Knowledge & Wisdom


Allah, is an Arabic word, is the unique name of God. Muslims prefer to use Allah rather than God. Allah is the only God, all-powerful and all-knowing creator, sustainer, ordainer and judge of the universe. He is unique (wahid) and inherently one (ahad), all-merciful and omnipotent.

​Allah says in Al Quran about him:

(O Esteemed Messenger!) Proclaim: ‘He is Allah, Who is the One. Allah is the Transcendent of all, the Protector and Far-Superior to all. He has not begotten any, nor is He begotten. Nor is there anyone equal to Him.’

​(Al Quran 112: 1-4)

It is the fundamental belief of the Muslims that Allah does not resemble anything. He does not have body, face, hands, legs or any other parts. But He sees without the eyes. He hears without the ears. He exists without a place.

​According to the Al Quran, "No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision. God is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things" (Al Quran 6:103)

Muslims believe that Allah created whole universe and the creature by his sheer command “Kun” means “Be”.

According to the Al Quran, “(He is the) Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decides a matter, He simply says to it: “Be”, and it comes to be.” (Al Quran 2: 117)

Further Allah says that the purpose of human creation is to worship him.

“I did not create the Jinns and the human beings except for the purpose that they should worship Me.”

​(Al Quran 51: 56)

There are 99 Names of Allah which is called as “al hasma al husnaa” means "The beautiful names". Each of which evoke a distinct characteristic of Allah. All these names refer to Allah, the supreme and all-comprehensive divine name. Among the 99 names of God, the most famous and most frequent of these names are "the Merciful" (ar-raḥman) and "the Compassionate" (ar-raḥim).

Al Hasma Al Husnaa - 99 Names of Allah

1 الرحمن Ar-Raḥmān The Exceedingly Compassionate, The Exceedingly Beneficent, The Exceedingly Gracious

2 الرحيم Ar-Raḥīm The Exceedingly Merciful

3 الملك Al-Malik The King

4 القدوس Al-Quddūs The Holy, The Pure, The Perfect

5 السلام As-Salām The Peace, The Source of Peace and Safety

6 المؤمن Al-Muʾmin The Guarantor, The Affirming

7 المهيمن Al-Muhaymin The Guardian

8 العزيز Al-ʿAzīz The Almighty, The Invulnerable, The Honorable

9 الجبار Al-Jabbār The Irresistible, The Compeller, The Lofty

10 المتكبر Al-Mutakabbir The Majestic, The Supreme

11 الخالق Al-Khāliq The Creator

12 البارئ Al-Bāriʾ The Evolver, The Fashioner, The Designer

13 المصور Al-Muṣawwir The Fashioner of Forms

14 الغفار Al-Ġaffār The Repeatedly Forgiving

15 القهار Al-Qahhār The Subduer

16 الوهاب Al-Wahhāb The Bestower

17 الرزاق Ar-Razzāq The Provider

18 الفتاح Al-Fattāḥ The Opener, The Victory Giver

19 العليم Al-ʿAlīm The All Knowing, The Omniscient

20 القابض Al-Qābiḍ The Restrainer, The Straightener

21 الباسط Al-Bāsiṭ The Extender / Expander

22 الخَافِض Al-Khāfiḍ The Abaser

23 الرافع Ar-Rāfiʿ The Exalter

24 المعز Al-Muʿizz The Giver of Honour

25 المذل Al-Muḏill The Giver of Dishonour

26 السميع As-Samīʿ The All Hearing

27 البصير Al-Baṣīr The All Seeing

28 الحكم Al-Ḥakam The Judge, The Arbitrator

29 العدل Al-ʿAdl The Utterly Just

30 اللطيف Al-Laṭīf The Gentle, The Subtly Kind

31 الخبير Al-Khabīr The All Aware

32 الحليم Al-Ḥalīm The Forbearing, The Indulgent

33 العظيم Al-ʿAẓīm The Magnificent

34 الغفور Al-Ġafūr The Much-Forgiving

35 الشكور Aš-Šakūr The Grateful

36 العلي Al-ʿAlī The Sublime

37 الكبير Al-Kabīr The Great

38 الحفيظ Al-Ḥafīẓ The Preserver

39 المقيت Al-Muqīt The Nourisher

40 الحسيب Al-Ḥasīb The Bringer of Judgment

41 الجليل Al-Ğalīl The Majestic

42 الكريم Al-Karīm The Bountiful, The Generous

43 الرقيب Ar-Raqīb The Watchful

44 المجيب Al-Muğīb The Responsive, The Answer

45 الواسع Al-Wāsiʿ The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Omnipresent, The Boundless

46 الحكيم Al-Ḥakīm The Wise

47 الودود Al-Wadūd The Loving

48 المجيد Al-Mağīd All-Glorious, The Majestic

49 الباعث Al-Bāʿiṯ The Resurrecter

50 الشهيد Aš-Šahīd The Witness

51 الحق Al-Ḥaqq The Truth, The Reality

52 الوكيل Al-Wakīl The Trustee, The Dependable, The Advocate

53 القوي Al-Qawwī The Strong

54 المتين Al-Matīn The Firm, The Steadfast

55 الولي Al-Walī The Friend, Patron and Helper

56 الحميد Al-Ḥamīd The All Praiseworthy

57 المحصي Al-Muḥṣī The Accounter, The Numberer of All

58 المبدئ Al-Mubdiʾ The Originator, The Producer, The Initiator

59 المعيد Al-Muʿīd The Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back All

60 المحيي Al-Muḥyī The Giver of Life

61 المميت Al-Mumīt The Destroyer, The Bringer of Death

62 الحي Al-Ḥayy The Living

63 القيوم Al-Qayyūm The Subsisting, The Guardian

64 الواجد Al-Wāğid The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing

65 الماجد Al-Māğid The Illustrious, The Magnificent

66 الواحد Al-Wāḥid The One, The Unique

67 الاحد Al-ʾAḥad The Unity, The Indivisible

68 الصمد Aṣ-Ṣamad The Eternal, The Absolute, The Self-Sufficient

69 القادر Al-Qādir The Omnipotent, The All Able

70 المقتدر Al-Muqtadir The Determiner, The Dominant

71 المقدم Al-Muqaddim The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward

72 المؤخر Al-Muʾakhkhir The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away

73 الأول Al-ʾAwwal The First, The Beginning-less

74 الأخر Al-ʾAḫir The Last, The Endless

75 الظاهر Aẓ-Ẓāhir The Manifest, The Evident, The Outer

76 الباطن Al-Bāṭin The Hidden, The Unmanifest, The Inner

77 الوالي Al-Wālī The Patron, The Protecting Friend, The Friendly Lord

78 المتعالي Al-Mutaʿālī The Supremely Exalted, The Most High

79 البر Al-Barr The Good, The Beneficent

80 التواب At-Tawwāb The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting

81 المنتقم Al-Muntaqim The Avenger

82 العفو Al-ʿAfū The Pardoner, The Effacer, The Forgiver

83 الرؤف Ar-Raʾūf The Kind, The Pitying

84 مالك الملك Mālik-ul-Mulk The Owner of all Sovereignty

85 ذو الجلال والإكرام Dhū-l-Ğalāli wa-l-ʾikrām The Lord of Majesty and Generosity

86 المقسط Al-Muqsiṭ The Equitable, The Requiter

87 الجامع Al-Ğāmiʿ The Gatherer, The Unifier

88 الغني Al-Ġanī The Rich, The Independent

89 المغني Al-Muġnī The Enricher, The Emancipator

90 المانع Al-Māniʿ The Withholder, The Shielder, The Defender

91 الضار Aḍ-Ḍārr The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor

92 النافع An-Nāfiʿ The Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of Good

93 النور An-Nūr The Light

94 الهادي Al-Hādī The Guide, The Way

95 البديع Al-Badīʿ The Incomparable, The Unattainable

96 الباقي Al-Bāqī The Immutable, The Infinite, The Everlasting

97 الوارث Al-Wāriṯ The Heir, The Inheritor of All

98 الرشيد Ar-Rašīd The Guide to the Right Path

99 الصبور Aṣ-Ṣabūr The Timeless, The Patient