better than they could themselves.‖ (Also written as al-wakil. Allah will render him protection. or any other threat.10 December 2009 The Trustee. ya wakeel ) 53. th From the root w-k-l which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to appoint or entrust for the care or management of something to have a commissioned agent. as in al-Vakîl.The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon. The One with the complete Power. He who manages the affairs of those who duly commit them to His charge. as indicated so clearly by the Prophet Muhammad when he said: ―Tie your camel. For example. The One who is the supreme trustee. al-wakeel.uk . and then leave the rest to Allâh. but rather one must always do one's own personal best. (this should never be done if circumstances do not warrant) Any person who reads this name at time of any dangers through the sky and makes God his lawyer he will be prevented from the dangers of sky. 54 . He will be protected from all calamities InshaAllah. submit to This name is used in the Qur'ân. YA WAKILU: O Trustee! By constantly invoking this Name. putting one's trust in Allâh. Any person who is really misrable he only should read this name so let his enemies go. the Trustee: ya wakil. Insha-Allah. confide in.

YA MATINU: O Firm One! Difficult tasks become easy for those who invoke this Name.the One who dominates. The One whose strength is inexhaustible. The One whose nature is the utmost firmness and steadfastness.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One who is most steadfast and solid. The One whose vigor and strength prevail over all of creation. The Strong. overpowers Muqtadir . ya qawee. ya qawii) 54. th From the root q-w-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to be strong. The One who is loyal. al-qawii. The One who can easily overcome anything through supreme firmness and strength of determination. Any lady whose breast do not yield milk. should be made to drink water wherein the inscription Ya-Matin was soaked.uk . hardy. For example. vigorous. see 42:19 Related names: Qawî . This name is sometimes written as al-Qawiyy. the All-Mighty: ya qawi. al-qawee.Strong . The One who is beyond all weakness. The One whose strength produces certitude.The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired. potent be robust. From the root m-t-n which has the following classical Arabic connotations: 55 .Dominator . Al.co. determined and steadfast. The Ever-Constant The Firm.deenislam. The Steadfast.the One who is all-mighty and possesses inexhaustible strength.webmaster – www.Firm .Determiner . Matîn . conquers. sturdy have sufficient strength or power prevail over This name is used in the Qur'ân. firm and constant.Matîn -The Firm. He who is very Steadfast. Qahhâr . (Also written as al-qawi.the One whose nature it is to be firm. Her breast will abound in milk Insha-Allah.10 December 2009 The One whose strength is supreme. The One who possesses unlimited strength and endurance.the One who uses supreme power to enforce whatever Divine wisdom decrees or decides.

friendly dealing) be in charge. the Unbreakable Might: ya matin. th (Also written as al-matin.Strong . see 42:28 According to Râghib.the One who dominates. The Loving Defender. protector and lord. overpowers Muqtadir . robust to be steadfast. helper. determined and steadfast. nearby be a friend. ya mateen.The Patron The Protecting Friend.webmaster – www. Qahhâr . the root w-l-y indicates one thing taking place by the side of another in such a way that there is no distance between them. al-matiin. The One who lovingly guides mankind to turn toward the path of righteousness. lord This name is used in the Qur'ân.The Protecting Friend. The One who is lover. see 51:58 Related names: Qawî . ya matiin) 55. owner. sure to possess any quality in a strong degree the hard outer or apparent part of something elevated and hard ground This name is used in the Qur'ân.deenislam. For example. 56 .If anyone's wife of ill-character. For example. this Ism should be recited constantly while in her presence.10 December 2009 to be strong. YA WALIYU: O Protecting Friend! Those who constantly invoke this Name may hope to become the friends of Allah. both physical and figurative. She will soon become of good character Insha-Allah. certain. to turn one toward something be the master. The Nearby Guardian . Matîn . al-mateen. The One who is the protecting friend.Dominator . Al-Walî.uk .the One who is all-mighty and possesses inexhaustible strength. conquers.the One who uses supreme power to enforce whatever Divine wisdom decrees or decides.co.Firm .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . guard (lit. close.the One whose nature it is to be firm. hard to be solid. stout. From the root w-l-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to be near. supporter defend. The One who guards and rules all of creation. firm. The One who is lovingly supportive. He who is a friend to His good servants.Determiner .

al-hameed. The One who deserves every manner of praise. honor and adoration. al-waliy. ya hamiid) 57. admiration.The Reckoner. commend eulogize This name is used in the Qur'ân. ya walee) th 56. The One and only One who truly deserves all praise. al-vali.10 December 2009 Wâlî emphasizes the aspects of lordship.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . For example. Should anyone recite in seclusion Ya-Hamid 93 times for 45 days. or repeatedly praised). (Also written as al-hamid. Hamîd indicates one who is praised and praiseworthy due to his own inherent qualities. Al-Hamîd. the nearest friend: ya wali. honor.The Praiseworthy. al-hamiid. Al-Muhsî. The Object of all Praise The Praiseworthy. humility and submission. guarding and helping aspects of the One who is also the lord and master. The One who is worthy of all thankful praise. both public and private. protective. The One who is exalted.deenislam. the Praiseworth: ya hamid. The One who is praised and is praiseworthy. (Also written as al wali. as well as being the root of the names Ahmad (praiseworthy). to laud with deep feelings of adoration and submission praise one for something done by that one's own will speak well of.uk . see 22:64 The root h-m-d denotes the highest praise and honoring being offered with deep feelings of thankfulness. Mahmûd (praised) and Muhammad (much praised.co. Insha-Allah. Shakûr denotes appreciation. not due to any specific favor. The Appraiser. and who does glorious works entirely of his own volition and according to his own will. and who alone is lauded by the tongues of all creation. YA HAMIDU: O Praiseworthy One! Those who invoke this glorious Name will earn people's love and approval.The praised One who deserves to be praised. al-waliyy. The Accountant 57 . Any person who reads this name everyday 93 times in alone then all his bad habbits will be gone. The root h-m-d is also the basis of the expression al-hamdulillâh (all praise is for Allah). exaltation and glorification. The Laudable One. He to whom all praise belongs. all his evil habits and bad qualities will change into good habit. al-valee. The Counter.webmaster – www. From the root h-m-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to praise. Walî emphasizes the nearness and loving. al walee. ownership and mastery of the One who is also friend and helper. praised and glorified by the very existence of creation. ya hameed. gratitude or praise for some particular favor.

the reckoner: ya muhsi. al-muhsii. small or great. compute collect in an aggregate by numbering register or record something take an account of something comprehend or know altogether possess full comprehension The name Mushî is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. the Creator.10 December 2009 The Reckoner. it will become easier for them to render account. Al-Mubdî. she will be spared the dangers of pregnancy. (Also written as al-muhsi. The Originator The One who is the originator of all creation. Any person who writes this name on 20 pieces of a roti and eats it everyday all the nation will come to learn from him. YA MUBDI'U: O Originator! If this Name is invoked over a woman who is threatening to miscarry. inner or outer. create. al-muhsee. ya muhsee) 58. The Starter. He who creates all creation ab initio without matter or modelThe One who started the human being. will cause Allah to make the entire creation subservient to the reciter Insha-Allah. have precedence contrive a new thing invent. That is. The One who registers and records every thought and deed. The One who possesses all quantitative knowledge. The One who begins all things. while placing his hand on the stomach of his pregnant wife. The One who comprehends everything. th From the root h-s-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to number. YA MUHSI: O Reckoner! If those who fear the Final Reckoning invoke this Name 1.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . repeats Ya-Mubdi 99 times of the time at Sehri. The One who is the founder of creation.deenislam. make something new make something be first. He created him. Anyone who. to do first 58 .webmaster – www. neither will she have a miscarriage nor will she give birth prematurely Insha-Allah.The Originator. The One who knows the details of each and every thing.The recital of this name 20 times daily and blowing on twenty pieces of bread and conuming it.uk . The One who initiates all creation. He who knows the number of every single thing in existence. The One who the count of things are known to him. From the root b-d-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to begin. even to infinity. reckon.000 times. count. The Beginner The Originator.co.

all things began with Him and are restored to Him.. The Reviver. restores and revives that which had been previously invented. And similarly. Mu'îd is the One who repeats. while Badî' emphasizes the awesome innovation of such creation. in many Qur'ân commentaries. these terms are used to describe slightly different attributes. The Re-Creator The Restorer.these terms mean the One who bestows existence. the Originator: ya mubdi) 59. and are also paired together by many commentators including al-Ghazâlî who described them as: al-Mubdi' (the Beginner) al-Mu'îd (the Restorer) . often creating from existing matter. but when it is preceded by something like it. it is called a beginning. at the beginning th The term Mubdi' is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. Musawwir is the One who arranges forms and colors.10 December 2009 to commence. then it is called restoration. Bâri' is the way the One works with substances.webmaster – www..co. The Renewer. Related names: Mubdi' is the One who initiates. and who is the shaper of beauty. start. Badî' is the One who creates in awesome.When any person is lost. the two attributes al-Mubdi' al-Mu'îd are defined together in the lexicon Tâj al-'Arûs as: He who createth mankind.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .The One who brings back the creatures after death. measure out and create and who has the power to change things from one state to another.deenislam. amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever.The Restorer. Al-Muîd. The terms al-Mubdi' (the Starter) and al-Mu'îd (the Restorer) are often used together in the hadith. began in Him and in Him are restored. wonderful. However. After all the person's have 59 . O Restorer! Invoke this glorious Name seventy times to ensure the safe return of an absent member of the family. then this Name should be repeated 70 ties in each corner of thr house during the night when everyone is asleep. with the name Mubdi' emphasizing the initiation of creation.uk .. the Power To Create Again YA MU°lDU. Khâliq is the One who continues to plan. the participles Mubdi' and Badî' are used interchangeably. In some Classical Arabic literature. free and clear of any other thing. (Also written as al-mubdi. He will either return within 7 days of his whereabouts will be known within that period Insha-Allah. starts or begins the production or creation of all things. and who returneth them after life to death. making and evolving that which is free and clear of imperfections.. and when this origination is not preceded by something like it. He who recreates His creatures after He has annihilated them.. in and out of existence.

in and out of existence. Related names: Mubdi' is the One who initiates. wonderful. both physically and spiritually. starts or begins the production or creation of all things. al-mu'eed. The One who repeatedly restores and revives creation. The One who restores and repeats all that has been created. th From the root '-w-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to return to something to repeat. Khâliq is the One who continues to plan.uk . the Restorer: ya muid.. the two attributes al-Mubdi' al-Mu'îd are defined in the lexicon Tâj al-'Arûs as: He who createth mankind. And similarly..webmaster – www. reproduce. Badî' is the One who creates in awesome. amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever. Bâri' is the way the One works with substances. then it is called restoration. Musawwir is the One who arranges forms and colors. al-muid. ya mueed) 60 . free and clear of any other thing. ya mu'eed. to renew The term Mu'îd is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. to come back to restore. restores and revives that which had been previously invented. making and evolving that which is free and clear of imperfections. it is called a beginning. revives and repeats creation.co. but when it is preceded by something like it. The One who repeatedly renews mankind's proper relationship with goodness.. al-mueed.deenislam. often creating from existing matter.. measure out and create and who has the power to change things from one state to another. (Also written as al-mu'id. and when this origination is not preceded by something like it. all things began with Him and are restored to Him. and who is the shaper of beauty. Mu'îd is the One who repeats. and who returneth them after life to death.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .these terms mean the One who bestows existence. The terms al-Mubdi' (the Starter) and al-Mu'îd (the Restorer) are often used together in the hadith. The One who constantly renews. began in Him and in Him are restored.10 December 2009 gone to sleep a person should read this name 70 times in all the four corners of his house then if a person has been lost or gone from his house will return back.. and are also paired together by many commentators including al-Ghazâlî who described them as: al-Mubdi' (the Beginner) al-Mu'îd (the Restorer) . The One who restores and revives the spiritual essence of every person.

The Life-Taker The Creator of Death.webmaster – www. For example. al-muhyee.co. The Slayer. 61 .uk . He who creates the death of a living creature. will be safeguard against all obstacles and bandages Insha-Allah. Anyone who says Ya-Muhyi 89 times and blows on himself. invoke this Name seven times daily The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. he will be given the strength to control his self. The Reviver The Giver of Life. and only One.The Bestower of Life. The Giver of Life. (Also written as al-muhyi. YA MUMTTU: O Creator of Death! May be invoked to bring about the destruction of one's enemy. If any person is not healthy he should read this name as much as he can and he will become healthy. The sick should constantly say or alternatively it could be said over and over and blown on a person who is ill. to call into being be whole. al-muhiyy.The Bringer of Death. distinct animate. The One who decides what will be vitalized and brought to life. ya muhiyy) 61. ya muhyee. hasten This name is used in the Qur'ân. revives.The One who renders the living dead. YA MUHYI: O Giver of Life! For relief from a crushing burden. Al-Mumît. The names Mumît (the life-taker) and Muhyî (the life-giver) are opposites. to be living become apparent. Al-Muhyî. The One who created life. al-muhyii. If Allah wills. 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. The One who makes all things live. His health will be restored Insha-Allah.Any one has no control over his nafs should place his hand on bosom and continue saying before he falls asleep. to revive vitalize. The One who revives and grants wholeness. the Life Giver: ya muhyi. Any person who's brain is not in his control should read this name while going to sleep with his hands on his chest and go to sleep then his brain will be under his control. summon. th From the root h-y-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to live. see 41:39 The name al-Hayy (ever-living) is also from this same h-y-y root. sound call. gives vitality. The One who brings the heart to life.deenislam. invite. The One.10 December 2009 60. He who confers life. The Death Giver.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . who can bring something to life. even to the spiritually dead.

lacking spiritual life The name Mumît is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. invite. to call into being be whole.deenislam.co. Al-Hayy-The Living. the Life Taker: ya mumit. everlasting. physically or spiritually. al-Mumît is the One who has the power to kill lusts and attachments. The One who creates the appearance of death. calm be inanimate be deprived of sensation be spiritually dead. The One who is eternally whole and sound. al-mumeet. The esoteric meaning of this name is well summarized by the Sufi saying that one should strive to "die before you die". The Ever-Living. al-mumiit. From the three letter root h-y-y. The Alive. the One who can slay the sense of separateness. pass away. distinct animate. if such water is given to a person who is ill. The One who animates all life and who makes each living thing different and distinct. In such a light. The One who calls all life into being.10 December 2009 The One who created the inanimate world. to which all living forms return. YA HAYYU: O Living One! Long life will be enjoyed by those who constantly invoke this Name. flesh or blood.The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul. to be living become apparent. Insha-Allah. The Ever-Living The Living. to revive vitalize. sound call. the One who can quiet the ego. The One Life from whom all life arises. Alternatively. (Also written as al-mumit. which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to live.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . If a sick person writes this ism in a bowl with musk and rose water and then washes such inscription with water and drinks the water.uk . be lifeless be quiet. Any person who reads this name 3000 thousand times he will never fall ill.webmaster – www. th From the root m-w-t which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to die. he will be cured. hasten 62 . The One who is undying. who knows all things and whose strength is sufficient for everything. The names Mumît (the life-taker) and Muhyî (the life-giver) are opposites. ya mumeet) 62. he will soon be cured from his illness Insha-Allah. burn out. The One who ordains what shall become lifeless. summon. still. The Everlasting.Anyone desiring sound health should say this Ism 3000 times daily.

peace be upon him. to ascend. O Self-Existing One). see 2:255 The attributes of al-Hayy and al-Qayyûm are often used to together. with al-Hayy signifying the attribute of ever-lasting life. upright This name is used in the Qur'ân. to manage make aright.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . to start. and everything that exists. For example. become high begin. O Self-Existing One upon Whom we all depend). and al-Qayyûm signifying the attribute of self-existing life.uk . The One through whom all things arise. to set out be on-going. The One who is free of any dependence on anything else for existence. The One by whom all things are eternally managed aright. ya hayy) 63. to exist be founded. Anyone who says this name continually. From the root q-w-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to to stand up. and al-Qayyûm signifying the attribute of self-existing life. the attributes of al-Hayy and al-Qayyûm express two aspects of the One Life. The Eternal. with al-Hayy signifying the attribute of ever-lasting life. Anyone saying it constantly in seclusion will become affluent and wealthy Insha-Allah. Self-Existing One who is the foundation upon which all things exist. Thus. Ya Qayyum (O Ever-Living One.10 December 2009 This name is used in the Qur'ân. the earth. Any person who reads this name will get respect among others. the Mighty). exact make righteous. the attributes of al-Hayy and al-Qayyûm express two aspects of the One Life.co. straighten out. Ya Qayyum (O Ever-Living One.The One who remains and does not end." (hadith of Tirmidhi) th (also written as al-hayy. peace be upon him. Abu Hurairah reported that whenever the Prophet. Al-Qayyûm. The One whose nature it is to exist." And when he implored seriously and strongly. The Ever-Living. was faced with a serious difficulty. accurate. he would say "Ya Hayyu. to be built on undertake. he would say "Ya Hayyu.The Self-Subsisting of life. see 2:255 The attributes of al-Hayy and al-Qayyûm are often used to together. Thus. Abu Hurairah reported that whenever the Prophet.webmaster – www. the Ever-Living. was faced with a serious difficulty.deenislam. will attain honour and dignity amongst people. to carry out." And when he implored seriously and strongly. For example. And anyone who continues to Ya-lethargy and laziness will varnish Insha-Allah. the Mighty). "Subhan-Allah al-'Azim (glory be to Allah. to rise up. he would raise his head to the sky and supplicate. He who maintains the heavens. to come to pass arise." (hadith of Tirmidhi) 63 . he would raise his head to the sky and supplicate.The Self-Existing One upon Whom all others depend YA QAYYUMU: O Self-Subsisting One! Those who invoke this Name will not lapse into heedlessness. "Subhan-Allah al-'Azim (glory be to Allah. the Self Sustaining The Self-Subsisting.

co. attain what was sought become aware of something. to have abundance be without wants The name Wâjid is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. The Resourceful The Finder.10 December 2009 The attribute of al-Qayyûm is also nicely described by the words of Acts 17:28 which say: in Him we live and move and have our being The name al-Qayyûm also has much the same meaning as the Hebrew phrase in Exodus 3:14 which is often translated as I am that I am. The Magnificent 64 . From the root w-j-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to find. (Also written as al-wajid.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . rising upwards or ascending. al-qayyoom. the Self-Existing: ya qayyum. illumination and noor for his heart Insha-Allah. He who finds what He wishes when He wishes. the food thus consumed will become a source of strength.The Finder. resources be rich. The ancient roots of wâjid point toward an open hand holding of every manner of abundance. The One who has discovered and obtained everything. Anyone who continues to say this Name while eating meals.The Rich who is never poor. A person should read this name while he is eating it will be good for him. The word mustaqîm. or I am that which I have become. upright.The Noble. means straight. to perceive. ya qayyoom) th 64. The One who has no wants and who lacks nothing. Al-Maajîd.) 65. discover. (Also written as al-qayyum. The One who perceives and possesses everything. Al-Wajîd . YA WAJIDU: O Finder! Those who invoke this Name are favored with richness of heart. ya waajid.webmaster – www. al-waajid. the All-Perceiving: ya wajid. also from this same q-w-m root.uk .deenislam. to experience gain or possess wealth. The All-Perceiving. property. Al-Wajd is Richness. The Wealthy. The Generous. As Sri Aurobindo wrote in his commentary of the Isha Upanishad: God is the only Being and all other existences are only His becomings. righteous.

ya maajid) 66. dignity. The One who shows mankind the highest. Al-Mâjid denotes the One who is praised for the specific deeds and attributes of great glory. while the name alMâjid honors specific deeds performed by the One.The One without a partner. and exceeding generosity. Al-Wahid. exalted. dignified. noble and honorable. Anyone who says this beautiful name of Allah in seclusion to such an extent and in such a manner that he becomes euphoriam then the light and noor of Allah will soon become evident in his heart.10 December 2009 The Noble. The One whose deeds and ways are noble. richness. honorable and exceedingly generous. Anyone desiring good and pious children. and whose essential nature is to give liberally and bountifully. nobility. The Noble th The One whose deeds are glorious. should inscribe this Ism (on paper. the name al-Majîd denotes the glorious essential nature of the One. The Creator of Diversity from Unity. 65 . al-maajid. noble. YA WAHIDU: O Unique One! Those who frequently invoke this glorious Name. honor.webmaster – www.deenislam. the One whose deeds are glorious: ya majid. From the root m-j-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be glorious. and whose generosity and munificence are bountiful. etc. cloth. noble and honorable to be lauded.co. The One source from which all of creation springs forth. The Manifestation of Unity The Unique. exceedingly generous The name Mâjid is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. dignified. should recite this Ism 1000 times daily. the illustrious. That is. alone in a quiet place. (Also written as al-majid. Al-Majîd indicates the One whose essential nature is glorious. YA MAJIDU. great and bountiful. Any person who has no children should write this name on a piece of paper and keep it with himself God will give him good children. become immune to fear and delusion.The All-Excellent And The One With Veneration. Names and Decrees. Anyone who desires that the fear and love for the creation be driven out of his heart. dignified. O Noble One! The hearts of those who invoke this Name will be enlightened.The One. the Unique.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One unique starting point from which all else has arisen. He who is Single. bountiful. Actions. most perfect example of goodness. He whose dignity and glory are most great.uk .) and keep it with him at all time. Attributes. and generosity. sublime to be liberal. absolutely without partner or equal in His Essence.

000 times. The Sole One. but in reality they are One. For example. al-waahid. to be called one connect. sole to unite. unite be unique. the First of the Many. from which all of creation has arisen as manifestations of Unity. or being comprised of separate parts. indivisible One. unify This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One who depends upon no other. The One who is the essence of Unity. The One and Only One. the Indivisible. the One who has no second. The One who was not begotten and has never begotten. 66 .co. one alone. That which is Wâhid has the appearance of being divisible into separate parts.webmaster – www. For example. the One who was not begotten and who has ever been alone. while the ancient roots of Wâhid point toward the manifestations which arise from that Unity. or any parts distinguished. the sole One. Wâhid indicates the solitary Starting Point.uk . the manifestations may appear separate and diverse. join. The incomparable. ya waahid) 67. see 112:1 The ancient roots of Ahad point toward to the essential qualities which describe Unity. That which is Wâhid has the appearance of being divisible into separate parts. nor in the essence. or being comprised of separate parts. or any parts distinguished. separate or individual. unequalled. and to Whom there is no likeness. Unique. see 39:4 The ancient roots of Ahad point toward to the essential qualities which describe Unity.The One and Only. the One Source. Ahad is used to refer to the One. The Unity The One who has ever been and ever remains alone. to be made one. while the ancient roots of Wâhid point toward the manifestations which arise from that Unity. The One in whom all names.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . From the root a-h-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be one to be the only one. nor in the attributes. singular be one apart from others This name is used in the Qur'ân. From a human point of view.deenislam. attributes and relationships are united.10 December 2009 The One whose unity includes all that appears as diverse. (Also written as al-wahid. th From the root w-h-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to be one. YA AHADU: O One! Certain mysteries are revealed to those who invoke this Name 1. the One: ya wahid. Al-Ahad . The One who has no second [that shares] in the lordship. That which is Ahad cannot be divided into parts. That which is Ahad cannot be divided into parts.

As-Samad. 67 .webmaster – www. the manifestations may appear separate and diverse.uk . as-samad. Anyone saying it constantly while in the state of wudhu will soon become independent of the entire creation Insha-Allah. and who is above all. The One who satisfies every need as it should be satisfied. the First of the Many. He who is Able to do what He wills as He wills. the One who was not begotten and who has ever been alone. The One who is the sole recourse. Free From Want The Eternal. unchanged. Anyone who places his head in jajdah at the time of Sehri and repeats this beautiful name 115 times or 125 times will be granted spiritual and physical truthfulness Insha-Allah. The Most Able The All-Capable.10 December 2009 Ahad is used to refer to the One. the Eternal: ya samad) 69.deenislam. yet who does depend on any. the One Source. unchanged be sublime. the One who has no second. The Everlasting.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One attributed with Power. the sole One. The One who is unaffected. to erect something remain unaffected. to need direct oneself toward or aim toward something set up. everlasting This name is used in the Qur'ân. The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs. the One and Only: ya ahad) th 68. The All-Capable.The All-Powerful. The One who is besought by all. From a human point of view.The Eternal. The One upon whom all depend. The Eternal. the only one to turn to. From the root s-m-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to endeavor to reach or attain something turn to. Wâhid indicates the solitary Starting Point.co. For example. The One who can satisfy every need and without whom no affair could be accomplished. The One who is eternal and above whom there is none. the Indivisible. YA SAMADU: O Eternal One! Allah will meet all the needs of one who frequently invokes this glorious Name. and that person will find that others need him. but in reality they are One. and not necessarily as mankind might imagine. from which all of creation has arisen as manifestations of Unity. He who is the only recourse for the ending of need and the removal of affliction. The Satisfier of Every Need. see 112:2 (Also written as al-samad. and without any needs. Al-Qâdir . (Written as al-ahad.

see 77:23. acting or not acting in accord with whatever He decides. decide. 6:37 Muqtadir is an intensive form of the root q-d-r which emphasizes the Supreme Power to enforce or enact whatever Divine wisdom decides. ya qaadir. measure-out decree.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . If anynperson his having problems in his work then he should read this name 41 times then his problem will be solved. The One who possesses the power and the ability to measure-out anything and everything.the One whose nature it is to be firm. having the ability to do everything. measure-out. to be rendered able. Qâdir is a less intensive form of the root q-d-r which describes the attribute of being able to decree. appoint. after offering 2 rakaat solat. Matîn .the One who is all-mighty and possesses inexhaustible strength. The Prevailing Ordainer. to make use of reason (measuring out) have the power to accomplish. Qâdir . to decide a matter (as though measuring it to fit) exercise thought in preparing something.webmaster – www. al-qaadir. the Most Able: ya qadir. to have control over This name is used in the Qur'ân. as in saying 'kun' (Be!). appoint. to be empowered.co.10 December 2009 YA QADIRU: O All-Capable One! Those who invoke this Name will find all their wishes fulfilled. measure-out. The Powerful Determiner 68 . Muqtadir . capable be able to prevail.) 70. Al-Muqtadir The All-Determining. omnipotent. The One whose decree determines the measure and distribution of all things. the difficulty will be removed Insha-Allah. says this Ism 100 Times. And if it is said 41 times before undertaking a difficult task. (Also written as al-qadir. Allah will humble and disgrace his enemies (provided he is justified).the One whose supreme power enforces whatever Divine wisdom decrees or decides.deenislam. For example. being omnipotent.uk . ordain. able to do everything. to ordain. These both involve power in the sense of power being the intention by which something comes into being according to a certain measure and a certain willful decree. determined. ordain. decide.Anyone who. Related names: Qawî . steadfast. The One who does as He wills.the One whose nature it is to decree. The One who has the capability to make any decree and to determine what will be. th From the root q-d-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to measure something make manifest the measure of something distribute or apportion (as though by measure). and it is.

conquers. leading to translations such as the one who is. indicates the supreme ability to make a decree or ordain something. He who disposes at His will even of the strongest and mightiest of His creatures.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . to make use of reason intend or determine something have the power to accomplish. For example. while Muqtadir points to the supreme power by which that decree is enacted. measure-out. ordain.the One whose nature it is to be firm. Matîn .Strong . overpowers Qâdir . The One whose supreme power determines and delivers the suitable measure of all things. know the measure of something distribute. The One whose power enforces all decrees and ordains the course of all affairs. The One who has power and ability to ordain all things. The One whose decree prevails in every situation. or the one who does (similar to the suffix er in English). to decide a matter (as though measuring it to fit) exercise thought in preparing something. determined and steadfast. Qahhâr .uk . Qâdir is a less intensive form of the root q-d-r which describes the attribute of being able to decree.co. ordain. That is. decide. YA MUQTADIRU: O All-Powerful One! Those who often invoke this Name will awake from heedless sleep.webmaster – www. appoint or decide.10 December 2009 The All-Powerful. to be empowered This name is used in the Qur'ân.the One whose nature it is to decree. Allah will have all his tasks fulfilled efficiently Insha-Allah.Dominator . The One who is empowered to do whatever wisdom decides.the One who is all-mighty and possesses inexhaustible strength. The One whose decisions always prevail. The Arabic prefix mu at the beginning of the word points toward the means by which something happens. Related names: Qawî . Muqtadir is an intensive form of the root q-d-r which emphasizes the use Supreme Power to actively enforce whatever Divine wisdom decides. from this same q-d-r root.the One who dominates. Anyone who continues to recite this name after awakening or says it 20 times. see 54:55 Qâdir. or the embodiment of an action. appoint. allot or apportion the suitable measure decree.Firm .The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him. th From the root q-d-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to measure something.deenislam. to ordain. to be rendered able be able to prevail. The One who has the power and ability to decide the outcome of all matters. Any person who reads this name as much as he can after waking up in the morning or atleast 20 times all his wrok will be done easliy. 69 .

the One whose supreme power enforces whatever Divine wisdom decrees or decides. The One who Brings Forward. The Delayer 70 . (Also written as al-muqaddim. to promote exist without beginning The name Muqaddim is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. to lead offer. will soon become dear and favourite to Allah Insha-Allah. One who recites it 100 times daily with constancy. He who brings forward whatever He wills. will become obedient and submissive to Allah. whether on the battlefield or in any dangerous place. The One who advances or promotes. The One who grants advancement. the Promoter: ya muqaddim) 72. Allah will give him courage (to make advances) and he will be safeguarded from the enemy Insha-Allah.deenislam. Any person who reads this name at the time of war his feet will never return and he will be prevented from his enemies. to put at the front advance. battle or jihad. The Promoter.. able to do everything. One Who Causes Advancement The Accelerator. th (Also written as al-muqtadir.webmaster – www. Al-Muqaddim. The Deferrer The Delayer. And one who says it all times. From the root q-d-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to precede. The Postponer.The One who delays what He wills. He who sets back or delays whatever He wills.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . to come before head. The Expediter YA MUQADDIMU: O Accelerator! No harm will befall those who invoke this Name. He makes ahead what He wills.Anyone who says this ism abundantly at the time of war.uk .The Presenter.The Advancer . to bring forward make foremost.The Delayer. the All-Powerful: ya muqtadir) 71.The frequent reciter of this beautiful Name will soon resort to genuine repentance. The One who moves things forward. Al-Mu'akhkhir.. omnipotent.10 December 2009 Muqtadir . The names Muqaddim (promoter) and Mu'akhkhir (delayer) are opposites. the one that keeps behind. The One who expedites things. Insha-Allah.co. YA MU'AKHKHIRU: O Delayer! No love butl the love of Allah will take root in the heart of one who recites this Name one hundred times a day.

hang back.The First One. The One who is the first.Anyone desires of male children should say this ISm 40 times daily for 40 days. The One who puts off advancement. And if any wayfarer (musafir) says it 1000 times on a Friday. or to be united with an absent relative. the foremost. Al-Awwal. the beginning. The One who holds back or keeps something back to put it in its proper place. command or thought. to be before come back to. The One who is the cause of all the worlds. see 57:3 71 . The Pre-Existing The One whose Existence is without a beginning.co. retreat. and is the opposite of Awwal (first).. O First! If you wish to have children.uk . Insha-Allah.webmaster – www. The name al-âkhir (last) also comes from this same a-kh-r root. he will soon return to his people safe and sound. the Delayer: ya muakhkhir) 73.. For example. recede retire. The Prior-Existing One who existed before all of creation. The One who causes something to lag behind. The One who is the beginning of every action. The One who was before any thing or any being.deenislam.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . lag behind postpone. to return precede. to be the first part be foremost This name is used in the Qur'ân. From the root a-w-l which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to be first. delay. retard The name Mu'akhkhir is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. The name Mu'akhkhir (delayer) is the opposite of Muqaddim (promoter).10 December 2009 The One who delays or postpones. to drive back put behind or after cause to remain behind. Insha-Allah Any person who is a traveller should read this name 1000 times so he will return home ver soon without any loss. th From the root a-kh-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to cause to go back. backwards. invoke this Name one thousand times on forty Fridays. put off. His need will soon be fulfilled. (Written as al-muakhkhir. principle. YA AWWALU.

(ii) the love for anything or anyone besides Allah be driven out of his heart.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One Who Remains: ya akhir. Any person who reads this name 1000 times then all the love for any other God will be removed from his heart. The Apparent . then he should say this Ism 1000 times daily. The name al-Mu'akhkhir (the delayer) also comes from this same a-kh-r root. (iii) compensation should be made for all his sins. From the root a-kh-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to put back. (Also written as al-akhir.webmaster – www.10 December 2009 Awwal (first) and âkhir (last) are complementary attributes.The one who repeats this name of Allah 500 times daily after ishraaq. ya aakhir) 75. The Evident.deenislam. Allah will cause his sight and heart to be filled with light and noor. The End and The Ultimate The One whose Existence is without an end. final. th (Also written as al-awwal. to be latter to postpone. Al-Âkhir-The Last. The One who is behind all of creation. Az-Zâhir. the Exterior The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him. to put at the end to be last. ultimate This name is used in the Qur'ân. the conclusion. Any person who reads this name after the ishraq God will god sight to his eyes. YA ZAHIRU: O Manifest One! Inner enlightenment will come to those who in¬voke this Name fifteen times after congregational prayer on Friday. hence He exists without a place.The Manifest.co. the First: ya awwal. see 57:3 Awwal (first) and âkhir (last) are complementary attributes. al-aakhir. al-awal. The One who is the last. to put behind.uk . The One beyond whom there is nothing. The One who remains after all of creation has passed away. YA AKMIRU: O Last! Those who often Invoke this glorious Name will live and die well. ya awal) 74. 72 . (iv) he dies in the state of Iman. For example.Anyone wishing that (i) the love for Allah become firmly established in his heart. the ultimate.The Conspicuous.

the Interior. th From the root z-h-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to be visible. Knower of Hidden Things The Hidden. three times a day. concealed. manifest. The Inner One. ya zaahir) 76.webmaster – www. Bâtin is that which is inward.co. The One who is above creation. obvious. manifest. inner circumstances and inner thoughts of all of creation. az-zahir. help.10 December 2009 The One who has manifest all of creation and who is manifest in all of creation. The One who is unseen. Zâhir is that which is outward. And anyone who continously says:. strong bond of love and affection will result between him and Allah. 73 . Zâhir (manifest) and Bâtin (hidden) are complementary attributes. The Secret One. to cause to appear after being concealed be conspicuous. al-zaahir. The One who knows the inner states. The ancient root of z-h-r points toward that which goes from the center and spreads out. The One who is veiled from our sensory perception. yet who is made visible through creation. Any person who offers 2 rakat prayers and then reads "HO WAL AWAL O AKHIR O ZAHIR O BATIN ALI KUL SHAYE QADEER" God will fullfill all his prayers.Huwal Awwalu wal' Akhiru waz-zzhiru wal-baatin: wa Huwa Bi-Kuli Shay'in' Qadeer after offering 2 rakaat solat. Al-Bâtin. az-zaahir. overcome endorse.The Hidden. For example. YA BATINU: O Hidden One! Those who invoke this Name. concealed.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . distinct ascend. yet whose existence and essence are made known through signs. disperses or radiates into being. distinct open. The One whose nature and existence is demonstrated in all of creation. have higher status have the upper hand. clear. mount. subdue.uk . apparent. see 57:3 Note that the letter z sounds nothing at all like the English letter z. visible. obscured. aid. support others.deenislam. but rather is a open-jaw "th" sound. to come out. render superior This name is used in the Qur'ân. Moreover. (Also written as al-zahir. He who is hidden. which is to say that it becomes outwardly manifest. will soon begin to perceive the deeper secret of Allah. will come to recognize the reality of thingsAnyone who says this Ism 33 times daily. the Manifest: ya zahir. The One whose essence and attributes are shown throughout all of creation. all his needs will be fulfilled Insha-Allah.

From the root w-l-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to be near. al-baatin. and the water is then sprinkled in the house then such a house will be safeguarded against all calamities Insha-Allah. to lie hidden to penetrate into.The Sole Governor. lord The name Wâlî is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. th From the root b-t-n which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be concealed. see 57:3 Bâtin and Zâhir are opposites. guard (lit. Bâtin is that which is inward. one should say it 11 times. The One who is the friendly and protective ruler and governor of all of creation. Zâhir is that which is outward. For example.Anyone who recites this beautiful name of Allah repeatedly will be safeguarded from all unexpected calamities. owner.webmaster – www. helpful master of all things. If it is inscribed in a new earthen tumbler or jug. (Also written as al-batin. and the same tumbler then filled with water. One Who Exercises Responsibility Over All Things.co. concealed. The Friendly Lord. helper. will dwell safely therein. The One who is the secret inner companion. the Hidden: ya batin. Al-Wâli. implementer. The One who is the sole planner. 74 . The One who is the supportive. obscured. governor and ruler of all things. to turn one toward something be the master. He who administers this vast universe and all its passing phenomena. maintainer defend.deenislam.10 December 2009 The One who enters unseen into all of creation. If one whishes to subdue another. The One who owns things and manages them YA WALI: O Governor! Those who invoke this Name over their houses. visible. The One who is concealed within all of creation. The Protective Ruler The Governor. nearby be a friend. friendly dealing) be in charge. to be inside This name is used in the Qur'ân. apparent.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .uk . Ruler. ya baatin ) 77. supporter. close. manifest.

al-waalee.deenislam. ya muta aali) 79. limitation or ideal of mankind. The Righteous. Pious .. eminent This name is used in the Qur'ân. al muta al. The Source of Goodness The Source of all Goodness.The Supremely Exalted.webmaster – www. one attracts Divine benevolence. be overtop. One above reproach. guarding aspects of the One who is also the lord and master. ya waalee) th 78. The woman who recites it abundantly during her menstruation will soon find relief from all ailments Insha-Allah.The Kindly and Gracious Benefactor. Any person who reads this name as much as he can then all his problems will be gone. who covered them with His 75 . to rise up.uk . (Also written as al-wali. far beyond anything the mind could possibly attribute to His creatures.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . thought. The One who is exalted above all of creation.co..The reciter of this name will soon find all his problems solved. al-vali. and whose goodness and kindness are very great indeed. The Most High. The Most Exalted. For example. promote. supportive.The One who is far above The Attributes Of The Entire Creation YA MUTA°ALi: O Most Exalted One! By frequent invocation of this Name. He who treats His servants tolerantly. Al-Barr. surpass overcome. From the root 'a-l-w which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to be high. the most high: ya muta ali. Al-Mutâ'ali. rise above mount. lofty be exalted. see 13:9 The term al-Muta'âli is an intensified form of al-'Alî (the Exalted) which further exalts the exalted One.. al-muta aali . elevated.10 December 2009 Wâlî emphasizes the aspects of lordship. to ascend be higher to exceed. ownership and mastery of the One who is also friend and helper. The One who is kind to His creatures. The One who far beyond any imagination. beyond the beyond. overwhelm advance. He who is Exalted in every respect. the Protective Lord: ya wali. The One who is beyond the highest. Walî emphasizes the nearness and protective. (Also written as al-muta ali.

protection. The One who is kindly and gracious. At-Tawwâb. Allah will grant the child protection from all calamities until puberty. For example. gentleness. honest. and special mercy. Anyone who reads it 7 times and blows on his or her child soon after birth. the Relenting. gracious. recompense behave courteously.co. The One from whom every good deed comes. The Acceptor of Repentance. kindly be pious. see 52:28 (Also written as al-barr. goodness and kindness. al-baar. He who is ever ready to accept repentance and to forgive sins. righteous be ample. the Doer of Good: ya barr.uk . affectionate. If this Name is said 10 times in the presence of a tyrant. gentle be just and proper. both materially and spiritually. the reader will soon be freed from his oppression Insha-Allah. to bestow bountiful gifts reward for service. th From the root b-r-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to to to be devoted. The Acceptor of our Return. Excessive recital of this Ism is very effective in expelling from the heart the love of this world. virtuous.deenislam. extensive This name is used in the Qur'ân.The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance. ya baar) 80. Oft-Forgiving. gentle and ample in goodness. Anyone who is desirous that Allah guides him to seek sincere repentance should read this Beautiful name 360 times daily after Salatul Duha (Chast).Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . YA TAWWABU: O Acceptor of Repentance! Repentance will be accepted of those who often invoke this Name. The One who is kind. The One who is the doer of good. to do good be benign. Any person who has bad habbits like smoking. YA BARRU: O Source of all Goodness! Children are safe from misfortune when this glorious Name has been recited over them.10 December 2009 sustenance and specified whoever He willed among them by His support. Anyone in the habit of talking intoxicants or committing adultery and indulging in any other evils should recite this Ism 7 times daily. gambeling etc should read this name 7 times all his bad habbits will be gone. Any person who reads this name 320 times after the prayer of Chasht then God will liten to his tuba. The One who repeatedly turns mankind toward repentance.webmaster – www. The One who beckons for our return. truthful have regard for the circumstances of another be beneficent.Acceptor of Repentance. He will soon receive guidance InshaAllah. The One who is merciful and compassionate. The One who is the source of all kindness and goodness. The One who bountifully bestows the gifts of tolerance. 76 .

Any person who is right but does not have the courage to take his revenge the he should read this name as much as he can and God will take the revenge for him.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . avenge The name Muntaqim is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. at-tawwab. He who Justly inflicts upon wrongdoers the punish¬ment they deserve. but hasn't the power to do so should read this Ism continuously for 3 Fridays.The Avenger.10 December 2009 The One who forgives those who return to goodness.The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. The One who rewards good deeds.. For example. to repent be restored be rewarded for deeds be repeatedly summoned or called This name is used in the Qur'ân. The Inflictor of Retribution The Avenger. see 49:12 (Also written as al-tawwab. th From the root t-w-b which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to return return to goodness. The Effacing. find fault to punish..deenislam. (Also written as al muntaqim. ya tawwaab. Himself will take revenge on his behalf. The One with wide forgiveness. It may mean the One who destroys them. Insha-Allah.co. disapprove.The Pardoner. Allah. Those who frequently invoke this Name will be victorious over their enemies. The One who disapproves of wrongdoers. exact vengeance to inflict retribution. The Disapprover. YA--MUNTAQIMU -O Avenger'. The One who reminds us when our behavior is not right. ) 81. The Most Forgiving. The One who restores to grace those who repent. From the root n-q-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to dislike. Al-'Afuw. at-tawwaab. Al-Muntaqim. The One and Only One who has the right to exact vengeance. The One who is the avenger (such that we need not seek any personal revenge). The Eliminator of Sins The Pardoner. He who pardons all who sincerely repent. the Disapprover: ya muntaqim) 82. the Acceptor of Repentance: ya tawwab. 77 .uk . The One who forgives those who forgive others. Anyone who is justified and desires to take revenge against his enemy.webmaster – www. al-tawwaab.

annul make unapparent. error or fault disappear. Durood) 10 times. Alternatively. ya afoow. see 4:99 The words Ghafûr and Ghaffâr denote simply forgiving or protecting. al-affuw. ya afoo. not see.co. or ya afuwwun) 83. From the root 'a-f-a which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to to forgive.10 December 2009 YA-‗AFUWU. Anyone who desires that his anger be subdued. should recite first Salawaat (i. The One who passes over and absolves any fault. just the same as he sees God most high doing good in this world to the disobedient as well as the disbeliever. 'Afûw is the forgiver. absolve obliterate all traces.uk .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The One with extreme Mercy. For example. imperceptible give spontaneously. Allah will forgive the one who recites this name of All abundantly Any person who reads this name as many times as he can God will forgive him for hi sins. rather than bring them swiftly to punishment. ya afu. efface.webmaster – www. and blows on an angry man. the Most Forgiving: ya afuw. al-afoow. al-afoo.The Most Kind. 78 . ya affuw. or al-afuwwun. The One who blots out and leaves no trace of any sin or fault. al-afu. allow to die turn away from punishing. The One who can make any sin. forgo. 'Afûw and Muntaqim are complementary attributes. ya afuww. Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî wrote: Man's share in this name should be clear: he should be one who excuses everyone who harms him. while 'Afûw indicates complete removal or obliteration of the condition. while Muntaqim is the avenger.e. He who is very Compassionate. doing good for him instead. YA-RAUFU. to give without constraint give more than what is due th This name is used in the Qur'ân. The classical Arabic dictionary Taj al-Arûs offers a beautiful metaphor wherein 'afûw is said to be like the desert wind completely obliterating footprints in the sand.deenislam.O Pardoner! Those who often invoke this Name will have all theirsins forgiven. The Clement and Compassionate The Kind. if someone recites it as given above. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures. remove kill-off. The Tenderly Merciful. ar-ra'ûf. One who desires that the entire creation becomes affectionate towards him and vice versa should recite this name repeatedly. al-afuww.O Kind One! Great is the good fortune of those who invoke this Name. pardon pass over. The One who removes and obliterates all traces of wrong actions. (Also written as al-afuw.

kindness and affection which accompanies the outpouring of mercy and compassion.co. YA MALIKA'L-MULK: O Lord of Sovereignty! One who often invokes this Name will be mighty among men. He who is the Eternal Owner of Sovereignty. in any way. whether manifest or un-manifest. the Most Kind and Affectionate: ya ra'uf. self sufficiency and independence. Possessor Off Sovereignty The Lord of Sovereignty. possessor and ruler of all kingdoms. gentle. From the root m-l-k which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to possess. king of the Universe.The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed. Insha-Allah. tenderness and affection. al-rauf.webmaster – www. al-raoof. kindness and mercy are beyond understanding. ar-ra'oof. to have ruling power 79 . The meaning is similar to ar-Rahîm. reign have dominion over. The One who shows the utmost compassion. ar-raoof. Any person who reads this name 10 times with durood sharif also reading it 10 times will soon get rid of his anger. Mâlik-Ul-Mulk. th From the root r-a'-f which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to be kind. compassionate show pity show tenderness This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One who has all mastery and authority to decide what shall be created. The One who is lord and master over all worlds. pity and tender mercy. The One whose gentleness. ya ra'oof. The One who possesses all authority to act in any manner. ar-ra'uf.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . al-ra'oof. but focuses attention on the utmost tenderness.deenislam. the ultimate limit of ar-Rahîm. The One who is sole owner. (Also written as al-ra'uf.uk . ar-rauf. command. ya raoof ) 84. what shall be sustained and what shall be cease to be.The constant reader of Ya-Malikal-Mulku will be granted wealth. ya rauf. The Ruler of the Kingdom. For example. Lord of Absolute Ruling Power. Owner of All Sovereignty. The One who bestows boundless clemency. The One whose ruling power and authority have no limit. Any person who always reads this name he will never have to let down in front of others.The Master of the Kingdom. to own exclusively exercise authority to command have power over. see 22:65 The term Ra'ûf indicates tender affection and is regarded as the utmost mercy and compassion. at any time.10 December 2009 his anger will soon be subdued Insha-Allah. clement be merciful.

by virtue of the â which intensifies the meaning.10 December 2009 to have kingship th The name Mâlik ul Mulk appears in the Qur'ân 3:26. Lord of Glory and Honour The Lord of Majesty and Bounty.webmaster – www.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . ya maalik al-mulk. The One who is the owner of every manner of blessing. the manifest and the un-manifest. independent 80 . Glory wa = and l = the Ikrâm = Generosity. honor and majesty. Bounty The attributes of Allâh in this phrase are based on the root j-l-l meaning: to to to to be supremely great be glorious..co. the known and the unknown. However. The One who is most precious. The One who is the source of majesty and bounty. signifies something that is in some way greater than a king. majestic be sublime be high. the exact differences between these names are not universally agreed upon. while Mâlik al-Mulk is considered to be the supreme lord and master of all worlds. al-Malik is considered to be the owner and king of this world. maalik al-mulk. followed by two attributes of Allâh. and is often translated as master or lord. The name Malik signifies king. By some traditions. ya malik ul-mulk. or of the beings of this world. and those explanations have been used in selecting the definitions given on this page. revered and honored.uk . (Also written as malik al-mulk.The constant reciter of this Ism will be granted honour. The One who bestows generosity and honor. YA DHA'L-JALALI WA'L-IKRAM: O Lord of Majesty and Bounty! Those who often invoke this glorious Name will become rich. perfection. The One who is the possessor of all glory and honor.deenislam. lofty. The who deserves to be Exalted and not denied. the Master of the Kingdom: ya malik al-mulk. dignity and self sufficiency Insha-Allah. This beautiful Arabic phrase begins with a pronoun. far above. Dhû = Lord of l = the Jalâl = Majesty. The One who is the glorious and majestic lord of all generosity and bounty. Any person who reads this name a lot will get lot of respect. malik ul-mulk.. while the name the name Mâlik. maalik ul-mulk) 85. Dhûl-Jalal-Wal-Ikram-Lord of Majesty and Generosity. He who possesses both greatness and gracious magnanimity. maalik ul-mulk.

honored. prized. it will be acquired Insha-Allah. the One who is the Lord of Majesty and Bounty. or of. in.The Most Equitable. Note that Dhû is pronounced thoo. the Lord of Majesty and Bounty: ya dhul jalali wal ikram. bountiful th This name is used in the Qur'ân. fruitful. The demonstrative pronoun Dhû literally means with. The One who establishes justice. 81 . The One who does away with injustice.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . on. Owner of. One who recites this ism daily with constancy. dhal jalali wal ikram. but in this phrase from the Qur'ân it is often translated as Lord of. valued be excellent. The One who is most equitable and just. The One who creates harmony and balance. The Beautiful Names al-Jalîl and al-Karîm are also derived from these same two roots. precious.webmaster – www.deenislam. high minded. The name is sometimes also written as Dhal-Jalâli wal-Ikrâm. The Just The Equitable. He who does everything with proper balance and harmony. The words jalâl (glory) and ikrâm (generosity) are verbal nouns. The One whose ways are balanced and just. equitably to do away with injustice to establish an equitable balance The name Muqsit is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân.10 December 2009 and the root k-r-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to be noble. From the root q-s-t which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to act justly.The One who is Just in His judgment. Al-Muqsit. If it is read 700 times for a purpose. valuable.uk . while jalîl (glorious) and karîm (generous) are adjectives. one must offer all praise and honor to the True Source from which all blessings come. (Also written as dhul jalali wal ikram. rare be productive. The One who leads mankind to justice and harmony. Any person who reads this name for a certain reason 700 times his prayer will be fullfilled. Allah will protect him from evil doubts created by the shayton (evil). For example. ya dhal jalali wal ikram) 86. YA MUQSITU: O Equitable One! Frequent invocation of this Name gives protection from the mischief of the devil. see 55:27 Though certain benefits and gifts may arrive through human hands. generous be highly esteemed.co. or Possessor of.

to connect together.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .. Thereafter the hands should be passed across the face (as when completing dua). (Also written as al muqsit. By doing so the dispersed members of his family will soon come together Insha-Allah. combine form a connection between. But this should be enumerated with each reading.. YA JAMI"U: O Gatherer! One who invokes this Name will quickly find a thing thai he has lost.If anyone says this Ism 70 times daily. The Uniter. the Gatherer: ya jami.co.webmaster – www.uk . see 3:9 (Also written as al-jami.Free From Need. al-jaami. The Collector. Al-Ghanî-The Self-Sufficient. where He wills. that is the Day of Judgment. The Independent One The Self-Sufficient. should say this beautiful name abundantly and then blow relieved of his difficulty Insha-Allah.The Gatherer. the Just: ya muqsit) th 87. gather up congregate.. those who have the greatest share in this name are those who insist first of all on justice from themselves for others. The Wealthy. Any person who reads this name 70 times God will give him profit. muster reconcile. This name can be read for true love. resolve or settle something This name is used in the Qur'ân. He who is infinitely Rich and completely Independent. . when He wills.deenislam. The comprehensive.. but forebear demanding it from another for themselves.If anyone's family or relatives are scattered he should bath at the time of salat Duha (Cahst) and lifting the gaze towards the heavens say this Ism 10 times. arranges and connects together. anyone involved in any physical or spiritual sickness or any difficulty at all.The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about. The Assembler The Gatherer. arrange.10 December 2009 Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî wrote: . ya jaami) 88. The One who gathers together that which had been dispersed. YA GHANlYU: O Self-Sufficient! One who invokes this glorious Name will achieve contentment. gather together draw together. one finger should be closed until all ten fingers are closed. AL-Jami' . The One who reconciles and unites. The One who does not need the creation. The One who assembles and arranges. 82 . For example. The One who composes. union compose. From the root j-m-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to collect. Allah will grant him barakah (adundance) in his wealth and selfsufficiency Insha-Allah. He who brings together what He wills.

(Also written as al-ghaniy. Mughnî is from this same gh-n-y root and denotes specific deeds done by the One in bestowing wealth. The Fulfiller of Needs The Enrichcer. The One without need of anything. The One who is free from any wants. ten times on eachof ten Fridays. The One who is free from any dependence. Supplier Of Needs To Others. The One who bestows satisfaction and contentment. see 6:133 Ghanî denotes the One whose essential nature is independence. th From the root gh-n-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to be free from wants or needs be self-sufficient. The One whose wealth fulfills all needs. flourishing This name is used in the Qur'ân.The Enricher. al-ghanee. The One who flourishes without help or aid of any sort. The One who creates all appearances of independence or self-sufficiency. The One who bestows spiritual wealth. ya ghanii) 89. The One who is completely satisfied. But the surah Mussammil should also be recited with it The Enricher The One who gives wealth abundantly. The One upon whose wealth and riches all others depend. al-ghanii. satisfied be rich.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . He who enriches whom He will. ya ghanee. Al-Mughanî. The Bestower of Wealth. independent be able to do without help from others be content. From the root gh-n-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: 83 . wealthy.webmaster – www.uk .10 December 2009 The One who is self-sufficient. ya ghani.deenislam. YA MUGHNlYU: O Enricher! One who invokes this Name. The One who transcends all needs. ya ghaniy. will become independent of others. self-sufficiency and supreme wealth. The One who enriches all of creation. For example. he will be granted both material as well as spirtual wealth .Anyone who reads the Salawat (Duraad) 11 times before and 11 times after this time 1111 times. al-ghani. yet who is needed by all. the Self-Sufficient. This should be done either after Fajr or Esha Solat. The One who provides all that is needed.co.The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.if Allah wills.

The Hinderer The Supporter who protects and gives victory to His pious believers. prohibit guard. Al-Mâni. hinder. one should recite this name 20 times while lying down on the bed. hold back. The Protector. The One who stops one thing from harming another. (Also written as al mughni.uk . the dispute will be settled and instead. Raqîb refers to the One who watches and observes. Wakîl refers to the One who is the trusted administrator of all matters. defend. he One who averts harm. restrain.The Preventer. al mughniy. satisfied be rich. From the root m-n-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to prevent.webmaster – www.co. ya mughnee.deenislam. deny impede. protect The name Mâni' is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. al-mughnee.10 December 2009 to to to to to be free from wants or needs be self-sufficient be able to do without help from others be content. selfsufficiency and supreme wealth. Ghanî . from the same gh-n-y root. wealthy th The name Mughnî is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. the Enricher: ya mughni. 84 .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Mughnî denotes specific deeds done by the One in bestowing wealth. physical or spiritual. The One who prevents undesirable actions. refuse. YA MANI°U. O Preventer! Those who invoke this Name will enjoy peace and har¬mony in their married life. The constant reciter of this ism will be safeguarded against all calamities Insha-Allah. The One who impedes or hinders wrongful action. Names related to Watching and Protecting: Hafîz refers to the One who remembers and preserves to keep things from being lost or forgotten. denotes the One whose essential nature is independence. Any person who reads this name 100 times at the night of Friday he will be prevented form all the dangers. The One who guards from harmful situations. resist forbid. if Allah wills. ya mughniy) 90.If one has any dispute with one's spouse. The Defender. love and affection will result.

.uk . subservient to the all-knowing hand of Allâh. annoy. Such opposites help to make one aware that every action accomplishes some purpose and is. For all of these are subservient causes from which nothing proceeds except that for which they were utilized.10 December 2009 Mâni' refers to the One who protects and defends against harmful situations. th (Also written as al-mani.The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed. The Punisher The Distresser. YA DARRU: O Distresser! If this Name is invoked. through whom balance and harmony are created and maintained. From the root d-r-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to have an opinion that is opposing apply forceful correction do an act that is disliked make inconvenient.The Distresser. injure. on Friday nights.. al-maani.if Allah so wishes. distress cause adversity. Bringer of Adversity. The One whose wisdom may choose to use forceful corrections. by themselves. The One whose wisdom may use situations that have an outward appearance of being harmful. by those who have fallen to the bottom of the scale. even if we don't understand. in the grand scheme of things.co. The One who creates adversity or distress in order to discourage or correct wrongful behavior. or any creature. since that which is the sweetest nectar to one person may be bitter poison to another. afflict harm.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The afflictor. Nâfi' (creator of good) is the opposite of Dârr (distresser) The names Dârr and Nâfi' are often used together to acknowledge the way that balance and harmony are established and maintained. or that kings or men or satan. benefit or harm.One Who Can Cause Loss. ya maani) 91. He who creates things that cause pain and injury. are capable of good or evil.. the preventer: ya mani.. and these pairs of opposites serve to remind us to constantly focus our attention on the glory of the One. These opposing attributes are often inseparable.. There is a grand intelligence who has a plan that is beyond our understanding. Ad-Dârr. This will also draw him near to Allah .deenislam. The Balancer. they will rise to higher status. hurt The name Dârr is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân.. Anyone who says this name 100 tmes on the eve of Jumu'ah will be safeguarded against all physical and spiritual calamities. The Correcter. Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî wrote: Do not suppose that poison kills or harms by itself.webmaster – www. regardless of 85 .

YA NAFTU: O Beneficent! No injury or pain will afflict those who recite this glorious Name. the Distresser: ya darr.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . the Correcter. The One through whom all needs are fulfilled. The One who confers all benefits. Allah will grant him good and pious children Insha-Allah. it will be accomplished efficiently InshaAllah. Abu Hashim Madani In the audio sample. If said prior to intercourse. The One who grants all favorable circumstances.10 December 2009 whether the situation is smooth and easy or rough and difficult. The One who creates all that produces benefit and usefulness. The One who is continually blessing all of creation with goodness and all that is useful. al-thaarr. If read 41 times before a task. An-Nâfi.deenislam.The Beneficial Benefactor.co. he will be safeguarded against all hazards . He who creates things that yield advantage and benefit. al-tharr. ya thaarr) 92. Creator of Good. The One who gives benefits to whoever He wills. The Auspicious The Beneficent. al-daarr. as many times as they can in the course of four days. (Also written as al-darr. th There is only one virtue and one sin for a soul on the path: virtue when he is conscious of God and sin when he is not. 86 . useful to have the use of something The name Nâfi' is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân.webmaster – www. Any person who reads this before starting any work 41 times his work will be done according to his choice. ya dzarr.uk . The Propitious. From the root n-f-' which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to profit. Nâfi' (creator of good) is the opposite of Dârr (distresser). Anyone embarking a ship or boarding of any conveyance should read this beautiful name of Allah abundantly. The One who helps and who grants all advantages. the phrase ad-Dârr un Nâfi' is recited. to be of use to be beneficial.if Allah wills. al-dzarr. ya daarr.

what he with is Allâh's will. subservient to the all-knowing hand of Allâh.. Shaikh Tosun Bayrak wrote: When man looks at the universe. the Creator of Good: y anafi. th There is only one virtue and one sin for a soul on the path: virtue when he is conscious of God and sin when he is not. His heart will become illuminated with the noor and light of Allah. al-naafi. The One who clears away all darkness and directs aright. regardless of whether the situation is smooth and easy or rough and difficult. since that which is the sweetest nectar to one person may be bitter poison to another. The Illuminator. manifests and reveals. 87 .10 December 2009 The names Dârr and Nâfi' are often used together to acknowledge the way that balance and harmony are established and maintained. The One who is the light of wisdom and guidance. what he sees is Allâh's will. Such opposites help to make one aware that every action accomplishes some purpose and is. The One whose light clarifies.. in the grand scheme of things. minds and hearts of His servants. The One light by which the obscure is made clear. The One who is the divine light of all the worlds.co. what he sees is Allâh's will. The One who Reveals Light.deenislam. Any person who after offering his prayer for Fajar reads surah noor and then reads this name 1001 times God will fill his heart with Noor. and what he seems to have chosen is Allâh's will. (Also written as al-nafi. Abu Hashim Madani In the audio sample.webmaster – www.uk . even if we don't understand. These opposing attributes are often inseparable. Any person who says this Ism 1001 times after reciting the Surah Noor. And in that manner. YA NURU: O Light! Those who invoke this glorious Name will be inwardly enlightened. ya naafi) 93. The One whose light who illuminates the heart. The One who guides..Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . He who gives light to all the worlds..The Light. the phrase ad-Dârr un Nâfi' is recited. through whom balance and harmony are created and maintained. Insha-Allah. who illuminates the faces. An-Nûr. the pairs of opposites serve to remind one to constantly focus our attention on the glory of the One.

lit from a blessed olivetree. and leads them to their goal. to reveal.the lamp is in a glass.10 December 2009 From the root n-w-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to give light. One Who Gives Guidance The Guide. The One who continually shows the right way. The One whom with His Guidance His believers were guided. and with His Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial or them and protected from what is harmful to them. Al-Hâdî.The Guide.if Allah wills. He directs His servants into good and profitable paths. blazing and apparent to the senses enlighten. to make visible blossom.deenislam. Anyone who lifts both hands (as in dua) whilst lifting the gaze towards the heaven. give advice th This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One who faithfully continues to guide aright until the goal is finally attained. the oil whereof gives light. The Leader. the glass is as it were a brightly shining star . neither eastern nor western. mystical passage from the Qur'ân describing the Light: Allâh is the light of the heavens and the earth. The One who kindly guides aright. give counsel. The One who guides hearts to a knowledge of the Divine essence. A likeness of His light is as a pillar on which is a lamp .light upon light. Allah will grant him complete guidance and associate him with the devout and pious . and recite this name several times and then passes both hands on his face (as when completing dua). YA HADI: O Guide! Spiritual knowledge will be acquired by those who invoke this Name. Allâh guides to His light whom He pleases. and Allâh is Knower of all things. And Allâh sets forth parables for men. When He wills. to illuminate.webmaster – www.co. From the root h-d-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to guide rightly to show with kindness the proper path to guide on the right path until reaching the goal 88 . to fill with light clarify. though fire touch it not . ya noor. see 24:35 Surah an-Nur (24:35) has a beautiful.uk . an-noor. For example. al-noor. The One who is the source of all guidance. the Light: ya nur. The One who sends prophets and messengers to guide mankind. ) 94. an-nur. tr by Muhammad Ali (Also written as al-nur. He who provides guidance.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . to be in bloom (revealed) be flaming.

commences. The Deviser The Incomparable. The One whose incomparable will-power first brings into existence all of the unique and amazing creation without any similarity to anything else that has ever existed. outstanding. The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example. For example. If a particular venture is to be undertaken. but rather merely discovers that which Allâh has already created. al-haadee. incomparable This name is used in the Qur'ân. Unprecedented and Incomparable Inventor. but one is not certain as to its feasibility then one should say this ism before falling asleep. If a person in grief or sorrow should recite 1000 times. marvelous.. The One who creates in wonderful. this akal is a proved one. Likewise if someone is involved in difficulties or is perturbed. dream. to bring into existence devise.co.webmaster – www.deenislam.10 December 2009 to guide aright to lead the right way This name is used in the Qur'ân. allah will soon grant him relief from his misery. amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever. see 25:31 Rashîd refers primarily to being directed to. Al-Badî. ya haadee) th 95.should say this Ism 1200 times: before the passing of 12 days his task will be accomplished Insha-Allah. Anyone wishing for a practical task to be accomplished . to uniquely contrive be amazing. The marvellous One who originates.Wonderful Originator. 89 . the guide: ya hadi. start.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Absolute Cause. it has been said that mankind does not truly create. Insha-Allah. and who brings into being worlds of amazing wonder. seventy times in the form: ya badi°a 's-samatvati wa 'l-ard (' 'O Incomparable Creator of the Heavens and the Earth!"). without any model or material. YA-BADI‘U: O Incomparable One! All troubles are eased for those who invoke this glorious Name. while Hâdî refers primarily to the continuing guidance. and not after the similitude of anything pre-existing cause to exist.... or set upon. leadership and direction that is kindly provided to reach the path and also along the path until the goal is achieved. awesome. (Also written as al-hadi. Any person who reads this name after offering the prayer of Isha 1200 times for 11 days for any special reason his work will be done before the 11 days. He who is without model or match.uk . originate. From the root b-d-'a which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to introduce. the appointed right path with supreme certainty of the intended outcome. invents and creates all that exists. see 2:117 In honouring the One Creator. innovate do for the first time. For example. superlative.

The One who has always existed and who will never cease to be. al-badee. the Wonderful Originator: ya badi.10 December 2009 The ancient Semitic roots of b-d-' point toward everything which is blossoming into existence and becoming apparent or exposed. The One whose existence is eternal. wonderful. the participles Mubdi' and Badî' are used interchangeably. unaffected by time. ya badee. Allah will grant protection and accept all the virtuous deeds of one who says this Beautiful name of Allah 1000 times on the night of jumu'ah. measure out and create and who has the power to change things from one state to another. He whose existence is without end. endless. beginning-less. the Everlasting.co. free and clear of any other thing. The Enduring. amazingly original ways that have no precedent whatsoever. in many Qur'ân commentaries. The One whose existence is beyond the realm of time. The One who is everlasting. Bâri' is the way the One works with substances. The expression al-Badî' refers to the Creator as well as that which is created. al-badii. often creating from existing matter. and miss happens. ya badii) 96. Ever-Present The Everlasting.uk . with the name Mubdi' emphasizing the initiation of creation. YA BAQI‘U: O Everlasting One! One who invokes this Name one hundred times be¬fore sunrise. The One who remains forever. Khâliq is the One who continues to plan. these terms are used to describe slightly different attributes. Any person who reads this name 1000 times at the night of Friday he will be prevented form all the dangers.deenislam. making and evolving that which is free and clear of imperfections. In some Classical Arabic literature.webmaster – www. will enjoy lifelong immunity from disaster. Related names: Mubdi' is the One who initiates. Mu'îd is the One who repeats. restores and revives that which had been previously invented. The One whose existence has neither beginning nor end. The One who existed before all of creation. starts or begins the production or creation of all things.The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.The Eternal. th (Also written as al-badi. while Badî' emphasizes the awesome innovation of such creation. and who will remain after all of this creation has come and gone. in and out of existence. perpetual.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . and who is the shaper of beauty. However. Badî' is the One who creates in awesome. Al-Bâqî. and will be shown mercy in the Hereafter. with a sense of separation and individuality. Musawwir is the One who arranges forms and colors. From the root b-q-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations: 90 .

al-baaqee.deenislam.uk . Thou art The Everlasting One. yâ bâqî anta al-bâqî is a powerful wazîfa which can be translated as o' Everlasting One. His wealth endures. everlasting. the shift away from one's own ego being treated as the center of life. is often translated as eternal life. O Inheritor! Long life will be enjoyed by those who often invoke this Name. is used in the Qur'ân (20:73) where it is commonly translated as the Most Lasting.webmaster – www. Moreover the reader will dies as a Mu‘ min Insha -Allah. the Ever-Lasting: ya baqi. The One to whom all returns. al-baaqee. continue. continuous. (Also written as al-baqi. grief. The term Abqâ. The One who inherits all that we have done. those who possess a quality of attending to that which is eternal. The Supreme Heir The Inheritor. the return from one's worldly preoccupation with the ephemeral. ya baaqee. where all that remains is the eternal Thou. recede or come to an end. endless th The term Bâqî is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. Any person who reads this name 100 times at the time when the sun is rising he will have no sadness. The One to whom all possessions return when the possessor is gone. In the state of baqâ' bi-llâh there is a return from the ephemeral to the eternal.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . constant survive forever be incessant. The One who remains after all of creation has perished. The one whose existence remains. dwindle. a shift from the egocentric to the Divine. If this name is repeated 100 times at sunrise. Ever Lasting or Most Abiding. hardship and calamities. Al-Wârith. endure be permanent. perturbation and disturbances should repeat this name 1000 times between Maghrib and esha. ya baaqee) 97. The related term baqâ'. The supporter of all or one who remains alive even after everyone or everything dies YA WARITHU. The return to the Everlasting. also from the b-q-y root. The term baqiyyah is used in the Qur'ân (11:116) to describe persons of excellence.10 December 2009 to to to to remain.co. is often called fanâ' which literally means to fade away. The One who has everlasting ownership of all that has ever been and that will ever be. while even the richest mortals must one day leave all their wealdi behind. Anyone who desires to be safeguarded against perplexities. He who is the Real Owner of all riches.The Inheritor. protection will be given against all sorrows. those who possess spiritual understanding and inner discrimination. From the root w-r-th which has the following classical Arabic connotations: 91 . which is from the same b-q-y root.

the One who remains is al-Wârith. the Guide The Director. th (Also written as al-warith. Ar-Rashîd.The Rightly Guided. Any person who reads this name everyday will get a good running business. al-varith.uk .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . misunderstanding and selfishness have been laid to rest.10 December 2009 to inherit to be an heir. The Appointer of the Right Path. The Director to the Right Way. The Conscious. The Unerring Director The One who unerringly decrees. survivor to be the owner or sustainer after someone This name is used in the Qur'ân. The One who needs no aid to direct all affairs rightly. appoints or ordains the right way. and lets go of all worldly things. The One who perfectly and righteously directs all matters toward their proper conclusion. are only on loan for a moment. When one surrenders. the Inheritor: ya warith. He who moves all things in accordance with His eternal plan. al-waarith. lust. one should read daily. even our bodies. ya waarith ) 98. The One who is the supreme director to the right path and right belief. All that we possess.deenislam.O Director! Difficulties will be resolved for those who invoke this glorious Name one thousand times between the evening and night prayers. bringing them unerringly and with order and wisdom to their ultimate destiny.Anyone who does not have the know-how about a particular task or is unable to work out plans for a certain task should say this name 1000 times between maghrib and esha. For financial progress and safety against all mishaps.webmaster – www. The plan and scheme will soon become evident for him either by way of a dream or by instinct. see 15:23 After all greed.The One who guides.co. the One who remains is al-Wârith. For example. One Who Guides Along the Path of Virtue Or One Who Loves Virtue and Piety YA-RASHIDU. From the root r-sh-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to be directed aright be caused to follow the right course be directed to take the right way be caused to hold a right belief 92 .

deenislam. al-rasheed. Any person in difficulty should repeat this Ism 1020 times: he will soon find relief and be granted peace and contentment of the heart. The word murshid. the appointed right path with supreme certainty of the intended outcome. Allah will cause his enemies not to utter a single word against him. ya rasheed) 99. and the One whose regulations are conducted to the attainment of their ultimate objects in the right way. The One who is most patient. to be enduring endure trial or affliction with good manner be contented in trial or affliction without show of complaint make no distinction between comfort and affliction bear calmly. or set upon. (Also written as al-rashid.The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.webmaster – www. restrain. The One who patiently accomplishes each thing in its proper time. As-Sabûr. no matter how long that may take. in the way it needs to be and according to what it requires.Enduring.co. is also derived from this same r-sh-d root. steadfast. The Long-Suffering O Director! Difficulties will be resolved for those who invoke this glorious Name one thousand times between the evening and night prayers. Moreover. The One who is not moved by haste to carry out any action before it's proper time. and enduring. The Most Restrained. while Hâdî refers primarily to the continuing guidance.The Patiently. From the root s-b-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to to to to to to to be patient. The name al-Rashîd. according to the dictionary Lisân al-'Arab by al-Mukarram. leadership and direction that is kindly provided to reach the path and also along the path until the goal is achieved.10 December 2009 to adopt the right path th The name Rashîd is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. confine. without anyone's aiding in directing their course aright. to persevere cheerfully be steadfast. Director to the Right Path: ya rashid. The One who patiently endures and does everything in its proper time and proper manner. Rashîd refers primarily to being directed to. constant restrain. YA SABURU: O Patient One! For relief from trouble or confusion. Anyone who repeats this name 100 times before sunrise will be safeguarded against all calamities for the remainder of the day. one should in-voke this glorious Name three thousand times.uk .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . withhold from something 93 . denotes: The One who is the Director to the right way. Insha-Allah Any person who is in any kind of problem should read this name 1020 times and his problem will be solved. meaning a director to the right path.

Related names: Halîm is the patience that arises from a sense of deep serenity. Mankind's share of this attribute is the bountiful reward bestowed upon those who patiently persevere in overcoming the trials.10 December 2009 The name Sabûr is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur'ân. the Most Patient: ya sabur. patience is a sign of faith. desires and will in the favor of the will of Allâh. al-saboor. enduring something without complaint. as-sabur. as-saboor.. In Islam.deenislam. lusts and errors of this world.Kâ'in: The One Who Is Ath-Thâbit: The One Whose Existence is Firm Al-Haqq: The Truly Real The Divine Names Related to Eternity Al-Qadîm: The Timelessly Eternal Al-Azalî: The Pre-Eternal Al-Awwal. to forego one's appetites. To be able to submit.uk . one has to be patient. ya saboor) th Allah's 99 Divine Attributes and extra Attributes taken from Quran and Hadith The Divine Names Related to Existence Mawjûd: The Existing Al. (Also written as al-sabur. Sabûr is the patience that arises by self-restraint. calm deliberation.. Al-Akhir: The First and the Last Al-Bâqî: The Abiding Ad-Dâ'im: The Everlasting Al-Abadî: The Post-Eternal As.co.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .Sarmadî: The Constant Al-Wârith: The Inheritor 94 . lenience. Sheikh Tosun Bayrak writes of al-Sabûr: The meaning of Islam is submission.webmaster – www.

The Glorious Al-Karîm. As-Salâm: Perfect Peace At-Tâhir: The Pure Al.uk . Al-Akram: The Generous. All-Holy Subbuh denies imperfection .co.Muta'âlî: The High Exalted Al-'A'lâ: The Most High Ar-Râfi': The Exalter Al-'Adhîm: The Magnificent Al-Kabîr: The Incomparably Great Al-Mutakabbir: The Supremely Great Al-Jalîl: The Majestic Dhû'l-Jalâl wa'l-Ikrâm: The Lord of Majesty and Generosity Al-Jamîl: The Beautiful Al-Majîd: The Noble. The Most Generous 95 .10 December 2009 Ad-Dahr: Time Al-Qayyûm: The Self-Sustaining th The Divine Names Related to Uniqueness Al-Wâhid: The One Al-Wahîd: The Unique Al-Ahad: Absolute Oneness Al-Fard: The Unequalled Al-Witr: The Single The Divine Names Related to Perfection As-Subbûh: glorification and tanzih Al-Quddûs: The All-Perfect.webmaster – www.Quddus affirms perfection.deenislam.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .

10 December 2009 Al-Hamîd: The Praiseworthy Al-Ghanî: The Rich Beyond Need Al-Wâjid: The Rich Az-Zâhir: The Outward Al-Bâtin: The Inward th The Divine Names Related to Life Al-Hayy: The Living The Divine Names Related to Power Al-Qadîr.co. Dhu'l-Quwwa: The All-Strong.deenislam.uk . Al-Qahhâr: The Absolute Master. Al-Muqtadir: The All-Powerful Al-Qawi. The Possessor of Strength Al-Matîn: The Firm Ash-Shadîd: The Severe Al-Qâhir. Al-Jallâb: The Compeller Al-'Azîz: The Almighty Al-Jabbâr: The Compeller Al-Muqît: The Maintainer The Divine Names Related to Omniscience Al-'Allâm: The All-Knowing Al-Khabîr: The All-Aware Al-Muhît: The Encompassing Al-Muhsî: The Appraiser Al-Hasîb: The Reckoner As-Samî': The All-Hearing 96 . All-Conquering Al-Jâlib.webmaster – www.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .

uk .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .10 December 2009 Al-Basîr: The All-Seeing Ash-Shahîd: The Witness Al-Hafîz: The Preserver Ar-Raqîb: The Watchful Al-Hakîm: The All-Wise At-Tabîb: The True Physician Al-Qarîb: The Near th The Divine Names Related to Creation Al-Khâliq.deenislam.co. Master Creator Al-Bâri': The Maker Al-Musawwir: The Giver of Form Al-Badî': The Originator Al-Fâtir: The Bringer-into-Being Al-Fâliq:The One Who Splits and Brings into Being Adh-Dhâri': The Creator Al-Munshî': The Producer of Existence Al-Jâ'il: The One Who Puts in Place Al-Mubdi': The Originator Al-Mu'îd: The Restorer Al-Bâ'ith: The Raiser Al-Jâmi': The Gatherer As-Sâni': The Maker Al-Muhdith: The One Who Brings into Temporal Existence Al-Mûjid: The One Who Brings into Existence Al-Mukawwin: The One Who Brings into Being 97 .webmaster – www. Al-Khallâq: The Creator.

The Expander Al-Qabid: The One who withholds or The Constricter Al-Basit: The One who expands. Al-Mumît: The One Who Gives Life. An-Nâfi': The Afflicter. Ar-Râfi': The Abaser. the Master Mâlik al-Mulk: The Master of the Kingdom Ar-Rabb: The Lord As-Sayyid: The Master As-Samad: The Everlasting Sustainer of All Al-Mawlâ. Al-Wâlî: The Protector. Al-Mu'akhkhir: The Advancer. Al-Mudhill: The Honourer. The Exalter Ar-Râfi': the Exalter Al-Khâfid: The Abaser of the proud 98 .uk .10 December 2009 The Divine Names Related to Lordship Al-Malik. The Helper Al-Qâbid.webmaster – www. Al-Mâlik: The King. The Dishonourer Al-Mudhill: He Who makes low and abased. Al-Walî.deenislam. The Withholder A-Muti: The Giver. Al-Mâni: The Giver. Al-Mu'izz: He who gives might to whomever He will. The Postponer Al-Mu'akhkhir: The Postponer or Delayer. Al-Mani': The Unapproachable Al-Muqaddim. The Friend Al-Mudabbir: The Manager th The Names of the Master of Destiny Al-Muhyî.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Al-Bâsit: The Constrictor. Al-Khâfid.co. The One who Makes Die Ad-Dârr. Al-Mutî. Al-Muqaddim: The Advancer Al-Mu'izz.

webmaster – www. The Opener Ad-Dayyân: The Requiter Ash-Shakûr. The Disappointer Al-Khadhil. Al-Fâtih: The Just Decider. Ash-Shâkir: The Ever-Thankful Al-Muntaqim: The Exactor of Revenge The Divine Names Related to Certainty As-Sâdiq: The Truthful Al-Mu'min: The Trustworthy Al-Muhaymin: The Safeguarder Al-Amîn: The Secure Al-Wafî: The Faithful Al-Kafîl: The Guarantor Al-Wakîl: The Guardian Al-Kâfî: The One Who Suffices The Divine Names Related to Guidance Al-Hâdî: The Guide Ar-Rashîd: The Correct Guide 99 .co.10 December 2009 An-Nâsir.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .deenislam. Al-Khâdhil: The Helper.To abstain from helping An-Nasir: Aider or assister Al-Muzîl: The Separator th The Divine Names Related to Justice Al'Adl.uk . Al-'Âdil: The Just Al-Muqsit: The Equitable Al-Hakam: The Judge Al-Fattâh.

Al-Bârr: The All-Good Dhû't-Tawl: The Possessor of Abundance Al-Hafî: The Gracious Al-Kâshif ad-Durr: He Who Removes Harm The Divine Names Related to Generosity Ar-Râziq. Al-Mufaddil: The Possesser of Bounty.deenislam.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . The Compassionate Al.webmaster – www. Most Merciful Ar-Ra'ûf: The All-Gentle Al-Hannân: The Tender Ar-Rafîq.co.10 December 2009 Al-Mubîn: The Clarifier An-Nûr: The Light th The Divine Names Related to Beneficence Ar-Rahmân.uk . Ar-Razzâq: The Provider Al-Mughnî: The Enricher Al-Wahhâb: The Ever-Giving Al-Mannân: The Benefactor Al-Jawâd: The Magnanimous Al-Wasi': The All-Encompassing Al-Mujîb: The Quick to Respond Qâdî'l-Hajât: The One who satisfies needs 100 . Ar-Rahîm: The All-Merciful. Ash-Shafîq: The Kind. The Bestower Al-Latîf: The All-Subtle Al-Barr.Mun'im: The Blesser Al-Muhsin: The Beneficient Dhû'l-Fadl.

but when he reaches it. but he finds (wajada) Allah there. "But the actions of those who reject are like a mirage in the desert. The Forgiving. A thirsty man thinks it is water. As-Sattâr: The Veiler Al-'Afuw: The All-Pardoning At-Tawwâb: The Ever-Returning Qâbil at-Tawb: He Who Accepts Repentance Al-Halîm: The All-Forbearing As-Sabûr: The Patient The Divine Names Related to Existence with commentary Al-Mawjûd: The Existing Allah possesses real existence without beginning or end. Al-Ghaffar:The Endlessly Forgiving: As-Sâtir. He will pay him his account in full. Al-Ghiyâth: Succour Al-Wadûd: The Most Loving th The Divine Names Related to His Leniency Al-Ghâfir.webmaster – www. he finds it to be nothing at all. The existence of everything else is derived from His existence." (24:39) Al.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .deenislam.Kâ'in: The One Who Is 101 .co. Al-Ghafûr The Ever-Forgiving.10 December 2009 Al-Mughîth.uk .

He whose existence is undeniable.co." (31:29) "On that Day Allah will pay them in full what is due to them. Allah is Knowing of everything)" (33:40) Ath-Thâbit: The One Whose Existence is Firm th Allah is the One whose existence is confirmed.webmaster – www. substantial. Every reality exists from His essence and nothing has any intrinsic reality except Him.10 December 2009 Allah is Existing. enduring. the Really-existing. justice. the Most Great. the One who creates according to the requirements of wisdom. (lit. and definite whereas our existence is ephemeral and transitory. the Necessarily-existing by His own Essence. realised. and what you call upon besides Him is falsehood Allah is the All-High. Al-Haqq is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.uk . "That is because Allah . He is Being.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali ." (24:25) "That is because Allah is the Real and gives life to the dead and has power over all things and the Hour is coming without any doubt and Allah will raise up all those in the graves. Al-Haqq: The Truly Real The Truth. firm. Ka'in is derived from the verb 'kâna ' (to be).He is the Truth. lasting. usually connected with other attributes. rightness. the Real. as: "Allah has knowledge of everything." (22:6) 102 . right.deenislam. He whose existence and divinity are true. and they will know that Allah is the Clear Truth.

and You are the Inward. ". for there is nothing above You. and You are the Last. Al-Awwal and Al-Akhir are two of the Ninety-Nine Names. existing without any prior non-existence and without any beginning Al-Awwal. for there is nothing after You. for there was nothing before You.. Al-Qadîm has no beginning or is before the beginning.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . "He is the First and the Last and the Outward and the Inward. said." (57:3) The Prophet. may Allah bless him and grant him peace. and you are the Outward.deenislam. Al-Akhir: The First and the Last Al-Akhir is He who remains after all His creatures have perished. You are the First.co.Allah. Al-Azalî: The Pre-Eternal Relating to pre-eternity." 103 . and relieve us from poverty.uk . He is outside linear time. Al-Awwal is the First..webmaster – www.10 December 2009 th The Divine Names Related to Eternity Al-Qadîm: The Timelessly Eternal The Timelessly or Beginninglessly Eternal. for there is nothing beyond You. the opposite of muhdath or hâdith (that which came into existence after not having been). preceding all others. Remove our debt.

the One who does not perish." (55:24-25) Ad-Dâ'im: The Everlasting The Everlasting. what god is there other than Allah to bring you light? Do you not then hear?" 104 . Perpetual. He is Lasting.webmaster – www. Master of Majesty and Generosity. Say: "What do you really think? If Allah made it permanent night for you till the Day of Rising. As.uk . He is the One whose existence has no end. without any interruption." (20:72) "Everyone who is on it will pass away. and the One who can bring a constant state about. Al-Abadî: The Post-Eternal The Always enduring.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Endless. He will not cease to be.Sarmadî: The Constant The Continuous.co. constant. Al-Baqi is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. He who has no end and will never cease to be.10 December 2009 Al-Bâqî: The Abiding th The second dimension of divine eternity along with Al-Qadîm. the Everlasting. enduring endlessly. having neither beginning nor end. And the Face of your Lord will remain.deenislam. "Allah is better and longer lasting. the One who continues endlessly.

"Allah. I cause the night and day to follow one upon the other. what god is there other than Allah to bring you night to rest in? Do you not then see?"(28:71-72) Al-Wârith: The Inheritor th The One who inherits and continues after all others have ceased to be.10 December 2009 Say: "What do you really think? If Allah made it permanent day for you till the Day of Rising." (15:23) Ad-Dahr: Time Infinity of time. Al-Qayyum is one of the Ninety-Nine Names." (al-Bukhari. the Self-Sustaining.co." (19:39) "We will inherit from him the things he is talking about and he will come to Us all alone." (2:255) 105 . He requires nothing to exist. for I am Time.webmaster – www.) Al-Qayyûm: The Self-Sustaining The Self-Sustaining. undifferentiated time from the beginning of the world to its end. Al-Warith is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. etc. In My hand is the command. They will be returned to Us." (19:81) "It is We who give life and cause to die and We are the Inheritor. Muslim. thus all returns to Him. the Living. He is the true owner of all. Self-Subsisting. There is no god but Him.deenislam. Self-Existing.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Also the One whose power over His creatures is unchangeable and will never end. "The son of Adam vexes me when he curses Time. "It is We who will inherit the earth and all those on it and. the One who is in charge of things and preserves them and manages them. extended indivisible space of time.uk .

'" (16:51) "Your God is One.webmaster – www. or the One who is not susceptible of division into parts nor of duplication. Al-Wahid is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. One with No Other.deenislam. the only One. It is revealed to me that your god is One God. or Allah. He is only One God." (18:110) Al-Wahîd: The Unique "Leave the person to I created on his own to Me alone. are many lords better. He who has no second. the All-Sustaining. He who has ever been one and alone. So let him who hopes to meet his Lord act rightly and not associate anyone with the worship of his Lord. "My fellow-prisoners. 'Do not take two gods." (37:4) "Say: "I am only a human being like yourselves." (20:108) th The Divine Names Related to Uniqueness Al-Wâhid: The One One.co. the One who has ever been alone without companion. It is the closest to the Essence. the One in Essence who is without like. the Indivisible.10 December 2009 "Faces will be humbled to the Living. the Conqueror?" (12:39) "Allah says. " (74:11) Al-Ahad: Absolute Oneness The Unique. So dread Me alone. the Sole. the Sole.uk . the One in attributes besides whom there is no other. the One who attribute is unity. 106 .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .

"Allah is single (witr) and loves odd numbers.co. the Sole. the Everlasting Support who did not beget and was not begotten and there is no one like Him. He who has no equal or like.deenislam.10 December 2009 Al-Ahad is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Al-Quddûs: The All-Perfect. the Unequalled .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .uk . Absolute Oneness. Al-Witr: The Single Not one of a pair." (hadith) The Divine Names Related to Perfection As-Subbûh. people of the Qur'an. so do the witr. Utterly Pure 107 . "O Allah." He said." (112:1) ÔAbdullah ibn Burayda related from his father that the Messenger of Allah heard a man say. without parallel. He who has no like or equal.webmaster – www. I ask You by the fact that I testify that You are Allah and there is no god but You the One. "Say: He is Allah. and by which He answers when He is called on by it ." Al-Fard: The Unequalled th The Single. "You have asked Allah by the Name by which He gives when asked.

There is no god but Him. pure and free of any imperfection . because He has rendered all His creatures safe from unsoundness and from injustice from Him. Quddus means pure (tahir.uk ." (59:23) At-Tâhir: The Pure Pure of every bad action and any imperfection or any corporal distinction. Al-Quddus is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.10 December 2009 Subbuh is from Subhan. "He is Allah. As-Salam is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. disconnecting and elevating Him above any others. Al. He is All-Perfect. the Giver of peace. All-Pure. All-Pure.Muta'âlî: The High Exalted 108 . AllPerfect. which is glorification and tanzih.All-Holy. sound of every imperfection or deficiency. the Most Pure.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . the Most Pure. He is the King. munazzah).deenislam.co. the Perfect Peace. "He is Allah. There is no god but Him.He is far removed from every imperfection or impurity or from anything that would detract from His glory. far removed from everything evil and imperfect. the Mighty." (59:23) "Everything in the heavens and everything in the earth glorifies Allah. the King. the Wise. All Glorious. the Most Pure.webmaster – www. He is the Author of Safety. Some say Subbuh denies imperfection and Quddus affirms perfection. peace for His creatures. He is the King." (62:1) th As-Salâm: Perfect Peace The Flawless. and disconnected from every description perceived by the senses and thought.

" (22:60) Ar-Râfi': The Exalter Active sense of 'Ali. the High Exalted. "Judgement belongs to Allah. Everything has its measure with Him. or the Most High. Al-'A'lâ: The Most High Above and beyond. He exalts by drawing people near to Him and by granting them good fortune. the Lofty. Al-Muta'ali is one of the Ninety-Nine Names." (92:20) "That is because Allah is the Real and what you call on apart from Him is false." (42:4) "Glorify the name of your Lord. or He who has ascendancy over everything by His power or He who is exalted above the attributes of created things. the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. the All-Great. He is the Most High." (13:9-10) "May Allah be exalted above what they associate with Him!" (27:63) Al-'Alî.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . "Allah knows what every female bears and every shrinking of the womb and every swelling. the Magnificent. who is higher than every other high one. the All-High. Allah is the All-High. Exalter of the degrees of dignity. Al-'Âlî. the Most Great. 109 . above the lies of the liars. the Most High. He who is great or supremely great." (40:11) "Everything in the heavens and everything in the earth belongs to Him.deenislam.10 December 2009 th He Who is free of imperfection and none has power like His." (87:1) "Only desiring the Face of their Lord Most High. the All-Great. Al-'Ali is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.uk . Ar-Rafi' is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Great in attributes. the High above whom there is nothing higher.webmaster – www.co.

He is the Raiser of ranks.'" (34:23) Al-Mutakabbir: The Supremely Great 110 . It expresses the perfection of His Essence. It refers to Essence. the Magnificent." (31:30) "Intercession with Him will be of no benefit except from someone who has His permission. the Most Great.uk . the Most Great. He is the All-High. though the rejectors dislike it. but carries more of a sense of power." (42:4) "Glorify then the name of your Lord. Al-Kabir is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. the Incomparably Great.deenislam. So that when the terror has left their hearts they will say.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .webmaster – www. the Possessor of the Throne. Allah is the All-High.the greatest dimensions which encompass all." (69:33) Al-Kabîr: The Incomparably Great Like Al-'Adhîm. 'What did your Lord say?' They will say. Enormous who cannot be perceived by the intellect.co. "Everything in the heavens and everything in the earth belongs to Him. 'The Truth. He is the Most High. Great beyond measure. " (40:13-14) Al-'Adhîm: The Magnificent th Immense in the sense of size and volume . That is because Allah. He is the Truth. making your deen sincerely His. Incomparably Great. the Majestic.10 December 2009 "Therefore call upon Allah. and what you call upon besides Him is falsehood. the Magnificent!" (56:77) "He used to not believe in Allah the Magnificent. Al-'Adhim is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Most Great. referring to His Essence and attributes.

Dhû'l-Jalâl wa'l-Ikrâm: The Lord of Majesty and Generosity Tthe One who should be revered and honoured." Dhu'l-Jalal wa'l-Ikram is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. He who magnifies Himself against the proud among His creatures. the Compeller. "He is the King. His order must be obeyed and carried out. or because He is too great to be comprehended within limits or perceived by the senses. "Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty" (Muslim) 111 . Al-Jalil is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. or an Abundant bestower of good things. Al-Mutakabbir is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. the Majestic." (59:23) Al-Jalîl: The Majestic th The Majestic. the Supremely Great.webmaster – www. Ibn 'Abbas said that "Dhu'l-Jalal" means "Full of Majesty. Great in respect of rank or dignity. who has rights which no other possesses. the Safeguarder. the Most Pure. Master of Majesty and Generosity. the Trustworthy. He is the Great in Majesty or Most Excellent of beings.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .10 December 2009 Everything which is not Him is insignificant. the Perfect Peace. This refers to His attributes. the Possessor of power and excellence the like of which no other has. exceeding the good acts of any other. He who acts are good. He is great in dignity because of His creating the great things which are indicative of Him. "Blessed be the name of your Lord." (55:77) Al-Jamîl: The Beautiful Comely or goodly in deeds. the Almighty.co.deenislam.uk . He who disdains having the attributes of created beings.

10 December 2009 Al-Mâjid. He who is glorified for His deeds and nobleness and is vast in nobility and generosity. Al-Mâjid and Al-Majîd are two of the Ninety-Nine Names. glorious. Generous. precious. and Al-Mâjid points to honour in respect of the attributes. "Everything in the heavens and everything in the earth belongs to Him. Allah is the Rich Beyond Need. Great in Dignity. Whoever is ungrateful. The Most Generous Worthy of praise. possessing generosity lacking in any lowness or baseness. my Lord is Rich Beyond Need.co." (96:3) Al-Hamîd: The Praiseworthy Praised and praiseworthy. and your Lord is the Most Generous. He who gives liberally or bountifully. noble. Great." (22:62) Al-Ghanî: The Rich Beyond Need 112 . Al-Majîd indicates honour in respect of the Essence. "This is part of my Lord's favour to test me to see if I will give thanks or show ingratitude.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . the Praiseworthy.webmaster – www. Al-Akram: The Generous. The Glorious th He who possesses superiority or abundance of good (the root of majd is a field full of pasturage). Al-Hamid is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Generous (in the sense of abundant). and superabundance. Munificent." (27:41) "Recite. richness.deenislam. the Glorious. Whoever gives thanks only does so to his own gain.uk . All-Glorious. Al-Karim is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Al-Majîd: The Noble." (11:72) Al-Karîm. "He is Praiseworthy.

the Outward and the Inward. He who has no wants and lacks nothing. "Everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah. Without need of anything. "A thirsty man thinks it water but when he reaches it. the Praiseworthy. Az-Zahir is one of the Ninety-Nine Names." (31:25) "Mankind! You are the poor in need of Allah whereas Allah is the Rich Beyond Need.uk ." (57:3) The Divine Names Related to Life 113 . he finds it nothing at all.co. Allah is the Rich Beyond Need. "He is the First and the Last.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .webmaster – www.10 December 2009 The Self-Sufficient. He who possesses all things. Resourceful or Knowing. the Outward and the Inward." (35:14) Al-Wâjid: The Rich th Rich. or He who is known by inference of the mind from what appears to mankind of the effects of his actions and attributes. Al-Batin is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. the Praiseworthy." (57:3) Al-Bâtin: The Inward He who knows the inward or intrinsic states or circumstances of thing." (24:38) Az-Zâhir: The Outward the Ascendant and Predominant over things. "He is the First and the Last. He who is veiled from eyes and imaginations of creatures. Al-Ghani is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Al-Wajid is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.deenislam. But he finds Allah there and He will pay him his account in full.

i.10 December 2009 th Al-Hayy: The Living Ever-Living. not more or less. "Say: "He possesses the power (qâdir) to send you punishment from above your heads or from underneath your feet. It is He who does what He will.deenislam." (35:1) "Allah cannot be withstood in any way. Al-Muqtadir: The All-Powerful Powerful.e." (2:253) "Put your trust in the Living who does not die and glorify Him with praise. Al-Qadir and Al-Muqtadir are two of the Ninety-Nine Names.co. either in the heavens or in the earth. Al-Hayy is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Al-Qadîr. the Living. Deathless. The last two names are more intensive. "Allah." (6:66) "He adds to creation in any way He wills.uk .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . It entails decreeing and ordaining. there is no god but Him. meaning capable of action. He is All-Knowing." (35:44) 114 .webmaster – www." (25:58) The Divine Names Related to Power Al-Qâdir. Allah has power (qadîr) over all things. according to what wisdom requires. All-Powerful (qadîr). or to confuse you in sects and make you taste each other's violence. the Self-Sustaining.

the Sure. the Possessor of Strength. It is either an equivalent of qadir. All-Conquering 115 .co. He possesses the plenitude and perfection of power. severe. Dhu'l-Quwwa: The All-Strong. inexorable. Strong in power.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . "Allah will certainly help those who help Him. Al-Qahhâr: The Absolute Master. "Truly Allah. but your Lord is also severe in retribution. He is the Provider. His power is perfect and unrestricted." (22:38) "He is the Most Strong." (54:42) Al-Qawi. the Sure. So We seized them with the seizing of One who is Almighty. Almighty. He is the Provider. "Your Lord has forgiveness for people for their wrongdoing. Al-Qawi is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.webmaster – www. Al-Matin is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.uk . Allah is All-Strong. firm in His possession of strength and able to enforce His Will.deenislam." (51:58) Al-Matîn: The Sure The Firm. the Mighty." (51:58) Ash-Shadîd: The Severe Harsh." (42:18) "Truly Allah.10 December 2009 "They denied every one of Our Signs. All-Powerful (muqtadir)." (13:7) "Yet still they argue about Allah when He is inexorable in His power!" (13:13) Al-Qâhir. the Possessor of Strength. or qawî has a stronger meaning. The Possessor of Strength th Strong.

and they parade before Allah. Al-'Azîz: The Almighty The All-Powerful." (6:18) "Say: 'Allah is the Creator of everything.co. "He grants victory to whoever He wills. the Incomparable. the All-Wise.webmaster – www. the All-Conquering. the Subduer of His creatures by His sovereign authority and power. Often the all-Powerful applied to punishment. "He is the Absolute Master over His slaves. the Subduer. Nothing is beyond His power.uk . difficult. He is the Almighty. the Almighty. the One. He who vanquishes. and the heavens likewise." (34:27) Al-Jabbâr: The Compeller 116 . the All-Conquering. impossible. and governs all. The One who makes something happen. dominates. the Most Merciful. He who resists or withstands so that nothing overcomes Him. unique and nothing is like Him. Al-'Aziz is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. the All-Aware. the Unparalleled. He is the All-Wise.10 December 2009 The Victorious. No indeed! He is Allah.deenislam. He is the One. Al-Jallâb: The Compeller th Same as Qâhir." (30:4) "Say: 'Show me those you have joined to Him as associates. free of being menaced. and the Disposer of them as He pleases with and against their will. the Incomparable. No one can resist or oppose Allah. the Overcomer or Subduer of all beings. He who conquers the powerful in this world (the tyrants). The One who overcomes everything." (13:18) "On the day the earth is changed to other than the earth." (14:50) Al-Jâlib.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Al-Qahhar is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.

The Divine Names Related to Omniscience Al-'Âlim. He who is well-furnished with power over all things Al-Muqit is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Al-Jabbar is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.uk . both the wretched and the happy among them. the Compeller.deenislam. He is the King. "He is Allah – there is no god but Him. the Most Pure. the Supremely Great. disposing them to know Him and bear witness to Him. Al-'Alîm. the Establisher of hearts according to their natural constitutions which He gave them in their mothers' wombs. the Unattainable. Al-'Allâm: The All-Knowing 117 ." (4:84). the Supreme. He who gives to every man his food.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . the Safeguarder. the Almighty.10 December 2009 th He compels His creatures to what He wills of His commands and prohibitions. the One who is inaccessible. the Preserver or Protector who gives everything its protection as is needful. The Possessor of power.co. Al-Muqît: The Maintainer He maintains creatures by letting them continue to existence through knowledge and power. also the Nourisher. Also the Restorer of the poor to wealth or sufficiency. "Allah gives all things what they deserve. the One who repairs and mends. Glory be to Allah above all they associate with Him. the Trustworthy." (59:23).webmaster – www. the Perfect Peace. and none can oppose Him and none is free of His grasp.

" (31:33) "That is the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible." (35:38) "If I did say it. Allah knows ('âlam) everything the breasts contain.uk .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . He who knows what has been and what will be. Al-'Alim is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. He knows what has been and what is or will be. He knows the internal qualities of things. whose knowledge comprehends all things in the most complete manner. the Most Merciful. who knows even the most hidden.co. "Do you not see that Allah makes night merge into day and day merge into night. each one running for a specified time. and that Allah is aware of everything you do? (31:29) 118 . who ever has known and ever will know what has been and what will be. and that He has has made the sun and moon subservient. His knowledge is timeless and essential. Al-Khabir is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. All-Aware. from whom nothing is concealed in the earth nor in the heaven." (5:118) th Al-Khabîr: The All-Aware He who has perfect knowledge." (32:5) "Allah knows the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. the Almighty.10 December 2009 The Knower. not touched by doubt or error.deenislam.webmaster – www. And no self knows what it will earn tomorrow and no self knows in what land it will die. Allah is All-Knowing ('alîm). "Truly Allah has knowledge of the Hour and sends down abundant rain and knows what is in the womb. then You would have known it. You are the Knower ('allâm) of all unseen things. You know what is in my self but I do not know what is in Your Self.

"But he finds Allah there." (19:94) "Allah has recorded it while they have forgotten it. 119 ." (4:6) As-Samî': The All-Hearing The one who hears all. "Allah encompasses what they do. small or great. Knowing the thing altogether. the One who gives what is sufficient for His slaves." (58:6) Al-Hasîb: The Reckoner He who takes account of the actions of man and reckons them.webmaster – www.co. Allah is swift at reckoning. He has total power over them and complete knowledge of them. Everything is in His power and subject to His force. in all its modes and circumstances." (3:120) Al-Muhsî: The Appraiser The knowledge of Allah of quantities.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Al-Muhsi is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "He has counted them and numbered them precisely. Al-Hasib is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. no matter how faint the sound. intrinsically and extrinsically. having a comprehensive and complete knowledge to the furthest extent possible." (24:38) "Allah suffices as a Reckoner. without any organ of hearing. nothing escaping Him.uk . He comprehends everything by His knowledge.10 December 2009 Al-Muhît: The Encompassing th Surrounding and encompassing in knowledge and power. He will pay him his account in full.deenislam.

not even an atom in the heavens or the earth: He who preserves His creatures from oblivion and preserves the heavens and earth.uk . the Faithful in His testimony. Allah is All-Hearing. Allah is aware of and sees His slaves.10 December 2009 As-Sami' is one of the Ninety-Nine Names." (29:52) Al-Hâfiz. which will never give way. to preserve. Allah is witness of all things. conserve. Al-Hafîz: The Preserver The opposite of forgetfulness. both the apparent and the hidden without any organ of vision. the opposite of to let perish." (33:55) "Say: 'Allah is a sufficient witness between me and you. Al-Basir is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . All-Knowing." (3:35) Al-Basîr: The All-Seeing th The One who sees all things. Ash-Shahid is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. possessing much knowledge with respect to external things. He from whose preservation nothing is excluded." (2:255) "You are the All-Hearing. "Show fear of Allah." (35:31) "Allah sees what you do." (2:264) Ash-Shahîd: The Witness Witness. "Anyone who rejects the false gods and believes in Allah has grasped the Firmest Handhold. confirming what came before it. The Preserver of all things. Al-Hafiz is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.webmaster – www. He knows everything in the heavens and the earth. the One from whom nothing is Hidden. "What We have revealed to you of the Book is the truth.co. All-Knowing. 120 .deenislam.

was ink Allah's words still would not run dry.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . "I am a physician. "If all the trees on earth were pens and all the sea. The Guardian.webmaster – www." (Abu Dawud) Al-Qarîb: The Near 121 . Allah is Almighty. From the root of the verb comes the noun hakama. "Allah is watchful over all things. Vigilant Observer. Rather you are a compassionate man." (34:21) Ar-Raqîb: The Watchful th He observes men so that nothing escapes him or is Hidden from Him. Watcher. Ar-Raqib is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Her physician is the one who created her. Wisdom is called hikma because it prevents the person who has it from being rash and ignorant. All-Wise. may Allah bless him and grant him peace. A man said. Whatever He does is free defect and imperfection." (33:52) Al-Hakîm: The All-Wise Wise.deenislam. the One who knows and acts well. with seven more seas besides." (31:26) At-Tabîb: The True Physician Doctor or judge. It is one of the attributes of action." and the Prophet.co. Keeper. a curb bridle used for a horse to prevent it from running without direction. said. "Allah is the True Physician.10 December 2009 "The Best of Guardians (hâfiz) is Allah.uk ." (12:64) "Your Lord is the Preserver (hafîz) of all things. Allah is free of any unsoundness. Al-Hakim is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.

Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali - webmaster – www.deenislam.co.uk - 10 December 2009 Near. "If My slaves ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. (2:185) "So ask His forgiveness and then turn in repentance to Him. My Lord is Close and Quick to Respond." (11:60)

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The Divine Names Related to Creation

Al-Khâliq, Al-Khallâq: The Creator

He who has the power to give existence to creatures; He who brings into existence according to the proper measure or proportion; the Originator, not after any pre-existing likeness; or He who brought things into existence after they had not been in existence. Khallâq is the Master Creator, or the Creator of many creatures. Al-Khaliq is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "Allah is He who created the heavens and the earth and everything between them in six days then established Himself firmly upon the Throne." (32:3) "Does He who created the heavens and earth not have the power to create the same again? Yes indeed! He is the Creator, the All-Knowing." (36:80) "Your Lord creates and chooses whatever He wills. The choice is not theirs." (28:68) "Your Lord, He is the Creator (Khallâq), the All-Knowing." (15:86) Al-Bâri': The Maker

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Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali - webmaster – www.deenislam.co.uk - 10 December 2009 He makes creatures distinct from one another; enabling creatures leave non-existence He is the One who transforms sources, the One creates things not based on any model of likeness. He created these things fear of any faultiness, and distinguished from from one another by various forms and outward appearances. The crucial aspect of Khaliq is the One who has the power and changes things from one state to another whereas Bari' brings them into time and originates them. Al-Bari' is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "He is Allah - the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form." (59:24) Al-Musawwir: The Giver of Form

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He gives each being its proper form, determines its composition, dimensions and appearance. The Former or Fashioner of all existing things who has established them and given to every one of them a special form and particular manner of being whereby it is distinguished. Al-Musawwir is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "Then He formed him and breathed His Ruh into him." (32:8) "It is He who forms you in the womb however He wills." (3:6) "He is Allah - the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form." (59:24) Al-Badî': The Originator

The Contriver, the Originator who first makes something new and original, the One who brings something into existence for the first time, and not after the similitude of anything existing before it.

Al-Badi' is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decides on something, He simply says to it, 'Be!' and it is." (2:116) Al-Fâtir: The Bringer-into-Being

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To be the first to do something; the One who separates the heavens and the earth, their Originator. The root also means to knead dough and make it into bread. "The Bringer-into-being of the heavens and earth." (42:9) "Praise be to Allah, the Bringer-into-being of the heavens and the earth." (35:1)

Al-Fâliq:The One Who Splits and Brings into Being

He opens the apertures for things to come into existence; the Cleaver of the dry grain to make it germinate; He causes the dawn to break "Allah is He Who splits the seed and kernel. He brings forth the living from the dead, and produces of dead out of the living." (6:96) "It is He Who splits the sky at dawn, and appoints the night as a time of stillness and the sun and moon as a means of reckoning." (6:97) Adh-Dhâri': The Creator

It contains an idea of succession of generations, multiplication, dispersal, spreading, making thing grow and develop. "They assign to Allah a share of the crops and livestock He has created." (6:136) Al-Munshî': The Producer of Existence

Drives from the idea of beginning, something without nothing before it, e.g. He raised the clouds, originated, began to build, compose, cause to come into being "Travel about the earth and see how Allah brings creation out of nothing. Then later Allah will bring about the next existence." (29:19)

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to make a thing from a thing. to exalt. Al-Mubdi' is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. also to make a change. in that way multiplying you. then reproduces it? That is easy for Allah."To make or prepare (65:3. to make known." So to create or bring into existence from something else. put. to make be. "He has made shaded places for you. as 6:1." (35:1) "He has given you mates from among yourselves. To appoint (19:31).10 December 2009 "It is He who first produced you from a single self. and given mates to the livestock. three and four. etc. to call or name. institute. "He Who appointed darkness and light. the One who originates something without prior model. 125 . to pronounce a legal judgement. The verb ja'ala is similar to fa'ala and sana'a." (6:142) Al-Jâ'il: The One Who Puts in Place th To place.webmaster – www. with wings . begins the first time." (6:99) "It is He who produces gardens. the same yet not the same.two. to make something be in a certain condition (2:21).deenislam. assign.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . "Then He produced his seed from an extract of base fluid. He commenced the creation of man from clay." (32:7) "He who made the angels messengers. 65:4).uk .co. then from a resting-place and a repository. both cultivated and wild. "He who has created all things in the best possible way. and olives and pomegranates." (29:18) Al-Mu'îd: The Restorer The one who restores what He has already created before and brings it to live again." and 21:31." (32:7) "Have they not seen how Allah brings creation out of nothing." (42:11) Al-Mubdi': The Originator Like al-Badi'. 16:81. e. and palm-trees and crops of diverse kinds.g. "We made from water every living thing. but also simply create.

Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali - webmaster – www.deenislam.co.uk - 10 December 2009 Al-Mu'id is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "Allah originates creation, then will regenerate it, then you will be returned to Him." (30:11)

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Al-Bâ'ith: The Raiser

The Raiser, Resurrector.To re-create, like Mu'id; revive; also to send. The One who Quickens mankind after death. To cause something to be. Al-Ba'ith is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "Allah will raise up all those in the graves." (22:7) Al-Jâmi': The Gatherer

He gathers together the creatures; the One who collects created beings for the Day of Reckoning, or the Combiner of things of similar natures and things of contrary natures in existence. Al-Jami' is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "Our Lord, You are the Gatherer of mankind to a Day of which there is no doubt." (3:9) As-Sâni': The Maker

Maker, someone who makes something with his own hands with great skill. (Only the verb is used in reference to Allah) "You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds - the handiwork of Allah who gives to everything its solidity." (27:90) Al-Muhdith: The One Who Brings into Temporal Existence

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Bringer into existence from non-existence. Also the One who enriches so that the person is in no need, also to strengthen after weakness.

Al-Mukawwin: The One Who Brings into Being

The One who makes something come into existence by saying "Be! (kun). "His command when He desires a thing is just to say to it,'Be!"'and it is." (36:81)

The Divine Names Related to Lordship

Al-Malik; Al-Mâlik: The King, the Master

Al-Mali is the King, the Sovereign; Al-Mâlik is the Master, Owner, Malik is the governor of beings who have the consciousness of being governed, not the case with Mâlik, who owns everything. Al-Malik is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "He to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs." (2:106). "Exalted be Allah, the King, the Real. There is no god but Him, Lord of the Noble Throne." (23:117)

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Owner or Possessor of the Kingdom, who grants sovereignty to whomever He will. Malik al-Mulk is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "O Allah! Master of the Kingdom! You give sovereignty to whoever You will. You take sovereignty from whoever You will." (3:26) Ar-Rabb: The Lord

Lord: master, owner; chief; the Cherisher, the one who takes care of a thing.Ar-Rabb is the one who puts right, manages, compels and guards. He is the One worshipped.Some scholars say that the name is the greatest name of Allah because of the great number of those who make supplication using it. It reflects the true relationship of a person with his Lord, containing both mastery and kindness, concern, and nurture. "Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything between them. Lord of the Easts." (37:5) "Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. This is a straight path." (3:50) As-Sayyid: The Master

Lord, but only of animate creatures. A delegation said to the Messenger of Allah, "You are our master." He replied, "The Master is Allah, blessed and exalted is He."

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the best Helper.an indivisible Essence. the One to whom one has recourse." He said. and by which He answers when He is called on by it ." (42:7) "Allah is the Protector (wali ) of those who believe. that which has nothing hollow . As-Samad is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. master Al-Walî is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. He brings them out of the darkness into the light.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . and direct themselves. Allah the Everlasting Sustainer of all. and whose unity everything indicates. "You have asked Allah by the Name by which He gives when asked. "O Allah." (112:1-2) ÔAbdullah ibn Burayda related from his father that the Messenger of Allah heard a man say.deenislam.co. or who takes no nourishment. the Everlasting Support who did not beget and was not begotten and there is no one like Him.webmaster – www.10 December 2009 th As-Samad: The Everlasting Sustainer of All The Eternal Lord. the Creator of everything." (2:257) Al-Mudabbir: The Manager 129 . Radically transcendent. "Say: He is Allah. protector. Al-Wâlî: The Protector. "Hold fast to Allah. He has power over all things. Absolute Oneness. Al-Walî.uk . being that continues forever.the One to whom things aim. of whom nothing is independent." Al-Mawlâ." (13:12) "Have they then taken others besides Him as protectors? But Allah is the Protector (walî) He brings the dead to life. The Friend patron. I ask You by the fact that I testify that You are Allah and there is no god but You the One. He is your Protector (mawlâ) .the best Protector." (22:78) "They have no protector (wâli) apart from Him.

" (13:2) The Names of the Master of Destiny Al-Muhyî. He directs the whole affair. profits. then you will be returned to Him?" (2:27) Ad-Dârr. Al-Qâbid.co. when you were dead and then He gave you life. He revives the earth with rain and endues with intelligence. each running for a specified term.webmaster – www. AlMumit is the One who causes to die. The Helper The Afflicter: He who harms. then He will make you die and then give you life again. to be a living thing.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .uk . administer. "How can you reject Allah. "He made the sun and moon subservient. Ad-Darr and Al-Nafi' are two of the Ninety-Nine Names. An-Nafi': He who helps. Al-Muhyi and Al-Mumit are two of the Ninety-Nine Names. govern with forethought about the issues and results of things. An-Nâfi': The Afflicter. Al-Bâsit: The Constrictor. punishes. damages.deenislam. He quickenes him or endues him with life or revives him. Al-Mumît: The One Who Gives Life.10 December 2009 th To manage. The Expander 130 . The One who Makes Die The Life-Giver or Quickener who makes something alive.

uk .10 December 2009 Al-Qabid: The Seizer. Al-Mu'izz. the One who withholds or the Constricter of the means of subsistence and other things from His servants by His graciousness and wisdom." (11:8).Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .deenislam. Al-Mâni: The Giver. or who puts or keeps back." (42:10) Al-Mutî. protected against attack. Al-Basit: The One who expands. the One who prevents. The Withholder th A-Muti: The Giver. Al-Muqaddim. enlarges. Al-Mu'akhkhir: The Advancer." (50:28). amplifies or makes ample and plentiful the means of subsistence. or He who degrades.co. And you will be returned to Him. refuses to give.webmaster – www. Al-Mâni' is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. difficult of access. or who diffuses the souls in the bodies when they come to life. forbids.withholds." (2:243) "He expands provision of anyone He wills or restricts it. The Postponer Al-Mu'akhkhir: The Postponer or Delayer. The Dishonourer 131 . "If We postpone the punishment. "When I gave you advance warning of the Threat. the Taker of souls at their death. restrains. who postpones things and puts them in their places. "Allah both restricts and expands.. Al-Qabid and Al-Basit are two of the Ninety-Nine Names. Al-Mudhill: The Honourer. inaccessible. Al-Muqaddim: The Advancer Al-Muqaddim and Al-Mu'akhkhir are two of the Ninety-Nine Names. Al-Mani': The Unapproachable..

Al-Mu'izz: He who gives might to whomever He will. Ar-Râfi': The Abaser. The Exalter Ar-Râfi': the Exalter. abasing some to the Fire and raising some to the Garden.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . "When the Great Event occurs. "You exalt whoever You will. none will deny its occurrence. so that he does it. An-Nasir: Aider or assister." (3:26) th Al-Khâfid. (see above under Names of Perfection) Al-Khâfid: The Abaser of the proud.: When Allah fails to preserve a man from an evil action. bringing low. You abase whoever You will.webmaster – www.uk . who can help you after that?" (3:160) Al-Muzîl: The Separator 132 . Allah suffices as a Protector.deenislam. "Allah knows best who your enemies are. the One who grants victory. raising high. the Abaser of all He desires to abase. Al-Mu'izz and Al-Mudhill are two of the Ninety-Nine Names.10 December 2009 Al-Mudhill: He Who makes low and abased. haughty and insolent. no one can vanquish you. Al-Khâdhil: The Helper. See 3:154. The Disappointer Al-Khadhil. to desert him. Allah suffices as a Helper." (4:45) "If Allah helps you.co. Ar-Rafi' and Al-Khafid are two of the Ninety-Nine Names." (56:1-3) An-Nâsir. If He forsakes you. To abstain from helping someone. especially against an enemy.

" (6:63) 133 . who will separate men from their false gods. as do the angels and people of knowledge. "Then We will sift them out.uk .10 December 2009 The Separator. He whom desire does not cause to incline or decline so that He should deviate from the right course in judgement. the Equitable.co. Al-Hakam is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Al-'Âdil: The Just The Just and Equitable. Al-'Adl is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. upholding justice. "Jurisdiction belongs to Him alone." (10:28) th The Divine Names Related to Justice Al'Adl. "Allah commands justice. Allah judges and there is no reversing His judgement." (3:18) Al-Hakam: The Judge The Arbiter. An-Muqsit is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.deenislam.webmaster – www." (16:90) Al-Muqsit: The Equitable The one who renders justice. "Allah bears witness that there here is no god but He.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .

the Requiter!'" (Al-Bukhari) Ash-Shakûr. decides between them. who opens what is closed between the two adversaries.10 December 2009 "Then you will all return to Me. "Allah will collect His slaves and He will call to them in a voice that those who are far away will hear just as clearly as those who are close at hand: 'I am the King. The Prophet said. the One who gives victory. Al-Fâtih: The Just Decider. retribution. the All-Knowing. i.webmaster – www.deenislam. The Opener th The Judge. and I will judge between you regarding the things about which you differed.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Ash-Shakur is one of the Ninety-Nine Names." (35:2) Ad-Dayyân: The Requiter The Judge. but requites it properly. one who demands the accounts. "Our Lord will bring us all together and then will judge between us with the truth. He in whose estimation few works performed by His slaves increase and who multiplies His rewards to them." (34:26) "Any mercy Allah opens up to people. Ash-Shâkir: The Ever-Thankful The Rewarder of Thankfulness. Also opening His goodness and mercy." (3:55) Al-Fattâh. Al-Fattah is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Ever-Thankful. no one can withhold. He repays people for their good actions. He is Ever-Forgiving. the Conquerer.uk . "He will pay them their wage in full and give them more from His unbounded favour.co. He gives a large reward for few works." (35:30) Al-Muntaqim: The Exactor of Revenge 134 . He does not neglect any deed.e. He is the Just Decider.

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The Avenger, He who takes vengeance and retribution. Al-Muntaqim is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "Do not imagine that Allah will break His promise to His Messengers. Allah is Almighty, Exactor of Revenge." (14:49) "Those who reject the signs of Allah will have a terrible punishment. Allah is Almighty, Exactor of Revenge." (3:4)

The Divine Names Related to Certainty

As-Sâdiq: The Truthful

Truthful, untouched by the possibility of lying. "Allah speaks the truth." (3:95) Al-Mu'min: The Trustworthy

The Giver of Faith, to give security; He who makes mankind secure from His wronging them; He who makes His servants safe from His punishment (i.q. Muhaymin); Believer of His servants on the Day of Rising in the questioning, or He who will faithfully give His servants what He promised them; He who has declared in His word the truth of His unity. Al-Mu'min is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "He is Allah. There is no god but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace, the Trustworthy, the Safeguarder, the Almighty." (59:23) Al-Muhaymin: The Safeguarder

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The Safeguarder, the Witness, the one who watches over things He preserves and guards, Allah is Amin, worthy of trust; Preserver. Al-Muhaymin is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "He is Allah. There is no god but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace, the Trustworthy, the Safeguarder, the Almighty." (59:23)

Al-Amîn: The Secure

He who is secure with respect to the accidents of fortune.

Al-Wafî: The Faithful

The One who is faithful to His contracts and pays in full. "Your Lord will pay each of them in full for his actions." (11:111) Al-Kafîl: The Guarantor

He Who guarantees men their provision

Al-Wakîl: The Guardian

The Trustee. People entrust their destinies to Him and put their confidence in Him, the Protector, Guardian, Administrator Al-Wakil is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.

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The Divine Names Related to Guidance

Al-Hâdî: The Guide

The One who shows the way. Al-Hadi is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "He guides whoever He wills to a straight path." (2:141) "He who guides you in the darkness of land and sea and sends out the winds bringing advance news of His mercy. Is there another god besides Allah?" (27:65) Ar-Rashîd: The Correct Guide

Just, directing to the correct path; He appoints or ordains well what He appoints. Ar-Rashid is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "We gave Ibrahim his right guidance." (21:51) Al-Mubîn: The Clarifier

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deenislam. the Clement. Ash-Shafîq: The Kind." (24:20) Al-Hannân: The Tender Having tenderness. or it is to make a suffering stop. whichever you call upon. Most Merciful. preventing it from falling to the earth .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Most Merciful.co. the One who makes things easier for people than need be out of tenderness." (22:63) Ar-Ra'ûf: The All-Gentle th Intensive form of mercy.webmaster – www. [someone who separated from someone dear to them and yearns for them and grieves for them. It is more far-reaching than rahma.except by His permission." (17:109) "Do you not see that Allah has made everything on the earth subservient to and the ships running upon the sea by His command? He holds back the heaven." (2:205) "Allah is Ever-Gentle. "Allah is Ever-Gentle with His slaves.10 December 2009 "Say: 'Call on Allah or call on the All-Merciful.uk . the One who shows favour or presents a favourable aspect to the one who turns from him or shuns him. The Compassionate 139 . having mercy.) Ar-Rafîq. Allah is All-Compassionate to mankind. Ar-Ra'uf is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. the Most Beautiful Names are His.

the One who is very benign.co. "Allah is kind and He loves kindness and confers upon kindness which he does not confer upon severity and does not confer upon anything else besides it. bounty.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Allah has provided for him excellently. for ever and ever. Bestower of blessing "Remember the blessing I conferred on you. "Whoever believes in Allah and acts rightly.webmaster – www. surpassingness. exhaustless treasures." (65:11) Dhû'l-Fadl. We will admit him into Gardens with rivers flowing under them remaining in them timelessly.deenislam. The Prophet said.uk . Al-Mufaddil: The Possesser of Bounty." (27:75) "Allah has favoured some of you over others in provision. "Allah shows favour to mankind.Mun'im: The Blesser Blesser. beneficience which is without prior obligation." (2:39) Al-Muhsin: The Beneficient The One Constantly doing good. free gift." (16:71) Al-Latîf: The All-Subtle 140 .10 December 2009 th The One who is tender and gentle. The Bestower Possessing superabundance." (Muslim) Al. but most of them are not thankful.

sagacious. He creates the embyro and protects it and brings forth milk. Al-Bârr: The All-Good th The Source of All Goodness. Possessor power or of bounty. beneficient. It is like muhsin. The one with absolute ihsan. power. "Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the sky and then in the morning the earth is covered in green? Allah is All-Subtle. while others say it means truthful.uk ." (52:26).co. Very Benign to His servants or very ample in goodness. ampleness. possessing superabundance and excellence. "The Possessor of abundance" (40:3) Al-Hafî: The Gracious 141 . Ibn 'Abbas said that "Al-Barr" means "the kind (latif). Invisible. He gives to people beyond what they need and brings timeless happiness.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . His actions in the world are subtle. or bounty. the Most Merciful. etc. Al-Latif is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. "Beforehand we certainly used to call on Him because He is All-Good. the One who knows subtle and obscure things.deenislam." Al-Barr is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Dhû't-Tawl: The Possessor of Abundance Rich or powerful. and imperceptible to normal mortals. mun'im. ascendancy.10 December 2009 The All-Gentle. The Possessor of all-sufficiency." (22:62) Al-Barr. All-Aware.webmaster – www. Allah finds the way to come to end of every difficulty.

co." (21:84) th The Divine Names Related to Generosity Ar-Râziq. He is the best of Providers (râziq).deenislam. Ar-Razzaq is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. the Sure. gracious. as a mercy direct from Us and a Reminder to all worshippers." (19:47) Al-Kâshif ad-Durr: He Who Removes Harm "But when He removes the harm from you. mindful and considerate. Allah provides for anyone He wills without reckoning. But anything you expend will be replaced by Him.10 December 2009 knowing. Ar-Razzâq: The Provider The one who provides nourishment and means of subsistence. the Creator of provisions. 'Peace be upon you. answering the prayer of the one who prays.uk . "He said.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .webmaster – www." (24:38) "Truly Allah. a group of you associate others with their Lord." (51:58) Al-Mughnî: The Enricher 142 . One who goes to the utmost to inquire about someone's state and is extremely solicitous about his needs. He grants us guidance to worshi of Him." (34:39) "So that Allah can reward them for the best of what they did and give them more and more from His unbounded favour. "Say: "My Lord expands the provision of any of His slaves He wills or restricts it.the Possessor of Strength. or sometimes merciful. He has always honoured me." (16:54) "We responded to him and removed from him the harm which was afflicting him and restored his family to him and the same again with them. outwardly to the body and inwardly to the heart in the form of gnoses. He is the Provider (razzâq). I will ask my Lord to forgive you.

uk ." (3:8) "Or do they possess the treasuries of your Lord's mercy. Al-Mughni is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. the One who is enough and makes all that-other-than Him useless. Al-Wahhab is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.10 December 2009 th The One who gives wealth. not wanting nothing back." (14:14) "We showed great kindness to Musa and Harun.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali ." (37:114) Al-Jawâd: The Magnanimous 143 . You are the Ever-Giving.webmaster – www. "Did He not find you impoverished and enrich you?" (93:8) Al-Wahhâb: The Ever-Giving The Unstinting Giver.deenislam. universally and perpetually and disinterestedly. the EverGiving?" (38:9) Al-Mannân: The Benefactor The One who gives a lot "But Allah shows favour to any of His slaves He wills.co. He gives instantly. He satisfies or contents whom He will of His servants. the One who gives a lot freely. the Almighty. "And give us mercy from You.

It is said that "Encompassing" means that His knowledge encompasses everything. AllKnowing. Al-Wasi' is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Allah is All-Encompassing. Al-Ghiyâth: Succour 144 . According to at-Tabari. vast.webmaster – www. The Vast who englobes all. spacious. in every ear there are a hundred grains.deenislam. My Lord is Close and Quick to Respond. It is said that He is gracious to His slaves and has no need of their actions. He gives what is proper to whom it is proper. generous. "This is because I am Magnanimous. the Generous whose giving encompasses everything It is said that His forgiveness is vast.10 December 2009 Generous and totally lacking in avarice. it means vast of bounty. He gives without being asked to preserve the person from the igominy of asking. Exalted." (at-Tirmidhi) Al-Wasi': The All-Encompassing th The Wide-reaching large. Al-Mujib is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. He gives His slaves expanse in their deen and does not oblige them to so something which is beyond their capacity. or the Rich. The One who responds to prayers. "So ask His forgiveness and then turn in repentance to Him. I do whatever I wish. Allah gives such multiplied increase to whoever He wills.uk . "The metaphor of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah is that of a grain which produces seven ears.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali ." (11:61) Qâdî'l-Hajât: The One who satisfies needs Al-Mughîth. My gift is nothing but My command.co." (2:260) Al-Mujîb: The Quick to Respond The One who answers prayers with gifts and acceptance.

"Remember when you called on your Lord for help. The Ever-Forgiving. Most Loving. Al-Ghafur who is in the habit of forgiving sins and covering them up. "Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then turn in repentance to Him.co. Al-Ghaffar is the One who does not cease to pardon them.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . veil. Al-Ghaffar: The Forgiving. not to punish. Ghafr.uk ." (8:9) Al-Wadûd: The Most Loving th The Loving. The One who covers and forgives the sins of His servants.10 December 2009 The One who helps and succours people in their sufferings. compassionate to His servants Al-Wadud is one of the Ninety-Nine Names." (7:155) "The heavens are all but rent asunder from above when the angels glorify the praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those upon the earth. and He responded to you. one after the other. to efface). "You are our Protector. to cause them to be undisclosed. The Endlessly Forgiving Al-Ghafir who pardons a particular sin. My Lord is Most Merciful. means to cover. Al-Ghafûr. so to make hidden (unlike 'afw.deenislam." (42:3) 145 . so forgive us and have mercy on us. Allah is the EverForgiving (ghafur). You are the Best of Forgivers (ghâfirin)." (11:90) The Divine Names Related to Indulgence Al-Ghâfir. the Most Merciful. in the root. Al-Ghafur and Al-Ghaffur are two of the Ninety-Nine Names.webmaster – www.

More far-reaching than Al-Ghafur.uk . also leaves them unpunished." "When you recite the Qur'an. "Allah is Living and Veiling and loves the protective veil. He returns blessings to those who turn to Him from wrong actions by pure bounty and care. One who forgives much and saves from acts of disobedience. He accepts the tawba of His slaves. 146 . As-Sattâr: The Veiler th The One who often veils sins. the Endlessly-Forgiving (ghaffar). Al-'Afuw is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. Allah will come to his aid. At-Tawwab is one of the Ninety-Nine Names." (22:58) At-Tawwâb: The Ever-Returning Allah turning to man is by pardoning him. superfluous and so it is resembles Al-Wahhab and Al-Jawad." (38:65) As-Sâtir.webmaster – www. Allah is All-Pardoning. effaces.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . 'Afw is effacing. the Protector In hadith. He passes over wrong actions and pardons faults." (17:45) Al-'Afuw: The All-Pardoning He who makes disappear. which is veiling. One who returns often to forgiveness towards His servant who returns to Him. who reverts from severity to mildness or returns His favour. the Almighty. also has the meaning of fadl. He forgives much. We place an obscuring veil between you and those who do not believe in the Next World.10 December 2009 "Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything between them. "And if anyone inflicts an injury the same as the one done to him and then is again oppressed. Ever-Forgiving.deenislam.co.

All-Wise. And if they vanished no one could then keep hold of them.10 December 2009 "Allah is Ever-Returning." (33:51) "Allah keeps a firm hold on the heavens and earth. the Severe in retribution.deenislam." (35:41) As-Sabûr: The Patient The One who does not hasten to punish. doesn't hasten to punish . "None is more patient than Allah in face of the harmful words He hears from people: they claim that he has a child and yet He grants them well-being and provides for them.webmaster – www. There is no god but Him." (40:3) Al-Halîm: The All-Forbearing th The Forbearing and Clement. . He is the Ever-Returning.for He has appointed everything to a term to which it must finally come. Allah is All-Knowing. Certainly He is Most Forbearing." (1:37) Qâbil at-Tawb: He Who Accepts Repentance "It is He who accepts repentance from His slaves and pardons evil acts and knows what they do. He constrains Himself to be patient and endure the misdoings of His creation." (24:10) "Then Adam received some words from his Lord and He turned towards him.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .co. The Prophet said." (42:23) "The Forgiver of wrong action. As-Sabur is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. He is not troubled by the disobedience of rebels. He is the final destination. the Possessor of abundance. Ever-Forgiving. the Accepter of repentance.uk . preventing them from vanishing away. has not precipitateness. but forgives. All-Forbearing. "Allah knows what is in your hearts. the Most Merciful. al-Bukhari) 147 . Al-Halim is one of the Ninety-Nine Names." (Abu Musa al-AshÔari.

present or future time.webmaster – www. for above and below. Most Beneficent. It is too high to be overtaken by any explanation. It is too great for times and places to hold it. or to be known as past. fingers.uk . beyond wrath. or to be defined by negative conditions (though it is confirmed by faith). beyond anything preceding its existence. In His proximity He is the Near. Power. beyond there being 'a single thing like unto it' (Ikhlas 4). behind and before. beyond alteration of state as it exists among humankind. for material classification. It is too great for denial or confusion to hinder its majesty. beyond being attributed limbs. beyond anything else being with it in eternity. by the Knowers' secrets. It is great beyond spouse and parents. It is too great: – to draw together or be divided. – either to accept an alien condition belonging to the entities it has created. the Observer.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . It is beyond any physical descent or ascent.deenislam.co. His Majesty is part of the manifestation of His Beauty. It is too great for the senses to rest upon. to find pleasure or pain in action. It is too great to be comprehended by intellectual reflection. th – 148 . to be the basis for creeds. express or implied. it is too great to be described in detail or in summary. and – when an object is gained – any satisfaction at reuniting with something that had been missed. in His loftiness. beyond habitual wonder. It is too great to be the third of three in company. – to be as imagination would describe it.10 December 2009 The Kitâb Al-Jalâl Wal Jamâl -On Majesty and Beauty By Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Translated by Rabia Terri Harris In the Name of Allah. Just so. – for understanding to encompass the core of its reality. or for the intimacy of the man of knowledge. any tangible enthronement upon any throne. It is great beyond the laughter and joy promised for the repentance of servants. for doubt and confusion to affect. – for anything that refers to bodies to refer to it. and magnificence are His whose essence is great beyond any resemblance to other essences. Praise belongs to Allah the Great. It is too great: – either to exist in the shape of a human being or to lose anything by the existence of particular essences. to alter with the differences among creeds. splendour. His essence is exalted above all motions and stillnesses. by the majestic range of leaders' vision – for it is too great to be confined behind veils and curtains. for the permanence of its being to be measured with the passing of months and years. right and left. all bewilderment and mindfulness. for likeness and analogy to comprehend. or to be qualified with anything but eternity. – to be as wakefulness or dream would seek to perceive it. feet. and so cannot be comprehended by anything but its own light. any haste to seek an object. grandeur. either to be the place of manifestations. just as it is too great to be limited and described. hands. by the spiritual practices of masters of illumination. Most Merciful The power and strength are His.

we would be destroyed. and it is this which grants us any knowledge we may possess of Him. Grand in His splendour. Mighty in His magnificence.uk . as well as all revelations. Beauty. if Allah so wills." Allah's Majesty acting upon us prevents us from unacceptable behaviour in the Divine Presence. and He has prevented us from true knowledge of it. is a relation that proceeds from Him to us. and it is this of which the Knowers speak and which appears to them. it has two modalities: awe and intimacy. That is because this Beauty has an exalted aspect and a related aspect.deenislam. though they believe that they are speaking of the first Majesty we mentioned. Because this is so. Among us. however. while when they witness Beauty they feel intimacy and elation. For were one expansiveness to be met with another it would lead to unacceptable behaviour. rather than falling into distracted terror. Majesty and Beauty are indeed two attributes of Allah and awe and intimacy two attributes of human beings. Each of them has spoken of these two as was appropriate to his own state. I say. Most. So long as the divine disclosure is sound. to clarify the realities of the two to the extent that Allah enables me to explain them. contemplations. no created being possesses any means of entering into it or bearing witness to it. I wish. the Seeing.webmaster – www.co. and the closer. for nothing can continue to exist in the face of Majesty and awe together. first. what has been spiritually disclosed to our colleagues is sound. For us. It is their judgment – that Majesty in itself closes and diminishes them and that Beauty in itself opens and expands them – that is in error. When the Majesty of Beauty manifests to us. and spiritual states. Thus Majesty in Him is countered by intimacy in us so that we may keep our balance in contemplation and maintain a mental awareness of what we see. has attracted the attention of the witnesses of truth. related aspect of Beauty has been linked to the state of awe. Or rather. but Majesty and Beauty. Were it not for this. and He is the Hearing.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . in their essences. one of the witnesses of truth who knew its importance said. On account of this. The Truth has singled it out for th 149 . are as we have described them. Therefore. the Knowers have equated Majesty with Allah's overpowering force and Beauty with His mercy. When Beauty manifests to us here – and Beauty is the welcoming openness of the Truth towards us while Majesty is its unattainable exaltation over us – then His expansiveness in His Beauty is countered by our state of awe. though." (Shûrâ 11) To proceed: The matter of jalal and jamal. they came to this decision because of what they experienced in themselves. the rest is inconsequential. "Seat yourself upon the prayer-mat (bisât) and beware of presumption (inbisât). as likewise does our awe at His Beauty and expansiveness toward us. have connected the condition of intimacy with Beauty and the condition of awe with Majesty. "There is nothing like unto Him. the Divine Majesty and the Divine Beauty. to a certain extent things are just as they have said – that is. The exalted aspect is called the Majesty of Beauty. this Majesty of Beauty has been linked to the state of intimacy. As for Absolute Majesty. the Knowers of Allah among the Sufis. and things are not as they have said. and unacceptable behaviour in the Divine Presence is the cause of expulsion and alienation. that Allah's Majesty is a relation that proceeds from Him to Him. and when the souls of the Knowers witness Majesty they feel awe and diminution. we are drawn intimately close.10 December 2009 So glory be to Him. Know that the Qur'an encompasses Beauty and the Majesty of Beauty.

" is countered by ".co. darkness will cover them" ('Abasa 40-41)....." and so forth ( Wâqi'ah 41-42). labouring. And it is all for the sake of the two divine watchers [the recording angels of good and bad deeds ] mentioned in His sayings (Banî Isrâ'îl 20): All do We aid. or Majesty and Beauty.. "The Companions of the Right.. "Faces that day will be radiant" (Qiyâmah 22) is balanced by "Faces that day will be gloomy" (Qiyâmah 24).. His saying "Inform My servants that I am All-Forgiving." 150 . how happy are the Companions of the Right! amid thornless lotetrees. it has a sister that speaks of retribution to balance it. "(Some) faces that day will be downcast. we would possess a comprehensive knowledge of Allah and all that is with Him.webmaster – www. "(Many) faces that day will bright.. Accepter of repentance" is countered by His calling Himself "Terrible in retribution" (Mu'min 3). For example. Were we to have a means of entering into this. No divine saying related through transmitters from Allah Most High contains anything indicative of Majesty without its being accompanied by something of Beauty to counter it.and (some) faces will turn black" ( Al 'Imrân 106).. and (Shams 8): He reveals to it its way of evil and its way of good and his saying about the truthful giver ( Layl 7): 2 We facilitate for him the way to ease 1 Sâd 75: "What prevents thee [Satan] from prostrating to one [Adam] whom I have created with My Two Hands?" Mâ'idah 64: ". that since Allah Most High possesses two realities and has described Himself with two Hands and knows us as two "handfuls. 1 th If you follow this strand through the Qur'an you will find that all the verses of this type follow this pattern. 2 These watchers are mentioned explicitly in Qâf 17-18: "When the two receivers receive. He utters not a word but there is by him a watcher at hand. It is the same way in all revealed scriptures." as the verses run (Wâqi'ah 27-28). Most Merciful. laughing. And know..both His hands are spread out.deenislam." ( Hijr 49-50) His saying.10 December 2009 Himself. as mentioned above). "On the day when (some) faces will turn white" is balanced by "..and that My punishment is the painful punishment. brother. is countered by "The Companions of the Left. we are here especially concerned with what pertains to the Divine Majesty and the Divine Beauty (and I mean by Majesty here the Majesty of Beauty. toiling" ( Ghashiyah 2-3) is balanced by "(Some) faces that day will be happy and well-pleased because of their striving" (Ghashiyah 8-9). sitting on the right and the left." the whole of existence has carried out this rule: There is nothing in existence that does not contain its compensatory opposite. how wretched are the Companions of the Left! In hot wind and boiling water.. Out of all this counterposition. and that is impossible..uk .Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Thus His calling Himself "Forgiver of sins. whenever there is a verse in the Qur'an that speaks of mercy. joyous" ('Abasa 38-39) is balanced by "(Many) faces that day will have dust upon them. those [who seek this world] as well as these [who seek the eternal]. It is the presence in which the Truth sees Himself as He is.. and in everything. He expends as He pleases The two Hands are often held to be mercy and wrath..

dumb and blind. and by the Tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him): Allah created Adam according to His form. By His Might. and able to hear. Barr 115. This verse contains its compensatory opposite. incapable. May Allah aid us by protecting us from sin and error in word and action. 323.uk . Muslim. 3 th So know. deaf. There are grand oceans here. ignorant. [According to Majesty]. In the reading from Beauty." 151 . For instance.] the equivalence is not dictated by the perfection of both of them. you who are drowned in the sea of contemplation. It is also countered as a whole by His saying (Shûrâ 11): wa huwa as-samî' ul-basîr and He is the Hearing. (Since that is so.10 December 2009 which He balances with His saying about the lying miser (Layl 10): We facilitate for him the way to distress So know. Bukharî. Hints of Majesty Allah Most High said (Shûrâ 11). I would like to mention a few of them and discuss them by means of ishârât.webmaster – www. in Majesty and in Beauty. the Seeing. 310. this verse denies any equivalence [between Creator and created] based on a sharing of essential properties. Jannah 28. the likeness referred to in laysa ka-mithlilihi shay'un is literal likeness. Amin. so understand. and then proceed to another verse of Majesty and so on. 434. following it with its corresponding verse of Beauty. As far as other attributes are concerned. [if two things are equivalent. or their [corresponding] virtues. they are united by a single definition: for example. while the other is strong. that they are mortal rational animals. capable. knowledgeable. 251.. The verses on the Divine Majesty and Beauty are also arranged like this in the Book of Allah. God willing we will cite both its sources. hints or indications of what the attentive understanding might grasp in pursuit of these meanings. [indifferently]. It may be that one verse will have two aspects – an aspect of Majesty and an aspect of Beauty. they may either resemble or contradict each other. We will use the word "hints" instead of "section" or "chapter" and begin with a verse of Majesty. 11:244. that in the reading from Majesty. Thus. and see. 519.deenislam.co. speak. there may be a sharing and equivalence of [primary] attributes that does not result in "likeness. laysa ka-mithlilihi shay'un Nothing is like unto Him.) 3 Hadith recorded in: Ibn Hanbâl. Isti'dhân 1. God willing. it is figurative likeness. If so. it is indicative.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .. because it contains the whole counterposition. hallowed as they are above human unclarity and animal lusts. Thus also. two men share in one essential property: though one of them is weak. or anything else: it is only as far as essential properties are concerned that they can be each other's equivalents.

th In this reading He gives word of the superiority of the human being over all creatures and all else in existence. and so forth. On account of this. whether total or partial. is [according to Beauty. in His Majesty. Let us define it as perfect and total equivalence. "verbal" (lughawiyyah) likening.] a figurative. All this indicates that there is no sharing of essential attributes between us and the Creator. The selfsame verse. In this reading Allah denies that He has made them resemble anything else in His whole creation – just as. even if they are fixed and their nonexistence is inconceivable. incidental attributes: they do not belong to the reality of the essence to which they are attributed.co. Secondary attributes take identity from the individuality of that in which they subsist. Their identity is dependent. but are like accidents. of it Allah spoke (Jâthiyah 13): 152 . In such a case the equivalence could only be drawn between two attributes. By it the spirits are subdued. conceptually or actually. Do not deceive yourself that He describes you as He describes Himself – as knowing." instead of being read as part of the compound word ka-mithlilihi. not between the two entities in which the two comparable attributes subsist. but they are multiple.uk . His saying: laysa ka-mithlilihi shay'un Nothing is like unto Him. The realities refuse to accept an equivalence based on secondary. Beauty. The brute beasts are described as hearing. but a person is not "the like of. By it the two worlds are supported." a horse. from the perspective of the realities. The kind of likeness here described is called literal or "intelligible" ('aqliyyah). after that point disjunction occurs. willing. For instance. He denies that the creation resembles Him.webmaster – www. So understand that.deenislam. because one of the conditions of likeness is the sharing of all essential properties. and that cannot occur except in two individuals of the same sort. made him overflow with His grace. but if they are [genuinely] equivalent it will be for some other reason [than "knowing"]. With this the Truth descends in the station of openness and the attribute of Beauty upon the hearts of the Knowers. "likeness" between us and Him is denied." Here the ka has the sense of a preposition [meaning "as. Another thing may share in some of them without the first thing being "like unto" the other thing in all respects. because the contingent event is sited [in the substrate]. and willing as well. as when people say "Zayd is like a lion.10 December 2009 The reality of a thing indeed derives from its essential properties. and given into his possession the keys of the Divine Names. the definition "animal" is applied to human beings and brute beasts. For instance. Here likeness exists to the extent of sharing. just as [in philosophy] the place proper to a contingent event depends upon the space occupied by its substrate and is to the extent of its substrate. one could propose that two "knowers" are equivalent. From this figurative likening [of the human and the divine] humanity derives its stewardship of the Creation. Allah has assured him of the attributes of completeness and perfection. There is also partial equivalence.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . which arises when there is sharing of some essential properties. seeing. The verse then reads: Nothing is like His likeness. So the reality of the human being is not bound to one estate.

altogether. 4 'Abdul-Karim al-Jili cited this report thus: .deenislam. while Beauty affirms the exalted rank of the servant. his state immediately takes on the sense of the verse's Beauty. is also bedazzled: he is veiled by amazement. This contains its own contrary. as we have shown. Hints of Majesty Allah Most High said (An'am 103): lâ tudrikuhu al-absâr Vision comprehends Him not. 4 th So the witness of truth sees that the coming into existence of the wished-for thing proceeds from the essence of the word uttered and not from the uttering itself. by way of His "likening" (tamâthul). just as when the Majesty of the verse manifests in his heart. I say to a thing 'Be. This reading points to a divine expansiveness. The servant.10 December 2009 And He has made subservient to you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. for he is with Allah. from Himself." and it will become. This is the state of the people of Paradise. acting upon the universe. in Paradise. This is the way things are in every manifestation. Even when the servant is invested with attributes of perfection as fixed by divine lordship's appearance in human servanthood. with his own personal attributes. a counterbalance is to be found in the realities of His Divinity. for he is present with the fundamental counterbalance ( taqâbul). Nothing is like unto Him. So understand this hint. concerning the realities of His Majesty. and is preserved by Allah's active continuance of him. At the moment in which this expansiveness manifests in the heart of the witness of truth.webmaster – www..' and it is. Both join in denying that the power comes from themselves – so understand. the Seeing. and I have made you to say to a thing 'Be. Therefore the one who (through Allah's continuing in Himself) is a witness of truth. Again. [with the divine prerogative] will say to a thing they wish "Be. the reading from Beauty conforms to ecstasy and denies [only] equivalents. So Majesty affirms the holiness of the Truth. And the one who (through Allah's continuation of his personal being) is not a witness of truth. continues to exist only because Allah Himself continues to exist. who. when He says. because it happens through him. The one who is not a witness of truth sees the thing come to be from the uttering itself. this remains the case.. his state takes on the sense of the preceding reading from Majesty. it was reported that God sends to the people of the Garden a message with t he following contents (and God knows best): "A letter from the Life Everlasting to the Life Everlasting.' and it is" – and they do 153 . The reading from Majesty conforms to obligation and denies similitudes and equivalents [to Allah]. is bedazzled: he is engaged in unbroken contemplation.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . For after this statement its opposite arises: the descent of the Truth to the station of likening with: [He is] the Hearing.co.uk .

" 6 5 th Hint. 154 . Hint. he has told the truth. they remember. Journey to the Lord of Power." The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked. he is ignorant and has no real understanding in his observation.deenislam. The eyes do not perceive the air. The Beauty corresponding to this Majesty is in His saying (Qiyâmah 22-23): wujûhun yawmâ'idhin nâdiratun ilâ rabbiha nazirah Faces that day will be radiant. but the contents of the glass are overwhelmingly clear. How should I see Him? The Veil of Power was still lowered. it would be unable to do so.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Allah – glory to Him here opens Himself to us in His Beauty so that we might perceive Him with our eyes. p. looking upon their Lord. they return to the sound proof intellect has given them that Allah is beyond all this.. He is too great for the eyes to pronounce upon Him. Yet stupid speculation measures and defines Him.) These things are exempt from the eye's comprehension despite the fact that they are created so understand – but the eye may perceive them without grasping them. When the eye looks at an object with a polished surface and sees a form in it. (If someone says this anyway. "He is a light. it is never raised. To this also points the tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him): 5 This report is extremely similar to that in Muslim. Sometimes intelligent people. "I saw. "The inability to attain perception is itself perception. after having found Him to be free of whatever they imagined and speculated about Him. then lo! they see." Thus in their contemplation of Him the eyes are in the station of bewilderment and inability. for it is within itself while it perceives the water.. Perception does not perceive itself.co. Their assimilation to the forms (reflected within them] is of the essence: the mirror may never be disjoined from the reflected form in the vision of any seer. If it strove to discriminate what corresponds to the form in the mirror from the mirror.80). looking upon Him. have afterwards fallen back under the power of imagination and have pronounced upon Him indirectly. (Ibn 'Arabi . It is as Allah has said (A'raf 200): When a visitation from the Devil afflicts them. The mirror cannot be grasped. Imân 341-2. Know that Allah Most High is not to be encompassed by any eye or any intellect." and then gives a report of the form or forms that he saw. As the Truthful One [Hadrat Abu Bakr] has said. Beauty.10 December 2009 not say to a thing "Be" except that it is. Such is your own vision.[In Paradise] you shall have whatever you ask for.. This is vision envisioned.webmaster – www. "Did you see your Lord?" and replied. it would limit it – because water resembles vision in clarity. and weak imagination assigns him form and likeness. 7 Hint. The eye wishes to perceive the colour of water. But if he says. its perception of the form is identical with its perception of the polished body. If you inquire of the eye what it saw. it cannot reply "I saw the mirror.uk . because they are immersed in it. Whoever has something in his fist does not perceive that thing. That is." because the mirror is ungraspable and nothing can pronounce upon it. In the Qur'an (Hâ Mîm Sajdah 31): ". The eye does not perceive this colour – for if it did. and their vision is not their own.. so confirm for yourself what we have said.

webmaster – www. 108:1) Hadrat Ibn 'Arabi reports a visionary conversation with Moses about this event.36 [Arabic text]. when accompanied by the preposition ilâ can only mean to look upon. then you will see Me. 473. I have returned to You. on the Resurrection Day. Nicholson. for faith does not take shape without vision. with compassion. Anbiya' 1.10 December 2009 6 th Cited in Abû Nasr al-Sarrâj.deenislam. Zuhd 39. Also. R. III:16. Then he avowed that be was (A'raf 143): the first of those who believe in what he had seen in that swoon. Now in the Arabic language the verb nazara. but look at the mountain: if it stays firmly in its place. Fainting. Bad' al-khalq 7. as you see the moon on the night when it is full. struggle.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . II:230. and you will not be harmed by your vision of Him. 316. he said: "My Lord. and I am the first of those who believe. Imân 380-383. p. because it is an intangible. We shall not attempt to discuss that here. it crumbled. ed. 9 The whole episode is told in A'raf 143: And when Moses came at Our appointed time and His Lord spoke to him. Allah's saying (A'raf 143): You cannot see Me. to Moses (peace be upon him) was a decision relevant to a state that may be known from Moses's request [to see his Lord]. 502. Darîmî. "Glory to You." (Cited in 'Abdul-Karîm Qushayrî. A particular constitution is not one of its requirements (nor was it a requirement here) – its only requirement is something to subsist in. Tirmidhi Qiyâmah 60.uk . Journal of the American Oriental Society. though. Then when he awakened he said. 359." So when His Lord manifested Himself to the mountain. while the intellect is not." He said: "You cannot see Me. exists by virtue of a heavy and dense constitution. or as you see the sun at noon in a cloudless sky. to look. perception does not faint. 232. 7 This Hint draws on Hadrat Junayd's saying on the relation of the knowledge of Allah to the Knower of Allah – "The colour of the water is the colour of the vessel. 504.") You will see your Lord.A. It is when followed by fi that it means to look into. Jannah 14-17. Now. he glorified Allah. other prepositions lead it to signify encounter. the eyes are one of the attributes of the face. mentally and intellectually. or delay. Riqâq 12. When Moses recovered. "Ma'rifah. 10 8 8 Bukharî. and when followed by lî that it means to look after. Jannah 7. 257. Next. while Moses fell into a 9 swoon. Ibn Mâjah. 254. which shattered to atoms. that 1 may look upon You. Ibn Hanbal. Yet Allah did make [His vision] lawful to the mountain. realization led him to repentance for the conditions imposed by his constitution. and Moses fell down in a swoon. Muslim. 507. Kitâb al-lumâ'. in whatever realm it may be. The Shaykh asks Moses (peace be upon him): 155 . There would be no point to his giving praise when he arose from this state unless he had been granted some sort of contemplation. Consequently the looking mentioned in this verse must be the vision of the eyes. VI:355. with the eyes. And also what Allah Most High has said about the denizens of Hell (Tatfîf 15): That day they will be veiled from their Lord. Risâlah." 10 In Chapter 367 of the Futûhât (translated by James Morris. make me see. 1914.co.

Of this there is no doubt. This usage is often found. so that I fell down stunned.co.So I did not see God until I had died. Moses was indeed the first person to perceive Allah [continuously]. but the rank of "firstness" is reserved for the state of Moses by the perfection of the episode [rather than by historical precedence]. as I have told you. Therefore when I 'awoke' I was no longer veiled. and my vision went on accompanying me t hroughout all eternity. Then I saw Him in my (state of) being stunned.webmaster – www. let awe be with you constantly. If. you are ruined. or will be. Moses was. in some sense.. If he spoke from his station. or will come to exist in the future.. This verse applies particularly to actual being that is." Concerning this. in whatever realm. He said. "What is the reality of your faith?" He replied. He confirmed seeing. So beware of presumption: indeed.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .." (pp. And it was because of that that I said. This is a hint of the comprehensive divine knowledge of all of the names of existing things. it may be that others had seen Him. "It is as if I am looking upon the Throne of my Lord distinctly." . so that I knew Whom I saw. the Truth opens you to this verse.. For there is no point to faith in the unseen except its connection to vision. glory to Him.uk . and for that reason the reality of his faith was sound. exist at present. 64-66) 11 The text of this hadith is as follows: It is related from al-Hârith ibn Malik al-Ansâri that he passed by the 156 . in contemplation. whether they existed in the past. then I knew Whom I saw. "I was seeing Him (all along). and yet I didn't used to know that it was Him! But when my 'dwelling' was changed and I saw Him. was. the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked Harithah. Hints of Majesty 11 th Allah Most High said (Jinn 28): wa ahsâ kulla shay'in 'adadan And He counts the number of everything. ". I said: "While (you were) dead?" He said: "While (I was) dead. while the Messenger of God said that 'not one of you will see his Lord until he dies?"' So he said: "And it was just like that: when I asked Him for the vision.. If he spoke from his state. be content that: Vision comprehends Him not. the first to see Allah with his eyes. and it will protect you. I have returned to You. This degree may refer to either a state of experience or to a station of being.deenislam. It was then that I awakened. [As the "first of those who believe"]. since I did not return to anyone but Him." as the tradition goes. It is a connection more specific than that given in His saying (Talaq 12): ahâta bi-kulli shay'in 'ilman He encompasses all things in knowledge. is the Guide. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) allowed that in this case Harithah possessed true realization and something more: validated faith. He answered me.10 December 2009 "[How is it that] you requested the vision of God.. So know – and Allah. If not." He said.

Only knowledge can comprehend it: that is. which pertains to uncertainty. And then together with what intimacy you desire there. My nights are vigils and my days are fasts. and that is impossible for Allah Most High. [The larger infinity of knowledge] is not "counted" because it cannot be. and what He knows is not the same as what He wills. When a contemplation ascends from this verse to Him. These are infinite [and yet are "counted"] as we have said. He knows more than He wills. When the Truth descended in His Beauty in this verse. and it is as if I am looking upon the Throne of my Lord distinctly. For while the things Allah wills are infinite. and so fall into error. So when this contemplation has become real for you. and if those who prefer such terminology restrict the "encompassing knowledge" of this verse to actually existing entities. And the impossible is not quantified at all.) Here "all-encompassing knowledge" has a general meaning. "O Hârithah. It is as if I am looking upon the people of Hell spiting each other in Hell. all possible.10 December 2009 Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). the count would have to include counting itself. It is as if I am looking upon the people of Paradise visiting each other in Paradise. they have no proof for it except their own usage. glimpses.co. amazed with inspirations. pp. flashes. now persevere!" This hadith is traced in Su'ad al-Hakim's al-Mu'jam al-Sûfî (Beirut: 1981. Allah certainly encompasses all things in knowledge and He certainly knows the impossible." he replied. and all impossible things. you have realized. and all that proceeds in it and from it. which concerns the Beauty of this Majesty." the meanings are not the same in the case of future events. So understand. so that "counting" might be applied to it.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . "I have withdrawn myself from this world. If he is a confirmer of truth. fragrances. and significances of the divine.uk . which amazes and overwhelms the contemplator. it wanders lost in the majesty of the Truth. What is the reality of your faith?" Hârithah said. he will flee to the divine saying: 157 .webmaster – www. and His protection and observation of you follow. "but for every saying there is a reality. "All-encompassing knowledge" is then particularly an expression for the connection between knowledge and its infinite objects." the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said . While it may be that the significance of "to count" in this verse is largely identical with that of "to encompass. "How are you. Hârithah?" "I am truly a believer. – which means all necessary. He manifests Himself in the Majesty of this verse. while "counting the number" demands finiteness in the thing that is counted. Since the Truth "counts the number of everything. the Truth opens the verse I shall mention next. 1264-5).deenislam. who asked him. he will assimilate his Lord to himself and qualify Him with uncertainty. it was in expansiveness toward us. This verse came with the word "or". Uncertainty is our characteristic. "I see what you say. so [the use of "or"] establishes a type of relationship to the servant. this need not concern us. th Beauty. that it is a property of Allah's knowledge of things in all aspects." you are among the things that are counted." the Prophet told him. Allah Most High said (Saffât 147): wa arsalnâhu ilâ mi'ati alfin aw yazîdûn We have sent it to a hundred thousand or more. (While some theologians will not apply the term "thing" to anything but an actual entity. If the servant is ignorant.

And when the servant has borne witness to the intention of multitude here. and its mastery. Anbiyaâ 108. still the Speaker's intention here is not to signify some particular number. If [idol-worshippers] were to draw strength from the unequivocalness of this statement. without end! (Actually. also Kahf 110. they would say that when Allah the Misleader misleads. according to the customary mode ol expression among the Arabs for the general idea of "many. Within the framework of that statement are knowledge. he will discover the precise enumeration of all that he has known from the moment he came into existence until his present moment. Those who allow it include Imam Abû 'Amr al-Silâlafî [may Allah be pleased with him]. the secret of whose divinity itself belongs to Allah Most High. It is a statement applying to everything deified and worshipped. Some of them hold that this is impossible. his wanting to declare himself as free of limitation as he has declared his Maker. As for the statement of al-Isfara'ini [Abû Ishâq] that the heart can bear no more than one knowledge at a time.co. Allah speaks the truth and He it is that shows the way. Hint. So let the reader take this verse as intending the general idea of "many" and not as specifying a number.deenislam. and connect this uncertainty to the habitual human way of seeing things. Hajj 34. and of what will come to be. He leads astray the relations between Divinity and the one who has no god.10 December 2009 th And He counts the number of everything. This sort of phraseology was in use among those to whom Allah sent His Message. our discourse is only with the masters of realities and secrets among the people of Allah Most High.webmaster – www. So know that. the intention is to signify multitude. If it were not for what every worshipper finds in the object of his worship – that is.uk ." Uncertainty pertains to the creature. as well as an intimation of [what we have said]. who did not disagree with us on this question.) HINTS OF MAJESTY Allah Most High said (Baqarah 163. This is a secret of Allah's Divinity. while [the idolworshipper] is merely the servant of a particular object of worship. and hold to that secret.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Although numbers are not absent from the verse. the principles of action that take shape from knowledge. in his act of worshipping that object – he would not worship it. despite his wanting to count exact numbers and. We have sought to make a connection to some of the sayings of formal scholars in order to set at ease hearts that are straying from this Way with regard to these realities. Hâ Mîm Sajdah 5): ilâhukum ilâhun wâhidun Your god is One God. some theological scholars disagree with us about whether knowledge can attach to two or more [simultaneous] objects. it may be that he was hinting at our position. and when they employed it they certainly did not intend that one should insist on some precise number. from another perspective. As far as we are concerned. This also contains its own counterbalancing opposite. That is the soul of His saying (Baqarah 163): 158 .

the result will be one. So know that. the Most High said (Banî Isrâ'îl 110): qul id'û Llâha aw id'ûr-Rahmâna ayyamâ tad'u fa-lahul-asmâ' ul-husnâ. the result is fifteen. Where the name "Allah" gathers together all things whatsoever. the Beneficent. It is in this name. So understand that: it is a remarkable secret.webmaster – www. The partner is a postulate. the contemplator beholds nothing except himself. Thus in arithmetic (by way of metaphor and approximation). raising them up. As for the Beauty corresponding to this Majesty. but the heart of My believing servant contains Me. it is the same. and submitting their needs to them. The partner. according to His saying: My earth and My heavens do not contain me. with His Beneficence. People only adopt these [idols] because of the relationship with the divine that they establish by carving them. Affirming Singularity finally comes down to existence. So understand. he is in the position of someone who multiplies one by two: he produces nothing but two. in expansiveness toward us. while denying partners finally comes down to nonexistence. This is the general divine knowledge to which the Knowers of Allah ultimately attain and in which the witnesses of truth are opened and expanded. which has no being. The denial of partners to Allah is the affirmation of Divine Singularity (al-wahdâniyyah). according to His saying (Tâ Hâ 5): The Beneficent is established upon the Throne. if you multiply one by one. which can only produce unity. and ascriptions have no reality. Whether he has developed to the stage of his own singularity or is at some other stage.co. This is in contrast to the Beneficent enthronement: The Divine enthronement is at the centre of the circle. while the Beneficent enthronement encompasses the circle. Say: Call upon Allah or call upon the Beneficent: whichever you call upon. while the human heart in the Divine enthronement has the dignity of the Truth for the Beneficent enthronement.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . he is in the position of multiplying unity by unity. postulates are ascriptions. Hint. Allah's Singularity manifests in the Divine enthronement upon the human throne.10 December 2009 Your god is One God: there is no god but He. while the corresponding Majesty closes and contracts them – that is: Your god is One God. This is the case with all numbers similarly treated: If you multiply one by fifteen. namely 155. When the Singularity manifests. And if the contemplator is in a stage other than that of singularity. The Throne of the Universe in the Beneficent enthronement has the dignity of the Truth for the human enthronement.uk . the name "The Beneficent" gathers together 159 . your result will be that by which you multiplied the unity. installing them. if you multiply one by 155. not an existent. is denied: therefore nothing is denied. Beauty. His are the Most Beautiful Names. 12 The Truth here descends in His Beauty. that He is established upon the Throne of the Universe.deenislam. If he is at the stage of his own singularity. th Hint. So the statement affirms the essential form of a thing rejected in actual practice.

that name includes all of the Beautiful Names except "Allah. the extent of their knowledge of God. "O Saviour!" the hungry man.co. The reality here is single and of a piece. and the establishment of divine sovereignty over the world. th People's supplication is only that which connects them to what benefits them.but they will be questioned. Thus the drowning man calls. Hint. and so the question arises." and because of this people are told: Say: Call upon Allah or call upon the Beneficent: whichever you call upon. and all that the name "Allah" contains.. From this derives the expression rahmân ad-dunyâ walâkhirah. Beauty. it is impossible for him to seek the reason for an occurrence or to raise any objection to it.webmaster – www. So understand what we have pointed out to you: It is a great and profitable door. When you call upon Allah.. Someone who knows what is within himself does not question himself unless a questioner is appointed for him who undertakes to ask.deenislam. The Beneficent. "O Provider!" the sinner... according to 12 Hadith cited in Ghazali's Ihya' 'ulum al-dîn. This verse is connected to irresistible force. The Beauty corresponding to this verse is His saying (Nisâ' 77): limâ katabta alaynal-qitâl 160 .10 December 2009 all the realities of the universe and what it contains. His are the Most Beautiful Names. and the point of the question are] none other than Allah. If a prayer is in the name of the Beneficent.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . Allah is the one who questions them about His action upon them and what has manifested through them. Hints of Majesty Allah Most High said (Anbiyâ' 23): lâ yus'alu 'an ma yaf'alu He cannot be questioned about what He does. you are only calling out of Him the Beneficent in particular. Since that is the case. When these attributes become fixed in the servant's heart. This significance is answered in the reminder of the verse. He cannot be questioned about what He does because [the questioner. "O All-Forgiving! O MostForgiving!" So it is for all of the Names. the plane of Allah's transcendent power. "Most Beneficent of this world and the Next." His are the Most Beautiful Names. where He says (Anbiya' 23): wa hum yus 'alûn . and His actions. His attributes. while you are calling out of the Beneficent that Name from which you seek the real object of your prayer. and they cannot answer except by His action in them. 15:3 (Hakim 1265-6). So understand: I have intended to be brief for the sake of people who understand hints. the questioned.uk .

Since [the people who asked the question here discussed] realized this.deenislam. one must leave it. The Beauty of this verse is our boldness in our absence of knowledge of the Majesty at that moment. The circle of lâ ilâha illâ Llâh – "there is no god but Allah" – encompasses all who testify to the Unity. so we are enabled to voice a question.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . and its mode of life sick. he cannot be called other than wise. and to search for contemplative vision through struggle and suffering. Indeed. Hint. By contrast. The real authority of this testimony. they said what is in the remainder of the verse (Nisâ' 77): lawlâ akhartanâ ilâ ajalin qarib Why did You not put it off for us for a little while? because a change in the level of things was inevitable [and the order to fight would adopt some other aspect in the Next World]. and of the opposite situation of the damned. manifests only in those people who possess no other virtue. For this construction to follow upon the other presents difficulties only for someone who must labour and struggle to fulfil [the questioned order]. All of this was part of the expansiveness of the Truth towards these people. The realm of this world is not like the realm of the Next. 13 161 . and none of them shall remain eternally in Hellfire. and one of its aspects is to restore forms to what the realm they occupy requires. Hint. The intercession of that which is other than Allah is only for people who possess an atom's weight of good (zuzal 7) other than the Testimony of Unity. and not as witnesses of truth.uk .10 December 2009 Why did you ordain fighting for us? He here descends in His Beauty in expansiveness towards us. while this world is a turbid and mutable confusion.webmaster – www. If a person has done this. Nothing but the Most Merciful of the Merciful in particular will intercede for them. and gloomy. and so of necessity the level of things must change. beauty and harmony of the blessed. and so they behaved badly. both [a thing's] creation and its nonexistence are the same to someone who accepts a divine order spontaneously.co. Of necessity. When such a question arises. Why did you ordain fighting for us? To fight means to search for knowledge of Allah by means of reflection and the rejection of obscuring imaginations. th Hint. Part of wisdom is to put things in their proper places. meagre. 116): inna Llâhu la yaghfiru 'an yushraka bihi Allah does not forgive that partners be ascribed to Him. graciousness. It is not necessary that the way things take shape in this world should be the way they take shape in the next. Hints of Majesty Allah Most High said (Nisâ' 48. however. They were sentenced to presumption. the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) has spoken of the joy. the servant must join it with His saying: He cannot be questioned about what He does.

uk . [holding them to be divine]. the apostles have interceded.. and the believers have interceded. inna Llâha yaghfir udh-dhunûba jamî'an Allah forgives the sins altogether. they expand into presumption in the matter of intermediate causes. Then the Majesty of His saying: Allah does not forgive that partners be ascribed to Him chastens them and draws them back. Hint." in the verse we are examining. the site of suffering – or if you will. Beauty.. One group He hides from others. Who has admitted them into Paradise without any deed that they did or any good that they Our object." He will then take a handful of fire and bring out from it people who never did any good and who had been turned into charcoal. the origin of suffering.deenislam.webmaster – www. people presume to the extent of attributing partners to Him. present in His saying ["Allah forgives the sins. 162 . and whose gentleness and graciousness bequeath boldness. When they do not conceal Him. In concealing [their sins] He divides them into two groups. But the majesty of lâ ilâha illâ Llâh is difficult to approach.10 December 2009 13 th The long hadith in Muslim. This is a prodigious hint whose Beauty expands hearts. opens people tc the play of the mystery of divinity as it acts universally in all entities – from the lowest to the highest – that may be served or worshipped. This greatest of majesties.co. but exposes them for all to see. But if people stop at this. He does not conceal them in any realm. takes on the sense of al-Ghaffâr. describes a series of interces sions removing from Hellfire a series of groups of people whose hearts posses s smaller and smaller quantities of good. (Zumar 53) but the ascription of partners to Him is one of the sins. when they enter Hellfire because Allah makes them die in it. [the majesty of Unity]. The Name al-Ghaffâr does not possess in itself the station of synthesis. The name "Allah. and will cast them into a river called the river of life. They then discover what they have created for Him and what He has created foi them. They will come out as a seed comes out from the silt carried by flood. the Coverer. as a reward for their concealing this in their hearts. The inhabitants of Paradise will recognize them: "These are they who have been set free by the Compassionate One."] "altogether. Allah conceals the opposition to Him that may arise from them. Hint. but only because it has come together with the Name al-Jâmi'. God willing. jam'. on the outskirts of Paradise. the Gatherer. Consequently. If you observe. So understand that." jamî'an.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . is to be recorded solely and especially as belonging to lâ ilâha illâ Llâh and its people. When they conceal this within themselves so that they show forth the opposite response. Iman 352. since He hides them from the origin of the suffering. The section concludes: Then Allah Exalted and Great will say: "The angels have interceded. and no one remains (to grant pardon) but the Most Merciful of the Merciful. Another group He hides from themselves. for it requires that a person rely upon nothing other than this principle. and so "Allah" was used. the Forgiver.. The Truth descends in His Beauty in openness toward us and causes us to see the play of the mystery of divinity in all objects ol worship. and it is not forgiven. and that is difficult. that testimony of Unity which they concealed in their hearts itself protectively hides the heart..

Hajj 74): wa mâ qadarû Llâha haqqa qadrahu They do not value Allah at His true value.. and there is no relationship in the deserts of bewilderment of this Majesty." They will say: "O Lord. and direct perception. Greatness and Might. divine realization is solely concerned with two things. One of these matters is the truth (haqq). If we are incapable of that. So the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked him. whatever you see is yours." Then He will say: "Enter My Paradise.uk . and have blamed themselves for insufficiency. The Beauty corresponding to this Majesty is His saying (Dhâriyât 56): wa mâ kha1aqtul-jinni wal-insi illâ li-ya'buduni I have not created jinn and men except to worship Me. Beauty. now persevere!" To apply the term "realization. "You have realized.deenislam. How then should we reach the reality of His value? "Value" here is nothing other than realization of the glorification proper to the station of divinity.. Finally. His state was supported by the second capacity." his statement arose from the first capacity. For that would be dependent upon some sort of real relationship. There is certainly no third capacity after these two." In Iman 377 the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) speaks of his own repeated intercession for the faithful. intimate awareness. permit me regarding him who professed 'There is no god but Allah. Hints of Majesty Allah Most High has said (Zumar 67.webmaster – www. they realize that it is not within the range of temporal creatures to take the measure of the eternal.10 December 2009 sent in advance. "That does not lie with you. Despite all the possible objects of knowledge. the Prophet (peace be upon him) told him." ma'rifah. how much more incapable must we be of the realization of His Essence. but by My Honour. down to those with the tiniest particle of good works. and reality with the powers of direct perception and contemplative vision. but he remained silent about it. but for the Testimony of Unity alone – those who have surrendered to Unity any self to which works could be attributed. Truth is known with the intellectual powers as a guide.'" The Lord will say. When Harithah responded with high perspective.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .co. magnified and exalted as it is to the greatest and highest? When the witnesses of truth behold this Majesty and are convinced that they cannot value Him at His value despite all the glorification within them. Thus when Harithah said.'" The Shaykh includes with these people – saved not for their works. You have bestowed upon us what You did not bestow upon anyone else in the world. to a thing is not entirely appropriate unless it embraces these two realities: haqq and haqîqah. he says: "O my Lord. also An'âm 91. "What is the reality (haqîqah) of your faith?" because he saw that Harithah possessed that second capacity. Glory.. Now Allah Most High has informed us that we are incapable of attaining the truth of His value (haqqa qadrihi). I will certainly take out the one who professed 'There is no god but Allah. th 163 . "I am truly (haqqan) a believer. the other is reality (haqîqah).

while you have been unaware. If you wish to know the limits of the realization sought from you in this verse. The blame is yours. who cannot fitly be blamed: You have observed ignorance and bad behaviour in yourself. Then turn to yourself and examine the relationship between this wish of yours and what your Lord has asked of you. and if otherwise. and they aver that Allah would not have assigned them to anything that they were not well able to perform. and find within yourself in what way you want what has been created for your sake to know you.uk . When something created for your sake causes you difficulties. so that some of them may take others in subjection. by His leave. take it from what Allah Most High has revealed in the Torah: O son of Adam. at the corresponding Majesty – and if not. So when they have confirmed that through the expansiveness of this station. look at what you would have wanted from it.webmaster – www.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . If you have obeyed Him in regard to that thing. then otherwise. I have created all things for your sake. that does not possess three 164 .deenislam. When someone who has been created for your sake causes you difficulties. th Advice.. Know that Allah has created humankind for the sake of the true human being. Allah Most High said (Zukhruf 32): And We have exalted some of them over others by degrees. So do not subjugate that which I have created for Me to that which I have created for you! Hint. For if we do not have this at the time of His expansiveness.co. then: They do not value Allah. and that is none other than Allah. and you for My sake. without any addition or subtraction. while you have caused difficulty and refused: Thus this related matter has caused you trouble. do not blame him. That is exactly the way in which the Truth wants you to know Him.. So understand this hint and you will be guided. One of them is that our awe should be brought to bear in the presence of Beauty.10 December 2009 With this the souls of the witnesses of truth are drawn to intimacy. we are destroyed. the Majesty of: They do not value Allah at His true value contracts them and draws them back. Hints of Majesty Allah Most High said (Taghâbun 16): fattaqû Llâha ma istata'tum So fear Allah as much as you can. God willing. For when Allah Most High burdens you with any desire concerning that which has been created for you – it is all the same whether it be the likes of you or not – then certainly He has sought that from you. because it only seeks out the doer of the action which does not please you. Allah's welcoming openness has ramifications. then it will obey you. And if you are not able to do this through your lack of grace. There is no verse in the Book of Allah Most High. You will find that He has sought that same thing from you. then look at what He has created for you and placed under your authority. or any word in existence. Hint.

Hint. The witnesses of truth are frightened by the Majesty of this verse. Some verses call for us to address Him with actions. Other verses He addresses to us so that we may address them to Him. as for instance (Hajj 78. Beauty. and with where we are going. of the cause of its existence. Fear Allah through Allah: This is the Prophet's saying (peace be upon him). with where we have come from.10 December 2009 perspectives: Majesty. In theology. when He orders them to fulfil the true requirements of religion (haqq). [the sinner in hellfire] indeed..co. May Allah protect us and you from pretence.deenislam. and hope." So know that. 16 Hint. So they apply their lower and higher selves to: So fear Allah as much as you can. Nisâ' 77. Advice. Beauty. expansion. commanding heart. are the mighty. Fear Allah the Punisher (al-Mu'âqib) by means of Allah the Forgiver (al-Mu'âfi). For it is not within the scope of any obligated being to live up to his capacity to fear Allah. the Truth opens and expands them and brings them close to Him. and this amount suffices. Muzammil 20): 165 . Each class has its own proper experience. contraction. also Baqarah 43. He casts them into the sea of distance from Him and appears in His Grandeur.webmaster – www. When Allah demands that of which they ought to be capable. and that verse enables them to preserve the behaviour proper to the Presence. 110. These are again of two types. and fear for themselves the dangers of elation.. and shows them: Fear Allah with His due fear. (In this treatise we have turned to mentioning Majesty in one verse and Beauty in a different one only in order to acquaint the Sufi student with the forms of correlation between dissimilars. Allah Most High said (Al 'Imrân 102): Attaqû Llâha haqqa tuqâtahu Fear Allah with His due fear.) No word possesses a fourth station. and of the object of its station. so that they draw close and become serene. But when they are nearly destroyed by the intensity of this Majesty." said (Dukhan 59): 15 14 th Allah Most High Taste. Nur 56. you. Its Perfection is the knowledge of its essence. that in the Mighty Qur'an the Truth addresses us in two ways.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali . for it is a powerful method. fear. Its Majesty and Beauty are the knowledge of how it confronts those who confront it with awe. Know. and Perfection. "I take refuge with You from You. intimacy. 83. the generous! and He said (Mu'min 37): Allah seals every proud. Whoever is acquainted with the realities of the Divine Names has been given the keys of the sciences. brother. in welcoming openness. "Fear Allah" – His being displeased – "through Allah" – His being pleased. Thus the majesty of this inaccessible plain destroys them. The object of my recalling these verses in detail has been to teach the means of entry into this art and the understanding of its approach. That is the first way. In some verses He speaks to us to acquaint us with the states of other people and what happened to them. A general universal hint.uk . and He descends upon them in His Beauty. the secret of this appears in the knowledge of the Truth Himself and of His two Hands and "handfuls.

10 December 2009 Establish prayer and pay the poor-rate.org/publication/encyclopedia/html/tawassul.mht.com/HeartLevels/lataifSirSir/SpiritualHaj. Mutakabbir.. the Lord of the World.uk . so forgive us. then say: and when they are alone with their devils they say pause...uk/upload/wazaif%2099%20names%20of%20Allah.and do not die unless you are Muslims.com/s29/meditation-can-grow-the-size-of-your-brain/ http://www.meem. then say: Allah shall mock.. I cannot count the praises due You.html http://www.aulia-e-hind. So know that.php?note_id=78435362962 http://geocities.co. Nasâ'i.html http://www. I take refuge in You from You. [Hakim 1264] 16 In these verses divine attributes – 'Azîz.ddmb.blogspot.org/n/an_e. there may be some that I’ve forgotten to add: Section 99 Names.crescentlife...facebook.net/words/99_pages/wazifa_n.amazon.htm http://www. We have made our object clear. they recite: When they meet those who believe then a pause.htm http://maqasid.htm http://www.za/index.html http://twin-dimples.sufidervish.co.html http://www.freeuk.sunnah.buzzle.tabrez-manzil. and the harmony of things.org/?page_id=27 http://www.0786.com/ritz75_99/sudutagama/asmaaulhusnaa. from Irshad: Wisdom of a Sufi Master.Collected by Muhammad Sajad Ali .htm http://www. and so forth. (Baqarah 286) There are many such verses. and Ibn Mâjah.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235&Itemid=565 http://islam. and (Baqarah 196): Accomplish the Pilgrimage and the Visitation.com/AllMighty.(Al 'Imrân 16) Our Lord." It is related by Muslim.co.co. Jabbâr – have been arrogated by the servant.htm http://livingislam. The Qur'an does not contain any other sort of address than these.htm http://www. May Allah benefit us and you with knowledge and make us His own.org/dua_names.faizani. You are as You praise Yourself.com/note. we believe.smart-kit.. do not punish us if we forget or make mistakes. and deeds..htm http://www.tripod. Others call for us to address Him with words. so let us draw back upon the reins. th 14 15 The remainder of Al 'Imrân 102 runs: ".com/articles/the-99-beautiful-divine-names-of-allah.uk/Hidden-Messages-Water-Masaru-Emoto/dp/1416522190 http://www. sayings. It is necessary for you to be mindful of the distinctions in the Word of Allah Most High when you read it. I take refuge in Your good pleasure from Your wrath and in Your pardons from Your punishments.com/2007/03/19/station-of-firasa/ http://deenislam.html http://www. then say: "We are with you.deenislam..webmaster – www." The hadith runs: "O Lord. then: they say "We believe" then a pause.com/Abjad.com/2009/08/asmaaul-husnaa-beautiful-excellent. we were only mocking" pause. Tirmidhî. And praise be to Allah. These are References that I can remember.html http://wahiduddin. (Fâtihah 6) Our Lord. http://numerical19. For instance.com/articles/names.by Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak http://islamicpath. as for instance Guide us in the straight path.html http://www.wordpress.nurmuhammad. Abû Dawûd.html http://www.nsalie.com/spirituality/scientific_finding_on_dhikr..com/numerical_value. (Baqarah 14-15) If you read it in this fashion you will become acquainted with its secrets and distinguish the circumstances of the addresses and the stories of states. Karîm.in/category/abjad/ http://www.com/od/godallah/a/names..about.uk/demo/seven_nafs.net/names.co..htm 166 .