Al-Asma’ al-Husna


وَلِلَّهِ الأسْمآءُ الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا
“Allah’s are the Most Beautiful Names, so call Him with them”
[7:180]

هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لا إلَهَ إلا هُوَ


He is Allah, there is none worthy of worship except for Him

Allah The God

اللَّه

The only one Almighty. He alone is worthy of worship

1

Ar-Rahman The Beneficent

الرَّحْمَنُ

He who wills goodness and mercy for all His creatures

2

Ar-Rahim The Merciful

الرَّحِيمُ

He who acts with extreme kindness

3

Al-Malik The Eternal Lord

الْمَلِكُ

The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection

4

Al-Quddus The Most Sacred

الْقُدُّوسُ

The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries

5

As-Salam The Embodiment of Peace

السَّلاَمُ

The One who is free from every imperfection.

6

Al-Mu’min The Infuser of Faith

الْمُؤْمِنُ

The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him

7

Al-Muhaymin The Preserver of Safety

الْمُهَيْمِنُ

The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures

8

Al-’Aziz The Mighty One

الْعَزِيزُ

The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated

9

Al-Jabbar The Omnipotent One

الْجَبَّارُ

The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed

10

Al-Mutakabbir The Dominant One

الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.

11

Al-Khaaliq The Creator

الْخَالِقُ

The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence

12

Al-Baari’ The Evolver

الْبَارِئُ

The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.

13

Al-Musawwir The Flawless Shaper

الْمُصَوِّرُ

The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.

14

Al-Ghaffaar The Great Forgiver

الْغَفَّارُ

The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.

15

Al-Qahhaar The All-Prevailing One

الْقَهَّارُ

The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.

16

Al-Wahhab The Supreme Bestower

الْوَهَّابُ

The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.

17

Ar-Razzaq The Total Provider

الرَّزَّاقُ

The Sustainer, The Provider.

18

Al-Fattah The Supreme Solver

الْفَتَّاحُ

The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldy and religious matters.

19

Al-’Alim The All-Knowing One

العَلِيمُ

The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge

20

Al-Qaabid The Restricting One

الْقَابِضُ

The Constricter, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.

21

Al-Baasit The Extender

الْبَاسِطُ

The Englarger, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.

22

Al-Khaafid The Reducer

الْخَافِضُ

The Abaser, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.

23

Ar-Raafi’ The Elevating One

الرَّافِعُ

The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.

24

Al-Mu’izz The Honourer-Bestower

الْمُعِزُّ

He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.

25

Al-Mudhill The Abaser

المُذِلُّ

The Dishonorer, The Humiliator, He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.

26

As-Sami The All-Hearer

السَّمِيعُ

The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.

27

Al-Basir The All-Seeing

الْبَصِيرُ

The All-Noticing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.

28

Al-Hakam The Impartial Judge

الْحَكَمُ

The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.

29

Al-’Adl The Embodiment of Justice

الْعَدْلُ

The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.

30

Al-Latif The Knower of Subtleties

اللَّطِيفُ

The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.

31

Al-Khabir The All-Aware One

الْخَبِيرُ

The One who knows the truth of things.

32

Al-Halim The Clement One

الْحَلِيمُ

The Forebearing, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.

33

Al-’Adheem The Magnificent One

الْعَظِيمُ

The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement,and Purity from all imperfection.

34

Al-Ghafuur The Great Forgiver

الْغَفُورُ

The All-Forgiving, The Forgiving, The One who forgives a lot.

35

Ash-Shakuur The Acknowledging One

الشَّكُورُ

The Grateful, The Appreciative, The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.

36

Al-’Ali The Sublime One

الْعَلِيُّ

The Most High, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.

37

Al-Kabir The Great One

الْكَبِيرُ

The Most Great, The Great, The One who is greater than everything in status.

38

Al-Hafidh The Guarding One

الْحَفِيظُ

The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.

39

Al-Muqit The Sustaining One

المُقيِت

The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The One who has the Power.

40

Al-Hasib The Reckoning One

الْحسِيبُ

The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.

41

Aj-Jalil The Majestic One

الْجَلِيلُ

The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.

42

Al-Karim The Bountiful One

الْكَرِيمُ

The Generous One, The Gracious, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.

43

Ar-Raqib The Watchful One

الرَّقِيبُ

The Watcher, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it’s meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.

44

Al-Mujib The Responding One

الْمُجِيبُ

The Responsive, The Hearkener, The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.

45

Al-Waasi’ The All-Pervading One

الْوَاسِعُ

The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.

46

Al-Hakim The Wise One

الْحَكِيمُ

The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.

47

Al-Waduud The Loving One

الْوَدُودُ

The One who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. His love to His slaves is His Will to be merciful to them and praise them

48

Al-Majid The Glorious One

الْمَجِيدُ

The Most Glorious One, The One who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.

49

Al-Ba’ith The Infuser of New Life

الْبَاعِثُ

The Reserrector, The Raiser (from death), The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.

50

Ash-Shahid The All Observing Witness

الشَّهِيدُ

The Witness, The One who nothing is absent from Him.

51

Al-Haqq The Embodiment of Truth

الْحَقُّ

The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.

52

Al-Wakil The Universal Trustee

الْوَكِيلُ

The Trustee, The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.

53

Al-Qawi The Strong One

الْقَوِيُّ

The Most Strong, The Strong, The One with the complete Power

54

Al-Matin The Firm One

الْمَتِينُ

The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired.

55

Al-Wali The Protecting Associate

الْوَلِيُّ

The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.

56

Al-Hamid The Sole-Laudable One

الْحَمِيدُ

The Praiseworthy, The praised One who deserves to be praised.

57

Al-Muhsi The All-Enumerating One

الْمُحْصِي

The Counter, The Reckoner, The One who the count of things are known to him.

58

Al-Mubdi’ The Originator

الْمُبْدِئُ

The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.

59

Al-Mu’id The Restorer

الْمُعِيدُ

The Reproducer, The One who brings back the creatures after death

60

Al-Muhyi The Maintainer of life

الْمُحْيِي

The Restorer, The Giver of Life, The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. He gives life by giving the souls back to the worn out bodies on the resurrection day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.

61

Al-Mumit The Inflictor of Death

الْمُِميتُ

The Creator of Death, The Destroyer, The One who renders the living dead.

62

Al-Hayy The Eternally Living One

الْحَيُّ

The Alive, The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh or blood.

63

Al-Qayyuum The Self-Subsisting One

الْقَيُّومُ

The One who remains and does not end.

64

Al-Wajid The Pointing One

الْوَاجِدُ

The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajd is Richness.

65

Al-Majid The All-Noble One

الْمَاجِدُ

The Glorious, He who is Most Glorious.

66

Al-Wahid The Only One

الْواحِدُ

The Unique, The One, The One without a partner

67

Al-Ahad The Sole One

اَلاَحَدُ

The One

68

As-Samad The Supreme Provider

الصَّمَدُ

The Eternal, The Independent, The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs.

69

Al-Qaadir The Omnipotent One

الْقَادِرُ

The Able, The Capable, The One attributed with Power.

70

Al-Muqtadir The All Authoritative One

الْمُقْتَدِرُ

The Powerful, The Dominant, The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.

71

Al-Muqaddim The Expediting One

الْمُقَدِّمُ

The Expediter, The Promoter, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.

72

Al-Mu’akhkhir The Procrastinator

الْمُؤَخِّرُ

The Delayer, the Retarder, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.

73

Al-Awwal The Very First

الأوَّلُ

The First, The One whose Existence is without a beginning.

74

Al-Akhir The Infinite Last One

الآخِرُ

The Last, The One whose Existence is without an end.

75

Adh-Dhahir The Perceptible

الظَّاهِرُ

The Manifest, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.

76

Al-Batin The Imperceptible

الْبَاطِنُ

The Hidden, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.

77

Al-Wali The Holder of Supreme Authority

الْوَالِي

The Governor, The One who owns things and manages them.

78

Al-Muta’ali The Extremely Exalted One

الْمُتَعَالِي

The Most Exalted, The High Exalted, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation.

79

Al-Barr The Fountain-Head of Truth

الْبَرُّ

The Source of All Goodness, The Righteous, The One who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and specified whoever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.

80

At-Tawwab The Ever-Acceptor of Repentance

التَّوابُ

The Relenting, The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.

81

Al-Muntaqim The Retaliator

الْمُنْتَقِمُ

The Avenger, The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One who destroys them.

82

Al-’Afuw The Supreme Pardoner

العَفُوُّ

The Forgiver, The One with wide forgiveness.

83

Ar-Ra’uf The Benign One

الرَّؤُوفُ

The Compassionate, The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures.

84

Malik-ul-Mulk The Eternal Possessor of Sovereignty

مَالِكُ الْمُلْكِ

The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed.

85

Dhul-Jalali wal-Ikram The Possessor of Majesty and Honour

ذُوالْجَلاَلِ وَ الإكْرَامِ

The Lord of Majesty and Bounty, The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.

86

Al-Muqsit The Just One

الْمُقْسِطُ

The Equitable, The One who is Just in His judgment.

87

Aj-Jami’ The Assembler of Scattered Creations

الْجَامِعُ

The Gatherer, The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment.

88

Al-Ghani The Self-Sufficient One

الْغَنِيُّ

The One who does not need the creation.

89

Al-Mughni The Bestower of Sufficiency

الْمُغْنِي

The Enricher, The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.

90

Al-Mani’ The Preventer

ُالمَانِعُ

The Withholder.

91

Ad-Darr The Distressor

الضَّارَّ

The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.

92

An-Nafi’ The Bestower of Benefits

النَّافِعُ

The Propitious, The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.

93

An-Nur The Prime Light

النُّورُ

The Light, The One who guides.

94

Al-Hadi The Provider of Guidance

الْهَادِي

The Guide, The One whom with His Guidance His belivers were guided, and with His Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them.

95

Al-Badi’ The Unique One

الْبَدِيعُ

The Incomparable, The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.

96

Al-Baqi The Ever Surviving One

الْبَاقِِي

The Everlasting, The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.

97

Al-Warith The Eternal Inheritor

الْوَارِثُ

The Heir, The One whose Existence remains.

98

Ar-Rashid The Guide to Path of Rectitude

الرَّشِيدُ

The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guides.

99

As-Sabuur The Extensively Enduring One

الصَّبُورُ

The Patient, The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.

Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: ‘Allah the Most High has ninety-nine names. He who retains them in his memory will enter Paradise’
He (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) also said: ‘No-one is afflicted by distress or anxiety then invokes Allah with this supplication, but Allah will take away his distress and grant him happiness instead’

According to Islamic traditions, Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) used to call Allah by all his names: ‘Allahumma inni ad’uka bi asma’ika al-husna kulliha’: O Allah! I invoke you with all of your beautiful names.

[narrated by Ibn Majah, book of Du'a; and by Imam Malik in his Muwatta', Kitab al-Shi'r.]

4 thoughts on “Al-Asma’ al-Husna

  1. jazak allaho khayran

  2. merci akhi fi lah

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