The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah (SWT)

He is Allah, the Creator, the Shaper out of naught, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (59: 24)

Allah’s are the fairest names. Invoke Him by them.(7:180)

The Prophet (SAWS) said, “There are 99 names of Allah; he who commits them to memory would get into paradise.”

It is very beneficial to learn the 99 Names of Allah. Not only do you learn the amazing characteristics of your Lord but you also get rewarded for knowing them! Subhana Allah!

There are lots of methods to memorize them for eg, you could try to memorize 3 or 5 names per day or you could follow the method in www.mounthira.com as my sister (cousin) suggested. I have provided here the method which I followed to memorize the 99 beautiful Names of ALLAH (SWT).  I memorized the names from the below table 15 names at a time and then started listening to this audio of Asmaaul Husna repeatedly. And Alhamdulillah I succeeded in memorizing the 99 names of Allah at a single go.

Listening to the Audio is a very effective method in memorizing where repetitiveness is the key! When we listen to the Audio repeatedly, our brain absorbs the piece of audio every time and re-enforces it in our memory. The long-term result of that is the Names are saved in your brain’s internal memory. Even if you happen to forget some of the segments you memorized, they will be easily retrievable through revising, since your brain has already absorbed them so many times.

Our prophet has highly recommended to memorize these beautiful attributes of Allah (SWT) to attain goodness in this world and the Akhirah. May Allah (SWT) help us to achieve it, InshaAllah.

Shall come up with the post on the explanation of each attribute of Allah (SWT) soon.. InshaAllah.

99 Beautiful Names of Allah (SWT)

S.No Transliteration Translation Qur’anic usage


1 Ar-Rahmān The Compassionate, The Beneficent, The Gracious Beginning of every chapter except one,and in numerous otherplaces. Name frequently used in Surah 55, Ar-Rahman.
2 Ar-Rahim The Merciful Beginning of every chapter except one, and in numerous other places
3 Al-Malik The King, The Master, The Sovereign Lord 59:23, 20:114
4 Al-Quddus The Holy, The Pure, The Perfect 59:23, 62:1
5 As-Salām The Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, 59:23
6 Al-Mu’min The Guarantor, The Affirming, 59:23
7 Al-Muhaymin The Guardian, The Protector 59:23
8 Al-Aziz The Almighty, The Sufficient, The Honorable 3:6, 4:158, 9:40, 48:7, 59:23
9 Al-Jabbar The Irresistible, The Compeller, The Lofty, 59:23
10 Al-Mutakabbir The Highest, The Greatest 59:23
11 Al-Khāliq The Creator 6:102, 13:16, 39:62, 40:62, 59:24
12 Al-Bāri’ The Rightful 59:24
13 Al-Musawwir The Evolver, The Fashioner of Forms 59:24
14 Al-Ghaffār The Forgiving 20:82, 38:66, 39:5, 40:42, 71:10
15 Al-Qahhār The Subduer 13:16, 14:48, 38:65, 39:4, 40:16
16 Al-Wahhāb The Bestower 3:8, 38:9, 38:35
17 Ar-Razzāq The Provider 51:58
18 Al-Fattāh The Opener, The Victory Giver 34:26
19 Al-‘Alīm The All Knowing, The Omniscient 2:158, 3:92, 4:35, 24:41, 33:40
20 Al-Qābid The Restrainer, The Straightener 2:245
21 Al-Bāsit The Extender / Expander 2:245
22 Al-Khāfid The Abaser 95:5
23 Ar-Rāfi’ The Exalter 58:11, 6:83
24 Al-Mu’izz The Giver of Honour 3:26
25 Al-Mu’dhell The Giver of Dishonour 3:26
26 As-Samī The All Hearing 2:127, 2:256, 8:17, 49:1
27 Al-Basīr The All Seeing 4:58, 17:1, 42:11, 42:27
28 Al-Hakam The Judge, The Arbitrator 22:69
29 Al-`Adl The Utterly Just 6:115
30 Al-Latīf The Gentle, The Subtly Kind 6:103, 22:63, 31:16, 33:34
31 Al-Khabīr The All Aware 6:18, 17:30, 49:13, 59:18
32 Al-Halīm The Forbearing, The Indulgent 2:235, 17:44, 22:59, 35:41
33 Al-‘Azīm The Magnificent 2:255, 42:4, 56:96
34 Al-Ghafūr The All Forgiving 2:173, 8:69, 16:110, 41:32
35 Ash-Shakūr The Grateful 35:30, 35:34, 42:23, 64:17
36 Al-‘Aliyy The Sublime 4:34, 31:30, 42:4, 42:51
37 Al-Kabīr The Great 13:9, 22:62, 31:30
38 Al-Hafīz The Preserver 11:57, 34:21, 42:6
39 Al-Muqīt The Nourisher 4:85
40 Al-Hasīb The Bringer of Judgment 4:6, 4:86, 33:39
41 Al-Jalīl The Majestic 55:27, 39:14, 7:143
42 Al-Karīm The Bountiful, The Generous 27:40, 82:6
43 Ar-Raqīb The Watchful 4:1, 5:117
44 Al-Mujīb The Responsive, The Answer 11:61
45 Al-Wāsi’ The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Omnipresent 2:268, 3:73, 5:54
46 Al-Hakīm The Wise 31:27, 46:2, 57:1, 66:2
47 Al-Wadūd The Loving 11:90, 85:14
48 Al-Majīd The Glorious 11:73
49 Al-Bā’ith The Ressurecter 22:7
50 Ash-Shahīd The Witness 4:166, 22:17, 41:53, 48:28
51 Al-Haqq The Truth, The Real 6:62, 22:6, 23:116, 24:25
52 Al-Wakīl The Trustee, The Dependable 3:173, 4:171, 28:28, 73:9
53 Al-Qawwiyy The Strong 22:40, 22:74, 42:19, 57:25
54 Al-Matīn The Firm, The Steadfast 51:58
55 Al-Waliyy The Friend, Patron and Helper 4:45, 7:196, 42:28, 45:19
56 Al-Hamīd The All Praiseworthy 14:8, 31:12, 31:26, 41:42
57 Al-Muhsi The Accounter, The Numberer of All 72:28, 78:29, 82:10-12
58 Al-Mubdi’ The Originator, Producer and Initiator of All 10:34, 27:64, 29:19, 85:13
59 Al-Mu’īd The Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back All 10:34, 27:64, 29:19, 85:13
60 Al-Muhyi The Giver of Life 7:158, 15:23, 30:50, 57:2
61 Al-Mumīt The Destroyer, The Bringer of Death 3:156, 7:158, 15:23, 57:2
62 Al-Hayy The Living 2:255, 3:2, 25:58, 40:65
63 Al-Qayyūm The Subsisting 2:255, 3:2, 20:111
64 Al-Wājid The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing 38:44
65 Al-Mājid The Illustrious, The Magnificent 85:15, 11:73,
66 Al-Wāhid The Unity, The Indivisible 2:163, 5:73, 9:31, 18:110
67 Al-‘Ahad The One, The Unique 112:1
68 As-Samad The Eternal, The Absolute, The Self-Sufficient 112:2
69 Al-Qādir The Omnipotent, The All Able 6:65, 36:81, 46:33, 75:40
70 Al-Muqtadir The Determiner, The Dominant 18:45, 54:42, 54:55
71 Al-Muqaddim The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward 16:61, 17:34,
72 Al-Mu’akhkhir The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away 71:4
73 Al-‘Awwal The First (Alpha) 57:3
74 Al-‘Akhir The Last (Omega) 57:3
75 Az-Zāhir The Manifest, The Evident, The Outer 57:3
76 Al-Bātin The Hidden, The Unmanifest, The Inner 57:3
77 Al-Wāli The Patron 13:11, 22:7
78 Al-Mutā’ali The Exalted 13:9
79 Al-Barr The Good 52:28
80 At-Tawwāb The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting 2:128, 4:64, 49:12, 110:3
81 Al-Muntaqim The Avenger 32:22, 43:41, 44:16
82 Al-Afuww The Pardoner, The Effacer 4:99, 4:149, 22:60
83 Ar-Ra’ūf The Kind, The Pitying 3:30, 9:117, 57:9, 59:10
84 Mālik-ul-Mulk The Owner of all Sovereignty 3:26
85 Dhū-l-Jalāli
wa-l-‘ikrām
The Lord of Majesty and Generosity 55:27, 55:78
86 Al-Muqsiţ The Equitable, The Requiter 7:29, 3:18
87 Al-Jāmi The Gatherer, The Unifier 3:9
88 Al-Ghaniyy The Rich, The Independent 3:97, 39:7, 47:38, 57:24
89 Al-Mughni The Enricher, The Emancipator 9:28
90 Al-Māni’ The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender 67:21
91 Ad-Dārr The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor 6:17
92 An-Nāfi The Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of Good 30:37
93 An-Nūr The Light 24:35
94 Al-Hādi The Guide, The Way 22:54
95 Al-Badī The Incomparable, The Originator 2:117, 6:101
96 Al-Bāqi The Immutable, The Infinite, The Everlasting 55:27
97 Al-Wārith The Heir, The Inheritor of All 15:23
98 Ar-Rashīd The Teacher 2:256
99 As-Sabur The Timeless, The Patient 2:153, 3:200, 103:3


He is Allah, the Creator, the Shaper out of naught, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (59: 24)

Allah’s are the fairest names. Invoke Him by them. (7:180)

The Prophet (SAWS) said, “There are 99 names of Allah; he who commits them to memory would get into paradise.”

I think it is very beneficial to learn the 99 Names of Allah. Not only do you learn the amazing characteristics of your Lord but you also get rewarded for knowing them! Subhana Allah!

There are lots of methods of memorizing for eg, you could try to memorize 3 or 5 names per day or you could follow the method in www.mounthira.com as my sister (cousin) suggested. Here, I have provided the method which I followed to memorize the 99 beautiful Names of ALLAH (SWT). I memorized the names from the following table 15 names at a time and listen to this audio of Asmaa Husna. I have succeeded in memorizing the names of Allah by listening to the Audio. It is a very effective method in memorizing where Repetitiveness is the key! When we listen to the Audio repeatedly, our brain absorbs the piece of audio every time and re-enforces it in your memory. The long-term result of that is the Names are saved in your brain’s internal memory. Even if you happen to forget some of the segments you memorized, they will be easily retrievable through revising, since your brain has already absorbed them so many times.

So I would highly recommend to memorize these beautiful attributes of Allah (SWT) for goodness in this world and the Akhirah. May Allah (SWT) help us to achieve goodness, InshaAllah.