Allah 99 Names Translation & Meaning 

Allah has 99 names described in the Quran and Sunnah. They reflect His divine attributes and perfection. Believing in these beautiful names strengthens one’s faith in God. Reciting or remembering the 99 names of Allah brings us closer to Him.

Buried within Islam’s holy texts lies a collection so profound. It comprises the very essence of the Divine. Ninety-nine names encapsulate all that God is each one holding deeper meaning than mankind can comprehend. Reciting these perfect attributes connects one straight to the Creator in ways words alone fail to achieve. Come uncover the wisdom and mercy of Allah’s most beautiful names.

Allah has 99 names mentioned in the Quran. Some of these names include Al-Rahman and Al-Raheem. These two names mean The Most Merciful and The Most Compassionate. Other names show Allah’s qualities like Al-Aziz and Al-Quddus. Reciting and reflecting on Allah’s beautiful names helps us understand His infinite attributes.

Al Asma ul-Husna

Al Asma ul-Husna refers to the 99 attributes of Allah that are mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah (sayings and acts of the Prophet Muhammad). These divine names come from verses of the Quran and hadith sources. They are meant to remind Muslims of the infinite nature of God and to appreciate his divine qualities.

Some of the most commonly known names include Allah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem, Al-Malik, Al-Quuddus, As-Salam, Al-Mu’min, Al-Muhaimin, Al-Aziz, Al-Jabbar, Al-Mutakabbir. The names reflect God’s perfection, mercy, sovereignty, holiness, and other supreme qualities. Reciting or reflecting upon these names is considered an act of remembrance of God that allows Muslims to strengthen their faith and connection with the divine.

The names are not meant to limit God or fully describe his essence, as he is beyond human comprehension. However, pondering over his beautiful names helps Muslims understand some aspects of who God is and how they should worship him. Memorizing and learning the meaning of these 99 names is regarded as an important part of Islamic spiritual practices and theology by both scholars and ordinary devotees.

Names Transliteration and Meaning

1 الرَّحْمَنُ AR-RAHMAAN The Beneficent

2 الرَّحِيمُ AR-RAHEEM             The Merciful

3 الْمَلِكُ AL-MALIK             The Eternal Lord

4 الْقُدُّوسُ AL-QUDDUS             The Most Sacred

5 السَّلاَمُ AS-SALAM             The embodiment of Peace

6 الْمُؤْمِنُ AL-MU’MIN             The Infuser of Faith

7 الْمُهَيْمِنُ AL-MUHAYMIN The Preserver of Safety

8 الْعَزِيزُ AL-AZIZ             All Mighty

9 الْجَبَّارُ AL-JABBAR             The Copeller, The Restorer

10 الْمُتَكَبِّر AL-MUTAKABBIR The Supreme, The Majestic

11 الْخَالِقُ AL-KHAALIQ             The Creator, The Maker

12 الْبَارِئُ AL-BAARI             The Evolver

13 الْمُصَوِّرُ AL-MUSAWWIR The Fashioner

14 الْغَفَّارُ AL-GHAFFAR             The Great Forgiver

15 الْقَهَّارُ AL-QAHHAR             The All-Prevailing One

16 الْوَهَّابُ AL-WAHHAAB The Supreme Bestower

17 الرَّزَّاقُ AR-RAZZAQ             The Provider

18 الْفَتَّاحُ AL-FATTAAH             The Supreme Solver

19 اَلْعَلِيْمُ AL-‘ALEEM             The All-Knowing

20 الْقَابِضُ AL-QAABID             The Withholder

21 الْبَاسِطُ AL-BAASIT             The Extender

22 الْخَافِضُ AL-KHAAFIDH The Reducer

23 الرَّافِعُ AR-RAAFI’             The Exalter, The Elevator

24 الْمُعِزُّ AL-MU’IZZ             The Honourer, The Bestower

25 ٱلْمُذِلُّ AL-MUZIL             The Dishonourer, The Humiliator

26 السَّمِيعُ AS-SAMEE’             The All-Hearing

27 الْبَصِيرُ AL-BASEER             The All-Seeing

28 الْحَكَمُ AL-HAKAM             The Impartial Judge

29 الْعَدْلُ AL-‘ADL             The Utterly Just

30 اللَّطِيفُ AL-LATEEF             The Subtle One, The Most Gentle

31 الْخَبِيرُ AL-KHABEER             The All-Aware

32 الْحَلِيمُ AL-HALEEM             The Most Forbearing

33 الْعَظِيمُ AL-‘AZEEM             The Magnificent, The Supreme

34 الْغَفُور AL-GHAFOOR The Great Forgiver

35 الشَّكُورُ ASH-SHAKOOR The Most Appreciative

36 الْعَلِيُّ AL-‘ALEE             The Most High, The Exalted

37 الْكَبِيرُ AL-KABEER             The Preserver, The All-Heedful and All-Protecting

38 الْحَفِيظُ AL-HAFEEDH             The Preserver

39 المُقيِت AL-MUQEET             The Sustainer

40 الْحسِيبُ AL-HASEEB             The Reckoner

41 الْجَلِيلُ AL-JALEEL             The Majestic

42 الْكَرِيمُ AL-KAREEM             The Most Generous, The Most Esteemed

43 الرَّقِيبُ AR-RAQEEB             The Watchful

44 ٱلْمُجِيبُ AL-MUJEEB             The Responsive One

45 الْوَاسِعُ AL-WAASI’             The All-Encompassing, the Boundless

46 الْحَكِيمُ AL-HAKEEM             The All-Wise

47 الْوَدُودُ AL-WADUD             The Most Loving

48 الْمَجِيدُ AL-MAJEED             The Glorious, The Most Honorable

49 الْبَاعِثُ AL-BA’ITH             The Infuser of New Life

50 الشَّهِيدُ ASH-SHAHEED The All Observing Witnessing

51 الْحَقُ AL-HAQQ             The Absolute Truth

52 الْوَكِيلُ AL-WAKEEL             The Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs

53 الْقَوِيُ AL-QAWIYY             The All-Strong

54 الْمَتِينُ AL-MATEEN             The Firm, The Steadfast

55 الْوَلِيُّ AL-WALIYY             The Protecting Associatey

56 الْحَمِيدُ AL-HAMEED             The Praiseworthy

57 الْمُحْصِي AL-MUHSEE             The All-Enumerating, The Counter

58 الْمُبْدِئُ AL-MUBDI             The Originator, The Initiator

59 ٱلْمُعِيدُ AL-MUEED             The Restorer, The Reinstater

60 الْمُحْيِي AL-MUHYI             The Giver of Life

61 اَلْمُمِيتُ AL-MUMEET             The Inflicter of Death

62 الْحَيُّ AL-HAYY             The Ever-Living

63 الْقَيُّومُ AL-QAYYOOM The Sustainer, The Self-Subsisting

64 الْوَاجِدُ AL-WAAJID             The Perceiver

65 الْمَاجِدُ AL-MAAJID             The Illustrious, the Magnificent

66 الْواحِدُ AL-WAAHID             The One

67 اَلاَحَدُ AL-AHAD             The Unique, The Only One

68 الصَّمَدُ AS-SAMAD             The Eternal, Satisfier of Needs

69 الْقَادِرُ AL-QADEER             The Omnipotent One

70 الْمُقْتَدِرُ AL-MUQTADIR The Powerful

71 الْمُقَدِّمُ AL-MUQADDIM The Expediter, The Promoter

72 الْمُؤَخِّرُ AL-MU’AKHKHIR The Delayer

73 الأوَّلُ AL-AWWAL             The First

74 الآخِرُ AL-AAKHIR             The Last

75 الظَّاهِرُ AZ-ZAAHIR             The Manifest

76 الْبَاطِنُ AL-BAATIN             The Hidden One, Knower of the Hidden

77 الْوَالِي AL-WAALI             The Governor, The Patron

78 الْمُتَعَالِي AL-MUTA’ALI             The Self Exalted

79 الْبَرُّ AL-BARR             The Source of All Goodness

80 التَّوَابُ AT-TAWWAB             The Ever-Pardoning, The Relenting

81 الْمُنْتَقِمُ AL-MUNTAQIM The Avenger

82 العَفُوُ AL-‘AFUWW             The Pardoner

83 الرَّؤُوفُ AR-RA’OOF             The Most Kind

84 َمَالِكُ ٱلْمُلْكُMAALIK-UL-MULK Master of the Kingdom, Owner of the Dominion

85 ذُوالْجَلاَلِ وَالإكْرَامِ DHUL-JALAALI WAL-IKRAAM Possessor of Glory and Honour, Lord of Majesty and Generosity

86 الْمُقْسِطُ AL-MUQSIT           The Just One

87 الْجَامِعُ AL-JAAMI’           The Gatherer, the Uniter

88 ٱلْغَنيُّ AL-GHANIYY           The Self-Sufficient, The Wealthy

89 ٱلْمُغْنِيُّ AL-MUGHNI           The Enricher

90 اَلْمَانِعُ AL-MANI’           The Withholder

91 الضَّارَ AD-DHARR         The Distresser

92 النَّافِعُ AN-NAFI’         The Propitious, the Benefactor

93 النُّورُ AN-NUR         The Light, The Illuminator

94 الْهَادِي AL-HAADI         The Guide

95 الْبَدِيعُ AL-BADEE’         The Incomparable Originator

96 اَلْبَاقِي AL-BAAQI         The Everlasting

97 الْوَارِثُ AL-WAARITH         The Inheritor, The Heir

98 الرَّشِيدُ AR-RASHEED         The Guide, Infallible Teacher

99 الصَّبُورُ AS-SABOOR         The Forbearing, The Patient

Allah says in the Quran

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)

Islamic mysticism

Islamic mysticism

Islamic mysticism, known as tasawuf or Sufism, is the mystical branch within Islam that aims to find direct personal experience of Allah through divine love and spiritual intimacy.

Sufis believe that by constantly remembering Allah’s names through dhikr (remembrance) and invoking those names with intention, one can attain deeper spiritual knowledge and connection with the Divine.

This remembrance of Allah’s names plays an important role in the Sufi path and method of achieving mystical experience of God. Reciting his beautiful names like Ar-Rahman, Al-Malik, Al-Ghaffar etc is a form of worship for Sufis.

Constant zikr (mentioning) of Allah’s names trains the heart to focus on him alone and curb worldly distractions. It helps develop and strengthen a Sufi’s direct experience and awareness of Allah.

Sufis teach that in the states of spiritual ecstasy achieved through dhikr, one can feel and witness manifestations of the divine attributes corresponding to Allah’s names like mercy, majesty, forgiveness etc.

Contemplating on the deeper meanings and implications of the 99 names aids Sufis in purifying the self, cultivating divine attributes, and coming closer to grasping Allah’s essence.

Memorizing and frequent meditation/reflection upon the beautiful names opens mystical insights in a gradual, transformative way according to Sufi philosophy.

So in summary, remembrance of Allah’s names lies at the heart of the Islamic mystical experience according to Sufi traditions and practices.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are Allah’s 99 names?

The 99 names of Allah are the beautiful names of God mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah.

Why are they important in Islam?

Belief in Allah’s beautiful names is an important aspect of Islamic faith and helps Muslims remember Allah’s infinite attributes.

Which is the greatest name?

All of Allah’s names are equally great but Al-Rahman (The Most Compassionate) and Al-Rahim (The Most Merciful) are particularly emphasized.

How can Muslims benefit from them?

Reciting or reflecting on Allah’s names daily increases love and faith in Him, helps avoid sins and focus on worship.

Final Thoughts 

Allah has chosen to reveal to mankind his most beautiful names to showcase his perfect attributes. The 99 names of Allah display his limitless power, knowledge and mercy. From Al-Rahman, the Most Compassionate, to Al-Qahhar, the Subduer, each name reminds us of Allah’s dominion over all things.

The names also provide guidance for believers on how to conduct themselves. Al-Salam, the Source of Peace, tells us to pursue peace with others. Al-Muqsit, the Just, encourages fairness and balance in all of our actions. No matter our situation, we can find comfort in Allah’s names. Al-Hafiz, the Preserver, reassures us that he watches over and protects those who obey him.

The 99 names inspire awe and love for Allah. Al-Aleem, the All-Knowing, displays his perfect wisdom. Al-Aziz, the Almighty, shows his supreme strength which nothing can overcome. Contemplating Allah’s awe-inspiring attributes lifts our hearts and minds to better know and worship our Creator. The 99 names will continue to guide and teach Muslims as long as the world stands.

The 99 names of God each impart sacred virtue, Guiding believers to lives of truth, justice, piety.

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