Reflecting on the Names of Allah
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These Names can be recited as daily invocations which instil in us a deeper sense of realisation for His Divine presence. Even though there are many Names that are not mentioned, in summary, Allah s.w.t. possess all Names that signify Perfection, Majesty and Beauty. It is also important to note that these names, however, are verbatim ( tawqeefi), as viewed by many scholars. 4 Benefits of knowing about the 99 Divine Names Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiyyah– To single out Allah in His actions; creating, governing, providing, and organizing.
The Eternal, The Independent, and The Master relied upon in matters and reverted to one’s needs. He is the only one a person should turn to when feeling helpless. 69Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e., one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.”  The 99 Names of Allah are also known as Asma-ul-Husna, which translates to “The Most Beautiful Names”. Muslims are encouraged to meditate upon Allah’s names and attributes and to seek His guidance by repeating these names. The 99 Names of Allah can help Muslims understand Allah’s true essence and remain connected with Him in all aspects of life. The Constrictor, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
Additionally, at the end of the book, Sr. Jinan includes some ways we can further emphasize these Names, such as journaling or study groups and even after this section, there are beautiful prayers with transliteration as well, where the Names are used. Learn the 99 Names of ALLAH with Zaky (34 to 66)– You can find the list of 99 Names of Allah with references from the Quran and Sunnah HERE (based on Sheikh Uthaymeen’s list). Say to them (O Prophet!): “Call upon Him as Allah or call upon Him as al-Rahman; call Him by whichever name you will, all His names are beautiful. Neither offer your Prayer in too loud a voice, nor in a voice too low; but follow a middle course.” ( 17:110)The Solver, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters. Scholars differ regarding the meaning of ‘ ahsoha’ translated as ‘know’ above. Sheikh Hasanain Makhluf wrote a book entitled ‘The Beautiful Names of Allah’, mentioning three views.
Allah Almighty said: Whoever shows hostility to a friend of mine, then I have declared war upon him. My servant does not grow closer to me with anything more beloved to me than the duties I have imposed upon him. My servant continues to grow closer to me with extra good works until I love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask something from me, I would surely give it to him. Were he to ask me for refuge, I would surely grant it to him. The Responsive, The Hearkener, The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearned if he calls upon Him. 45 The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status. 42Through the 99 Names of Allah, Muslims can gain a better understanding of Allah and deepen their faith. The 99 Names of Allah are of great importance to Muslims, as they are seen to provide insight into the divine nature of Allah and are used as a way to connect with Him.