Allah (SWT)

Get to know Allah (SWT).

Allah is a proper name belonging only to the one Almighty God, Creator and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and all that is within them, the Eternal and Absolute, to whom alone all worship is due.

Footnote (Quran 1:1), Saheeh International

There are many ways we can familiarize ourselves with The Almighty Allah (swt). But, one of the great ways we can get to know Allah (swt) is through his 99 beautiful names.

For example, Ar Rahman and Ar Raheem are just two of the 99 names. However, when we go deeper into their meaning this is when we get even a better understanding of who is Allah (SWT) as illustrated below.

Ar-Raḥmān and ar-Raḥeem are two names of Allah derived from the word “raḥmah” (mercy) . In Arabic grammar both are intensive forms of “merciful” (i.e., extremely merciful) . A complimentary and comprehensive meaning is intended by using both together. Raḥmān is used only to describe Allah, while raḥeem might be used to describe a person as well. The Prophet (ﷺ) was described in the Qur’ān as raḥeem. Raḥmān is above the human level (i.e., intensely merciful) . Since one usually understands intensity to be something of short duration, Allah describes Himself also as raḥeem (i.e., continually merciful) . Raḥmān also carries a wider meaning – merciful to all creation. Justice is a part of this mercy. Raḥeem includes the concept of speciality – especially and specifically merciful to the believers. Forgiveness is a part of this mercy. In addition, Raḥmān is adjectival, referring to an attribute of Allah and is part of His essence. Raḥeem is verbal, indicating what He does: i.e., bestowing and implementing mercy.

Footnote (Quran 1:1), Saheeh International

These beautiful 99 names not only serve as a beautiful way to get to know Allah (SWT), but also as a way to enter paradise.

As stated in a hadith,

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Please see Hadith No. 419 Vol. 8)

Sahih al-Bukhari 2736

So, everyone should try their best to remember or even memorize these 99 names of Allah (swt)

Further on, when we are making dua to Allah (swt), or calling him,we should call him by his beautiful names.

As stated in the Quran,

“And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allâh, so call on Him by them, ……..”

Surat Al-A’raf 7:180

So let’s begin

“Allâh! Lâ ilâhla illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)! To Him
belong the Best Names.”

Surat Taha 20:8
#NameTransliterationMeaning
1ٱلْرَّحْمَـانُAR-RAHMAANThe Most or Entirely Merciful
2ٱلْرَّحِيْمُAR-RAHEEMThe Bestower of Mercy
3ٱلْمَلِكُAL-MALIKThe King and Owner of Dominion
4ٱلْقُدُّوسُAL-QUDDUSThe Absolutely Pure
5ٱلْسَّلَامُAS-SALAMThe Perfection and Giver of Peace
6ٱلْمُؤْمِنُAL-MU’MINThe One Who gives Emaan and Security
7ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُAL-MUHAYMINThe Guardian, The Witness, The Overseer
8ٱلْعَزِيزُAL-AZEEZThe All Mighty
9ٱلْجَبَّارُAL-JABBARThe Compeller, The Restorer
10ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرُAL-MUTAKABBIRThe Supreme, The Majestic
11ٱلْخَالِقُAL-KHAALIQThe Creator, The Maker
12ٱلْبَارِئُAL-BAARI’The Originator
13ٱلْمُصَوِّرُAL-MUSAWWIRThe Fashioner
14ٱلْغَفَّارُAL-GHAFFARThe All- and Oft-Forgiving
15ٱلْقَهَّارُAL-QAHHARThe Subduer, The Ever-Dominating
16ٱلْوَهَّابُAL-WAHHAABThe Giver of Gifts
17ٱلْرَّزَّاقُAR-RAZZAAQThe Provider
18ٱلْفَتَّاحُAL-FATTAAHThe Opener, The Judge
19ٱلْعَلِيمُAL-‘ALEEMThe All-Knowing, The Omniscient
20ٱلْقَابِضُAL-QAABIDThe Withholder
21ٱلْبَاسِطُAL-BAASITThe Extender
22ٱلْخَافِضُAL-KHAAFIDHThe Reducer, The Abaser
23ٱلْرَّافِعُAR-RAAFI’The Exalter, The Elevator
24ٱلْمُعِزُّAL-MU’IZZThe Honourer, The Bestower
25ٱلْمُذِلُّAL-MUZILThe Dishonourer, The Humiliator
26ٱلْسَّمِيعُAS-SAMEE’The All-Hearing
27ٱلْبَصِيرُAL-BASEERThe All-Seeing
28ٱلْحَكَمُAL-HAKAMThe Judge, The Giver of Justice
29ٱلْعَدْلُAL-‘ADLThe Utterly Just
30ٱلْلَّطِيفُAL-LATEEFThe Subtle One, The Most Gentle
31ٱلْخَبِيرُAL-KHABEERThe Acquainted, the All-Aware
32ٱلْحَلِيمُAL-HALEEMThe Most Forbearing
33ٱلْعَظِيمُAL-‘ATHEEMThe Magnificent, The Supreme
34ٱلْغَفُورُAL-GHAFOORThe Forgiving, The Exceedingly Forgiving
35ٱلْشَّكُورُASH-SHAKOORThe Most Appreciative
36ٱلْعَلِيُّAL-‘ALEEThe Most High, The Exalted
37ٱلْكَبِيرُAL-KABEERThe Greatest, The Most Grand
38ٱلْحَفِيظُAL-HAFEEDHThe Preserver, The All-Heedful and All-Protecting
39ٱلْمُقِيتُAL-MUQEETThe Sustainer
40ٱلْحَسِيبُAL-HASEEBThe Reckoner, The Sufficient
41ٱلْجَلِيلُAL-JALEELThe Majestic
42ٱلْكَرِيمُAL-KAREEMThe Most Generous, The Most Esteemed
43ٱلْرَّقِيبُAR-RAQEEBThe Watchful
44ٱلْمُجِيبُAL-MUJEEBThe Responsive One
45ٱلْوَاسِعُAL-WAASI’The All-Encompassing, the Boundless
46ٱلْحَكِيمُAL-HAKEEMThe All-Wise
47ٱلْوَدُودُAL-WADOODThe Most Loving
48ٱلْمَجِيدُAL-MAJEEDThe Glorious, The Most Honorable
49ٱلْبَاعِثُAL-BA’ITHThe Resurrector, The Raiser of the Dead
50ٱلْشَّهِيدُASH-SHAHEEDThe All- and Ever Witnessing
51ٱلْحَقُّAL-HAQQThe Absolute Truth
52ٱلْوَكِيلُAL-WAKEELThe Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs
53ٱلْقَوِيُّAL-QAWIYYThe All-Strong
54ٱلْمَتِينُAL-MATEENThe Firm, The Steadfast
55ٱلْوَلِيُّAL-WALIYYThe Protecting Associate
56ٱلْحَمِيدُAL-HAMEEDThe Praiseworthy
57ٱلْمُحْصِيُAL-MUHSEEThe All-Enumerating, The Counter
58ٱلْمُبْدِئُAL-MUBDIThe Originator, The Initiator
59ٱلْمُعِيدُAL-MU’IDThe Restorer, The Reinstater
60ٱلْمُحْيِىAL-MUHYEEThe Giver of Life
61ٱلْمُمِيتُAL-MUMEETThe Bringer of Death, the Destroyer
62ٱلْحَىُّAL-HAYYThe Ever-Living
63ٱلْقَيُّومُAL-QAYYOOMThe Sustainer, The Self-Subsisting
64ٱلْوَاجِدُAL-WAAJIDThe Perceiver
65ٱلْمَاجِدُAL-MAAJIDThe Illustrious, the Magnificent
66ٱلْوَاحِدُAL-WAAHIDThe One
67ٱلْأَحَدAL-AHADThe Unique, The Only One
68ٱلْصَّمَدُAS-SAMADThe Eternal, Satisfier of Needs
69ٱلْقَادِرُAL-QADIRThe Capable, The Powerful
70ٱلْمُقْتَدِرُAL-MUQTADIRThe Omnipotent
71ٱلْمُقَدِّمُAL-MUQADDIMThe Expediter, The Promoter
72ٱلْمُؤَخِّرُAL-MU’AKHKHIRThe Delayer, the Retarder
73ٱلأَوَّلُAL-AWWALThe First
74ٱلْآخِرُAL-AAKHIRThe Last
75ٱلْظَّاهِرُAZ-DHAAHIRThe Manifest
76ٱلْبَاطِنُAL-BAATINThe Hidden One, Knower of the Hidden
77ٱلْوَالِيAL-WAALIThe Governor, The Patron
78ٱلْمُتَعَالِيAL-MUTA’ALIThe Self Exalted
79ٱلْبَرُّAL-BARRThe Source of Goodness, the Kind Benefactor
80ٱلْتَّوَّابُAT-TAWWABThe Ever-Pardoning, The Relenting
81ٱلْمُنْتَقِمُAL-MUNTAQIMThe Avenger
82ٱلْعَفُوُّAL-‘AFUWWThe Pardoner
83ٱلْرَّؤُفُAR-RA’OOFThe Most Kind
84مَالِكُ ٱلْمُلْكُMAALIK-UL-MULKMaster of the Kingdom, Owner of the Dominion
85ذُو ٱلْجَلَالِ وَٱلْإِكْرَامُDHUL-JALAALI WAL-IKRAAMPossessor of Glory and Honour, Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86ٱلْمُقْسِطُAL-MUQSITThe Equitable, the Requiter
87ٱلْجَامِعُAL-JAAMI’The Gatherer, the Uniter
88ٱلْغَنيُّAL-GHANIYYThe Self-Sufficient, The Wealthy
89ٱلْمُغْنِيُّAL-MUGHNIThe Enricher
90ٱلْمَانِعُAL-MANI’The Withholder
91ٱلْضَّارُAD-DHARRThe Distresser
92ٱلْنَّافِعُAN-NAFI’The Propitious, the Benefactor
93ٱلْنُّورُAN-NURThe Light, The Illuminator
94ٱلْهَادِيAL-HAADIThe Guide
95ٱلْبَدِيعُAL-BADEE’The Incomparable Originator
96ٱلْبَاقِيAL-BAAQIThe Ever-Surviving, The Everlasting
97ٱلْوَارِثُAL-WAARITHThe Inheritor, The Heir
98ٱلْرَّشِيدُAR-RASHEEDThe Guide, Infallible Teacher
99ٱلْصَّبُورُAS-SABOORThe Forbearing, The Patient
Above table via 99namesofAllah.name