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The 99 Names of Allah, also known as The 99 Most Beautiful Names of God (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى transliteration: Asma’ Allah al-Ḥusná), are the names of God (specifically, attributes) by which Muslims regard God and which are traditionally maintained as described in the Qur’an, and Sunnah, amongst other places.


Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) used to call God by all His Names:


اللهم إني ادعوك بأسمائك الحسنى كلها “O God, I invoke You with all of Your Beautiful Names.


Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) is also reported to have said in a famous hadith:


“Verily, there are ninety-nine names of God, one hundred minus one. He who enumerates [and believes in them and the one God behind] them would get into Paradise”.

Of note is that this hadith does not say that there are only 99 names, but 99 names that are better than the others.


“He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, The Fashioner, to Him belong the most beautiful names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, do declare His praises and glory. And He is the Exalted in Might, The Wise. (Quran 59:24)

Below is a list of the 99 Names of ALLAH

    1. Ar-Rahman -The All Beneficent, The Most Merciful in Essence, The Compassionate, The Most Gracious


    1. Ar-Rahim -The Most Merciful, The Most Merciful in Actions


    1. Al-Malik -The King, The Sovereign, The True and Ultimate King


    1. Al-Quddus -The Most Holy, The Most Pure, The Most Perfect


    1. As-Salaam -The Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, The Most Perfect


    1. Al-Mu’min -The Guarantor, The Self Affirming, The Granter of Security, The Affirmer of Truth


    1. Al-Muhaymin -The Guardian, The Preserver, The Overseeing Protector


    1. Al-Aziz -The Almighty, The Self Sufficient, The Most Honorable


    1. Al-Jabbar -The Powerful,The Irresistible,The Compeller,The Most Lofty,The Restorer/Improver of Affairs


    1. Al-Mutakabbir -The Tremendous


    1. Al-Khaliq -The Creator


    1. Al-Bari’ -The Rightful


    1. Al-Musawwir -The Fashioner of Forms


    1. Al-Ghaffar -The Ever Forgiving


    1. Al-Qahhar -The All Compelling Subduer


    1. Al-Wahhab -The Bestower


    1. Ar-Razzaq -The Ever Providing


    1. Al-Fattah -The Opener, The Victory Giver


    1. Al-Alim -The All Knowing, The Omniscient


    1. Al-Qabid -The Restrainer, The Straightener


    1. Al-Basit -The Expander, The Munificent


    1. Al-Khafid -The Abaser


    1. Ar-Rafi‘e -The Exalter


    1. Al-Mu‘ezz -The Giver of Honour


    1. Al-Mudhell -The Giver of Dishonour


    1. As-Sami‘e -The All Hearing


    1. Al-Basir -The All Seeing


    1. Al-Hakam -The Judge, The Arbitrator


    1. Al-`Adl -The Utterly Just


    1. Al-Lateef -The Subtly Kind


    1. Al-Khabeer -The All Aware


    1. Al-Haleem -The Forbearing, The Indulgent


    1. Al-Azeem -The Magnificent, The Infinite


    1. Al-Ghafoor -The All Forgiving


    1. Ash-Shakoor -The Grateful


    1. Al-Aliyy -The Sublimely Exalted


    1. Al-Kabeer -The Great


    1. Al-Hafeez -The Preserver


    1. Al-Muqeet -The Nourisher


    1. Al-Hasib -The Reckoner


    1. Al-Jaleel -The Majestic


    1. Al-Karim -The Bountiful, The Generous


    1. Ar-Raqib -The Watchful


    1. Al-Mujib -The Responsive, The Answerer


    1. Al-Wasse‘e -The Vast, The All Encompassing


    1. Al-Hakeem -The Wise


    1. Al-Wadud -The Loving, The Kind One


    1. Al-Majeed -The All Glorious


    1. Al-Ba’ith -The Raiser of The Dead


    1. Ash-Shaheed -The Witness


    1. Al-Haqq -The Truth, The Real


    1. Al-Wakeel -The Trustee, The Dependable


    1. Al-Qawee -The Strong


    1. Al-Mateen -The Firm, The Steadfast


    1. Al-WaleeThe Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper


    1. Al-Hamid -The All Praiseworthy


    1. Al-Muhsi -The Accounter, The Numberer of All


    1. Al-Mubdi’ -The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of All


    1. Al-Mu‘id -The Reinstater Who Brings Back All


    1. Al-Muhyi -The Giver of Life


    1. Al-Mumit -The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer


    1. Al-Hayy -The Ever Living


    1. Al-Qayyum -The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All


    1. Al-Wajid -The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing


    1. Al-Majid -The Illustrious, The Magnificent


    1. Al-Wahid -The One, The Unique, Manifestation of Unity


    1. Al-Ahad -The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible


    1. As-Samad -The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable, The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting


    1. Al-Qadir -The All Able


    1. Al-Muqtadir -The All Determiner, The Dominant


    1. Al-Muqaddim -The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward


    1. Al-Mu’akhir -The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away


    1. Al-Awwal -The First


    1. Al-Akhir -The Last


    1. Az-Zahir -The Manifest, The All Victorious


    1. Al-Batin -The Hidden, The All Encompassing


    1. Al-Waali -The Patron


    1. Al-Muta’ali -The Self Exalted


    1. Al-Barr -The Most Kind and Righteous


    1. At-Tawwab -The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting


    1. Al-Muntaqim -The Avenger


    1. Al-‘Afuww -The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins


    1. Ar-Ra’uf -The Compassionate, The All Pitying


    1. Malik-al-Mulk -The Owner of All Sovereignty


    1. Dhu-al-Jalali wa-al-Ikram -The Lord of Majesty and Generosity


    1. Al-Muqsit -The Equitable, The Requiter


    1. Al-Jami‘e -The Gatherer, The Unifier


    1. Al-Ghani -The All Rich, The Independent


    1. Al-Mughni -The Enricher, The Emancipator


    1. Al-Mani’e -The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender


    1. Ad-Darr -The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor


    1. An-Nafi‘e -The Propitious, The Benefactor


    1. An-Nur -The Light


    1. Al-Hadi -The Guide


    1. Al-Badi -The Incomparable, The Originator


    1. Al-Baqi -The Ever Enduring and Immutable


    1. Al-Warith -The Heir, The Inheritor of All


    1. Ar-Rashid -The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower


  1. As-Sabur -The Patient, The Timeless.

“There is nothing whatever like unto Him, and He is the One that hears and sees (all things)”. Qur’an [42:11]