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99 Names of Allah Meaning

99 Names of Allah with Meaning


99 Names of Allah, also known as The 99 Most Beautiful Names of God (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎ ʾasmāʾ allāh al-Ḥusnā), are the names of God Allah (specifically, attributes) by which Muslims regard God and which are traditionally maintained as described in the Qur’ān, and Sunnah, amongst other places. Below list of allah names contains 99 name with its meaning. There is no universal agreement among Muslims as to what exactly counts as a name of Allah, and what does not. Additionally, while some names are only in the Qur’an, and others are only in the hadith, there are some names which appear in both. Different sources give different lists of the 99 names. Furthermore, in record, there are more than 1001 names given in some text records.

The primary Names of Allah specifically dealing with Mercy are Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim. These two names frequently occur together in the Qur’an. They are both derived from the same root word rahmah which means mercy and also has elements of sympathy, kindness, gentleness, compassion and love intertwined with it. As with all the Names of Allah, these are Names of majesty and perfection. Allah therefore manifests these qualities to the most perfect level with His Creation. Ar-Rahman signifies a flood of mercy that covers us and is endless.

The mercy we see in this world which Allah has put among His Creation is just a hundredth of all His Mercy. Examples of mercy that we see in His creation includes the love a mother has for her child (human and otherwise), the eyes with which we are able to see, the food which we are provided to consume, the generosity and kindness we show to others.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is reported to have said that no man’s good deeds are alone enough to get him admitted into Paradise, but it is only by the Mercy of God that people will enter Paradise. Our deeds are a tool to get close to God to a place where we can be hopeful of His Mercy. (Read more: Life After Death)

Some other Names of Allah that are related to His Mercy (with rough translations) are Al-Karim (the Generous), Al-Halim (the Forbearing), Al-Barr (the Generous), Al-Jawwad (the Bestower of Good), Ar-Rauf (the Kind) and Al-Wahhab (the Bestower).


Classical ArabicVarious SpellingsTranslation Meaning
اللہAllahThe God Allah
ٱلْرَّحْمَـٰنُ) أَلْرَّحْمَـٰنُ)Ar-Rahman / Ar-RahmaanThe Exceedingly Merciful (Compassionate)
أَلْرَّحِيْمُ) ٱلْرَّحِيْمُ)Ar-Rahim / Ar-RaheemThe Merciful (Compassionate)
أَلْمَـٰلِكُ) ٱلْمَـٰلِكُ)Al-Maalik / Al-MalikThe King
أَلْقُدُّوسُ) ٱلْقُدُّوسُ)Al-Quddous, Al-QuddowsThe Holy
أَلْسَّلَامُ) ٱلْسَّلَامُ)As-Salam / As-SalaamThe Peace
أَلْمُؤْمِنُ) ٱلْمُؤْمِنُ)Al-Muʾmin / Al-Mu'minThe Granter of Security
المهيمنAl-MuhayminThe Controller
العزيزAl-AzizThe Powerful
الجبارAl-JabbarThe Strong
المتكبرAl-MutakabbirThe Supreme
الخالقAl-KhaliqThe Creator
البارئAl-BariʾThe Evolver, The Maker
المصورAl-MusawwirThe Fashioner, The Shaper, The Designer
الغفارAl-GhaffarThe Repeatedly Forgiving
القهارAl-QahharThe Subduer
الوهابAl-WahhabThe Bestower
الرزاقAr-RazzaqThe Provider, The Sustainer
الفتاحAl-FattahThe Opener, The Victory Giver
العليمAl-ʿAlimThe Knowing
القابضAl-QabidThe Restrainer, The Straightener
الباسطAl-BasitThe Extender / Expander
الخَافِضAl-KhafidThe Abaser, The Humiliator, The Downgrader
الرافعAr-RafiʿThe Exalter, The Upgrader
المعزAl-MuʿizzThe Giver of Honor
المذلAl-MuzillThe Giver of Dishonor
السميعAs-SamiʿThe Hearing
البصيرAl-BasirThe All-Seeing
الحكمAl-HakamThe Judge, The Arbitrator
العدلAl-ʿAdlThe Just
اللطيفAl-LatifThe Gentle, The Subtly Kind
الخبيرAl-KhabirThe All-Aware
الحليمAl-HalimThe Forbearing, The Indulgent
العظيمAl-ʿAzimThe Great, The Magnificent
الغفورAl-GhafurThe Much-Forgiving
الشكورAsh-ShakurThe Grateful
العليAl-ʿAlīThe Sublime
الكبيرAl-KabirThe Great
الحفيظAl-HafizThe Preserver
المقيتAl-MuqitThe Nourisher
الحسيبAl-HasibThe Bringer of Judgment
الجليلAl-JalilThe Majestic, The Exalted
الكريمAl-KarimThe Bountiful, The Generous
الرقيبAr-RaqibThe Watchful
المجيبAl-MujibThe Responsive, The Answerer
الواسعAl-WasiʿThe Vast, The Omnipresent, The Boundless
الحكيمAl-HakimThe Wise
الودودAl-WadudThe Loving
المجيدAl-MajidThe All-Glorious, The Majestic
الباعثAl-BaʿithThe Resurrector
الشهيدAsh-ShahidThe Witness
ٱلْحَقُّ) أَلْحَقُّ)Al-HaqqThe Truth, The Reality
الوكيلAl-WakilThe Trustee, The Dependable, The Advocate
القويAl-QawiyThe Strong
المتينAl-MatinThe Firm, The Steadfast
الوليAl-WaliThe Friend, Helper
الحميدAl-HamidThe All Praiseworthy
المحصيAl-MuhsiThe Accounter, The Numberer of All
المبدئAl-MubdiʾThe Originator, The Producer, The Initiator
المعيدAl-MuʿidThe Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
المحييAl-MuhyiThe Giver of Life
المميتAl-MumitThe Bringer of Death
الحيAl-HayyThe Living
القيومAl-QayyumThe Subsisting, The Independent
الواجدAl-WajidThe Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
الماجدAl-MajidThe Illustrious, The Magnificent
الواحدAl-WahidThe Unique, The Single
الاحدAl-AhadThe One, The Indivisible
الصمدAs-SamadThe Eternal, The Absolute, The Self-Sufficient
القادرAl-QadirThe All-Powerful, He Who is able to do Everything
المقتدرAl-MuqtadirThe Determiner, The Dominant
المقدمAl-MuqaddimThe Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
المؤخرAl-MuʾakhkhirThe Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
الأولAl-AwwalThe First, The Beginning-less
الأخرAl-AakhirThe Last, The Endless
الظاهرAz-ZahirThe Manifest, The Evident, The Outer
الباطنAl-BatinThe Hidden, The Unmanifest, The Inner
الواليAl-WaliThe Patron, The Protecting Friend, The Friendly Lord
المتعاليAl-MutaʿaliThe Supremely Exalted, The Most High
البرAl-BarrThe Good, The Beneficent
التوابAt-TawwabThe Ever-Returning, Ever-Relenting
المنتقمAl-MuntaqimThe Avenger
العفوAl-ʿAfuThe Pardoner, The Effacer, The Forgiver
الرؤوفAr-RaʾufThe Kind, The Pitying
مالك الملكMalik-ul-MulkThe Owner of all Sovereignty
ذو الجلال والإكرامZul-Jalali / wal-IkramThe Lord of Majesty and Generosity
المقسطAl-MuqsitThe Equitable, The Requiter
الجامعAl-JamiʿThe Gatherer, The Unifier
الغنيAl-GhaniThe Rich, The Independent
المغنيAl-MughniThe Enricher, The Emancipator
المانعAl-ManiʿThe Withholder, The Shielder, The Defender
الضارAd-DarrThe Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor
النافعAn-NafiʿThe Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of Good
النورAn-NurThe Light
الهاديAl-HadiThe Guide, The Way
البديعAl-BadiʿThe Incomparable, The Unattainable, The Beautiful
الباقيAl-BaqiThe Immutable, The Infinite, The Everlasting
الوارثAl-WarithThe Heir, The Inheritor of All
الرشيدAr-RashidThe Guide to the Right Path
الصبورAs-SaburThe Timeless, The Patient

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