The Most beautyfull names of ALLAH(GOD)

                                                                                                                             99 Names of Allah(God)

1. Allah


    He is the One and Only Deity, the One Who is Worshipped and the One Who deserves to be

 worshipped by the whole of His creation due to the Perfect Godly Attributes that He is described with.


    "Allah! There is none worthy of worship but He, the Living, the Sustaining.

Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth.

 Who is there that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He Knows what happens to them

(His creatures) in this world and in the Hereafter. They will not encompass anything of His Knowledge except that which He Wills.

 His Footstool extends over the heavens and the earth and he feels no fatigue in guarding them.He is the Most High,the Most Great.(2:255)




2. Al-Ilaah (The Deity)


    This is comprehensive and inclusive of all the perfect attributes and sublime characteristics.

 Every one of the beautiful names are included as well.

Correct is the statement that the word ilaah is the root of the name Allah and that Allah is the name inclusive of all

the beautiful names and high characteristics and attributes and Allah is the All-Knowing.


    "Allah the High and Sublime states: Verily Allah is the One and Only Deity (Ilaahun Waahid).

 Far Exalted is He from having a son and to Him belong everything in the heavens and the earth and Sufficient is Allah as a Caretaker.

 [Soorah An-Nisaa, Aayah 171]




3. Ar-Rabb (The Lord)


    This name has been repeatedly mentioned in many verses. Ar-Rabb is the One Who nurtures and sustains all of His servants

 through regulating the affairs and granting all types of favors and blessings. More specifically He is the One Who nurtures

and sustains those close to Him (awliyaa) by correcting and purifying their hearts, souls and manners. This is why their

supplications are frequently made with this Noble Name because they seek this specific nurturing.


    "And your Lord is Most Forgiving, Owner of Mercy. Were He to call them to account for what they had earned then surely

 He would have hastened on their punishment. But they have their appointed time beyond which they will find no escape." (18:58)



4. Al-Waahid (The One)


5. Al-Ahad (The Singular)

    He is the One Who is singled out in all aspects of Perfection such that nothing else shares with Him in them.

 It is obligatory upon the servants to single Him out alone in belief, saying and action by acknowledging His unrestricted perfection,

 His uniqueness and singling Him out Alone for all types of worship.


    "'O two companions of the prison! Are many different lords better or Allah, the One, the Irresistible?'" (12:39)


    "Say: I am only a warner and there is no god except Allah the One, the Irresistible." (38:65)



6. As-Samad (The Self-Sufficient)


    He is the One upon Whom the whole of creation relies upon in all of their needs, predicaments and necessities.

 This due to His unrestricted perfection with regard to His Essence, His Names, His Attributes and His Actions.


    "Say: He is Allah the One. Allah the Self-Sufficient." (112:1-2)



7. Al-Hakeem (the All-Wise)


    He is the One to Whom belongs the highest wisdom, the One Who is All-Wise in His creating and commanding,

 Who perfected everything He created, "and Who is better than Allah in judgment for a people who have firm faith?" (5:50)


    Therefore He has created nothing out of mere frivolity and He has legislated nothing that is vain and of no use.

The One to Whom belongs wisdom in the beginning and the end. He has three areas of ruling which nothing else has a share in:

 He rules between His servants with respect to His Law, His Decree and His Recompense. Wisdom is to place something in its

 correct place.


    "For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil description and for Allah is the highest description.

 He is the All-Mighty, All-Wise." (16:60)


    "It is He Who is the only God worshipped in the heaven and on the earth. He is the All-Wise, the All-Knowing." (43:84)


    And He is the Irresistible (supreme), above His slaves, and He is the All-wise, Well-Acquainted with all things. [Al-Anam (6):18]


    He, the Exalted, the Most Wise, is described as having perfect wisdom and perfect judgment between His creatures.

 Thus, the Most-wise is He who has vast knowledge and understanding of the beginnings of all matters and their ending.

 He is vast in His praise, perfect in His power and abundant in His mercy. He is the One who puts things in their (proper)

 places and settles them in their suitable position according to His creation and His command. He cannot be questioned

(concerning what He does) and He cannot be criticized regarding His Wisdom.

    His Wisdom Is Of Two Types:


       1. One of them is His wisdom concerning His creation. For verily, He created the creation in Truth comprising all of the Truth.

 His aim and His intention in doing so was truth. He created all of the creatures with the best organization and He arranged them

in the most perfect arrangement. He gave every creation a created form that is suitable for it. He even gave each part of the parts

 of the creatures, and every limb from the limbs of the animals, its form and its shape. No one sees in His creation any mistake,

 deficiency or shortcoming. If the intellects of all of creation, from the first of them to the last of them, gathered together

to invent something like the creation of the Most Beneficent (Allah) or anything close to what He has placed in existence of

perfection, organization and excellence, they would not be able to do so, how could they have any power to do anything like this?

It is sufficient enough that the intelligent and wise ones amongst them know much of His Wisdom and they discover some of

 the beauty and perfection of His Wisdoms. This is something known with certainty due to what is known of His magnificence,

 and the perfection of His attributes and the results of His Wisdoms in the creation and the command. Verily, He challenges

His slaves and commands them to look and look again, and to notice whether they find any defect or deficiency in His creation.

 Their vision will return to them weary, dim and unable to find a blemish in anything of His creations.


       2. The second type is the wisdom in His legislation and command. For verily, He legislates the laws,

 reveals the scriptures and sends the messengers so that the slaves may know Him and worship Him. So what wisdom can be

 greater than this? And what bounty and generosity can be more magnificent than this? For verily, the awareness of Him,

 worshipping Him alone without any partner, doing deeds solely for Him, praising Him, thanking Him and lauding Him are the best

 gifts from Him to His slaves. This is the greatest bounty for whoever Allah favors with it. This is the most perfect pleasures

and joy for the hearts and the souls. Likewise, this is the only cause of attaining eternal happiness and everlasting pleasure.

If there were not in His command and His legislation anything other than this great wisdom-which is the foundation of good acts,

the most perfect of pleasures, and because of it the creation was created, the rewards will be deserved and Paradise and Hell-fire

 were created then it would be sufficient and healing.


    Along with this, His legislation and His religion contain every good. Thus, His information (concerning His religion) fills

 the hearts with knowledge, conviction, faith and correct creed of beliefs. The hearts can remain firm with this (wisdom) and their

 deviation is removed, It (this wisdom) harvests every beautiful character, righteous deed, correct guidance and sensible conduct.

His commands and prohibitions revolve around the goal of this wisdom and rectifying and setting aright the religion and the worldly

 aspects of life. For verily, Allah does not command anything except that it is entirely beneficial. He also does not prohibit

anything except that it is entirely harmful or mostly harmful.


    From the wisdom of Islamic Law is that just as it is concerned with correcting the hearts, the character, the actions and

firm establishment upon the straight path. It is likewise concerned with correcting the worldly affairs. For the affairs of the

 worldly cannot be truly corrected except by the true religion that Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) came with. This is

evident and perceived by every person of sound intellect. For verily, the followers of Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam),

when they firmly established this religion by acting according to its fundamentals, its branches and everything that it guided

to, their conditions were straight and correct. But when they deviated from it, left most of its guidance and did not seek to be

 guided by its exalted teachings, their worldly affairs deviated just as their religion had. Likewise, look at other nations who

achieved power, honor and respectful worldly status but when they were empty of religious spirit its mercy and justice, their harms

 were greater than their benefits, their evils were greater than their goodness. Their scholars, wise men and rulers were unable to

 mend the evils that developed amongst them. They would never be able (to remove those evils) as long as they remained in that

condition. For this reason, it was from Allah's wisdom that what Muhammad (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) came with of the Religion

 (Islam) and the Quran is the greatest of evidences of his truthfulness and the truthfulness of that which he brought.

This is because of its being perfect and flawless which Muhammad could not have achieved without Allah.


    In summary, the attribute of being the Most Wise relates to the creatures and the legislation. All of these (creation and laws)

 are according to the greatest wisdom. For Allah is Most Wise in His Laws and Decree, His Laws of Religious Sanctions and His Laws

 of Recompense. The difference between the Laws of Decree and the Laws of Religious sanctions is that the decree relates to what

 Allah causes to exist, and what He decrees to actually be. Whatever He willed will be and whatever He does not will, it will not be.

 However, the laws of the religious sanction relate to that which He has legislated. The slave (creature) is maintained and he cannot

 do without these two sets of laws or even one of them. Thus, whoever amongst them who does what Allah loves and is pleased with them,

 both of these two laws have come together in him. Whoever does the opposite of what Allah loves, then he has in him the law of

 Decree. For verily, what he did occurred by the preordainment of Allah and His decree. However, his act is outside the law of

religious sanctions because he abandoned what Allah loves and is pleased with. Therefore, the good, the evil, the obedience and

 disobedience, they are all related to and consequences of the law of decree. Whatever Allah loves of these things, then it is a

 consequence of the Law of religious sanction (or legislation) and it is directly related to it. And Allah knows best.


    [Al-Haqq Ul-Waadhih Ul-Mubeen, pg. 48-54, and Sharh Al-Qaseedah An Nooniyyah by Al-Harraas (2/80), Tafseer As-Sadee, 5/621,

 Tawdheeh ul-Maqaasid was Tasheeh ul-Qawaaid Fee Sharh Qaseedah Al-Imaan Ibn Ul-Qayyim by Ahmad Bin Ibraheem Bin Isa, 2/226].



    8. Al-Haleem (The Most Forebearing)


        Allah, the Exalted, says, And know that Allah knows what is in your souls, so fear Him, and know that Allah is Oft-Forgiving,

 Most Forbearing. [Al-Baqara (2):235]


        He is the One Who causes apparent and hidden bounties to follow graciously unto His creation, even though have many sins and flaws.

 He is gentle with the disobedience of the disobeyers. He gives them an opportunity to repent and grants them time to turn unto Him.

 * [Tafseer Ash-Shaikh Abdur Rahmaan As-Sadee, 5/630]


        He is the One Who possess perfect mildness that encompasses the people of disbelief, disobedience and wickedness,

 in that He gives them time (respite) and He does not hasten on their punishment. This is so that they may repent.

 If He willed He could seize them because of their sins immediately when they perform those acts.

 For verily the sins require arranged consequences from hastened punishment of various types.

 But Allah's gentleness is what necessitates their respite. * [Sharh An-Nooniyyah by Al-Harraas 2/86]


        This is as Allah says :


        And if Allah were to punish men for that which they earned, He would not leave a moving (living) creature on the surface

 of the earth; but He gives them respite to an appointed term: and when their term comes, then verily, Allah is Ever All-Seer

of His slaves. [Al-Faatir (35): 45]


        Allah also says :


        And if Allah were to seize mankind for their wrong-doing, He would not leave on it (the earth) a single moving (living)

creature, but He postpones them for an appointed term and when their term comes, neither can they delay nor can they advance it

an hour (or a moment). [An-Nahal (16): 61]


        Al-Haleem is the One Who bestows favors, both outward and inward, lavishly to His creation despite their many acts of

 disobedience and transgression. He is gentle upon those that disobey him and in censuring them so that perchance they may repent

 and gives them respite so that they may become sorrowful.


        "And know that Allah Knows what is in your minds, so fear Him. And know that Allah is Oft-Forgiving, the Forbearing." (2:235)


        "If you lend to Allah a goodly loan He will double it for you and will forgive you. Allah is the appreciative and rewarding,

 the Forbearing."




09. Ar-Rahmaan (The Most Beneficent)


10. Ar-Raheem (the Most Merciful)


11. Al-Barr (The Generous)


12. Al-Kareem (the Kind)


13. Al-Jawwaad (The Bestower of Good)


14. Ar-Ra`oof (the Kind)


15. Al-Wahhaab (The Bestower)


    All of these Names are close in meaning and all of them point to describing the Lord with Mercy, Generosity, Kindness,

 and to the great expanse of His Mercy and Generosity that encompasses all that is existence being granted in accordance to

 what His Wisdom dictates. The believers have been specifically singled out for this and they are granted a goodly and the best

 portion of this as Allah said, "My Mercy encompasses all things and I shall decree it for those who have taqwaa." (7:156)

So the blessings and the good are all from the effects of His Mercy, Generosity and Kindness just as all the goodness in this

 world and in the Hereafter is from the effects of His Mercy.


    "'Verily, we used to invoke Him Alone before. Verily He is the Generous, the Most Merciful." (52:28)


    "O man! What has made you careless concerning your Lord, the Kind." (82:6)


    "And had it not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you, (Allah would have hastened the Punishment). And that Allah

is the Kind, the Most Merciful." (24:20)


    "(They say): Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us Mercy from You. Truly you are the Best

ower." (3:8)





16. Al-Hameed (the One Who is praised)


    In His Essence, Names, Attributes and Actions. He possesses the best of names and the most perfect of attributes and the best

 and most complete actions for indeed the Actions of Allah are based upon Grace and Justice.


    "Alif Laam Raa. A Book which We have revealed to you that you might lead mankind out of darkness into the light by the leave

of their Lord, the Mighty, the One Who is praised." (14:1)


    "And indeed We bestowed upon Luqmaan wisdom saying: 'Give thanks to Allah,' and whosoever gives thanks, he gives thanks for

 (the good) of his own self. And whoever is ungrateful then verily Allah is All-Rich, Worthy of All praise." (31:12)


    O you mankind, you are needy of Allah and Allah is the Most Wealthy, the Most Praiseworthy. [Fatir (35):15]


    Ibn Al-Qayyim mentioned that Allah is praiseworthy from two aspects:


    The first of them is that all of the creation pronounces His praise. Thus, every praise occurs from the inhabitants of the

 heavens and earth, the first of them and the last of them; and every praise that occurs from them in this life and the hereafter;

 and every praise that has not occurred from them, but was decreed and destined throughout the continuation of time and the

connecting of all eras; then it is praise that fills all the existence. It fills the existence of the uppermost world, the lower

 world and the parallel existences without any counting or calculating. For verily Allah deserves this praises from many different

 aspects. From these is that Allah is the one who created them and sustains them, He bestows upon them apparent and hidden bounties,

 religious and worldly bounties. He averts from them vengeance and adversities. Whatever bounty that the servant may have, then it is

 from Allah. None wards off evils except He. Therefore, he deserves from them that they praise Him at all times and that they laud

Him and thank Him at every moment.


    The second aspect is that He is praised for what He possesses of the Most Excellent names and the Most Lofty and Perfect

Attributes, His are the praise, exaltations and descriptions that are magnificent and beautiful. Unto Him belongs every perfect

characteristic and from these characteristics, His are the most perfect and the most great. Thus, every attribute of His Attributes

 deserves the most perfect praise and exaltation. Therefore, how about all of His Holy Attributes combined? So unto Him belongs the

praise due to his self, His attributes and His actions. This is because His actions rotate between actions of blessing and goodness,

 and action of justice and wisdom, which due to them He deserves the most perfect praise. To Him belongs praise because of His

creating, His legislation and the laws of recompense in the beginning (this life) and the end (the hereafter). The classifying of His

 praise and that which He is praised cannot be encompassed by the intellects, or calculated by the pens.


    [Al-Haqq Al-Waadhih Al-Mubeen, pg. 39-40, and Sharh Al-Qaseedah An Nooniyyah by Al-Harraas (2/75)].

 And Tawdheeh Al-Maqaasid was Tasheeh Al-Qawaaid 2/215]



17. Al-Afuww (the Forgiving)


18. Al-Ghafoor (the Forgiving)


19. Al-Ghaffaar (the All-Forgiving)


    The One Who was and is known with the Attribute of Forgiveness. The One Who is described as having Forgiveness and Compassion.

 Everyone is in dire need of His forgiveness just as they are in dire need of His Mercy and Kindness. Allah has promised forgiveness

 to the one who fulfils its conditions.


    He said, "And indeed I am All-Forgiving to him who repents, believes, associates none in worship with Me, does righteous deeds

 and then remains constant in doing them." (20:82)


    "Whether you disclose a good deed, or conceal it, or pardon an evil verily Allah is the Forgiving, Most Merciful." (4:152)


    "And indeed I am the All-Forgiving to him who repents, believes and does righteous deeds and then remains constant in doing them.

" (20:82)



20. At-Tawwaab (the Oft-Returning)


    The One Who is continuously turning (in forgiveness) to those that turn to Him (in repentance), Who forgives the sins of the

 penitent. Everyone who turns to Allah sincerely, Allah turns to them by firstly granting them the ability to repent and turning

their hearts towards Him, and after this He turns to them by accepting their repentance and forgiving their errors.


    "Know they not that Allah accepts the repentance from His slaves and takes the charity and that Allah is the Oft-Returning,

 Most Merciful?" (9:104)


    "O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another.

 Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it! Fear Allah, indeed Allah is the oft-Returning,

 Most Merciful." (49:12)



21. Al-Quddoos (the Holy)


22. As-Salaam (the Peace)


    The One Who is far greater and far removed from any imperfection, or that He resemble any of His creation. Hence he is far

 removed from any defect just as He is far removed from anything resembling Him or coming close to resembling Him in any of His

 Attributes of Perfection.


    "There is nothing like Him"(42:11)


    "There is no one equal to or comparable to Him"(112:3)


    "Do you know of any who is similar to Him?" (19:65)


    "Then do not set up rivals to Allah." (2:22)


    Al-Quddoos is similar in meaning to as-Salaam in that they both negate any form of imperfection while at the same time

including unlimited perfection in every way. This because when deficiency has been removed then all that remains is perfection.


    "Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Allah - the King, the Holy, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (62:1)



23. Al-Alee (the High)


24. al-A`laa (the Highest)


25. Al-Mutaaal (The Exalted)


    To Him belongs highness in all of its aspects, Highness of His Essence, Highness of His Attributes and esteem, Highness of

 Strength and Power. He is the One Who has risen over His Throne and the One Who Has encompassed the dominion. He is the One in

 Whom all the attributes of greatness, grandness, magnificence and beauty find perfection and fulfillment.


    "To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth, and He is the High, the Great." (42:4)


    "Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High" (87:1)


    “And He feels no Fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.” [Al-Baqarah(2):225].


    “He, the Exalted said, “All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Most Great, the Most High (Or Exalted).” [Ar-Ra’d (13):9].


    This shows all of the meanings of highness that are affirmed for Allah in every aspect. He is lofty in His essence because

He is above all creation. He has ascended over the throne, which means that He rose and elevated (over it). He has loftiness in

 His ability. This refers to His Exalted attributes and their greatness. The attributes of the creation cannot compare to Him.

The creatures all together could not encompass even some of the meaning of one attribute of His attributes! He, the Exalted said;

“They cannot encompass anything of His knowledge.” [Taa Haa (20): 110] by this it is known that nothing is similar to Him in any

 of His characteristics. He also has loftiness in His subjugation. Verily He is the One, the Irresistible, who compels all of the

 creation with His might and exaltedness. The forelocks of the creatures are in His hand. Whatever He wills will be, and there is

 none who can resist Him in that. Whatever He does not will, it will not be. If all the creation gathers together to bring about

what Allah does not will, they would not be able to do so. Also, if they gathered together to prevent what has been determined by

His will, they could not prevent it. This is due to the perfection of His Might, the authority of His will, and the severity of all

 the creations need of Him in every aspect. (2) [Al-Haqq ul-Wadhih ul-Mubeen, pg. 26, and Sharh Un-Nooniyyah, by Al-Harraas 2/68.]



26. Al-Mannaan (The Bestower)


    Al-Mannaan is one of the Excellent Names of Allah mentioned by the Prophet (peace be upon him). In a hadeeth from Anas Ibn Malik

 (May Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Prophet (peace be upon him) heard a man saying: “Oh Allah I ask and beseech you

 because for You is the praise and there is nothing worthy of worship besides You [You are Alone and without partner] Al-Mannaan,

Oh Badee’us samaawaati wal-ard (Originator of the heavens and the Earth), Oh Dhul Jalaali wal ikraam (Possessor of Majesty and Honor),

 Oh Al-Hayy, Al-Qayyoom (Ever-Living and Self-Subsistent), I beg You for Al-Jannah and seek Your refuge from An-Naar.” So the Prophet

(sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, This man has beseeched Allah with His Greatest Name by which if one asks by it he is given and

if he supplicates by it he will be answered. [Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibaan, Ahmed, Al-Haakim, An-Nasaa’i]


    Al-Mannaan is: The One Who bestows grace and Who gives from Himself and gives freely and profusely. It is He who gave life,

 the ability to think, speak and shape to the creation. He bestows provision, health, security and internal and external favors

 and most importantly He bestowed guidance to Islam and eemaan



27. Al-Jabbaar (the Compeller)


    This includes the meaning of Al-Alee and Al-A`laa, the meaning of Al-Qahhaar, and the meaning of Ar-Ra`oof.

 The One Who is Compelling over dejected hearts, to the one who is weak and impotent, to the one who resorts to Him and seeks

 refuge with him.


    "He is Allah, other than whom none has the right to be worshipped. The King, the Holy, The One free from defects,

the Giver of Security, the Ever-Watcher, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He)

Above all that they associate as partners with Him." (59:23)



28. Al-Mutakabbir (the Supreme)


    The One Who is above any evil, defect and deficiency due to His greatness and grandeur.


    "He is Allah, other than whom none has the right to be worshipped. The King, the Holy, The One free from defects,

 the Giver of Security, the Ever-Watcher, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He)

Above all that they associate as partners with Him." (59:23)



29. Al-Khaaliq (the Creator)


30. Al-Baari (the Originator)


31. Al-Musawwir (the Shaper)


    The One Who created all that is in existence, Who made everything correct and in its place in accordance to His Wisdom,

 Who Shaped it in accordance to His praise and Wisdom. He is continuously doing so.


    "He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.

All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (59:24)





32. Al-Mumin (The Giver of Security)


    The One Who Has praised Himself with Perfect Attributes and with perfection of magnificence and beauty.

The One Who sent His Messengers and revealed His Books containing signs and clear proofs. Who testified to the truth of His Messengers

 by giving them every sign and proof that would prove the truth of what they came with.


    "He is Allah, other than whom none has the right to be worshipped. The King, the Holy, The One free from defects,

 the Giver of Security, the Ever-Watcher, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He)

Above all that they associate as partners with Him." (59:23)



33. Noorus-Samaawaati Wal-Ardh (Light of the Heavens and the Earth)


    Allah says:


    "Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth. the parable of His light is as if therewere a niche and within it a lamp;

 the lamp is in a glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east nor of

the west, whose oil would almost glow forth of itself, though no fire touched it. Light upon Light! Allah guides to His Light whom

 He wills. And Allah sets forth parables for mankind, and Allah is All-Knower of everything." [An-Noor 24:35]


    The Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said:


    Oh Allah for You is the praise and You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth and all therein... [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]


    This is a great Attribute since it describes the One Possessing Majesty and Honor and deserving of glorification and praise

and Who if He were to remove the veil from His Noble Countenance all that would be exposed to it in the creation would be

 disintegrated and His Light would illuminate all the creation and it is the Light from his Countenance that brings light to all

darkness and that lights up the Arsh, the Kursi and the seven levels of heaven, indeed all the universe.


    His Light is of two types:


       1. That which is perceived (hissee) such as the light that emanates from the universe and that would not exist without His


       2. The spiritual (ma'nawee) which reaches the hearts and the hearing and the vision and that constitutes the light for the

 slaves in this life and the next.


    "Allah guides with His Light whom He wills". And just as Allah has mentioned, He is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth,

 He has also called His Book and His Messenger and the Revelation light. - As-Sadee


    What must be avoided are the excesses of the Sufis who went too far and did not distinguish between Light as a description of

 the self and the light of faith and knowledge. Due to worshipping and deifying without complete knowledge some among them perceived

 the light that comes to the heart from the sincere worship of Allah meant that the person themselves became a part of Allah or had

a part of Allah the Most Holy in them so much incorrect and ugly speech emanated from them due to delusion and ignorance in this

 regard and Allah is Most High and free from what they wrongly attributed to Him.


    The people of knowledge however distinguished between the Light that is a part of Allah and His Attribute and the light given

to the creation both perceived and spiritual. The believer who perfects his faith is given light in his heart from Allah so that

 he sees the reality of things and he can clearly distinguish between falsehood and truth until it becomes a part of his life and

his power toward good in knowledge and action. He is cleared of doubts and confusion and gets knowledge and clarity and is freed

from lusts and negligence and darkness. His speech and actions are characterized as light and he is surrounded by it, while the disbeli

ever or the hypocrite, the rebellious and unmindful wander about confused and in darkness and all this is due to what they have

themselves done.



34. Al-Muhaymin (the Ever-Watching)


    The One Who sees all the hidden matters, all that the hearts keep concealed, the One Whose Knowledge encompasses everything.


    "He is Allah, other than whom none has the right to be worshipped. The King, the Holy, The One free from defects, the Giver

of Security, the Ever-Watcher, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) Above all that they

associate as partners with Him." (59:23)



35. Al-Qadeer (All-Powerful, the Able)


    The One Who has complete and perfect power and ability, by His Power He brought everything into existence, by it He arranges

all the affairs, by it He fashioned and perfected the creation, by it He brings to life and causes to die, by it He will resurrect

 the servants for their recompense - rewarding the one who did good with His good and the one who worked evil with His Hellfire.

 The One Who, when He wills a thing to be he merely says 'Be!' and it is. By His power and ability he turns the hearts and directs

 them to whatsoever He Wills and Desires.


    "For every nation there is a direction which they face, so hasten towards all that is good. Wherever you may be, Allah will bring

 you together, Allah is Able to do all things." (2:148)


    "(What is the matter with you?) When a single disaster smites you, although you smote (your enemies) with one twice as great,

 you say: From where does this come to us? Say: It is from yourselves (because of your evil deeds). And Allah is the All-Powerful.

" (3:165)



36. Al-Lateef (the Most Subtle, the Kind)


    The One Whose Knowledge encompasses all the secret and hidden matters, Who is Aware of all that is hidden

(in the deepest depths of the heavens and the earth) and is Aware of everything down to the most minute and finest details.

The One Who is Kind to his believing servants guiding them to that which would benefit them and aid them via means that they

are not aware, this by His Kindness and Beneficence. It also carries the meaning of al-Khabeer and ar-Ra'oof.


    "No vision can grasp Him, but His Grasp is over all vision. He is the Most Subtle, the Well-Acquainted." (6:103)


    "Do you not see that Allah sends down the water from the sky and then the earth becomes green? Indeed Allah is the Kind,

 the Well-Acquainted." (22:63)



37. Al-Haseeb (the Reckoner)


    The One Who is All-Knowing of His servants and sufficient for those who put their trust in Him. The One Who recompenses

 his servants with either good or bad in accordance to His Wisdom and His Knowledge of the most minute and greatest of their actions.


    "When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it or at least return it equally.

 Allah is the Reckoner of all things." (4:86)


    "Those who convey the Message of Allah and fear Him and none save Him, Sufficient is Allah as Reckoner." (33:39)



38. Ar-Raqeeb (the All-Watcher)

     The One Who sees what is hidden in the hearts, the One Who charges every soul for what it earned, the One Who preserves all

 that is in creation and regulates them with the best organization and most complete and perfect planning.


    "O Mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord Who created you from a single person, and from Him He created his wife, and from them both

He created many men and women. Fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights, and (do not cut the relations of) the womb

(kinship). Surely Allah is the All-Watcher over you." (4:1)



39. Al-Hafeedh (The Guardian)


    The One Who protects and preserves what He created and Whose Knowledge encompasses all that He brought into existence.

The One Who protects His friends from falling into sins and the destructive matters. The One Who is Kind to them during their

 periods of activity and rest. The One Who accounts the actions of the servants and their rewards.


    "And Iblees did prove true his thought about them, and they followed him, all except a group of the true believers.

And Iblees had no authority over them - except that We might test he who believes in the Hereafter from him who is in doubt about it.

 And your Lord is the Guardian over everything." (34:20-21)


    "As for those who take friends and protectors besides Him - Allah is the Guardian over them and you are not a disposer of

 their affairs." (42:6)



40. Al-Muheet (The Encompassing)


    The One Who has Knowledge of everything, has power over everything, his Mercy encompasses everything and He is dominant over



    "If good befalls you it grieves them but if some evil overtakes you they rejoice at it. But if you remain patient and become

 of the God-fearing, not the least harm will their cunning do to you. Allah Encompasses what they do." (3:120)


    "And be not like those who come out of their homes boastfully, to be seen of men, and hinder from the Path of Allah.

Allah is encompassing all that they do." (8:47)



41. Al-Qahhaar (The Subduer)

42. Al-Qaahir (The Irresistible)


    The Irresistible over everything. The One before Whom the whole creation has humbled itself, and submitted before His Grandeur,

 Power and perfect Strength.


    "And He is the Irresistible, Above His servants. He sends guardians (writing all of your deeds) over you,

 until when death approaches one of you, Our Messengers take his soul and they never neglect their duty." (6:61)


    "So think not that Allah will fail to keep His promise to His Messengers. Certainly! Allah is All-Mighty, Owner of Retribution.

 On the Day when the earth will be changed to another earth and so will the heavens, and they (all creatures) will appear before Allah

, the One, the Subduer." (14:47-48)



43. Al-Muqeet (The Powerful)


    The One who provides everything that is in existence with what would strengthen it, Who provides its nourishment and sustenance

and directs it however He Wills in accordance to His Wisdom and Praise.


    "Whosoever intercedes for a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whosoever intercedes for an evil cause shall have a

share in its burden. Allah is Able to do everything." (4:85)



44. Al-Wakeel (The Disposer of Affairs, the One Who is relied upon)


    The One Who has the responsibility to dispose the affairs of the creation in accordance with His Knowledge, perfect Power

and all-encompassing Wisdom. The One who looks after His friends and makes the good easy for them, preserves them from the evil

 and suffices for them in all of their affairs. Therefore the one who takes Him as One to be relied upon, He suffices him.


    "Allah is the Friend of those who believe, He guides them from the darknesses into the light." (2:256)


    "Such is Allah your Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Creator of all things. So worship Him Alone,

and He is the Disposer of all affairs." (6:102)


    "And put your trust in Allah, and Allah is Sufficient as a Disposer of Affairs." (39:62)



45. Al-Wudood (The Loving)


    The One Who Loves His Prophet and Messengers and those who follow them and they in turn love Him - He is more beloved to

 them than anything else. Their hearts have been filled with love of Him, their tongues are constantly moist with praising Him

and their hearts are always drawn to Him in love, sincerity and repentance.


    "And ask forgiveness from your Lord and turn to Him in repentance. Verily my Lord is the Most Merciful, the Loving." (11:90)


    "And He is Oft-Forgiving, the Loving." (85:14)



46. Al-Fattaah (The Judge, The Opener)


    The One Who will judge between His Servants through His laws of the Sharee`ah, His laws of Decree and His laws and recompense.

 The One who opens the eyes of those who are truthful and sincere by His Kindness. The One who opens their hearts so that they can

 know Him, love Him and repent to Him. He opens the doors of mercy and sustenance for His servants and provides them the means of

attaining both the good in this life and the Hereafter,


    "Whatever mercy Allah may grant to mankind, none can withhold it and none can grant it thereafter." (35:2)


    "Say: Our Lord will assemble us all together (on the Day of Resurrection), then He will judge between them. He is the Judge,

the All-Knowing." (34:26)


    "He said: My Lord! Verily, my people have belied me. Therefore judge You between me and them, and save me and the believers who

 are with me." (26:117-118)



47. Al-Malik (The King)

47. al-Maalik (The Master and Owner)

47. Alladhee lahu al-Mulk (the One to Whom belongs the dominion)


    He is described with the Attribute of The Master and Owner. These are Attributes of Grandeur, Majesty, Omnipotence and Regulation

 of the affairs of creation. The One Who directs all of the affairs to do with creation, command and recompense. To Him belongs

the whole of Creation, all of it is subservient, owned and in continuous need of Him.


    "Then High above all be Allah, the True King. And be not in haste with the Qur'aan before its revelation is completed and say:

 My Lord! Increase me in knowledge." (29:114)


    "Say: O Allah! Owner of the dominion, You give the kingdom to whom You will and You take the kingdom from whom You will.

 You endue with honor whom You will and You humiliate whom You will. In your Hand is the good. Indeed You are Able to do all things.





48. Ar-Razzaaq (The Provider)


    The One Who provides for all of His servants, there is not a creature on the earth except that Allah provides for it.

His provisions for His servants are of two types:


       1. The general provision which extends to the righteous and the sinner, the first and the last. This is the provision that

is required by the bodies.

       2. The specific provision - this being granted to the hearts, nourishing them with knowledge and faith. Also the lawful

 provision that has been appointed for the benefit of the religion, this being specific to the believers and apportioned in

accordance to their differing levels and what His Wisdom and Mercy dictates.


    "Say: Come I will recite to you what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and

dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near

shameful sins whether openly or secretly; kill not anyone who Allah has forbidden except for a just cause. This He has commanded

 you that you may understand." (6:151)


    "I created man and jinn only that they may worship Me. I seek not any provisions from them nor do I ask that they feed Me.

Indeed Allah is the Provider, Owner of Power - the Most Strong." (51: 56-58)



49. Al-Hakam (The Judge)

50. Al-Adl (The Just)


    The One who judges between His Servants in this life and the Hereafter with His Justice and Fairness. He will not oppress anyone

 to the extent of an atoms weight and none will be made to carry the encumbrance of another. No servant will be recompensed in a way

 that is greater that the magnitude of his sin, he will be given only what he deserves. Not a single persons right will be denied him,


 He is Just in His regulation and decree.


    ""Indeed My Lord is upon the Straight Path." (11:56)


    "Say: I am on clear proof from my Lord, but you deny (the truth). I do not have what you are impatient for (i.e. the Punishment).

The judgment is only for Allah, He declares the truth, and He is the best of judges." (6:57)



51. Jaami`un Naas (The Gatherer of Mankind)


    The One Who will gather mankind on the Day about which there is no doubt. He will gather their actions and provisions and will

 not leave out a single thing, be it large or small, except that He will take it to account. He will gather together the disintegrated

 remains of those that have died, the early and later by His perfect Power and All-Encompassing Knowledge, (and resurrect them).


    "Our Lord! Indeed it is you who will gather mankind together on the Day about which there is no doubt! Verily Allah never breaks

 His promise!" (3:9)


    "I swear by the Day of Resurrection. And I swear by the self-reproaching soul. Does man think that We shall not assemble his

 bones? Yes, We are Able to put together in perfect order the tips of his fingers." (75:1-4)



52. Al-Hayy (The Living)


53. Al-Qayyum (The Sustainer)


    The One Who has perfect life, existing in and of Himself and not dependant upon anyone else.

The Sustainer of the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth, the One Who regulates their affairs and provisions.

 The Living includes all of the Attributes of His Self and The Sustainer includes all the Attributes of His Actions.


    "Allah! There is no deity worthy of worship but Him, the Living, the Sustaining." (3:1)


    "All faces shall be humbled before (Allah), the Living, the Sustaining. And the one who carried the burden of wrong-doing shall

 be in complete loss!" (20:111)


    [See Tafseer of Ayaatul-Kursi]



54. An-Nur (The Light)


    The Light of the heavens and the earth, the One Who illuminates the hearts of the gnostics with knowledge of Him,

 faith in Him and His guidance. He is the One Who has lighted the heavens and the earth with lights that He has placed therein.

 His veil is light and were He to uncover it then the Face of the Glorious would burn everything from the creation that His Sight

fell upon.


    "Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche and within it a lamp,

the lamp is in a glass, and the glass as if it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east or of

 the west, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) even though no fire touches it. Light upon light! Allah guides to His Light

 whom He Wills. Allah sets forth parables for mankind, and Allah Knows everything." (24:35)



55. Al-Qaabid (The Taker)


56. Al-Baasit (The Extender)


    The One Who takes the provisions and souls, the One Who gives provisions freely and gives (life to) the hearts - all of this in

 compliance to His Wisdom and Mercy.


    "Who will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it for him many times? And it is Allah Who takes and increases

(your provisions) and unto Him you shall return." (2:245)


    "And they made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. On the Day of Resurrection His Hand will grasp the whole of

the earth and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified be He, High is He above all that they associate as partners

 with Him!" (39:67)



57. Ash-Shaheed (The Witness)


    The One Who is Aware of everything. The One Who hears every voice in existence - the loud and quiet. The One Who Sees everything

 in existence - the insignificant and significant, the small and large. The One Whose Knowledge encompasses everything. The One Who

 will testify for or against His servants for what they did.


    "Say: What thing is the greatest witness? Say: Allah is Witness between you and I; this Qur'aan has been revealed to me that I

 may warn therewith - you and whomsoever it may reach." (6:19)


    "It is He Who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth that He makes it prevail over all religions.

 And sufficient is Allah as a Witness." (48:28)



58. Al-Mubdi` (The Starter)

59. Al-Mueed (The Recaller, The One Who Repeats Creation)


    "He is the One Who started the creation and He will repeat it" (10:4)


    He began their creation to test them as to which one was best in action then He will recall them to reward those who did good

and punish those who did evil for their evil. Similarly, He is the one Who began by creating each individual thing and then

continuously repeats it.


    "Is not He (better than your false gods) Who originates creation and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from

the heaven and the earth?" (27:64)


    "Allah originates the creation and then repeats it, then to Him you will be returned." (85:13)


    "He is Allah, other than whom none has the right to be worshipped. The King, the Holy, The One free from defects,

the Giver of Security, the Ever-Watcher, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) Above all that

 they associate as partners with Him." (59:23)



60. Al-Fa`aalul Limaa Yureed (The One Who does what He Wills)


    This is from the perfection of His Power and the implementation of His Will, Desire and Decree that anything that He Wishes to do,

 He does and there is none to prevent Him or protest. He has no assistant or supporter in anything that He does, rather when He Wills

 a thing to be He merely says, "Be! And it is." Despite the fact that He does what He Wills, His Will is according to His Wisdom and

Praise. He is described with Perfect Ability and Power, and can implement His Will and He is described with complete and

all-encompassing Wisdom.


    "As for those who are wretched, they will be in the Fire, moaning in a high and low tone. They will dwell therein for all the time

 that the heavens and the earth endured except as your Lord Will. Indeed your Lord does what He Wills." (11:106-107)



61. Al-Ghanee (The Self-Sufficient, The Rich)

62. Al-Mughnee (The Sufficient)


    He is Self-Sufficient completely and unrestrictedly, honor is given to His perfection and the perfection of His Attributes.

 He has absolutely no deficiency of any kind, it is not possible that He be anything but Self-Sufficient, for self-sufficiency is

 from the necessary consequences of His Essence. Similarly it is not possible for Him to be anything but the Creator,

The All-Powerful, the Provider and the Bestower of good. He is not in need of anything or anyone, He is the Self-Sufficient

in Whose Hand lie the treasures of the heavens and the earth, and the treasures of this life and the Hereafter. He suffices

for the whole of His creation generally, and is specifically sufficient for the believers in that He confers upon their hearts

 nurturing knowledge and the realities of faith.


    "Kind words and forgiving faults are better than giving in charity. Allah is the Rich, the Forbearing." (2:263)


    "And your Lord is Self-Sufficient, full of Mercy. If He Will He could destroy you and out in your place make who He Will to be

 successors, just as He raised you from the seed of another people." (6:133)


    "And that it is He (Allah) who gives much or a little (of wealth and contentment). [An-Najm (53):48)]


    "O Mankind! It is you who are in need of Allah, and Allah is Self-Sufficient (free of all needs), worthy of all praise. [Faatir



    Thus He, the Exalted, is the Most Self-Sufficient, the One unto Whom belongs the most absolute and perfect Sufficiency

in every aspect. This is due to His perfection and the perfection of His attributes which are unaffected by any deficiencies

from any aspect. It is impossible for Him not to be Self-Sufficient, for verily His wealth is from the necessities of His existence.


    This is just as it is impossible for Him not to be Beneficent, Generous, Good, Merciful and giving. The entire creation is

 totally dependent upon Him in every situation. The creation is in need of Him for its coming into existence, its remaining in

existence, and for all of its needs and necessities. From the beneficence of His wealth is that the treasures of the heavens,

the earth and mercy are all in His Hand. Also, His generosity is perpetual at every moment and at all times. His Hand gives

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