Allaah’s Names & Attributes – from the Qur’aan & Sunnah

The names of Allaah are not limited to a specific number. There is a saheeh report from which some people understand that Allaah has only ninety-nine names. This report was narrated by al-Bukhaari (2736) and Muslim (2677) from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), and says that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ?Allaah has ninety-nine names, one hundred less one. Whoever learns them will enter Paradise.? The hadeeth which is narrated by al-Tirmidhi, listing these ninety-nine names is a da?eef (weak) hadeeth. It was classed as da?eef by Imam al-Tirmidhi (may Allaah have mercy on him) himself and others. Many scholars have striven to derive the names of Allaah from the Qur?aan and Sunnah. One of these scholars is Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-?Uthaymeen, in his book al-Qawaa?id al-Muthla fi Sifaat Illaahi wa Asmaa?ihi?l-Husna. In this book he lists the names of Allaah in the Qur?aan and Sunnah according to his findings. You can find these names in his book by clicking on the following link: http://www.ibnothaimeen.com/all/books/article_16821.shtml

1. ALLAAH 2. (Al-Ahad) – The Unique 3. (Al-A’laa) – The Most High 4. (Al-Akram) – The Most Generous 5. (Al-Ilah) – The One Who Alone Deserves to be Worshipped 6. (Al-Awwal) – The First 7. (Al-Aakhir) – The Last 8. (Adh-Dhaahir) – The Uppermost One 9. (Al-Baatin) – The Innermost One 10. (Al-Baari’) – The Originator 11. (Al-Barr) – The Most Benign and Kind 12. (Al-Baseer) – The All Seeing 13. (At-Tawwaab) – The One Who Guides His Servants to Repent and Accepts Their Repentance 14. (Al-Jabbaar) – The Exalted and All Mighty Compeller 15. (Al-Haafidh) – The Protector 16. (Al-Haseeb) – The Reckoner Who Suffices 17. (Al-Hafeedh) – The Guardian 18. (Al-Hafee) – The Benevolent 19. (Al-Haqq) – The True One 20. (Al-Mubeen) – The Clear and Manifest One 21. (Al-Hakeem) – The One Fully Wise or Al-Haakim, The All-Wise 22. (Al-Haleem) – The Forbearing 23. (Al-Hameed) – The One Who is Deservedly Praised 24. (Al-Hayy) – The Ever Living 25. (Al-Qayyoom) – The Self Subsisting One Upon Whom Everything Depends 26. (Al-Khabeer) – The Fully Aware 27. (Al-Khaaliq) – The Creator and Maker of Everything 28. (Al-Khallaaq) – The Creator Who Creates Again and Again 29. (Ar-Ra’oof) – The Compassionate and Kind 30. (Ar-Rahmaan) – The Extremely Merciful 31. (Ar-Raheem) – The Bestower of Mercy 32. (Ar-Razzaaq) – The Great Provider 33. (Ar-Raqeeb) – The Ever Watchful Guardian 34. (As-Salaam) – The Impeccable One or the Flawless One 35. (As-Samee’) – The All Hearing 36. (Ash-Shaakir) – The Appreciative 37. (Ash-Shakoor) – The One Most Ready to Appreciate and Reward Abundantly 38. (Ash-Shaheed) – The Witness 39. (As-Samad) – The Perfect Lord and Master Upon Whom All of the Creation Depends 40. (Al-‘Aalim) – The All Knower of the Seen and the Unseen 41. (Al-‘Azeez) – The All Mighty or the Invincible 42. (Al-Adheem) – The Tremendous One or the Magnificent 43. (Al-‘Afuww) – The One Who Pardons Again and Again 44. (Al-‘Aleem) – The All Knowing 45. (Al-‘Alee) – The Exalted 46. (Al-Ghaffaar) – The Oft-Forgiving 47. (Al-Ghafoor) – The One Who Forgives Extensively 48. (Al-Ghanee) – The Independent One Who is Free of All Needs 49. (Al-Fattaah) – The Judge and Opener Who Distinguishes the Truth from Falsehood 50. (Al-Qaadir) – The Fully Able One 51. (Al-Qaahir) – The Invincible Subduer 52. (Al-Quddoos) – The Pure and Perfect 53. (Al-Qadeer) – The All Powerful 54. (Al-Qareeb) – The One Who is Near 55. (Al-Qawee) – The One Perfect in Strength 56. (Al-Qahhaar) – The Overwhelming Subduer Who is Never Overcome 57. (Al-Kabeer) – The Incomparably Great 58. (Al-Kareem) – The Bountiful, the Generous One Abundant in Good 59. (Al-Lateef) – The Subtle and Kind 60. (Al-Mu’min) – The True and Trustworthy, the Granter of Security 61. (Al-Muta’aalee) – The Supreme and Exalted One 62. (Al-Mutakabbir) – The One Supreme in Glory, the Justly and Rightfully Proud 63. (Al-Mateen) – The Strong 64. (Al-Mujeeb) – The Responsive 65. (Al-Majeed) – The One Perfect in Glory and Honour 66. (Al-Muheet) – The All Encompassing 67. (Al-Mussawwir) – The Bestower of Forms 68. (Al-Muqtadir) – The Omnipotent 69. (Al-Muqeet) – The All Powerful Maintainer 70. (Al-Malik) – The King 71. (Al-Maleek) – The Omnipotent Sovereign 72. (Al-Mawlaa) – The Patron Lord or the Master and Supporter 73. (Al-Muhaymin) – The Trustworthy and Ever Watchful Witness 74. (An-Naseer) – The Helper 75. (Al-Waahid) – The One and Only 76. (Al-Waarith) – The Inheritor 77. (Al-Waasi’) – The Vast One 78. (Al-Wudood) – The Loving One and the Beloved One 79. (Al-Wakeel) – The Trustworthy Disposer of Affairs 80. (Al-Walee) – The Guardian Lord 81. (Al-Wahhaab) – The Bestower From the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger (salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): 82. (Al-Jameel) – The Beautiful One 83. (Al-Jawaad) – The Munificent 84. (Al-Hakam) – The Judge 85. (Al-Hayyiyu) – the One who possesses honourable shame 86. (Ar-Rabb) – The Lord and Nurturer 87. (Ar-Rafeeq) – The Gentle 88. (As-Sabbooh) – The Venerated and Perfect 89. (As-Sayyid) – The Lord and Master 90. (Ash-Shafee’) – The One Who Cures 91. (At-Tayyib) – The Pure One 92. (Al-Qaabid) – The Withholder 93. (Al-Baasit) – The Granter of Ample Provision 94. (Al-Muqaddim) – The One Who Gives Precedence 95. (Al-Mu’akhkhir) – The One Who Puts Back 96. (Al-Muhsin) – The One Who Acts in a Good and Fine Manner 97. (Al-Mu’tee) – The Giver 98. (Al-Mannaan) – The Beneficent Bestower of Bounties 99. (Al-Witr) – The One

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4 Responses to Allaah’s Names & Attributes – from the Qur’aan & Sunnah

  1. Nabil says:

    Jazakallahu khayran akhi.very beneficial.

  2. Anisah says:

    Jazakallah khayran Sister Umm Mussab.

  3. Okht says:

    Jazakumullahu khairan okhti umm musa’ab . Been looking for the authentic names from quran and sunnah known to us alhamdulillah

  4. mashallah very beneficial and interesting …. jazakalahu khairan may allah bless u and shower his mercy on you…

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