The beautiful names of allah book PDF 99 names of Allah pdf

99 names of allah pdf

Introduction
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
All praise is due to Allah, and may His peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah.
This booklet provides a brief definition of the meanings of Allah’s Beautiful Names, along with
textual evidence from the Qur’an or the Prophet’s Sunnah (tradition). For more information you

This is a very interesting book that shows the beautiful names of Allah with a simple and concise meaning It also mentions the evidence of each name with showing how many times it is mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah.

99 names of allah with meaning and benefits



Meaning: The word ‘Allah’, the proper name of God, indicates that Allah is the true God
who alone deserves to be worshipped, whom all creatures worship out of love, praise His
greatness, revere Him and turn to Him in times of need and adversity. In fact, this name
comprises all the meanings of His beautiful names.
Occurrence: 2724 times.
Evidence: “Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I; therefore, worship Me and keep up prayer
for My remembrance.” (Surat Taa Haa, 20:14)
7
Meaning: He is the creator, the owner and disposer of all affairs who bestows His blessings
upon His creatures and looks after His righteous servants by setting their hearts aright. This
name must not be attributed to other than Allah, Exalted be He. However, when used to refer
to other than Allah, it is always used in the genitive case, to mean ‘the owner or proprietor of
something’, such as rabb al-‘usrah; that is, the head of the family.
Occurrence: 900 times.
Evidence: “All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.” (Surat Al-Faatihah: 1:2)
9
Meaning: He is, and has always been, one, without anyone else with Him. He is unique
and there is no one like Him in His being, just as He is unique in His attributes, actions and
Lordship. He is the only One who deserves to be worshipped.
Occurrence: Al-Waahid: 22 times; Al-Ahad: once.
Evidence: “He is the One, the Supreme and Irresistible.” (Surat Ar-Ra’d, 13:16);
“Say, ‘He is Allah, the One and Only.’” (Surat Al-Ikhlaas, 112:1)
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Meaning: These two names indicate (a) Allah’s comprehensive mercy which He shows to all
His creation without exception by creating them and providing for them, and (b) the particular
mercy that He has exclusively for the believers, both in this life and in the hereafter.
Occurrence: Ar-Rahmaan: 57 times; Ar-Raheem: 123 times.
Evidence: “The Most Gracious has taught the Qur’an.” (Surat Ar-Rahmaan, 55:1- 2)
13
Meaning: He is the One who will remain and will never die. His Life is perfect in every sense,
which requires all perfect attributes and negates all their opposites in every sense. This perfect
attribute requires that neither sleep nor slumber overtake Him.
Occurrence: 5 times.
Evidence: “Allah, there is no god by He, the Ever Living, the All-Sustainer..”(Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:255)
15
Meaning: He is the Self-Sufficient Master who is not in need of anyone; everything exists because
of Him and everything other than Him needs Him and totally depends on Him.
Occurrence: 3 times.
Evidence: “Allah, there is no god by He, the Ever Living, the All-Sustainer..”(Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:255)
17
Meaning: Al-Awwal (The First): There was nothing before Him, and everything other than Him
He brought into existence from absolutely nothing. Al-Aakhir (the Last): There is nothing after
Him and, being Infinite, He will exist for all eternity.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward; and He has full knowledge
of all things.” (Surat Al-Hadeed, 57:3)
19
Meaning: Adh-Dhaahir (the Outward) is the Most Great who is above everything and nothing
is above Him. Al-Baatin is the One who is nearest to everything and everyone due to His full
awareness of all secrets, and what is yet more hidden.
Occurrence: Both names occur only once.
Evidence: “He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward; and He has full knowledge
of all things.” (Surat Al-Hadeed, 57:3)
21
Meaning: The One who will ever remain after the creation perishes. He is the One who will
repossess whatever He has granted them after their death. He is, and has always been, the
owner of everything which He bequeaths to whomever He wills and gives to whomever He
likes.
Occurrence: 3 times.
Evidence: “It is We who give life and cause to die, and We are the Inheritor.” (Surat Al-Hijr, 15:23)
23
Meaning: He is free of any imperfection, and evil is not attributed to Him, for all perfect and
sublime attributes belong to Him.
Occurrence: twice.
Evidence: “…The Sovereign Lord, the Holy, the Exalted in Mighty, the All-Wise.”
(Surat Al-Jumuah, 62:1) 25 Meaning: Allah is free of any imperfection and anything that does not befit His majesty and the One who has no partners. All creation glorifies and declares Him free of any imperfection due to His perfect and beautiful names and attributes. Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah. Evidence: ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, narrated that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say in his bowing and prostration while praying, Subbuhun quddusun, rabb-ul-malaa’ikati warrooh “[You are] the Supremely glorified, the Holy. [You are] the Lord of the angels and of Jibreel.” (Reported by Muslim) 27 Meaning: Allah is free of any imperfection in His Being, names, attributes and actions. He is also the One who grants peace and security to all his creation. Occurrence: once. Evidence: “He is Allah; there is none worthy of worship except for Him; the Sovereign, the Holy, the Source of Peace, the Granter of Security...” (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:23) 29 Meaning: Allah testifies to His Oneness and Unity with substantial evidence and confirms the truthfulness of His messengers and their followers. He is also the One who grants peace and security to His slaves, assuring them that He will not wrong them in any way and provides peace and security to His righteous servants. This is evident in the peace and tranquillity they find in their hearts, as well as the absence of fear when they turn to Him in this life, and the absence of which they will feel on the Day of Judgement, the Day of the Great Fear. Occurrence: once. Evidence: “…The Holy, the Source of peace, the Granter of security, the Ever Watchful, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Supremely Great…” (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:23) 31 Meaning: He is the One who truly exists and who is undeniably the Lord and King, the One who is perfect regarding His actions and attributes. His speech, His decree, His promise and His legislation is the truth. Occurrence: 10 times. Evidence: “Exalted be Allah, the True King. (Surat Al-Mu’minoon, 23:116) 33 Meaning: He is the Supreme Being to whom supremacy belongs. He is exalted far above the attributes of His creation and destroys the tyrants among them. No one should be called by this name except Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He. Occurrence: once. Evidence: “…The Almighty, the Compeller, the Supremely Great.” (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:23) 35 Meaning: This name comprises all attributes of greatness, majesty and glory. He is the Greatest and Tremendous in His Being, names and attributes, and thus none of His creation deserves to be exalted with the heart, the tongue and all body parts as He should be. Occurrence: 9 times. Evidence: “He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:255) 37 Meaning: He is the Magnificent, the Sublime and the Most Great in His Being, attributes and actions, and there is nothing greater than Him. Occurrence: 6 times. Evidence: “The Knower of the unseen and the visible, the Most Great, the High-Exalted.” (Surat Ar-Ra’d, 13:9) 39 Meaning: Allah has absolute highness in every sense above all else—highness with regard to His Being, majestic position, attributes and absolute dominance. He is high above His creation and everything and everyone is under His absolute control and superior authority. Occurrence: Al-‘Aliyy: 8 times; Al-A’laa: twice; Al-Muta’aal: once Evidence: “…He is the Most High, the Magnificent.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:255); “Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High.” (Surat Al-A’laa, 87:1); “He is the Knower of the unseen and the visible, the All-Great, the Exalted.” (Surat Ar-Rad, 13:9)
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Meaning: He has knowledge of all things, subtle and hidden, and He shows His immense
mercy to His slaves in very subtle ways known to no one but Him.
Occurrence: 7 times.
Evidence: “…And He is the All-Subtle, the All-Aware.” (Surat Al-An’aam, 6:103)
43
Meaning: He has supreme wisdom in everything, in whatever He has decreed, in His legislation
and reward and punishment on the Day of Judgement. He has given everything its perfect form
and created everything in the best possible manner. He never creates anything in vain, nor does
He legislate or judge in vain. He does things in His absolute wisdom.
Occurrence: 91 times.
Evidence: “And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (Surat Ibraaheem, 14:4)
45
Meaning: He embraces everything in mercy and knowledge, His sustenance reaches all His
creation without exception and no one is capable of praising Him as much as He has praised
Himself.
Occurrence: 9 times.
Evidence: “Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:115)
47
Meaning: He is the One whose knowledge is comprehensive and extends to everything seen
and unseen, apparent and hidden. Nothing whatsoever is hidden from Him and He knows
what was in the past, what is in the present, and will be in the future.
Occurrence: Al-‘Aleem: 157 times; Al-’Aalim: 13 times and ‘Allaam-ul – Ghuyoob: 4 times.
Evidence: “Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:115)
49
Meaning: He is the One to whom belongs the absolute dominion of the heavens and the earth and
everything in them. The entire universe is under His control. There is nothing above Him. He alone
has true and supreme dominion and disposes of the entire universe in the manner He pleases. He
is the owner of everything. The name Al-Maleek points to Allah’s absolute and glorious sovereignty.
Occurrence: Al-Malik: 5 times; Al-Maleek: once; Al-Maalik: twice.
Evidence: “…The Sovereign Lord (Al-Malik) the Holy One…” (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:23); “Truly, the righteous
will be among gardens and rivers, in a seat of honour in the presence of a Sovereign who is Perfect
in Ability.” (Surat Al-Qamar, 54:54 – 55); “Say, ‘O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty!…’” (Surat Aal-‘Imraan, 3:26)
51
Meaning: He is worthy of all praise for all His actions, statements, attributes, names, legislation
and decree. He is worthy of all praise under all circumstances, and He is worthy of all thanks
and praise due to His perfect attributes and abundant kindness to His creation.
Occurrence: 17 times.
Evidence: “Surely, He is Praiseworthy, All-Glorious.” (Surat Hud, 11:73)
53
Meaning: He has all perfect attributes and whatever is related to them. He is the Greatest and
all His actions are great. His generosity is boundless, and everyone and everything glorify Him
because of His greatness.
Occurrence: twice.
Evidence: “He is Praiseworthy, All-Glorious.” (Surat Hud, 11:73)
55
Meaning: He is fully aware of everything: apparent, hidden, all the secrets, and what is yet
more hidden.
Occurrence: 45 times.
Evidence: “He said, ‘The All-Knowing and All-Aware informed me of it.’” (Surat At-Tahreem, 66:3)
57
Meaning: He is the All-Powerful, to whom perfect power belongs. His commands are carried
out, He is never overpowered, His decree cannot be averted and whatever He decrees certainly
takes place. He gives assistance and support to the believers and severely punishes those who
disbelieve His signs and arrogantly turn away from declaring His Oneness.
Occurrence: 9 times.
Evidence: “…He is the All-Strong, the All-Mighty.” (Surat Ash-Shooraa, 42:19)
59
Meaning: He is the possessor of the ultimate strength and ability, and who endures neither
hardship, nor weariness.
Occurrence: Once.
Evidence: “Truly, Allah is the Lord of power, the All-Strong.” (Surat Adh-Dhaariyyaat, 51:58)
61
Meaning: He is the All-Strong, All-Dominant who reigns supreme over His creatures. He has
subjugated all His creatures, all of whom have humbled themselves before Him and have
totally submitted to His authority.
Occurrence: 92 times.
Evidence: “…And know that Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:260)
63
Meaning: He is the One before whom everyone, including tyrants, is humbled. He is also the
One who prevails over all His creation and to whom everyone and everything submits.
Occurrence: Al-Qaahir: twice; Al-Qahhaar: 6 times
Evidence: “…And He is the One, the All-Dominant.” (Surat Al-Ahzaab, 13:16); “He is the Irresistible,
[reigns Supreme] Above His servants.” (Surat Al-An’aam, 6:61)
65
Meaning: Al-Qaadir is the One who is able to do whatever He wills, nothing in the heavens or
the earth escapes Him or frustrates His plan. Al-Qadeer (the Ever Able) is the One whose ability
is complete and perfect. Al-Muqtadir (the Perfect in Ability) is an intensive form that stresses
Allah’s perfect ability.
Occurrence: Al-Qaadir: 12 times; Al-Qadeer: 45 times; Al-Muqtadir: 4 times
Evidence: “Say, ‘He is able to send punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your
feet.’” (Surat Al-An’aam, 6:65); “Indeed, the righteous will be among gardens and rivers, in a seat of
honour in the presence of a Sovereign who is Perfect in Ability.” (Surat Al-Qamar, 54:54 – 55); “Allah
has power over all things.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:20)
67
Meaning: He is the Most High, the Irresistible and the Sublime. Whatever He decrees will
certainly come to pass without fail. He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds,
and brings comfort to the weak and to those who turn to Him and seek His refuge.
Occurrence: Once.
Evidence: “…The Almighty, the Compeller, the Supremely Great…” (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:23)
69
Meaning: Al-Khaaliq is the One who creates things out of nothing and with no precedents.
The name Al-Khallaaq is the intensive form of Al-Khaaliq, which indicates that He increases in
creation what He pleases and in a perfect manner.
Occurrence: Al-Khaaliq 8 times; Al-Khallaaq 2 times.
Evidence: “He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Fashioner…” (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:24); “Truly,
your Lord is the Creator, the All-Knowing.” (Surat Al-Hijr, 15:86)
71
Meaning: Allah causes things He has decreed to exist out of nothing and in a specific manner.
Occurrence: 3 times.
Evidence: “He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Fashioner.” (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:24).
73
Meaning: Allah brings into existence whatever He wills in the manner He wills it. He shapes
and fashions His creatures in different forms and shapes in His infinite wisdom.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Fashioner.” (Surat Al-Hashr, 59:24)
75
Meaning: He is the One who watches over His creatures and is fully aware of all their actions,
sustenance and the terms He has fixed for them in this life. He knows all their affairs, has power
over all of them, has a record of everyone’s deeds and is aware of them and encompasses them
from all sides.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “…The Source of Peace, the Granter of Security, the Ever Watchful…” (Surat al-Hashr, 59:23)
77
Meaning: He is the One who protects the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, records
the deeds of His slaves and protects the believers from danger and Satan, and from committing
sins.
Occurrence: Al-Haafidh: 3 times; Al-Hafeedh: 3 times.
Evidence: “Allah is the Best Guardian.” (Surat Yusuf: 12:64); “My Lord is guardian over all things.”
(Surat Hud: 11:57)
79
Meaning: He is the guardian who manages everything and disposes of all affairs. Allah, Exalted
be He, is the Master of all creation; that is, He is their Creator, Ruler and True God who alone
deserves to be worshipped. He loves the believers and provides them with special help and
support.
Occurrence: Al-Waliyy: 15 times; Al-Mawlaa: 12 times.
Evidence: “… Allah is your Protector—an excellent Protector and an excellent Helper!” (Surat
Al-Anfaal, 8:40); “He is the Protector, the Praiseworthy.” (Surat Ash-Shooraa, 42:28)
81
Meaning: Allah grants victory to whomever of His believing servants He pleases; no one will
overcome those Allah helps, nor will anyone be able to help those Allah forsakes.
Occurrence: An-Naseer: 4 times, Khayr-un-Naasireen: once.
Evidence: “Then know that Allah is your Protector—an excellent Protector and an excellent
Helper!” (Surat Al-Anfaal: 8:40); ”Nay, Allah is your Protector, and He is the best of helpers.” (Surat
Aal- ‘Imraam: 3:150)
83
Meaning: Al-Wakeel is the One who disposes of the affairs of all His creatures, the One who
provides for them, grants their requests and fulfils their needs. He assists and protects those
who seek His refuge, takes charge of His righteous servants’ affairs by guiding them to all that
is easy, keeping them away from all that causes them hardship and assists them in everything.
Al-Kafeel means the witness, the guardian, the protector and the guarantor.
Occurrence: Al-Wakeel: 14 times; Al-Kafeel: once.
Evidence: “Enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs.” (Surat An-Nisaa’, 4:81); “…you have made Allah
your guarantor.” (Surat An-Nahl, 16:91)
85
Meaning: He is sufficient for all His creation. He sufficiently provides for His slaves, manages
their affairs and sets right their condition. He is sufficient for His righteous servants, whom He
cares for and grants assistance, support and victory.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “Is Allah not sufficient for His servants?” (Surat Az-Zumar, 39:36)
87
Meaning: He is the Master with absolute sovereignty to whom all His creatures turn for their
needs and for whatever happens to them, and to whom all hearts turn, hoping for His mercy
and fearing His punishment.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “Allah, the Eternal (As-Samad).” (Surat Al-Ikhlaas, 112: 2)
89
Meaning: He takes it upon Himself to provide sustenance to all His creatures without exception.
He also takes it upon Himself to grant, with His immense mercy and grace, His righteous
servants, special provision, namely, blessings of faith and lawful earnings. The word Ar-Razzaaq
points to His abundant provision and plentiful sustenance.
Occurrence: Ar-Raaziq: 5 times; Ar-Razzaaq: once.
Evidence: “Provide for us; for You are the best of providers.” (Surat Al-Maa’idah, 5:114) “Allah is the
great Sustainer, the Mighty One, the Invincible.” (Surat Adh-Dhariyaat, 51:58)
91
Meaning: He judges between His servants, opens the doors of sustenance and mercy for them,
as well as the doors closed in their faces and thus makes things easy for them.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “And He is the All-Knowing Superb Arbiter.” (Surat Saba’, 34:26)
93
Meaning: He is the One whose Oneness is evident with the proofs supporting it. He is the One
who makes the truth evident to His slaves and conveys it to them.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “…And they will realise that Allah is the [very] Truth, that makes all things manifest.”
(Surat An-Noor, 24:25)
95
Meaning: He is the One who helps His creation to get to know Him as being their Lord and
Creator, guides them to whatever is in their best interests and to earn their livelihoods. He
shows people the path of good and the path of evil and guides to His Right Path whomever of
them He wills.
Occurrence: twice.
Evidence: “Your Lord suffices as a guide and as a helper.” (Surat Al-Furqaan, 25:31)
97
Meaning: He is the One who judges amongst His slaves, in this life and in the hereafter, with
absolute fairness and equity, based on (1) His universal will, (2) His religious legislation and (3)
His reward and punishment.
Occurrence: Al-Hakam: once; Khayr-ul-Haakimeen: 5 times.
Evidence: “Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah?” (Surat An-An’aam: 6:114); “…and He is the
Best of Judges.” (Surat Yoonus, 10:109)
99
Meaning: He bestows mercy upon His servants and is compassionate towards them. The
attribute of ra ,
fah (compassion), from which this name is derived, is the highest form of mercy
(rahmah), and He bestows it upon all His creation in this world and upon some of them in the
hereafter.
Occurrence: 10 times.
Evidence: “Allah is Most Compassionate and Most Merciful to mankind.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:143)
101
Meaning: Allah loves His prophets, messengers and obedient servants who also love him. He is
the most beloved, who deserves to be loved with all our hearts and better than ourselves, better
than our children, and better than everyone and everything else we love and cherish.
Occurrence: 2 times.
Evidence: “Surely, my Lord is Most Merciful, Most Loving.” (Surat Hud, 11:90)
103
Meaning: Allah showers His apparent and hidden blessings upon His slaves. All His creation
totally depends on Him at all times and cannot do without His absolute kindness. He multiplies
the rewards of the righteous among the Muslims and forgives the wrongdoers among them,
and His promise is true.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “Truly, He is The Source of Goodness, The Compassionate.” (Surat At-Tur, 52:28)
105
Meaning: Allah is so patient and forbearing that He does not punish His slaves for any sin they
commit; rather, He gives them the opportunity to make amends and turn to Him in repentance.
He forgives them, in His infinite mercy, even though He can punish them for the sins they
commit.
Occurrence: 11 times
Evidence: “Allah is Ever-Forgiving, All-Forbearing.” (Surat Aal-‘Imraan: 3:155)
107
Meaning: He is the One who forgives sins and accepts the repentance of all those who turn to
Him; He conceals the sins of His servants, shows never-ending compassion to them and lavishes
kindness on them. The word Al-Ghaffaar points to His immense and constant forgiveness of sins.
Occurrence: Al-Ghafoor: 91 times; Al-Ghafaar: 5 times; Ghaafir-udh-Dhanb: once.
Evidence: “Allah is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” (Surat Ash-Shooraa 42:5); “Is He not
indeed the Almighty, the Endlessly Forgiving?” (Surat Az-Zumar, 39:5); “The Forgiver of sin, the
Acceptor of repentance…” (Surat Ghaafir, 40:3)
109
Meaning: He forgives sins and overlooks the transgression of wrongdoers and gives general
pardon that erases all sins committed by His servants, especially if they do something that is
bound to bring about His forgiveness, such as sincerely declaring His Oneness, seeking His
forgiveness, turning to Him in repentance and doing righteous deeds.
Occurrence: 5 times.
Evidence: “Allah is Ever-Pardoning, Ever-Forgiving.” (Surat An-Nisaa’, 4:43)
111
Meaning: He is the One who helps His slaves repent and submit completely to Him after
turning to Him, and then He accepts their repentance and pardons their sins.
Occurrence: 11 times
Evidence: “Allah is Ever-Returning, Most Merciful.” (Surat Al-Hujuraat, 49:12)
113
Al-Kareem is the One who gives His slaves abundantly and benefits them immeasurably, the
One who bestows blessings on His slaves even before they become deserving of them and
the One who gives without measure and without being asked. Al-Akram is the Most Bountiful
whose generosity is matchless.
Occurrence: Al-Kareem: 3 times; Al-Akram: once.
Evidence: “O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Most Gracious?”
(Surat Al-Infitaar, 82:6); “Read! And your Lord is the Most Bountiful.” (Surat Al-‘Alaq, 96:3)
115
Meaning: He frequently blesses and rewards His obedient servants abundantly and is pleased
with little gratitude from His servants in return for His countless blessings.
Occurrence: Ash-Shaakir: twice; Ash-Shakoor: 4 times.
Evidence: “Allah is Grateful and Ever Forbearing.” (Surat At-Taghaabun, 64:17); “Surely, Allah is
Thankful, All Knowing.” (Surat al-Baqarah, 2:158)
117
Meaning: Allah hears and is aware of all secrets without exception. He hears everything people
say and whatever His creation utters. Nothing is hidden from Him, and He is the All-Hearing
who answers the prayer of those who pray to Him.
Occurrence: 45 times.
Evidence: “He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.” (Surat Ash-Shooraa, 42:11)
119
Meaning: He is the One whose sight encompasses everything that is conceivable, hidden or
apparent, no matter how hidden or small it may be.
Occurrence: 42 times.
Evidence: “Surely, He is aware of and sees His servants.” (Surat Ash-Shooraa: 42:27)
121
Meaning: He is the One who is aware of everything and knows it in detail, the One from whom
nothing the weight of an atom on earth or in heaven is hidden.
Occurrence: 18 times.
Evidence: “Allah is sufficient as a witness.” (Surat An-Nisaa’, 4:79)
123
Meaning: He is the One whose hearing, seeing and knowledge encompass everything and the
One from whom nothing is hidden.
Occurrence: 3 times.
Evidence: “Allah is ever Watchful over all things.” (Surat Al-Ahzaab, 33:52)
125
Meaning: He is close to everyone because of His immense knowledge and constant observation
and awareness. He is also close to those of His slaves who worship Him, invoke Him and love
Him, and He gives them the assistance and support they need and answers their prayers.
Occurrence: 3 times.
Evidence: “And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer
the prayer of the supplicant when he calls on Me.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:186)
127
Meaning: Allah favourably responds to the supplications and requests of His slaves. He
answers their supplications and grants their requests.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “Indeed, my Lord is Ever Near, ready to answer.” (Surat Hud, 11:61)
129
Meaning: He is the One from whom nothing is hidden. He encompasses everything with His
knowledge and keeps strict count of all things.
Occurrence: 8 times.
Evidence: “…And Allah encompasses the unbelievers.” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:19)
131
Meaning: Allah is sufficient for those who rely on Him, is aware of His slaves and will take
account of their actions and reward them or punish them accordingly in His immense wisdom
and absolute knowledge. He is sufficient for the believers.
Occurrence: 3 times.
Evidence: “Allah is sufficient as a Reckoner.” (Surat An-Nisaa’: 4:6)
133
Meaning: Allah is not in need of His creation. He does not stand in need of anyone at all, while
His creation is in need of Him.
Occurrence: 18 times.
Evidence: “Glory be to Him! He is self-sufficient.” (Surat Yoonus, 10:68)
135
Meaning: Allah is so generous that His immense generosity reaches all His slaves. He grants
whatever he wills to whomever He wills. This includes guidance to His true religion, sustenance
and cure from diseases.
Occurrence: 3 times.
Evidence: “Or do they possess the treasures of the mercy of your Lord, the All Mighty, the Ever
Giving?” (Surat Saad, 38:9)
137
Meaning: He has power over all things and is the One who provides sustenance. Allah decrees
the needs of His creation, in His immense knowledge, and then provides them with whatever
they need according to His will and thus preserves them with whatever He grants them.
Occurrence: once.
Evidence: “Allah has power over everything.” (Surat An-Nisaa’, 4:85)
139
Meaning: The Withholder is the One who takes away souls, provision and whatever He
pleases, and the Expander is the One who gives provision, mercy and whatever He wishes. He
is also the One who stretches out His Hands so that the believers may repent and turn to Him.
These two names are among those names of Allah which always come together, for absolute
perfection is realised in their combination, and they cannot be used separately.
Occurrence: These names are not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is the one Who
fixes prices and who withholds and gives abundantly.” (Reported by At-Tirmidhee and Abu Daawood)
141
Meaning: He places things where they should exactly belong. He advances and postpones
whatever He pleases in His infinite wisdom and absolute justice. He decreed everything
before He created the creation. He promotes whomever He wills to the higher positions of the
righteous predecessors and delays and holds back whomever he wills, in His absolute wisdom
and justice. No one can advance whatever He delays, nor delay whatever He advances.
Occurrence: These names are not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “…You (i.e. Allah) are
the Advancer and You are the Delayer…” (Reported by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim)
143
Meaning: Allah is gentle in His actions, His legislation and His judgement. He created the
creation and legislated laws in gradual stages with His immense wisdom and in such a way as
to make these laws appropriate and simple for his servants. Ar-Rafeeq also means the One who
treats His servants with kindness and leniency.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is
gentle and loves those who are gentle. He gives for gentleness that which He does not give for
harshness.” (Reported by Ahmad)
145
Meaning: He is the One who graciously gives favours and gifts even before He is asked. He
is the One who shows kindness to His creation by bestowing His blessings upon them and
providing them with everything they need. He also bestows His kindness on the righteous
believers by guiding them, assisting them and granting them true faith.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “O Allah! I ask You by
virtue of the fact that all praise is due to You; none has the right to be worshiped but You, the
Bestower…” (Reported by At-Tirmidhee; Abu Daawood. Sheikh Al-Albaanee classified it as authentic ‘saheeh’)
147
Meaning: He gives abundantly to all His creatures without exception and bestows on them His
kindness and countless graces and blessings. He exclusively bestows on the righteous believers
certain blessings in this life and in the hereafter.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is Most Generous
and He loves generosity.” (Reported by At-Tirmidhee)
149
Meaning: He provides whatever He has created with countless blessings and the One who has
perfected, sustained, and guided everything He has created.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “…Allah is the Doer of
Good and He loves [to see His slaves] do good.” (At-Tabaraanee. Classified as saheeh ‘authentic’ by Sheikh
Al-Albaanee)
151
Meaning: Allah always covers His slaves’ faults and never exposes them. He also likes them to
conceal their sins and avoid whatever is bound to dishonour them, being aware of His presence
and showing Him the respect due to Him.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah,
Glorified and Sublime be He, is modest and concealing, and He loves modesty and
concealment…” (Reported by At-Tirmidhee and Abu Daawood)
153
Meaning: He is the Irresistible and All-Powerful Judge and Ruler who rewards or punishes
people according to their deeds.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “…Then He (Allah) will
call out to them with a voice that those far off will hear just as those nearby will hear): I am the
King. I am the Supreme Judge…” (Al-Haakim. Sheikh Al-Albaanee classified it as hasan ‘good’.)
155
Meaning: He is well aware of all physical and spiritual diseases as well as their remedy, and
He is the only One who can heal them. There is no cure except His cure, and none can relieve
suffering. His legislation is the panacea for all humanity’s ills and the source of humanity’s
good and wellbeing.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Remove the disease,
O Lord of mankind, and cure [him/her], for You are the Great Curer…” (Reported by Al-Bukhaaree)
157
Meaning: He is the Master of all creation and all creation without exception are His slaves who
turn to none but Him and who act by His command.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The Master is Allah.”
(Reported by Ahmad and Abu Daawood: Saheeh)
159
Meaning: He is the One and Unique for whom there is no partner or equal.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Surely, Allah is Al-Witr
(i.e. One who has no equal), and He likes Al-Witr [prayer].” (Reported by Muslim)
161
Meaning: Modesty, as a divine attribute, is a perfect quality befitting none but Him and suits
His majesty and greatness to the exclusion of all creation. This modesty is in no way similar to
modesty displayed by any of His creatures, for it denotes His all-encompassing mercy, perfect
grace and kindness, and great forgiveness and forbearance.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah
(tradition).
Evidence: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Your Lord
is modest and generous and would never turn the hands of someone without gain when he
raises them to Him [in supplication].” (Reported by At-Tirmidhee and Abu Daawood)
163
Meaning: Allah is free of any imperfection. He is good and pure in His being, His actions, His
names and His attributes. He loves those who are good and pure and accepts only that which
is good and pure.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “O people!
Allah is Pure and, therefore, accepts only that which is pure. …” (Reported by Muslim)
165
Meaning: He is the real provider. No one can withhold what He gives, nor can anyone give
what He withholds. There is no limit to what He gives, and whatever He gives reaches all His
creation.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “…Allah is the Giver
and I am Al-Qaasim (i.e. the distributor) …” (Reported by Al-Bukhaaree)
167
Meaning: He has the best and perfect qualities. He is Beautiful in His Being, and all His names,
attributes and actions are also beautiful.
Occurrence: This name is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an but rather in the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Evidence: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is
beautiful and loves beauty.” (Reported by Muslim)
169 Index
Allah, Glorified and Exalted Be He
Ar-Rabb
Al-Waahid, Al-Ahad
Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem
Al-Hayy
Al-Qayoom
Al-Awwal, Al-Aakhir
Adh-Dhaahir, Al-Baatin
Al-Waarith
Al-Quddoos
As-Subbooh
As-Salaam
Al-Majeed
Al-Khabeer
Al-Qawiyy
Al-Mateen
Al-’Azeez
Al-Qaahir, Al-Qahhaar
Al-Qaadir, Al-Qadeer, Al-Muqtadir
Al-Jabbaar
Al-Khaaliq, Al-Khallaaq
Al-Baari’
Al-Musawwir
Al-Muhaymin
Al-Mu’min
Al-Haqq
Al-Mutakabbir
Al-Adheem
Al-Khabeer
Al-‘Aliyy, Al-A’laa, Al-Muta’aal
Al-Lateef
Al-’akeem
Al-Waasi’
Al-’Aleem, Al-’Aalim, ’Allaam-ul-Ghuyoob
Al-Malik, Al-Maleek, Al-Maalik
Al-Hameed

Al-Muhsin
As-Sitteer
Ad-Dayyaan
Ash-Shaafee
As-Sayyid
Al-Witr
Al-Hayiyy
At-Tayyib
Al-Mu’tee
Al-Jameel
Al-Wadood
Al-Barr
Al-Haleem
Al-Ghafoor, Al-Ghaffaar, Ghaafir-udh-Dhanb
Al-’Afuww
At-Tawwaab
Al-Kareem, Al-Akram
Ash-Shaakir, Ash-Shakoor
As-Samee’
Al-Baseer
Ash-Shaheed
Ar-Raqeeb
Al-Qareeb
Al-Mujeeb
Al-Muheet
Al-Haseeb
Al-Ghaniyy
Al-Wahhaab
Al-Muqeet
Al-Qaabidh, Al-Baasit
Al-Muqaddim, Al-Mu’akh-khir
Ar-Rafeeq
Al-Mannaan
Al-Jawwaad
Al-Haafidh, Al-Hafeedh
Al-Waliyy, Al-Mawlaa
An-Naseer, Khayr-un-Naasireen
Al-Wakeel, Al-Kafeel
Al-Kaafee
As-Samad
Ar-Raaziq, Ar-Razzaaq,
Al-Fattaah
Al-Mubeen
Al-Haadee
Al-Hakam, Khayr-ul-Haakimeen
Ar-Ra’oof