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Most Beautiful Names & Attributes of the Almighty


The Greatest Name

...of the names we
readily know. The
truly greatest name
is known to Him alone
and whosoever He

Transliteration Script     Approximate Meaning*
1 Ar-Rahman   The All Beneficent, The Most Merciful in Essence, The Compassionate, The Most Gracious
2 Ar-Rahim   The Most Merciful, The Most Merciful in Actions
3 Al-Malik   The King, The Sovereign, The True and Ultimate King
4 Al-Quddus   The Most Holy, The Most Pure, The Most Perfect
5 As-Salam   The Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, The Most Perfect
6 Al-Mu'min   The Guarantor, The Self Affirming, The Granter of Security, The Affirmer of Truth
7 Al-Muhaymin   The Guardian, The Preserver, The Overseeing Protector
8 Al-Aziz   The Almighty, The Self Sufficient, The Most Honorable
9 Al-Jabbar   The Powerful, The Irresistible, The Compeller, The Most Lofty, The Restorer/Improver of Affairs
10 Al-Mutakabbir   The Tremendous
11 Al-Khaliq   The Creator
12 Al-Bari'   The Rightful
13 Al-Muawwir   The Fashioner of Forms
14 Al-Ghaffar   The Ever Forgiving
15 Al-Qahhar   The All Compelling Subduer
16 Al-Wahhab   The Bestower
17 Ar-Razzaq   The Ever Providing
18 Al-Fattah   The Opener, The Victory Giver
19 Al-Alim   The All Knowing, The Omniscient
20 Al-Qabid   The Restrainer, The Straightener
21 Al-Basit   The Expander, The Munificent
22 Al-Khafid   The Abaser
23 Ar-Rafi   The Exalter
24 Al-Muizz   The Giver of Honour
25 Al-Mudhill   The Giver of Dishonour
26 As-Sami   The All Hearing
27 Al-Basir   The All Seeing
28 Al-Hakam   The Judge, The Arbitrator
29 Al-`Adl   The Utterly Just
30 Al-Latif   The Subtly Kind
31 Al-Khabir   The All Aware
32 Al-Halim   The Forbearing, The Indulgent
33 Al-Azim   The Magnificent, The Infinite
34 Al-Ghafur   The All Forgiving
35 Ash-Shakur   The Grateful
36 Al-Aliyy   The Sublimely Exalted
37 Al-Kabir   The Great
38 Al-Hafiz   The Preserver
39 Al-Muqit   The Nourisher
40 Al-Hasib   The Bringer of Judgment
41 Al-Jalil   The Majestic
42 Al-Karim   The Bountiful, The Generous
43 Ar-Raqib   The Watchful
44 Al-Mujib   The Responsive, The Answerer
45 Al-Wasi   The Vast, The All Encompassing
46 Al-Hakim   The Wise
47 Al-Wadud   The Loving, The Kind One
48 Al-Majid   The All Glorious
49 Al-Baith   The Raiser of The Dead
50 Ash-Shahid   The Witness
51 Al-Haqq   The Truth, The Real
52 Al-Wakil   The Trustee, The Dependable
53 Al-Qawwiyy   The Strong
54 Al-Matin   The Firm, The Steadfast
55 Al-Waliyy   The Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper
56 Al-Hamid   The All Praiseworthy
57 Al-Muhsi   The Accounter, The Numberer of All
58 Al-Mubdi'   The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of All
59 Al-Muid   The Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
60 Al-Muhyi   The Giver of Life
61 Al-Mumit   The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer
62 Al-Hayy   The Ever Living
63 Al-Qayyum   The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All
64 Al-Wajid   The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
65 Al-Majid   The Illustrious, The Magnificent
66 Al-Wahid   The One, The Unique, Manifestation of Unity
67 Al-'Ahad   The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible
68 Al-Samad   The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable,
The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting
69 Al-Qadir   The All Able
70 Al-Muqtadir   The All Determiner, The Dominant
71 Al-Muqaddim   The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
72 Al-Mu'akhkhir   The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
73 Al-'Awwal   The First(Alpha)
74 Al-'Akhir   The Last(Omega)
75 Az-Zahir   The Manifest, The All Victorious
76 Al-Batin   The Hidden, The All Encompassing
77 Al-Wali   The Patron
78 Al-Mutaali   The Self Exalted
79 Al-Barr   The Most Kind and Righteous
80 At-Tawwab   The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting
81 Al-Muntaqim   The Avenger
82 Al-Afuww   The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins
83 Ar-Ra'uf   The Compassionate, The All Pitying
84 Malik-ul-Mulk   The Owner of All Sovereignty
85 Dhu-l-Jalali
  The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86 Al-Muqsit   The Equitable, The Requiter
87 Al-Jami   The Gatherer, The Unifier
88 Al-Ghaniyy   The All Rich, The Independent
89 Al-Mughni   The Enricher, The Emancipator
90 Al-Mani   The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender
91 Ad-Darr   The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor
This attribute can only be found in hadith
92 An-Nafi   The Propitious, The Benefactor
93 An-Nur   The Light
94 Al-Hadi   The Guide
95 Al-Badi   The Incomparable, The Originator
96 Al-Baqi   The Ever Enduring and Immutable
97 Al-Warith   The Heir, The Inheritor of All
98 Ar-Rashid   The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower
99 Aa-Sabur   The Patient, The Timeless.

* We humbly acknowledge that any attempt to describe the Names and Attributes of the Almighty in our own language can at best approximate the true meaning.

Lsiten to the 99 Names recited in musical form

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March 19th 2012 by Staff

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