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What are the 99 Names of Allah with meaning?

by | May 4, 2015

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What are the 99 Names of Allah? 

We believe that the names of Allah have many benefits for us. Muslims recite the names of Allah daily on their Salah for Protection, good health, comfort, wealth, etc. Here are the 99 names of Allah and their meanings:

  • Ar-Rehman (The merciful)

He who wills goodness and mercy for all His creatures. 

  •  Ar Raheem (The Bestower)

He who shows extreme kindness. 

  • Al-Malik (The Sovereign)

The one with the complete Dominion or the Lord.

  • Al-Quddus (The Pure)

The one who is pure from any imperfection. 

  • As-Salam (The Perfection)

The one who is free from every imperfection. 

  • Al-Mu’min (The one who give Emaan)

The one who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. 

  • Al-Muhaymin (The Guardian) 

The one who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures. 

  • Al-Azeez (The All Mighty)

The Defeater who is not Defeated. 

  • Al-Jabbar (The Compeller) 

The one that nothing happens in His domain except that which He willed. 

  • Al-Mutakabbir (The Majestic)

The one who is clear from the creatures’ attributes and resembles them. 

  •  Al-Khaaliq (The Creator)

The one who brings everything from non-existence to Existence. 

  • Al-Barri (The Originator)

The Maker, The Creator who has all the powers. 

  • Al-Musawwir (The Fashioner)

The one who forms His creatures in different pictures.

  • Al-Ghaffar (The All and Oft-Forgiving)

The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves. 

  • Al-Qahhar (The Ever-Dominating) 

The Dominant, The one who has the perfect Power. 

  • Al-Wahhab (The Giver) 

The one who is generous in giving plenty without any return.

  • Ar-Razzaq (The Provider)

The one who gave, The Sustainer, The Provider

  • Al-Fattah (The Opener)

The one which opened for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters. 

  • Al-Aleem (The All-Knowing) 

The one who knows everything, The Knowledgeable.

  • Al-Qaabid (The withholder) 

The one who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom.

  • Al-Baasit (The Extender) 

The one who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom with His Generosity and Mercy. 

  • Al-Khaafidh (The Reducer)

The one who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction.

  • Ar-Raffi (The Exalter) 

 The one who raises whoever He willed by His Endowment. 

  • Al-Muizz (The Bestower) 

He gives esteem to whoever He willed. 

  • Al-Samee (The All-Hearing) 

The one who Hears all the things.

  • Al-Baseer (The All-Seeing)

The one who sees all things. 

  • Al-Hakam (the Judge)

He is the Ruler and the Judge. 

  • Al-Adl (The Utterly Just)

The one who is entitled to do what He does. 

  • Al-Lateef (The Subtle One)

The one who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them. 

  • Al-Khabeer (The All-Aware) 

The one who knows the truth of things. 

  • Al-Haleem (The Most Forbearing) 

The one who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then might He forgive them. 

  • Al-Atheem (The Supreme)

The one who deserves the attributes of Exalted, Glory and Purify from all imperfections.

  • Al-Gafoor (The Forgiving) 

The one who forgives a lot. 

  • Ash-Shakoor (The Most Appreciative)

The one who gives a lot of rewards for a bit of obedience.

  • Al-Alee (The Exalted)

The one who is clear from the attributes of the creatures. 

  • Al-Kabeer (The greatest)

The one who is more significant than everything in status. 

  • Al-Hafeedh (The Preserver) 

The one who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.

  • Al-Muqeet (The Sustainer) 

The Maintainer, The Guardian, The one who has the Power. 

  • Al-Haseeb (The Sufficient)

The one who gives the satisfaction.

  • Al-Jaleel (The Majestic)

The one who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.

  • Al-Kareem (The Most Generous)

The one who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.

  • Ar-Raqeeb (The Watchful)

The one that nothing is absent from Him. The Watcher.

  • Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive One) 

The one who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.

  • Al-Wasi (The All-Encompassing) 

The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable. 

  • Al-Hakeem (The All-Wise) 

The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The one who is correct in His doings.

  • Al-Wadood (The Most Loving)

The one who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. 

  • Al-Majeed (The Glorious) 

The one with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, and Generosity. 

  • Al-Bith (The Resurrector)

The one who resurrects His slaves after death for reward or punishment. 

  • Ash-Shaheed (The All and Ever Witnessing)

The one who nothing is absent from Him.

  • Al-Haq (The Absolute Truth) 

The one who truly exists. The truth.

  • Al-Wakeel (The Trustee)

The one who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.

  • Al-Qawiyy (The All-Strong)

The Most Strong, The one with total Power.

  • Al-Mateen (The Firm)

The one with extreme Power is uninterrupted and does not get tired.

  • Al-Waliy (The protecting Associate) 

The Protecting Friend, The Supporter. 

  • Al-Hameed (The Praise Worthy)

The Praiseworthy, The praised one who deserved to be praised. 

  • Al-Muhsee (The Counter) 

The one who counts of things is known to Him. 

  • Al-Mubdi (The Originator)

The one who started the human being, the creator of the world.

  • Al-Muid (The Restorer) 

The one who brings back the creatures after death.

  • Al-Muhyee (The Giver of Life)

The one who removed a living human from semen that does not have a soul. 

  • Al-Mumeet (The Bringer of Death)

The Creator of Death. The one who renders the living dead. 

  • Al-Hayy (The Ever-Living) 

The one attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh or blood. 

  • Al-Qayyoom (The Sustainer) 

The one who remains and does not end. 

  • Al-Wajid (The Perceiver) 

The rich who is never poor. The Perceiver, The finder. 

  • Al-Majid (The Magnificent)

The most glorious one. 

  • Al-Wahid (The One) 

The one without a partner, The Unique. 

  • Al-Ahad (The Sole One) 

The One. 

  • As-Samad (The Eternal) 

The Supreme Provider, The master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in one need.

  • Al-Qadir (The Capable) 

The one attributed to Power

  • Al-Muqtadir (The Omnipotent) 

The Powerful, The Dominant, The one with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him. 

  • Al-Muqaddim (The Promoter)

The Expediter, The one who puts things in their proper places. 

  • Al-Muakhir (The Delayer) 

The one who puts things in their places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills. 

  • Al-Awal (The First) 

The one whose Existence is without an end. 

  • Al-Akhir (The Last) 

The one whose Existence is without an end. 

  • Az-Dhahir (The Manifest)

The one that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him. 

  • Al-Batin (The Hidden One) 

The one that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him. Hence He exists without a place. 

  • Al-Waali (The Governer) 

The governor, The one who owns things and manages them. 

  • Al-Mutaali (The Self-Exalted) 

The one who is clear from the attributes of the creation. 

  • Al-Barr (The Source of Goodness) 

The Righteous, The one who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and Specified whoever He willed among them by His support, Protection and special mercy. 

  • At-Tawwab (The Ever-Pardoning)

The one who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures.

  • Al-Muntaqim (The Avenger) 

The one who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. 

  • Al-Afuww (The Pardoner)

The one with wide forgiveness. 

  • Ar-Raoof (The Most Kind) 

The one with extreme mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures. 

  • Malik-ul-Mulk (Master of the Kingdom) 

The one who controls the Dominion and gives Dominion to whoever He willed. 

  • Zul-Jalali Wal-Ikram (Lord of Majesty and Generosity)

The one who deserves to be exalted and not denied. 

  • Al-Muqsit (The Requiter)

The one who is just in His Judgement. 

  • Al-Jami (The Uniter) 

The one who gathers the creatures on a day of Judgement. 

  • Al-Ghaniyy (The Self-Sufficient) 

The one who does not need the creation.

  • Al-Mughni (The Enricher) 

The one who satisfies the necessities of the creatures. 

  • Al-Mani (The Withholder)

The Preventer.

  • Ad-Dharr (The Distresser) 

The one who harms reaches to whoever He willed and benefited. 

  • An-Nafi (The Benefactor) 

The one who harms reaches t whoever He willed and benefits whoever He willed. 

  • An-Nur (The Light)

The one who guides.  

  • Al-Hadi (The Guide)

The one with His Guidance His believers were guided, and with His Guidance, the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them. 

  • Al-Badee (The Incomparable Originator) 

The one who created the creation ad formed it without any preceding example. 

  • Al-Baaqi (The Ever-Lasting)

The one that the state of non-Existence is impossible for Him. 

  • Al-Waris (The inheritor)

The Heir, The One whose Existence remains. 

  • Ar-Rasheed (The Guide)

The guide to the right path, The one who guides. 

  • As-Saboor (The Patient)

The one who does not quickly punish the sinners. 

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