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99 Names of Allah (Names of God in Islam)

The 99 Names and Attributes of Allah (SWT)

The first of the five pillars of Islam is belief in Allah (SWT). 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. 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:

“Allah – there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names.” (Qur’an 20:8)

“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.” (Qur’an 7:180)

Prophet Muhammad SAW said:

“Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Bukhari)

Abu Hurairah reported Prophet Muhammad SAW as saying:

Verily, there are 99 names for Allah, i.e. hundred excepting one. He who enumerates them would get into Paradise. (Muslim)

TransliterationMeaning
AR-RAHMAANThe Beneficent
AR-RAHEEMThe Merciful
AL-MALIKThe Eternal Lord
AL-QUDDUSThe Most Sacred
AS-SALAMThe embodiment of Peace
AL-MU’MINThe Infuser of Faith
AL-MUHAYMINThe Preserver of Safety
AL-AZIZAll Mighty
AL-JABBARThe Compeller, The Restorer
AL-MUTAKABBIRThe Supreme, The Majestic
AL-KHAALIQThe Creator, The Maker
AL-BAARIThe Evolver
AL-MUSAWWIRThe Fashioner
AL-GHAFFARThe Great Forgiver
AL-QAHHARThe All-Prevailing One
AL-WAHHAABThe Supreme Bestower
AR-RAZZAAQThe Provider
AL-FATTAAHThe Supreme Solver
AL-‘ALEEMThe All-Knowing
AL-QAABIDThe Withholder
AL-BAASITThe Extender
AL-KHAAFIDHThe Reducer
AR-RAAFI’The Exalter, The Elevator
AL-MU’IZZThe Honourer, The Bestower
AL-MUZILThe Dishonourer, The Humiliator
AS-SAMEE’The All-Hearing
AL-BASEERThe All-Seeing
AL-HAKAMThe Impartial Judge
AL-‘ADLThe Utterly Just
AL-LATEEFThe Subtle One, The Most Gentle
AL-KHABEERThe All-Aware
AL-HALEEMThe Most Forbearing
AL-‘AZEEMThe Magnificent, The Supreme
AL-GHAFOORThe Great Forgiver
ASH-SHAKOORThe Most Appreciative
AL-‘ALEEThe Most High, The Exalted
AL-KABEERThe Preserver, The All-Heedful and All-Protecting
AL-HAFEEDHThe Preserver
AL-MUQEETThe Sustainer
AL-HASEEBThe Reckoner
AL-JALEELThe Majestic
AL-KAREEMThe Most Generous, The Most Esteemed
AR-RAQEEBThe Watchful
AL-MUJEEBThe Responsive One
AL-WAASI’The All-Encompassing, the Boundless
AL-HAKEEMThe All-Wise
AL-WADUDThe Most Loving
AL-MAJEEDThe Glorious, The Most Honorable
AL-BA’ITHThe Infuser of New Life
ASH-SHAHEEDThe All Observing Witnessing
AL-HAQQThe Absolute Truth
AL-WAKEELThe Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs
AL-QAWIYYThe All-Strong
AL-MATEENThe Firm, The Steadfast
AL-WALIYYThe Protecting Associatey
AL-HAMEEDThe Praiseworthy
AL-MUHSEEThe All-Enumerating, The Counter
AL-MUBDIThe Originator, The Initiator
AL-MUEEDThe Restorer, The Reinstater
AL-MUHYIThe Giver of Life
AL-MUMEETThe Inflicter of Death
AL-HAYYThe Ever-Living
AL-QAYYOOMThe Sustainer, The Self-Subsisting
AL-WAAJIDThe Perceiver
AL-MAAJIDThe Illustrious, the Magnificent
AL-WAAHIDThe One
AL-AHADThe Unique, The Only One
AS-SAMADThe Eternal, Satisfier of Needs
AL-QADEERThe Omnipotent One
AL-MUQTADIRThe Powerful
AL-MUQADDIMThe Expediter, The Promoter
AL-MU’AKHKHIRThe Delayer
AL-AWWALThe First
AL-AAKHIRThe Last
AZ-ZAAHIRThe Manifest
AL-BAATINThe Hidden One, Knower of the Hidden
AL-WAALIThe Governor, The Patron
AL-MUTA’ALIThe Self Exalted
AL-BARRThe Source of All Goodness
AT-TAWWABThe Ever-Pardoning, The Relenting
AL-MUNTAQIMThe Avenger
AL-‘AFUWWThe Pardoner
AR-RA’OOFThe Most Kind
MAALIK-UL-MULKMaster of the Kingdom, Owner of the Dominion
DHUL-JALAALI WAL-IKRAAMPossessor of Glory and Honour, Lord of Majesty and Generosity
AL-MUQSITThe Just One
AL-JAAMI’The Gatherer, the Uniter
AL-GHANIYYThe Self-Sufficient, The Wealthy
AL-MUGHNIThe Enricher
AL-MANI’The Withholder
AD-DHARRThe Distresser
AN-NAFI’The Propitious, the Benefactor
AN-NURThe Light, The Illuminator
AL-HAADIThe Guide
AL-BADEE’The Incomparable Originator
AL-BAAQIThe Everlasting
AL-WAARITHThe Inheritor, The Heir
AR-RASHEEDThe Guide, Infallible Teacher
AS-SABOORThe Forbearing, The Patient
Names of God in Islam
Asmaul Husna 99 Names of Allah