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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 (In alphabetical order for easy reference):
  1. Al-`Adl (العدل)  - The Absolutely Just
  2. Al-'Afuw (العفو) - The Pardoner
  3. Al-Ahad (الاحد)   - The One, The Only One
  4. Al-Akhir (الأخر) - The Ultimate
  5. Al-'Ali (العلى) - The Most High, The Sublimely Exalted
  6. Al-`Alim (العليم) - The All-Knowing, The Omniscient
  7. Al-Awwal (الأول)  - The First, The Pre-Existing
  8. Al-Azim (العظيم)  - The Supreme Glory, The Most Grand
  9. Al 'Aziz (العزيز) - The Mighty, The Eminent
  10. Al-Badi (البديع) - The Wonderful Originator,
  11. Al-Ba'ith (الباعث) - The Awakener, The Resurrector
  12. Al-Baqi (الباقي) - The Everlasting, The Ever-Present
  13. Al Bari' (البارئ) - The Evolver
  14. Al-Barr (البر) - The Gracious Benefactor
  15. Al-Basir (البصير) - The All-Seeing
  16. Al-Basit (الباسط) - The Expander, The Unfolder
  17. Al-Batin (الباطن) - The Hidden, The Inner
  18. Ad-Darr (الضار) - The Corrector, The Distresser
  19. Dhu-l-Jalali wal-Ikram (ذو الجلال و الإكرام) - The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
  20. Al-Fattah (الفتاح) - The Opener, The Revealer
  21. Al Ghaffar  (الغفار) - The All-Forgiving, The Absolver
  22. Al-Ghafur (الغفور) - The Forgiving, The Pardoner
  23. Al-Ghani (الغنى) - The Self-Sufficient, The Independent
  24. Al-Hadi (الهادي) - The Leader on the Right Path
  25. Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ) - The Preserver, The Protector
  26. Al-Hakam (الحكم) - The Judge, The Arbitrator
  27. Al-Hakeem (الحكيم) - The Wise
  28. Al-Halim (الحليم) - The Forbearing, The Calm-Abiding
  29. Al-Hamid (الحميد) - The Praiseworthy, The Laudable
  30. Al-Haqq (الحق) - The Truth, The Only Reality
  31. Al-Hasib (الحسيب) - The Accounter, The Reckoner
  32. Al-Hayy (الحي) - The Ever-Living, The Alive
  33. Jabbar (الجبار) - The Restorer, The Repairer
  34. Al-Jalil (الجليل) - The Majestic, The Glorious
  35. Al-Jami' (الجامع) - The Gatherer, The Uniter
  36. Al-Kabir (الكبير) - The Greatest, The Most Great
  37. Al-Karim (الكريم) - The Generous, The Bountiful
  38. Al-Khabir (الخبير) - The Inner-Aware, The Reality-Knower
  39. Al-Khafid (الخافض) - The Humbler, The One who Softens
  40. Al Khaliq (الخالق) - The Creator, The Planner
  41. Al-Latif (اللطيف) - The Subtle, The Gracious, The Refined
  42. Al-Majeed (المجيد) - The All-Glorious, The Majestic
  43. Al-Majid (الماجد)  - The Noble, The Generous
  44. Malik al-Mulk (مالك الملك) - The Master of the Kingdom
  45. Al Malik (الملك) - The Ruler, The King
  46. Al-Mani'(المانع) - The Preventer, The Defender
  47. Al-Matin (المتين) - The Firm, The Steadfast
  48. Al-Mu'akhkhir (المؤخر) - The Delayer, The Postponer
  49. Al-Mubdi' (المبدئ) - The Starter, The Beginner, The Originator
  50. Al-Mudhill (المذل) - The Humiliator
  51. Al-Mughni (المغنى) - The Fulfiller of Needs
  52. Muhaimin (المهيمن) - The Protector, The Bestower of Security
  53. Al-Muhsi (المحصى) - The Reckoner, The Appraiser
  54. Al-Muhyi (المحيى) - The Giver of Life, The Reviver
  55. Al-Mu'id (المعيد) - The Restorer, The Renewer
  56. Al-Mu'izz (المعز) - The Bestower of Honor
  57. Al-Mujib (المجيب) - The Fulfiller of Prayers, The Responsive
  58. Mu'min (المؤمن) - The Remover of Fear, 
  59. Al-Mumit (المميت) - The Creator of Death, The Life-Taker
  60. Al-Muntaqim (المنتقم) - The Avenger, The Inflictor of Retribution
  61. Al-Muqaddim (المقدم) - The Expediter, The Promoter
  62. Al-Muqit (المقيت) - The Nourisher, The Sustainer
  63. Al-Muqsit (المقسط) - The Equitable, The Just
  64. Al-Muqtadir (المقتدر) - The All-Determining, The Prevailing
  65. Al Musawwir (المصور) - The Fashioner
  66. Al-Muta'ali (المتعالي) - The Supremely Exalted
  67. Al Mutakabbir (المتكبر) - The Supremely Great,
  68. An-Nafi' (النافع) - The Creator of Good, The Auspicious
  69. An-Nur (النور) - The Light, The Illuminator
  70. Al-Qabid (القابض) - The Withholder
  71. Al-Qadir (القادر) - The Able, The Empowered, The Capable
  72. Al-Qahhar (القهار) - The Ever-Dominant, The Prevailer
  73. Al-Qawiyy (القوى) - The Inexhaustible Strength 
  74. Al-Qayyum (القيوم)  - The Self-Existing, The Self-Subsisting
  75. Al Quddus (القدوس) - The Holiest, The Most Pure
  76. Ar-Raafi (الرافع) - The Exalter, The Uplifter
  77. Ar Rahim (الرحيم) -  The Most Merciful
  78. Ar Rahman (الرحمن) - The Beneficent, Most Kind and Gracious
  79. Ar-Raqib (الرقيب) - The Watchful, The All-Observing
  80. Ar-Rashid (الرشيد) - The Appointer to the Right Path,
  81. Ar-Ra'uf (الرؤوف)  - The Tenderly Merciful and Consoling
  82. Ar-Razzaq (الرزاق) - The Supplier, The Provider
  83. As-Sabur (الصبور) -  The Most Patient
  84. Salam (السلام) - The Source of Peace 
  85. As-Samad (الصمد) - The Satisfier of All Needs
  86. As-Sami (السميع) - The All-Hearing 
  87. Ash-Shahid (الشهيد) - The Witness
  88. Ash-Shakur (الشكور) - The Most Grateful, The Most Appreciative
  89. At-Tawwab (التواب) - The Acceptor of Repentance, 
  90. Al-Wadud (الودود) - The Most Affectionate
  91. Al-Wahhab (الوهاب) - The Liberal Bestower, The Giver of Gifts
  92. Al-Wahid (ٱلْوَاحِدُ) - The Manifestation of Unity
  93. Al-Wajid (الواجد) -  The Finder, The Resourceful
  94. Al-Wakil (الوكيل) -  The Trustee, The Advocate
  95. Al-Waliyy (الولى) - The Sole Governor, The Friendly Lord
  96. Al-Wali (الوالي)  -  The Protecting Friend
  97. Al-Wārith (الوارث) -  The Inheritor of All, The Supreme Heir
  98. Al-Wasi (الواسع) -  The All-Embracing, The All-Pervading
  99. Az-Zahir (الظاهر) - The Manifest, The Evident
Please listen to a soul searching video displaying these 99 attributes of Allah along with English translation and meaning:
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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