99 Names of Allah (Al Asma Ul Husna)

99 names of Allah, also known as Al Asma Ul Husna (أسماء الله الحسنى), Names of God, and attributes of Allah. 99 Names of Allah, appearing in the Quran, provide Muslims a pathway to explore and comprehend the Almighty Allah. Each name reflects Allah’s benevolence, a pillar of Islam mentioned in the Quran. Understanding these names not only deepens understanding but also enriches believers’ lives with profound spiritual benefits.

What are the benefits of reciting 99 names of Allah?

Muslims recite 99 names of Allah in every prayer, seeking protection, health, success, and fulfillment of their supplications. This practice reinforces their connection with the divine and is considered essential for entering paradise.

99 Names of Allah and benefits

99 Names of Allah with meaning in English & Arabic

These 99 names of Allah, presented in both English and Arabic, hold great significance within the Muslim faith. Each name reflects Allah’s attributes and offers unique benefits, enriching believers’ understanding and strengthening their faith. The table below provides a detailed breakdown of Allah’s 99 names alongside its corresponding meaning and benefits.

No. Arabic English Meaning Benefits
1

الرَّحْمَنُ

Ar-Rahman The Most Merciful Reciting it 100 times after every obligatory prayer will enhance memory and awareness. The reciter will feel the burden vanishing away from his heart.
2

الرَّحِيمُ

Ar-Raheem The Bestower of Mercy Reciting it after Fajr prayer 100 times will keep the person safe from all tribulation. Moreover, he will find everyone benevolent towards him.
3

الْمَلِكُ

Al-Malik The Eternal Lord Recitation of this name after Fajr prayer will make a person become rich.
4

الْقُدُّوسُ

Al-Quddus The Most Sacred Agitation never comes close if someone recites it 100 times every day.
5

السَّلاَمُ

As-Salam The Embodiment of Peace The sick will regain his health if this is recited to him 160 times. It also keeps the frequent reciter, of this name, safe from all types of tribulations.
6

الْمُؤْمِنُ

Al-Mu’min The Infuser of Faith Reciting it 631 times will keep you safe from anguish.
7

الْمُهَيْمِنُ

Al-Muhaymin The Preserver of Safety This purifies the soul of a person if it is recited 100 times after taking a bath and offering two rakaats of prayer.
8

الْعَزِيزُ

Al-Aziz The Mighty One Recitation of this name 41 times after Fajr prayer will make the person independent from others and will earn respect.
9

الْجَبَّارُ

Al-Jabbar The Omnipotent One Whoever recites this name several times will not be forced to do anything. He will be safe from cruelty and hardship.
10

الْمُتَكَبِّرُ

Al-Mutakabbir The Dominant One The one who recites this name frequently will earn respect and gain success.
11

الْخَالِقُ

Al-Khaaliq The Creator Allah will assign an angel to guide the person righteously if he recites this name 100 times continuously for a prescribed limit of 7 days.
12

الْبَارِئُ

Al-Baari The Evolver This name only signifies that Allah created all things in proportion.
13

الْمُصَوِّرُ

Al-Musawwir The Flawless Shaper Recite this name 21 times and do a Damm on water. Continue this for 7 consecutive days. Use the water for breaking the fast. Insha’Allah, the women will soon be blessed with a child.
14

الْغَفَّارُ

Al-Ghaffaar The Great Forgiver The sins of a person will be forgiven if it is recited frequently.
15

الْقَهَّارُ

Al-Qahhaar The All-Prevailing One This name will provide the person with inner peace and will lead the person to the correct place.
16

الْوَهَّابُ

Al-Wahhab The Supreme Bestower Reciting it frequently will remove poverty. Reciting it 40 times in the last Sajadah of Chasht prayer will relieve the person from starvation.
17

الرَّزَّاقُ

Ar-Razzaq The Total Provider The person will be provided with livelihood by reciting this name.
18

الْفَتَّاحُ

Al-Fattah The Supreme Solver The reciter of this name will be given success and victory in every aspect of his life.
19

اَلْعَلِيْمُ

Al-Alim The All-Knowing One The heart of the reciter will be enlightened with the light of Nur.
20

الْقَابِضُ

Al-Qaabid The Restricting One This finishes poverty from the house if it is written, and eaten on 4 pieces of food till 40 days.
21

الْبَاسِطُ

Al-Baasit The Extender Repeating this name 10 times after Chasht prayer and rubbing hands with a face will no longer be dependent upon others.
22

الْخَافِضُ

Al-Khaafid The Reducer Allah will fulfill the need of the person who recites it 500 times. It also acts as a guard from all enemies if a group of people sit in the gathering on the fourth day of fasting and recite this name 70 times each.
23

الرَّافِعُ

Ar-Rafi The Elevating One The one who recites this name 101 times in day and night will get wealthier and will be highly regarded in merit.
24

الْمُعِزُّ

Al-Mu’izz The Honourer-Bestower Reciting this name 140 times after Maghrib prayer either on Monday or on Friday, Allah will make him majestic in the eyes of other people.
25

المُذِلُّ

Al-Muzil The Abaser Reciting this name 75 times will protect the person from those who wish to harm him.
26

السَّمِيعُ

As-Sami The All-Hearer Allah will fulfill the desire of a person who recites this name 500, 100, or 50 times on Thursday after the Chasht prayer.
27

الْبَصِيرُ

Al-Baseer The All-Seeing For the enlightenment of heart and soul, recite this name 100 times after the Jummah prayer.
28

الْحَكَمُ

Al-Hakam The Impartial Judge Secrets will be revealed to the person who recites this name frequently at night.
29

الْعَدْلُ

Al-Adl The Embodiment of Justice People will obey you if you will write this name on a piece of bread on Friday.
30

اللَّطِيفُ

Al-Lateef The Knower of Subtleties To make your affairs get settled accordingly to your will, recite this name 133 times daily.
31

الْخَبِيرُ

Al-Khabeer The All-Aware One Reciting this name regularly will make a person a righteous man who is indulged in wrong things.
32

الْحَلِيمُ

Al-Haleem The Clement One Write this name on a piece of paper and wash it with water. Use that water for sprinkling things. This will keep things safe from all types of damage.
33

الْعَظِيمُ

Al-Azeem The Magnificent One To earn respect and honor, recite this name several times.
34

الْغَفُورُ

Al-Ghafoor The Great Forgiver This name works as a cure for headache and fever.
35

الشَّكُورُ

Ash-Shakoor The Acknowledging One The person will be relieved from all the suffering if he recites this name 41 times daily.
36

الْعَلِيُّ

Al-Aliyy The Sublime One The one who keeps this name written on a piece of paper will achieve a high rank and success in all his work.
37

الْكَبِيرُ

Al-Kabeer The Great One The reciter of this name 100 times daily will be esteemed by every one.
38

الْحَفِيظُ

Al-Hafiz The Guarding One He who repeats this Name frequently and keeps it with him will be protected against calamities.
39

المُقيِت

Al-Muqeet The Sustaining One Recite this name and do a Damm on water. Give the water to the ill-mannered child. He will become obedient.
40

الْحسِيبُ

Al-Haseeb The Reckoning One Reciting it many times will keep him safe from problems and difficulties.
41

الْجَلِيلُ

Al-Jaleel The Majestic One Repeating this name frequently will help a person attain respect and honor.
42

الْكَرِيمُ

Al-Kareem The Bountiful One To earn a lot of respect in this world and Hereafter, recite this name many times before going to sleep.
43

الرَّقِيبُ

Ar-Raqeeb The Watchful One The one who recites this name 7 times and do a Damm on himself, his property and family will come under the custody of Allah.
44

الْمُجِيبُ

Al-Mujeeb The Responding One If you want an answer to any of your appeal, then you will get it if you recite this name frequently.
45

الْوَاسِعُ

Al-Waasi’ The All-Pervading One Allah opens the doors of income if someone recites this name many times. His difficulties in earning be vanished.
46

الْحَكِيمُ

Al-Hakeem The Wise One This name, when recited, removes difficulties of the work.
47

الْوَدُودُ

Al-Wadud The Loving One This name helps in resolving a disagreement between two people if one gives the other person food after reciting this name 1000 times in his food.
48

الْمَجِيدُ

Al-Majeed The Glorious One This name bestows a person with glory.
49

الْبَاعِثُ

Al-Ba’ith The Infuser of New Life This name makes a person God fearing and therefore, it leads him to the righteous path.
50

الشَّهِيدُ

Ash-Shaheed The All Observing Witness Recite this name 21 times with the hand placed on the head of the disobedient person. Insha’Allah, he will become obedient.
51

الْحَقُّ

Al-Haqq The Embodiment of Truth If you lost something, then recite this name.
52

الْوَكِيلُ

Al-Wakeel The Universal Trustee Allah will protect that person from drowning or burning in fire if he recites this name frequently.
53

الْقَوِيُّ

Al-Qawwiyy The Strong One This keeps a person safe from the harm of the enemy if he is unable to defeat the enemy.
54

الْمَتِينُ

Al-Maten The Firm One This helps a person to get rid of all types of troubles.
55

الْوَلِيُّ

Al-Waliyy The Protecting Associate Reciting this name makes the person closer to Allah.
56

الْحَمِيدُ

Al-Hameed The Sole-Laudable One The one who recites this name will be praised and loved.
57

الْمُحْصِي

Al-Muhsee The All-Enumerating One This name provides ease to the person if he is afraid of being questioned on the Day of Resurrection.
58

الْمُبْدِئُ

Al-Mubdi The Originator A pregnant woman will be safe from danger while aborting if she repeats this name several times.
59

الْمُعِيدُ

Al-Mueed The Restorer Reciting this name 70 times will bring the person who has left home within 7 days, safe and secure.
60

الْمُحْيِي

Al-Muhyi The Maintainer of life The Maintainer of life
61

اَلْمُمِيتُ

Al-Mumeet The Inflictor of Death This name destroys the enemy completely.
62

الْحَيُّ

Al-Hayy The Eternally Living One The reciter of this name will have a long life.
63

الْقَيُّومُ

Al-Qayyoom The Self-Subsisting One The one repeats this name will remain active.
64

الْوَاجِدُ

Al-Waajid The Pointing One This name increases the richness of heart.
65

الْمَاجِدُ

Al-Maajid The All-Noble One This name enlightens the heart of its reciter.
66

الْواحِدُ

Al-Waahid The Only One Reciting this name 1000 times in silence alone will vanish the fear from the heart and re-ensure the important pillar of Islam, tawhid.
67

اَلاَحَدُ

Al-Ahad The Sole One Secrets will be revealed to the person who recites this name 1000 times.
68

الصَّمَدُ

As-Samad The Supreme Provider Allah will fulfill all the needs of the person who recites this name many times.
69

الْقَادِرُ

Al-Qaadir The Omnipotent One Allah fulfills all the desires of the person who recites this name often.
70

الْمُقْتَدِرُ

Al-Muqtadir The All Authoritative One The reciter will become aware of the truth.
71

الْمُقَدِّمُ

Al-Muqaddim The Expediting One Reciting this name on the battlefield removes all the fear and keeps the person safe from harm.
72

الْمُؤَخِّرُ

Al-Mu’akhkhir The Procrastinator Reciting this name in the heart 100 times enriches the person’s heart with the love of Allah. All his world desires will be removed as no other love will ever replace his heart.
73

الأوَّلُ

Al-Awwal The Very First If recited 40 times for 40 days, it will give a child to a family who is not blessed with one. Moreover, a traveler will reach home safe and sound if he recites this name 1000 times on Friday.
74

الآخِرُ

Al-Akhir The Infinite Last One The reciter of this name will have a good life and a good death.
75

الظَّاهِرُ

Az-Zaahir The Perceptible The reciter’s heart will be enlightened with Noor (the divine light) if this name is recited 15 times after the Jummah prayer on Friday.
76

الْبَاطِنُ

Al-Baatin The Imperceptible With the recitation of this name for only three times every day, he will be able to know the truth in all things.
77

الْوَالِي

Al-Waali The Holder of Supreme Authority This name keeps the house safe from all dangers.
78

الْمُتَعَالِي

Al-Muta’ali The Extremely Exalted One Whosoever recites this name will become closer to Allah.
79

الْبَرُّ

Al-Barr The Fountain-Head of Truth This name will make the future of the child of reciter free from misfortune.
80

التَّوَابُ

At-Tawwaab The Ever-Acceptor of Repentance Dua’s are accepted if this name is recited frequently.
81

الْمُنْتَقِمُ

Al-Muntaqim The Retaliator This helps gain victory against enemies.
82

العَفُوُّ

Al-Afuww The Supreme Pardoner This name helps a person in the forgiveness of all his sins.
83

الرَّؤُوفُ

Ar-Ra’oof The Benign One Allah blesses the one who recites this name more often.
84

مَالِكُ الْمُلْكِ

Maalik-ul-Mulk The Eternal Possessor of Sovereignty This name gives respect to its reciter among people.
85

ذُوالْجَلاَلِ وَالإكْرَامِ

Zul-Jalaali-wal-Ikram The Possessor of Majesty and Honour This name removes poverty and makes a person rich.
86

الْمُقْسِطُ

Al-Muqsit The Just One This name provides protection from the harm of the devil.
87

الْجَامِعُ

Al-Jaami’ The Assembler of Scattered Creations With the power and glory of this name, you will be able to find lost things.
88

الْغَنِيُّ

Al-Ghaniyy The Self-Sufficient One Reciting this name 70 times will make a person free from all needs.
89

الْمُغْنِي

Al-Mughni The Bestower of Sufficiency Reciting this name 1000 times for ten consecutive Fridays will make a person become self-sufficient.
90

اَلْمَانِعُ

Al-Maani’ The Preventer Recitation of this name 20 times at bedtime provides a happy family life.
91

الضَّارَّ

Ad-Daarr The Distressor This name helps a person in gaining peace if it is read 20 times on Friday nights.
92

النَّافِعُ

An-Naafi’ The Bestower of Benefits This name gives success in every good act if it is started with the recitation of this name 41 times.
93

النُّورُ

An-Noor The Prime Light This name enlightens the inside of the person.
94

الْهَادِي

Al-Haadi The Provider of Guidance 1100 times of the recitation of this name makes a person fulfill his needs.
95

الْبَدِيعُ

Al-Badi’ The Unique One To gain relief from any type of distress, a person should recite this name 70,000 times.
96

اَلْبَاقِي

Al-Baaqi The Ever-Surviving One To ensure that all your good deeds are accepted, recite this name 100 times every Friday night.
97

الْوَارِثُ

Al-Waaris The Eternal Inheritor A person will remain safe from sorrow and distress if he recites this name 100 times after sunrise.
98

الرَّشِيدُ

Ar-Rasheed The Guide to Path of Rectitude To complete a task you are unable to do, recite this name 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha prayers.
99

الصَّبُورُ

As-Saboor The Extensively Enduring One The person will be rescued from his difficulty if he recites this name 3,000 times.


The table features the Asmaul Husna as adapted from the Quran, each holding significant value for Muslims. These beautiful names of Allah, embodying various aspects of Allah, serve as key spiritual guides for believers. Kids learn the beautiful names of Allah early on, believing that doing so brings them closer to Allah’s blessings and guidance in their lives. This practice is deeply embedded in Islamic teachings and cultural traditions.

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)

Importance of Allah’s names backed by hadith:

Narrated Abu Hurairah: Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred (100) minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 50:894)

Abu Huraira reported the Messenger of Allah, Prophet (ﷺ) as saying: There are 99 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. And in the narration of Ibn ‘Umar (the words are):” He who enumerated them.” (Sahih Muslim Book-48 Hadith-5)

 

FAQ:

1- What is the first name of Allah?

The first name in the 99 names is “Ar-Rahman,” which means “The Most Merciful.”

2- What is the last name of Allah?

The last name in our list is “As-Saboor” which means “The Extensively Enduring One.”

3- What are the 8 most powerful names of Allah?

Read these 8 powerful names of Allah during your daily prayers:

  1. Ar-Rahman
  2. Ar-Raheem
  3. Al-Malik
  4. Al-Quddus
  5. As-Salam
  6. Al-Mutakabbir
  7. Al-Wahhab
  8. Al-Lateef

4- Why is it important to know the 99 names of Allah?

Learning and memorizing the names of Allah (SWT) helps identify the correct way to believe in Him. Allah is the sole deity, and He possesses the best names. Invoking Him by these names establishes a connection with divine attributes, enhancing understanding of the proper way to believe in and worship Him.

5- How long does it take for a Muslim to learn the 99 names of Allah?

By reciting these names of God five times a day after each obligatory prayer, a Muslim can memorize them within a week.