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The Beautiful Names of God and Their Meanings

God has nine and ninety names

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That God has nine and ninety names a hundred except one whoever counted them will enter Heaven, God has praised himself and said: «Allah, there is no deity but He has the most beautiful names».

1. Allah (الله)

His Most Known Name, Knowledge of the Supreme Self that must exist(ubiquitous), The university to the attributes of divinity, And therefore it may not be used by anyone as name, He is the first and greatest of his names, It is usually mentioned with expressions indicating homage.

2. The All-Compassionate (الرحمن)

The Compassionate, The Beneficient, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter.

3. The All-Merciful (الرحيم)

The Merciful, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers.

4. The Absolute Ruler (الملك)

The King who disposes of his property as he wishes, dispensing himself with everything else.

5. The Pure One (القدوس)

The Holy, The One who is pure from every description perceived by the sense or imagination of the Immaculate Purity.

6. The Source of Peace (السلام)

The Source of Peace, The One who is free of faults and contradictions.

7. The Inspirer of Faith (المؤمن)

Guardian of Faith, 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. The authenticator himself and its books and messengers as they reported it, The Inspirer of Faith about his servants from fear.

8. The Guardian (المهيمن)

The Protector, The One who witnessed the saying and deeds of His creatures. The One who controls everything with his perfection, based on his creation.

9. The Victorious (العزيز)

The Mighty, The Strong, The Unparalleled overcomer, and the much needed, The Defeater who is not defeated.

10. The Compeller (الجبار)

The Compeller, The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed, he performs his will by force in every being

11. The Greatest (المتكبر)

The Arrogant, The One who is distinguished by the qualities of grandeur and pride, The One who is proud of contempt and need, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.

12. The Creator (الخالق)

The Creator, The Innovator, The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence, he create by his own will, unlike a previous example.

13. The Maker of Order (البارئ)

The Evolver, The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities, Distinguished for his creation in various forms.

14. The Shaper of Beauty (المصور)

The Fashioner, The One who forms His creatures in different pictures, Who gave each creation a special image and a single body.

15. The Forgiving (الغفار)

The Great Forgiver, The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again, Who conceals the ugly in this world, and exceeds it in the hereafter.

16. The Subduer (القهار)

The Subduer, The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power, and is not unable over anything.
Who defeats the mighty with death and humiliation, and there is no interception in his rule.

17. The Giver of All (الوهاب)

The Bestower, The Extremely Giving, The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether is good or bad, and he is the one who gives without deserving.

18. The Sustainer (الرزاق)

The Sustainer, The Provider, Creator of sustenance, who sponsors it to his creation.

19. The Opener (الفتاح)

The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters.
Who opens the treasuries of his mercy to his servants, exalts truth and shames falsehood

20. The All-Knowing (العليم)

The Knowledgeable, his knowledge Surrounds everything, and nothing is hidden from His knowledge.

21. The All-Aware (الخبير)

The Aware, The One who knows the truth of things.

22. The Constrictor (القابض)

The Constrictor, The Retainer, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
The holder of righteousness for whomever he wants of his servants according to his will.

23. The Reliever (الباسط)

The Expander, The Enlarger, The One who constructs the sustenance by His wisdom and expands it with His Generosity and Mercy.
Who Spreads his righteousness on whomever he wants from his servants according to his will.

24. The Abaser (الخافض)

The Abaser, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction. Who he which lowers the infidels with misery, and lowers them in the darkness of hell.

25. The Exalter (الرافع)

The Exalter, The Elevator, The highest riser of destinies, The One who raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
Raises his guardians approximating in this world and the hereafter

26. The Bestower of Honors (الْمُعِزِّ)

The Honorer, 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. Who reverence believers in obedience, forgiving them with his mercy

27. The Humiliator (المذل)

The Dishonored, 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. Who Humiliated the unbelievers with their disobedience, permitting them to abide by his punishment

28. The Hearer of All (السميع)

The All-Hearing, The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
He who is not absent about him audible even if hidden, knows the secret and hidden

29. The Seer of All (البصير)

The All-Seeing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
Who sees all the assets, and does not hide hidden by him
Note: pupil is an instrument of seeing

30. The Judge (الحكم)

The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.
To whom the ruling, and no interception to his judgment, Nor is he punished for his judgment.

31. The Just (العدل)

The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.
Whoever has no defect in his saying or ownership. The complete in his justice

32. The Subtle One (اللطيف)

Righteousness to His servants, knowing the secrets of their affairs, and not being aware of their senses.
The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves, and endows upon them.

33. The Forbearing (الحليم)

The Forbearing, The sympathetic, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them. Who is not in a hurry and reckless revenge.

34. The Magnificent (العظيم)

The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement, and Purity from all imperfection.
Whose every greatest minds can not even imagine a fraction his awareness, and his greatness has no beginning or end.

35. The Forgiver and Hider of Faults (الغفور)

The All-Forgiving, The Forgiving, The One who forgives a lot. Who is not blamed for the sins of the repentant, and replaces bad deeds with good deeds.

36. The Rewarder of Thankfulness (الشكور)

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

37. The Highest (العلي)

The Most High, The Sublime, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures. Who raised himself and his attributes from the perceptions and senses of creation.

38. The Greatest (الكبير)

The Most Great, The Great, The One who is greater than everything in status.
A self with a pride and grandeur, whose outer the illusions of his creation and their perceptions.

39. The Preserver (الحفيظ)

The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He wills to protect. Preserved the universe from imbalance and preserved the work of his worshipers for the judgment day, whose preserved his book from being twist.

40. The Nourisher (المقيت)

The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The Sustainer, The One who has the Power. Creator and conductor of sustenance to the bodies, The creator of wisdom and knowledge to hearts.

41. The Accounter (الحسيب)

The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.
Who suffices his worshipers their needs and holds them accountable for their deeds on the Day of Resurrection.

42. The Mighty (الجليل)

The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
Great in majesty and perfection in himself and all his attributes.

43. The Generous (الكريم)

The Generous One, The Bountiful, The Gracious, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status. The Rich Who does not implements his bid, and if he promises he will be fulfilled.

44. The Watchful One (الرقيب)

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

45. The Responder to Prayer (المجيب)

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.

46. The All-Comprehending (الواسع)

The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.
Who expanded his chair and his mercy and sustenance all his creation.

47. The Perfectly Wise (الحكيم)

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

48. The Loving One (الودود)

The Loving, The One who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. Granulator to his creation with his knowledge, pardon, mercy, sustenance and sufficiency.

49. The Majestic One (المجيد)

The Glorious, Beautiful of his actions, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.

50. The Resurrector (الباعث)

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

51. The Witness (الشهيد)

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

52. The Truth (الحق)

The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.
Creator of everything wisely, sending those in the graves to punishment and reckoning.

53. The Trustee (الوكيل)

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

54. The Possessor of All Strength (القوى)

The Most Strong, The One with the complete Power.

55. The Forceful One (المتين)

The Firm One, The One with extreme Power which is uninterrupted, The constant that does not change, and the dear who is not overcome, so he does not fail in any way.

56. The Governor (الولي)

The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.

57. The Praised One (الحميد)

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

58. The Appraiser (المحصى)

The precise. The Reckoner. The Counter. and nothing distracts him from anything.

59. The Originator (المبدئ)

The Originator, The One who started the creation of all being. The One whose started it from nothing, unlike a previous example.

60. The Restorer (المعيد)

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

61. The Giver of Life (المحيي)

The Reviver, The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul, and 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.

62. The Taker of Life (المميت)

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

63. The Ever Living One (الحي)

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. Characterized by eternal life, he is the rest forever and ever.

64. The Self-Existing One (القيوم)

The Self-Subsisting, The One who remains and does not end. Whose taking care of everything, and things do and last because of him.

65. The Finder (الواجد)

The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor. Who finds everything that he asks for and wants, and nothing stays from him.

66. The Glorious (الماجد)

The Illustrious, the Magnificent, The One who is full of glory and honor.

67. The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible (الواحد)

The Unique, The Only One, The One without a partner, The Attributes and actions of divinity and deity.

68. The Satisfier of All Needs (الصمد)

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

69. The All Powerful (القادر)

The Able, The Capable, The One attributed with Power, The Self inventor. Whose dispen with the aid of others without helplessness

70. The Creator of All Power (المقتدر)

The Powerful, The Dominant, The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him. Who is able to do what he wants, and nothing prevents him.

71. The Expediter (المقدم)

The Expediter, The Promoter, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills. Whose presented his prophets and his guardians by bringing them closer and guiding them, giving them high ranks.

72. The Delayer (المؤخر)

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

73. The First (الأول)

The First, The One whose Existence is without a beginning. The Former for all things that exist and nothing before it.

74. The Last (الآخر)

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

75. The Manifest One (الظاهر)

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. The Hidden One (الباطن)

The Hidden, Hidden from the gaze of the Creation, who is aware of the inner part of creation, 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. The Protecting Friend (الوالي)

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

78. The Supreme One (المتعال)

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

79. The Doer of Good (البر)

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. The Guide to Repentance (التواب)

The Acceptor of Repentance, Who facilitates for the disobedient the path of repentance and accepts it from them and pardons them. The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.

81. The Avenger (المنتقم)

The Avenger, The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. The Punisher of the disobedient for their deeds and their words, as they deserve. It may mean the One who destroys them.

82. The Forgiver (العفو)

The Pardoner, The Forgiver, Who forgives sins, and leaves offenders recompense if they repent.

83. The Compassionate (الرؤوف)

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

84. The Owner of All (مالك الملك)

The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty, The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed.

85. The Lord of Majesty and Bounty (ذوالجلال و الإكرام)

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

86. The Equitable One (المقسط)

The Equitable. The Just in His judgment, and he is fair to the oppressed from the oppressor.

87. The Gatherer (الجامع)

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

88. The Rich (الغني)

The Self-Sufficient, The One who does not need the creation.

89. The Enricher (المغني)

The Enricher, The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures. He give richness to whoever he wants, and every richness belongs to him.

90. The Preventer of Harm (المانع)

The Preventer, The Withholder, Who, thanks to him, prevents those who deserve the ban, and prevents his guardians from the unbelievers.

91. The Creator of The Harmful (الضار)

The Distresser. The Harmful. The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed.

92. The Creator of Good (النافع)

The beneficial. The Propitious. Who pervades all his creation with good and increases for whomever he pleases.

93. The Light (النور)

The Creator of Light. God is the Light of the heavens and the earth as lantern that contain a lamp. The lamp in bottle. The bottle as if it were an dorn planet it is kindled from a blessed tree with an olive it is Neither eastern nor western, the oil of which barely shines. and if fire had not touched it, light upon light . God guides to His light whomever He wills, and God sets ideals for people, and God is All-Knowing.

94. The Guide (الهادي)

The Guide, Whose Guided the hearts to the truth, 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. The Originator (البديع)

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

96. The Everlasting One (الباقي)

The Everlasting existence, Who does not accept annihilation.

97. The Inheritor of All (الوارث)

The Supreme Inheritor, The Heir, The One whose Existence remains. To whom the property returns after the death of the owners.

98. The Righteous Teacher (الرشيد)

The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guided the creation and guided them to their interests and dispensed them with his wisdom.

99. The Timeless (الصبور)

The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.



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