99 NAMES OF ALLAH
(Al Asma Ul Husna)
Everything and everyone needs a name to be remembered; although Allah almighty does not need no name to be known; his eminence is obvious in his creation of the earth and the universe.
He the almighty has given us his names so we can supplicate and ask him and remember him often.
THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING ALLAH’S NAMES
There are ninety-nine names for Allah
"And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke him by them"
The importance of knowing Allah’s names is Mentioned in Sahih Muslim, book 35 (The remembrance of Allah, supplication, repentance and seeking forgiveness) hadith no. 6476 where Abu Huraira (ra) reports that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘’ Verily, there are ninety-nine names for Allah, i.e. hundred except one.
He who enumerates them would get into paradise.’’
Another hadith mentioned in one of the most authentic hadith books; Sahih al Bukhari’’ where the importance of knowing Allah’s names is described.
The hadith is narrated by Abu Huraira (ra) where he says that the prophet (saw) says ‘’Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e., one-hundred minus one, whoever knows them will go to paradise’’. (Source: Book 50, Hadith 894).
Allah (SWT) loves it when his servants invoke him by his name as he mentioned in the holy Quran ‘’And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke him by them’’ Surat Al-A’raf (7:180)
Another reference found in the holy Quran regarding Allah’s names is ‘’Allah – there is no deity except Him. To him belong the best names’’ Surat at-Taha (20:8)
From these authentic sources, we understand how important it is to regard Allah and invoke him through his beautiful names, through the attributes that he has mentioned in his holy book; The Quran’’.
AL ASMA UL HUSNA
99 Names Of Allah with English and Urdu Meaning
He The Almighty Allah has given us 99 names of Allah (Al Asma Ul Husna) so we can supplicate and ask him and remember him often. ‘’Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e., one-hundred minus one, whoever knows them will go to paradise.
|#||Name||Transliteration||Meaning in English||Meaning in Urdu|
|1||ٱلْرَّحْمَـانُ||AR-RAHMAAN||The Most or Entirely Merciful||بے پایاں رحم کرنے والا|
|2||ٱلْرَّحِيْمُ||AR-RAHEEM||The Bestower of Mercy||بڑا رحم کرنے والا|
|3||ٱلْمَلِكُ||AL-MALIK||The King and Owner of Dominion||حاکم کائنات|
|4||ٱلْقُدُّوسُ||AL-QUDDUS||The Absolutely Pure||پاک|
|5||ٱلْسَّلَامُ||AS-SALAM||The Perfection and Giver of Peace||امن و سلامتی کا سر چشمہ|
|6||ٱلْمُؤْمِنُ||AL-MU’MIN||The One Who gives Emaan and Security||آفات و وعذاب سے امن و امان رکھنے والا|
|7||ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُ||AL-MUHAYMIN||The Guardian, The Witness, The Overseer||حفاظت کرنے والا|
|8||ٱلْعَزِيزُ||AL-AZEEZ||The All Mighty||بڑے اقتدار والا|
|9||ٱلْجَبَّارُ||AL-JABBAR||The Compeller, The Restorer||زبردست غلبہ رکھنے والا|
|10||ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرُ||AL-MUTAKABBIR||The Supreme, The Majestic||عظمت و کبریائی کا سر چشمہ|
|11||ٱلْخَالِقُ||AL-KHAALIQ||The Creator, The Maker||وجود بخشنے والا، پیدا کرنے والا|
|12||ٱلْبَارِئُ||AL-BAARI’||The Originator||ہر چیز کو عدم سے وجود میں لانے والا|
|13||ٱلْمُصَوِّرُ||AL-MUSAWWIR||The Fashioner||مخلوقات کی صورت گری کرنے والا|
|14||ٱلْغَفَّارُ||AL-GHAFFAR||The All- and Oft-Forgiving||بڑا درگزر کرنے والا|
|15||ٱلْقَهَّارُ||AL-QAHHAR||The Subduer, The Ever-Dominating||اپنی مخلوق پر کامل غلبہ اور اختیار رکھنے والا|
|16||ٱلْوَهَّابُ||AL-WAHHAAB||The Giver of Gifts||بے غرض بخشش اور سخاوت کرنے والا|
|17||ٱلْرَّزَّاقُ||AR-RAZZAAQ||The Provider||حاجت روا|
|18||ٱلْفَتَّاحُ||AL-FATTAAH||The Opener, The Judge||مشکلوں کو حل کرنے والا|
|19||ٱلْعَلِيمُ||AL-‘ALEEM||The All-Knowing, The Omniscient||ہر چیز جاننے والا|
|20||ٱلْقَابِضُ||AL-QAABID||The Withholder||ہر شے پر قبضہ رکھنے والا|
|21||ٱلْبَاسِطُ||AL-BAASIT||The Extender||وسعت دینے والا|
|22||ٱلْخَافِضُ||AL-KHAAFIDH||The Reducer, The Abaser||پست کرنے والا|
|23||ٱلْرَّافِعُ||AR-RAAFI’||The Exalter, The Elevator||وہ جو بلندیاں عطا کرتا ہے|
|24||ٱلْمُعِزُّ||AL-MU’IZZ||The Honourer, The Bestower||عزت دینے والا|
|25||ٱلْمُذِلُّ||AL-MUZIL||The Dishonourer, The Humiliator||ذلت سینے والا|
|26||ٱلْسَّمِيعُ||AS-SAMEE’||The All-Hearing||بندوں کی سننے والا|
|27||ٱلْبَصِيرُ||AL-BASEER||The All-Seeing||ہر چیز کو دیکھنے والا|
|28||ٱلْحَكَمُ||AL-HAKAM||The Judge, The Giver of Justice||انصاف کرنے والا|
|29||ٱلْعَدْلُ||AL-‘ADL||The Utterly Just||عدل کرنے والا|
|30||ٱلْلَّطِيفُ||AL-LATEEF||The Subtle One, The Most Gentle||بڑا لطیف و کرم کرنے والا|
|31||ٱلْخَبِيرُ||AL-KHABEER||The Acquainted, the All-Aware||باخبر اور آگاہ|
|32||ٱلْحَلِيمُ||AL-HALEEM||The Most Forbearing||بڑا بردبار اور برداشت کرنے والا|
|33||ٱلْعَظِيمُ||AL-‘ATHEEM||The Magnificent, The Supreme||بڑی بزرگی والا|
|34||ٱلْغَفُورُ||AL-GHAFOOR||The Forgiving, The Exceedingly Forgiving||بڑآ بخشش کرنے والا|
|35||ٱلْشَّكُورُ||ASH-SHAKOOR||The Most Appreciative||بڑا قدر کرنے والا|
|36||ٱلْعَلِيُّ||AL-‘ALEE||The Most High, The Exalted||بڑی بلندیوں والا|
|37||ٱلْكَبِيرُ||AL-KABEER||The Greatest, The Most Grand||بہت بڑا|
|38||ٱلْحَفِيظُ||AL-HAFEEDH||The Preserver, The All-Heedful and All-Protecting||سب کا محافظ، حفاظ تکرنے والا|
|39||ٱلْمُقِيتُ||AL-MUQEET||The Sustainer||ب کو روزی اور توانائی دینے والا|
|40||ٱلْحَسِيبُ||AL-HASEEB||The Reckoner, The Sufficient||بڑا شمار کنندہ|
|41||ٱلْجَلِيلُ||AL-JALEEL||The Majestic||بلند مرتبے والا|
|42||ٱلْكَرِيمُ||AL-KAREEM||The Most Generous, The Most Esteemed||بڑا کرم کرنے والا|
|43||ٱلْرَّقِيبُ||AR-RAQEEB||The Watchful||بڑا نگہبان|
|44||ٱلْمُجِيبُ||AL-MUJEEB||The Responsive One||دعائیں قبول کرنے والا|
|45||ٱلْوَاسِعُ||AL-WAASI’||The All-Encompassing, the Boundless||بڑی وسعت والا|
|46||ٱلْحَكِيمُ||AL-HAKEEM||The All-Wise||بڑی حکمت والا|
|47||ٱلْوَدُودُ||AL-WADOOD||The Most Loving||بڑا محبت کرنے والا|
|48||ٱلْمَجِيدُ||AL-MAJEED||The Glorious, The Most Honorable||بڑی بزرگی والا|
|49||ٱلْبَاعِثُ||AL-BA’ITH||The Resurrector, The Raiser of the Dead||مردوں کو زندہ کرنے والا|
|50||ٱلْشَّهِيدُ||ASH-SHAHEED||The All- and Ever Witnessing||حاضر و ناظر|
|51||ٱلْحَقُّ||AL-HAQQ||The Absolute Truth||برحق و برقرار|
|52||ٱلْوَكِيلُ||AL-WAKEEL||The Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs||بڑا کار ساز|
|53||ٱلْقَوِيُّ||AL-QAWIYY||The All-Strong||بڑی طاقت و قوت والا|
|54||ٱلْمَتِينُ||AL-MATEEN||The Firm, The Steadfast||انتہائی مضبوط و مستحکم|
|55||ٱلْوَلِيُّ||AL-WALIYY||The Protecting Associate||مدد گار اور حمایتی|
|56||ٱلْحَمِيدُ||AL-HAMEED||The Praiseworthy||تعریف کے لائق|
|57||ٱلْمُحْصِيُ||AL-MUHSEE||The All-Enumerating, The Counter||اپنے علم اور شمار میں رکھنے والا|
|58||ٱلْمُبْدِئُ||AL-MUBDI||The Originator, The Initiator||پہلی بار پیدا کرنے والا|
|59||ٱلْمُعِيدُ||AL-MU’ID||The Restorer, The Reinstater||دوبارہ پیدا کرنے والا|
|60||ٱلْمُحْيِى||AL-MUHYEE||The Giver of Life||زندگی دینے والا|
|61||ٱلْمُمِيتُ||AL-MUMEET||The Bringer of Death, the Destroyer||موت دینے والا|
|62||ٱلْحَىُّ||AL-HAYY||The Ever-Living||ہمیشہ ہمیشہ زندہ رہنے والا|
|63||ٱلْقَيُّومُ||AL-QAYYOOM||The Sustainer, The Self-Subsisting||قائم رکھنے اور سنبھالنے والا|
|64||ٱلْوَاجِدُ||AL-WAAJID||The Perceiver||ہر چیز کا پانے والا|
|65||ٱلْمَاجِدُ||AL-MAAJID||The Illustrious, the Magnificent||بزرگی اور بڑائی والا|
|66||ٱلْوَاحِدُ||AL-WAAHID||The One||بے مثال، اکیلا|
|67||ٱلْأَحَد||AL-AHAD||The Unique, The Only One||اکیلا|
|68||ٱلْصَّمَدُ||AS-SAMAD||The Eternal, Satisfier of Needs||بے نیاز جو کسی کام کا محتاج نہیں|
|69||ٱلْقَادِرُ||AL-QADIR||The Capable, The Powerful||بڑی قدرت والا|
|70||ٱلْمُقْتَدِرُ||AL-MUQTADIR||The Omnipotent||بڑی قدرت والا|
|71||ٱلْمُقَدِّمُ||AL-MUQADDIM||The Expediter, The Promoter||آگے بڑھانے والا|
|72||ٱلْمُؤَخِّرُ||AL-MU’AKHKHIR||The Delayer, the Retarder||پیچھے رکھنے والا|
|73||ٱلأَوَّلُ||AL-AWWAL||The First||سب سے پہلے|
|74||ٱلْآخِرُ||AL-AAKHIR||The Last||سب کے بعد|
|75||ٱلْظَّاهِرُ||AZ-DHAAHIR||The Manifest||ظاہر و آشکار|
|76||ٱلْبَاطِنُ||AL-BAATIN||The Hidden One, Knower of the Hidden||پوشیدہ و نہاں|
|77||ٱلْوَالِي||AL-WAALI||The Governor, The Patron||سر پرست، متصرف|
|78||ٱلْمُتَعَالِي||AL-MUTA’ALI||The Self Exalted||سب سے بلند و برتر|
|79||ٱلْبَرُّ||AL-BARR||The Source of Goodness, the Kind Benefactor||تمام اچھائیوں کا سر چشمہ|
|80||ٱلْتَّوَّابُ||AT-TAWWAB||The Ever-Pardoning, The Relenting||توبہ قبول کرنے والا|
|81||ٱلْمُنْتَقِمُ||AL-MUNTAQIM||The Avenger||بدلہ لینے والا|
|82||ٱلْعَفُوُّ||AL-‘AFUWW||The Pardoner||معاف کرنے والا|
|83||ٱلْرَّؤُفُ||AR-RA’OOF||The Most Kind||بڑا مشفق و مہربان|
|84||مَالِكُ ٱلْمُلْكُ||MAALIK-UL-MULK||Master of the Kingdom, Owner of the Dominion||ملکوں کا مالک|
|85||ذُو ٱلْجَلَالِ وَٱلْإِكْرَامُ||DHUL-JALAALI WAL-IKRAAM||Possessor of Glory and Honour, Lord of Majesty and Generosity||عظمت و جلال اور انعام و اکرام والا|
|86||ٱلْمُقْسِطُ||AL-MUQSIT||The Equitable, the Requiter||عدل و انصاف قائم رکھنے والا|
|87||ٱلْجَامِعُ||AL-JAAMI’||The Gatherer, the Uniter||جمع کرنے والا|
|88||ٱلْغَنيُّ||AL-GHANIYY||The Self-Sufficient, The Wealthy||خود کفیل و بےپرواہ|
|89||ٱلْمُغْنِيُّ||AL-MUGHNI||The Enricher||توانگر بنانے والا|
|90||ٱلْمَانِعُ||AL-MANI’||The Withholder||روکنے والا|
|91||ٱلْضَّارُ||AD-DHARR||The Distresser||ضرر پہنچانے والا|
|92||ٱلْنَّافِعُ||AN-NAFI’||The Propitious, the Benefactor||نفع پہنچانے والا|
|93||ٱلْنُّورُ||AN-NUR||The Light, The Illuminator||نو راور انوار بخشنے والا|
|94||ٱلْهَادِي||AL-HAADI||The Guide||سیدھی راہ دکھانے والا|
|95||ٱلْبَدِيعُ||AL-BADEE’||The Incomparable Originator||بے مثال چیزوں کا پیدا کرنے والا|
|96||ٱلْبَاقِي||AL-BAAQI||The Ever-Surviving, The Everlasting||ہمیشہ باقی رہنے والا|
|97||ٱلْوَارِثُ||AL-WAARITH||The Inheritor, The Heir||سب کے بعد موجود رہنے والا|
|98||ٱلْرَّشِيدُ||AR-RASHEED||The Guide, Infallible Teacher||صحیح راہ پر چلانے والا|
|99||ٱلْصَّبُورُ||AS-SABOOR||The Forbearing, The Patient||بڑے صبر و تحمل والا|
ALLAH’S GLORIOUS NAMES
Mentioned everywhere throughout the chapters of the Quran
He has sent us down his names so we can understand and know our creator better
So, we can realize that no one can be Ar-Rahman or Ar-Raheem; so we can realize that the earth and the entire universe belongs to Al-Malik.
He has gifted us with his name so we are reminded constantly that he is Al-Jabbar (The-restorer) who can mend our broken hearts and when fear overcomes us and when we find no protection or solace in anyone,
We have Him (Al-Muhaymin) who protects and preserves our safety; who will protect us from all evil and harm.
He; the Almighty is Al-Khaliq (the creator) who created us and knows us best; knows our worries and sorrows; knows our darkness and light; knows what we need and what we want.
Allah created us, humans, by default; living beings who will eventually sin and make mistakes but the most Merciful told us that he is Al-Ghaffar (the forgiver), At-Tawwab (The ever pardoning), Al-‘Affuw (The pardoner) he forgives as if he never saw us committing any sin.
He honors or disgraces whomever he wills because he is Al-Muiz and Al-Mudhil.
Allah is As-Salaam (the embodiment of peace); He loves peace which is why he gave us ‘’Islam’’ a religion to follow. Living in the 21st century where social media is widespread it is difficult to not compare yourself with the ones you see online but one should be reminded that all of us are created by Al-Khaliq (the creator) and Al-Musawwir (The fashioner); his work has no flaws.
When life starts closing in you remember you have a lord who is Malik-Al-Mulk (The owner of absolute sovereignty); he shall open unexpected doors and ways because he is also Al-Fattah (the supreme solver) and Al Wahhab (The supreme Bestower).
He if intends will provide risk from unexpected sources because he controls this world, he is Al-Aziz (The almighty) and Al-Azeem (The Magnificent) and he is the only deity capable of providing provision hence his glorified name Ar-Razzak (The provider).
Al-Lateef (the most gentle) loves us unconditionally and helps us see the light amidst the darkness; he is Al-Mu’min (the infuser of faith) who grants the light of Islam within the hearts of those whom he loves.
When we lose track and sight of what is right, He, Ar-Rasheed (The guide) guides us and helps us differentiate between evil and good.
He is Al Quddus (the most sacred) and Al-Qahhar (The-All prevailing); whatever he wishes happens. Sometimes our plans don’t go as we expect or want them to go hence, we feel disappointed but we need to remember that Allah swt Al-Hakeem (The-All wise); his plan is the best of the best plans; He might delay in giving because he is Al-Mu’akhir (the delayer) but He Al-Wadud (The most loving); Al-Majeed (The glorious); Al-Jaleel (The Majestic); Al-Kareem (The most generous) knows whatever is best for his servant.
Allah the Exalted is Al-Aleem (The knowing); he knows about everything that goes on earth and in the universe; He, Ar-Rafi’ (The elevator) has raised the seven skies and has mentioned in his holy book of how just of a lord he is. In various verses of the Quran Allah mentions he is Al-‘Adl (the utterly just) and He is Al-Hakam (The impartial judge) who would never mistakenly punish an innocent being.
Humans live their day-to-day lives without realizing that they are accountable to their lord who is Al-Samee’ (The All-hearing), Al-Basir (The All-seeing), Al-Khabeer (The All-Aware), Ar-Raqeeb (The watchful), Ash-Shaheed (The All- observing and witnessing); who doesn’t miss one second of how we spend our lives but yet He is Al-Haleem (The most forbearing), who does not punish us immediately but extends his hand to help us and guide us; describing another one of his glorious name; Al-Basit (The extender).
He Al-Kabeer (The all headful and all-protecting) is Al-Qabid (the withholder) and Al-Mani’ (the withholder) who holds back whatever he wishes from us and is Al-Khafid (the reducer) who reduces whatever he wishes whether it is rizq, illness, etc. We should be thanking Allah (swt) day and night because he is Ash-Shakoor (The most appreciative) the one who deserves all the appreciation for all that he has bestowed upon us.
When we walk to Allah, he runs towards us because he is Al-Mujeeb (The responsive one), he has everything in abundance; he himself is Al-Wasi’ (The all-encompassing; the boundless) who doesn’t shy away from giving. Al-Alee’ (the most high) is the one we should obey and prostrate to. When someone misguides you or mistreats you remember that Al-Haseeb (the reckoner) will never forget and he will surely hold them accountable. He sustains his laws and the universe as he is Al-Muqeet (The sustainer) and Al-Hafeedh (The preserver).
On the day of reckoning when all humanity will be dead, He Al-Bai’th (influencer of new life) will put back soul into each and every one of us bringing us back to life. On the day when every soul will be worried about their deeds and actions, He Al-Haqq (the absolute truth), Al-Muta’ali (The self-exalted), Al-Tawwab (The ever pardoning), Al-Ahad (The only one), Al-Wahid (The one) will forgive his servants with his mercy.
Allah is the king of the kings and he is Al-Qawyii (The All-strong), Al-Wakeel (The trustee), and Al-Waliyy (the protecting associate) and he can overpower anyone he wants. Our lord loves consistency and being steadfast because he himself is Al-Mateen (The firm, The steadfast) and he is the originator of life on earth Al-Mubdi (The originator) and Al-Muhyi (the giver of life) who creates and brings to life likewise he is the holder of souls and bring death to whomever he wills; Al-Mumeet (The inflictor of death). All things; living or non-living will die one day except Al-Hayi (The -everlasting) and Al-Mueed (The restorer).
Allah is Al Qayyum (The sustainer), and Al-Wajid (The perceiver) and he deserves all praises as he is Al-Hameed (The praiseworthy).
Al-Muhsee (the counter) knows it all and he deals with everyone in his own way. Nobody can question the Qadr of Allah; whatever he wills; happens. If he wants to enrich someone he shall as he is Al-Mughni (the enricher); if he wants to distress someone, he, does it as he is Ad-Dharr (the distresser); If he wills to benefit someone he commands and it happens as he is An-Nafi’ (The benefactor); If he wills, he guides his special ones as he is Al-Haadi and Ar-Rasheed (The guide). He the almighty is Al-Muqsit (The just one) who loves his servants and shows kindness towards them as he is also Ar-Raoof (the most kind) and As-Saboor (the forbearing).
Al-Baqi (the everlasting) and Al-Badee’ (the incomparable originator) are self-sufficient and need no help with any of the matters of heaven and the earth. Allah Almighty is the An-Nur (the light) of the heavens and the earth and he Al-Ghaniyy (The wealthy) has all the treasures of the earth and the heavens. He Al-Warith (the inheritor) will gather everyone on the day of resurrection as he is Al-Jaami’ (The gatherer) and grant the righteous their rewards.
Allah (swt) is Dhul Jalaaliwal-Ikram (possessor of glory and honor) who is Al-Muqtadir (The powerful) over the oppressors; he is Al-Muntaqim (the avenger). He hears us all and is As-Samad (The satisfier of all needs) the one who satisfies the hearts. He is Al-Wali (the governor) of those who have no one.
His glory is such that he is Az-Zahir (Manifested) through his extraordinary creation and at the same time he is Al-Baatin (the hidden) because no one has ever seen him.
He is Al-Awwal (The first) and he will be Al-Akhir (the last). He is glorified as Al-Barr (the source of all goodness) as he provides us with nothing but good. Allah is Al-Muqaddim (The expediter) and he is Al-Qadeer(The omnipotent one) and his magnificence cannot be described truly as he is Al-Majid (the magnificent).