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Monday, November 19, 2018

99 Attributes of Allah


Allah is the mighty Creator of the entire universe with limitless bounds man may never able to reach. If we look around in everything that is around us, we find in these one or more attributes of Allah that no man can ever imagine. While in the Holy Qur'an, thee Almighty is calls Himself Allah, there are many attributes that one finds in the Qur'an that further explain the limitless powers of Allah. Thus in the Holy Qur'an we find at least 99 name attributed to Allah. These attributes are known as ʾAsmāʾu llāhi l-ḥusnā (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎ which mean Beautiful Names of Allah. 

Herein under are listed these 99 attributes of Allah ad their plain simple meaning. However, we will devote one post each to explain every attribute separately to show the mightiness and omnipotence of Allah - the attributes that can never be ever attributed to any person or even a prophet for Allah is above all, the sole Creator of the Universe- The One who made this universe and the one who would one day destroy everything on the Day of Resurrection to question every human that ever lived of his deeds and award punishments and rewards bounties. 




There are differences in these attributes as some are found in the Qur'an while some are quoted from Hadiths. The most common list is the one which was compiled by Abu Hurairah, a revered companion of the Prophet of Allah to whom are attributed most of the Hadiths. 

Herein under the 99 attributes of Allah:

1. Ar-Rahman (الرحمن) The Most Compassionate, The Beneficent, The Gracious
2. Ar-Raheem (الرحيم) The All-Merciful
3. Al-Malik (الملك) The Absolute Ruler
4. Al-Quddus (القدوس) The Pure One
5. As-Salam (السلام) The Source of Peace
6. Al-Mu'min (المؤمن) The Inspirer of Faith
7. Al-Muhaymin (المهيمن) The Guardian
8. Al-Aziz (العزيز) The Victorious
9. Al-Jabbar (الجبار) The Compeller, The Restorer
10. Al-Mutakabbir (المتكبر) Supreme in Greatness, The Majestic
11. Al-Khaliq (الخالق) The Creator
12. Al-Bari' (البارئ) The Maker of Order
13. Al-Musawwir (المصور) The Shaper of Beauty
14. Al-Ghaffar (الغفار) The Forgiving
15. Al-Qahhar (القهار) The Subduer
16. Al-Wahhab (الوهاب) The Giver of All
17. Ar-Razzaq (الرزاق) The Sustainer
18. Al-Fattah (الفتاح) The Opener
19. Al-`Alim (العليم) The Knower of All
20. Al-Qabid (القابض) The Constrictor
21. Al-Basit (الباسط) The Reliever
22. Al-Khafid (الخافض) The Abaser
23. Ar-Rafi (الرافع) The Exalter
24. Al-Mu'izz (المعز) The Bestower of Honors
25. Al-Mudhill (المذل) The Humiliator
26. As-Sami (السميع) The Hearer of All
27. Al-Basir (البصير) The Seer of All
28. Al-Hakam (الحكم) The Judge
29. Al-`Adl (العدل) The Just
30. Al-Latif (اللطيف) The Subtle One
31. Al-Khabir (الخبير) The All-Aware
32. Al-Halim (الحليم) The Forbearing
33. Al-Azim (العظيم) The Magnificent
34. Al-Ghafur (الغفور) The Forgiver and Hider of Faults
35. Ash-Shakur (الشكور) The Rewarder of Thankfulness
36. Al-Ali (العلى) The Highest
37. Al-Kabir (الكبير) The Greatest
38. Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ) The Preserver
39. Al-Muqit (المقيت) The Nourisher
40. Al-Hasib (الحسيب) The Accounter
41. Al-Jalil (الجليل) The Mighty
42. Al-Karim (الكريم) The Generous
43. Ar-Raqib (الرقيب) The Watchful One
44. Al-Mujib (المجيب) The Responder to Prayer
45. Al-Wasi (الواسع) The All-Comprehending
46. Al-Hakim (الحكيم) The Perfectly Wise
47. Al-Wadud (الودود) The Loving One
48. Al-Majeed (المجيد) The Majestic One
49. Al-Ba'ith (الباعث) The Resurrector
50. Ash-Shahid (الشهيد) The Witness
51. Al-Haqq (الحق) The Truth
52. Al-Wakil (الوكيل) The Trustee
53. Al-Qawiyy (القوى) The Possessor of All Strength
54. Al-Matin (المتين) The Forceful One
55. Al-Waliyy (الولى) The Governor
56. Al-Hamid (الحميد) The Praised One
57. Al-Muhsi (المحصى) The Appraiser
57. Al-Mubdi' (المبدئ) The Originator
59. Al-Mu'id (المعيد) The Restorer
60. Al-Muhyi (المحيى) The Giver of Life
61. Al-Mumit (المميت) The Taker of Life
62. Al-Hayy (الحي) The Ever Living One
63. Al-Qayyum (القيوم) The Self-Existing One
64. Al-Wajid (الواجد) The Finder
65. Al-Majid (الماجد) The Glorious
66. Al-Wahid (الواحد) The Unique, The Single
67. Al-Ahad (الاحد)  The One, The Indivisible
68. As-Samad (الصمد) The Satisfier of All Needs
69. Al-Qadir (القادر) The All Powerful
70. Al-Muqtadir (المقتدر) The Creator of All Power
71. Al-Muqaddim (المقدم) The Expediter
72. Al-Mu'akhkhir (المؤخر) The Delayer
73. Al-Awwal (الأول) The First
74. Al-Akhir (الأخر) The Last
75. Az-Zahir (الظاهر) The Manifest One
76. Al-Batin (الباطن) The Hidden One
77. Al-Wali (الوالي) The Protecting Friend
78. Al-Muta'ali (المتعالي) The Supreme One
79. Al-Barr (البر) The Doer of Good
80. At-Tawwab (التواب) The Guide to Repentance
81. Al-Muntaqim (المنتقم) The Avenger
82. Al-'Afuww (العفو) The Forgiver
83. Ar-Ra'uf (الرؤوف) The Clement
84. Malik-al-Mulk (مالك الملك) The Owner of All
85. Dhu-al-Jalal wa-al-Ikram (ذو الجلال و الإكرام) The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86. Al-Muqsit (المقسط) The Equitable, the Requiter
87. Al-Jami' (الجامع) The Gatherer
88. Al-Ghani (الغنى) The Rich One
89. Al-Mughni (المغنى) The Enricher
90. Al-Mani'(المانع) The Preventer of Harm
91. Ad-Darr (الضار) The Creator of The Harmful
92. An-Nafi' (النافع) The Creator of Good
93. An-Nur (النور) The Light
94. Al-Hadi (الهادي) The Guide
95. Al-Badi (البديع) The Originator
96. Al-Baqi (الباقي) The Everlasting One
97. Al-Warith (الوارث) The Heir, The Inheritor of All
98. Ar-Rashid (الرشيد) The Guide, Infallible Teacher, and Knower
99. As-Sabur (الصبور) The Forbearing, The Patient One

Now in our upcoming posts we shall explain each attribute as it appears in Qur'an for its explanation and true meaning.

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