The first pillar of imaan (faith) in Islam is Belief in Allah. As Muslims, we believe in Allah in accordance with His beautiful names and attributes. Allah has revealed His names repeatedly in the Holy Quran primarily for us to understand who He is. Learning and memorizing the names of Allah will help us to identify the correct way to believe in Him. There is nothing more sacred and blessed than understanding the names of Allah and living by them. How do we expect to worship, love, fear and trust our Lord, The Almighty Allah, if we don’t know who He is?

Allah says in the Quran:

And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.. (Quran 7:180)

Allah – there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names. (Quran 20:8)

He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. (Quran 59:24)

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.”
(Sahih Bukhari 50:894)

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: There are ninety-nine names of Allah; he who commits them to memory would get into Paradise. Verily, Allah is Odd (He is one, and it is an odd number) and He loves odd number..”
(Sahih Muslim Book-48 Hadith-5)

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99 names of Allah – Meaning and Explanation

# Name Transliteration Meaning
1 ٱلْرَّحْمَـانُ AR-RAHMAAN The Most or Entirely Merciful
2 ٱلْرَّحِيْمُ AR-RAHEEM The Bestower of Mercy
3 ٱلْمَلِكُ AL-MALIK The King and Owner of Dominion
4 ٱلْقُدُّوسُ AL-QUDDUS The Absolutely Pure
5 ٱلْسَّلَامُ AS-SALAM The Perfection and Giver of Peace
6 ٱلْمُؤْمِنُ AL-MU’MIN The One Who gives Emaan and Security
7 ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُ AL-MUHAYMIN The Guardian, The Witness, The Overseer
8 ٱلْعَزِيزُ AL-AZEEZ The All Mighty
9 ٱلْجَبَّارُ AL-JABBAR The Compeller, The Restorer
10 ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرُ AL-MUTAKABBIR The Supreme, The Majestic
11 ٱلْخَالِقُ AL-KHAALIQ The Creator, The Maker
12 ٱلْبَارِئُ AL-BAARI’ The Originator
13 ٱلْمُصَوِّرُ AL-MUSAWWIR The Fashioner
14 ٱلْغَفَّارُ AL-GHAFFAR The All- and Oft-Forgiving
15 ٱلْقَهَّارُ AL-QAHHAR The Subduer, The Ever-Dominating
16 ٱلْوَهَّابُ AL-WAHHAAB The Giver of Gifts
17 ٱلْرَّزَّاقُ AR-RAZZAAQ The Provider
18 ٱلْفَتَّاحُ AL-FATTAAH The Opener, The Judge
19 ٱلْعَلِيمُ AL-‘ALEEM The All-Knowing, The Omniscient
20 ٱلْقَابِضُ AL-QAABID The Withholder
21 ٱلْبَاسِطُ AL-BAASIT The Extender
22 ٱلْخَافِضُ AL-KHAAFIDH The Reducer, The Abaser
23 ٱلْرَّافِعُ AR-RAAFI’ The Exalter, The Elevator
24 ٱلْمُعِزُّ AL-MU’IZZ The Honourer, The Bestower
25 ٱلْمُذِلُّ AL-MUZIL The Dishonourer, The Humiliator
26 ٱلْسَّمِيعُ AS-SAMEE’ The All-Hearing
27 ٱلْبَصِيرُ AL-BASEER The All-Seeing
28 ٱلْحَكَمُ AL-HAKAM The Judge, The Giver of Justice
29 ٱلْعَدْلُ AL-‘ADL The Utterly Just
30 ٱلْلَّطِيفُ AL-LATEEF The Subtle One, The Most Gentle
31 ٱلْخَبِيرُ AL-KHABEER The Acquainted, the All-Aware
32 ٱلْحَلِيمُ AL-HALEEM The Most Forbearing
33 ٱلْعَظِيمُ AL-‘ATHEEM The Magnificent, The Supreme
34 ٱلْغَفُورُ AL-GHAFOOR The Forgiving, The Exceedingly Forgiving
35 ٱلْشَّكُورُ ASH-SHAKOOR The Most Appreciative
36 ٱلْعَلِيُّ AL-‘ALEE The Most High, The Exalted
37 ٱلْكَبِيرُ AL-KABEER The Greatest, The Most Grand
38 ٱلْحَفِيظُ AL-HAFEEDH The Preserver, The All-Heedful and All-Protecting
39 ٱلْمُقِيتُ AL-MUQEET The Sustainer
40 ٱلْحَسِيبُ AL-HASEEB The Reckoner, The Sufficient
41 ٱلْجَلِيلُ AL-JALEEL The Majestic
42 ٱلْكَرِيمُ AL-KAREEM The Most Generous, The Most Esteemed
43 ٱلْرَّقِيبُ AR-RAQEEB The Watchful
44 ٱلْمُجِيبُ AL-MUJEEB The Responsive One
45 ٱلْوَاسِعُ AL-WAASI’ The All-Encompassing, the Boundless
46 ٱلْحَكِيمُ AL-HAKEEM The All-Wise
47 ٱلْوَدُودُ AL-WADOOD The Most Loving
48 ٱلْمَجِيدُ AL-MAJEED The Glorious, The Most Honorable
49 ٱلْبَاعِثُ AL-BA’ITH The Resurrector, The Raiser of the Dead
50 ٱلْشَّهِيدُ ASH-SHAHEED The All- and Ever Witnessing
51 ٱلْحَقُّ AL-HAQQ The Absolute Truth
52 ٱلْوَكِيلُ AL-WAKEEL The Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs
53 ٱلْقَوِيُّ AL-QAWIYY The All-Strong
54 ٱلْمَتِينُ AL-MATEEN The Firm, The Steadfast
55 ٱلْوَلِيُّ AL-WALIYY The Protecting Associate
56 ٱلْحَمِيدُ AL-HAMEED The Praiseworthy
57 ٱلْمُحْصِيُ AL-MUHSEE The All-Enumerating, The Counter
58 ٱلْمُبْدِئُ AL-MUBDI The Originator, The Initiator
59 ٱلْمُعِيدُ AL-MU’ID The Restorer, The Reinstater
60 ٱلْمُحْيِى AL-MUHYEE The Giver of Life
61 ٱلْمُمِيتُ AL-MUMEET The Bringer of Death, the Destroyer
62 ٱلْحَىُّ AL-HAYY The Ever-Living
63 ٱلْقَيُّومُ AL-QAYYOOM The Sustainer, The Self-Subsisting
64 ٱلْوَاجِدُ AL-WAAJID The Perceiver
65 ٱلْمَاجِدُ AL-MAAJID The Illustrious, the Magnificent
66 ٱلْوَاحِدُ AL-WAAHID The One
67 ٱلْأَحَد AL-AHAD The Unique, The Only One
68 ٱلْصَّمَدُ AS-SAMAD The Eternal, Satisfier of Needs
69 ٱلْقَادِرُ AL-QADEER The Capable, The Powerful
70 ٱلْمُقْتَدِرُ AL-MUQTADIR The Omnipotent
71 ٱلْمُقَدِّمُ AL-MUQADDIM The Expediter, The Promoter
72 ٱلْمُؤَخِّرُ AL-MU’AKHKHIR The Delayer, the Retarder
73 ٱلأَوَّلُ AL-AWWAL The First
74 ٱلْآخِرُ AL-AAKHIR The Last
75 ٱلْظَّاهِرُ AZ-DHAAHIR The Manifest
76 ٱلْبَاطِنُ AL-BAATIN The Hidden One, Knower of the Hidden
77 ٱلْوَالِي AL-WAALI The Governor, The Patron
78 ٱلْمُتَعَالِي AL-MUTA’ALI The Self Exalted
79 ٱلْبَرُّ AL-BARR The Source of Goodness, the Kind Benefactor
80 ٱلْتَّوَّابُ AT-TAWWAB The Ever-Pardoning, The Relenting
81 ٱلْمُنْتَقِمُ AL-MUNTAQIM The Avenger
82 ٱلْعَفُوُّ AL-‘AFUWW The Pardoner
83 ٱلْرَّؤُفُ AR-RA’OOF The Most Kind
84 مَالِكُ ٱلْمُلْكُ MAALIK-UL-MULK Master of the Kingdom, Owner of the Dominion
85 ذُو ٱلْجَلَالِ وَٱلْإِكْرَامُ DHUL-JALAALI WAL-IKRAAM Possessor of Glory and Honour, Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86 ٱلْمُقْسِطُ AL-MUQSIT The Equitable, the Requiter
87 ٱلْجَامِعُ AL-JAAMI’ The Gatherer, the Uniter
88 ٱلْغَنيُّ AL-GHANIYY The Self-Sufficient, The Wealthy
89 ٱلْمُغْنِيُّ AL-MUGHNI The Enricher
90 ٱلْمَانِعُ AL-MANI’ The Withholder
91 ٱلْضَّارُ AD-DHARR The Distresser
92 ٱلْنَّافِعُ AN-NAFI’ The Propitious, the Benefactor
93 ٱلْنُّورُ AN-NUR The Light, The Illuminator
94 ٱلْهَادِي AL-HAADI The Guide
95 ٱلْبَدِيعُ AL-BADEE’ The Incomparable Originator
96 ٱلْبَاقِي AL-BAAQI The Ever-Surviving, The Everlasting
97 ٱلْوَارِثُ AL-WAARITH The Inheritor, The Heir
98 ٱلْرَّشِيدُ AR-RASHEED The Guide, Infallible Teacher
99 ٱلْصَّبُورُ AS-SABOOR The Forbearing, The Patient

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