Reciting the Most Beautiful Names of Allah

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked the proper way to make remembrance or dhikr of the Name of Allah, Al Latif, and the benefits thereof. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I was wondering about the difference in reciting the names of Allah Most High using the different forms. For example is there a […]

Knowing Allah Through His Beautiful Names, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explained how to know Allah, increase in faith, and become better people through knowing, understanding, and living the meanings of Allah’s 99 Names. This interactive, engaging lesson was delivered in London, England, to young students at the SMS – Supplementary Muslim School (run by the An-Nisa Society), during a December 2016 SeekersHub Global […]

Do I Need a Proof to Recite the 99 Names and the Throne Verse in a Specific Manner?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it a bad innovation to recite the 99 names of Allah,to recite a name of Allah for a fixed number or to recite the verse of the Throne after every obligatory prayer? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I hope you are well. General Principle One does not need […]

Good and Evil – An excerpt from al-Rahman / al-Rahim – Allah’s Most Beautiful Names Explained ~ Imam Ghazali

You might say: what does it mean for Him, the most high, to be merciful and to be the most merciful of those who are merciful? For one who is merciful does not see people afflicted or injured, tormented or sick, without hastening to remove that condition when he can do so. But the Lord-praise […]

What is the Meaning of These Names of Allah: Al Hannan and Al Mannan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu alaikum, Can you please explain in detail the meaning of the following 2 names of Allah: Al Hannan and Al Mannan? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The Hannan (الحَنَّانُ) is the one who is merciful […]

What is the Difference Between the Names of Allah al-‘Aziz and al-Qawi?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can you explain the differences in Al-Aziz and Al-Qawi? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah. In short, the Names of Allah Most High, al-Qawi and al-`Aziz, overlap in their meaning. They both relate to […]

Video: 5 Types of Divine Forgiveness – Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

5 Types of Divine Forgiveness – Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa A description of the character of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of God be upon him), a discussion of the Islamic virtue of hilm and the 5 types of Divine Forgiveness a Muslim can receive from Allah. To view more of Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa’s […]

Understanding the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah: Al-Muhaymin

Al-Muhaymin means “an overpowering authority”.  Think a parent who sets rules for the child’s best interest. Recall, of course, that Allah is absolutely dissimilar from His creation and yet He Sees and Hears everything. One facet of Allah’s overpowering authority is that He controls the various trusts a human being has been given. One of […]

Understanding the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah: Al-Mu’min

Al-Mu’min means The Faithful. Being faithful entails being trusted and there is no being worthy of our trust other than Allah.  Allah has made many promises in the Qu’ran and although we might not see the manifestations of these promises immediately, we must believe that Allah will fulfill promises of mercy and ease despite the […]

Understanding the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah: Al-Salam

Al-Salam means “The Flawless” and comes from the same root as “peace” as entities are at peace when they are flawless. Salam is also derived from the same word as “Islam.” While Islam is often translated as “to submit”, this is not the best translation. Shaykh  Abdul-Hakim Murad writes that Islam does not mean submission, rather, it entails letting go. This […]