Attributes of Allah

Allah is the proper name of God, however, we know Him generally through His attributes. These attributes describe how Allah manifests Himself to us. God's attributes are innumerable since human intellect cannot possibly comprehend every aspect of the Supreme Being. A Hadith of the Holy Prophet (peace be on him) makes mention of Ninety Nine names of Allah commonly known as al- Asmaul Husna, the Most Names. In the Holy Quran we read: "And to Allah alone belong all perfect attributes. So call Him by these. And leave alone those who deviate from the right way with respect to His Attributes.
Allah - there is no God but He, the Living, the Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining. Slumber seizes Him not, nor sleep. To Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that will intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them; and they encompass nothing of His knowledge except what He pleases. His knowledge extends over the heavens and the earth; and the care of them burdens Him not;and He is the High, the Great

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is a lustrous niche, wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a glittering star. It is lit from blessed tree - an olive - neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would well-nigh glow forth even though fire touched it not.Light upon light! Allah guides to His light whomsoever He will. And Allah sets forth parables to men, and Allah know all things full well.

This light is now lit in houses with regard to which Allah has ordained that they be exalted and that His name be remembered in them, Therein is He glorified in the mornings and the evenings (24:36-37)

He is Allah, and there is no God beside Him, the Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is Gracious, the Merciful.He is Allah, and there is no God beside Him, the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace, the Bestower of Security, the Protector, the Mighty, the Subduer, the Exalted. Holy is Allah far above that which they associate with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are the most Beautiful Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty the Wise. (59: 23-25)

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: The Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Allah has ninety nine Names, one hundred less one; and who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise." (Bukhari, The Book of Tauhid)

Ninety-Nine Names of Allah


He is Allah, and there is no God beside Him. He is:


Names Meanings Names Meanings

al-Rehman The Gracious al-Haqq The True
al-Raheem The Merciful al-Wakeel The Trustee
al-Malik The Sovereign al-Qawi The Strong
al-Quddus The Holy al-Mateen The Firm
as-Salam The Source of Peace al-Walee The Friend
al-Mumin The Gaurdian of the Faith al-Hameed Praisworthy
al-Mohaymin The Protector al-Muhsi The Reckoner
al-Azeez The Mighty al-Mubdi The Originator
al-Jabbar The Compeller al-Mu'id The Restorer
al-Mutakabbir The Majestic al-Muhyi The Giver of Life
al-Khaliq The Creator al-Mumeet The Giver of Death
al-Bari The Originator al-Hayee The Living
al-Musawwir The Fashioner al-Qayyum The Self Subsisting
al-Ghaffar The Forgiver al-Wajid Finder
al-Qahhar The Subduer al-Majid The Noble
al-Wahhab The Bestower al-Wahid The Unique
al-Razzaq The Provider as-Samad The Eternal
al-Fattah The Opener al-Qadir The Powerful
al-Aleem The Knowing al-Muqtadir The Powerful
al-Qabidh The Constrictor al-Muqaddim The Expediter
al-Basit The Expander al-Mu'akhir The Postponer
al-Khafidh The Abaser al-Awwal The First
ar-Rafay The Exalter al-Akhir The Last
al-Mu'izz The Honourer al-Zahir The Manifest
al-Muzill The Abaser al-Batin The Hidden
as-Samee The All-Hearing al-Waalee The Governor
al-Baseer The All-Seeing al-Muta'li The Most Exalted
al-Hakam The Judge al-Barr The Benign
al-Adl The Just al-Tawwab The Oft Returning
al-Lateef The Subtle One al-Muntaqim The Avenger
al-Khabeer The Knowing al-Afu Pardoner
al-Haleem The Forbearing ar-Rauf The Compassionate
al-Azeem TheGreat Malikul- Mulk The Owner of Sovereignty
al-Ghafur The All-Forgiving Dhul-Jalal- wal- Ikram The Lord of Majisty and Bounty
ash-Shakur The Appreciator al-Jame The Gatherer
al-Ali The High
al-Kabeer The Great al-Ghanee The Self Sufficient
al-Hafeez Preserver al-Mughani The Enricher
al-Muqeet The Sustainer al-Mani The Preventer
al-Haseeb The Reckoner al-Nafi The Propitious
al-Jaleel The Sublime an-Noor The Light
al-Kareem Generous al-Hadi The Guide
ar-Raqeeb The Watchful al-Badi' The Incomparable
al-Mujeeb The Responser al-Muqsit The Just
al-Wassay The All-Embracing al-Dhar The Distresser
al-Hakeem The Wise al-Baqi The Everlasting
al-Wadud The Loving al-Warith Inheritor
al-Mujeed The Glorious ar-Rasheed The Guide to the Right Path
al-Baaith The Resurrector as-Sabur The Patient
ash-Shaheed The Witness

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