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 An Explanation Of The Perfect Names And Attributes Of Allah

"He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, The Fashioner, to Him belong the most beautiful names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, do declare

His praises and glory. And He is the Exalted in Might, The Wise. (Quran 59:24)
"The most beautiful names belong to God: so call on Him by them;..." (7:180)
It is not possible to perfectly translate the names and attributes of Allah from their original Arabic into English. However, here are some fairly close

explanations.
^= letter ain of arabic `= letter hamza of arabic
1. Allah
Allah, He who has the Godhood which is the power to create the entities.
2. Ar-Rahmaan
The Compassionate, The Beneficient, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the

believers in the hereafter.
3. Ar-Raheem
The Merciful, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers.
4. Al-Malik
The King, The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection.
5. Al-Quddoos
The Holy, The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries.
6. As-Salaam
The Source of Peace, The One who is free from every imperfection.
7. Al-Mu`min
Guardian of Faith, The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their

belief that no one is God but Him.
8. Al-Muhaimin
The Protector, The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures.
9. Al-^Azeez
The Mighty, The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated.
10. Al-Jabbaar
The Compeller, The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed.
11. Al-Mutakabbir
The Majestic, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.
12. Al-Khaaliq
The Creator, The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence.
13. Al-Bari`
The Evolver, The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.
14. Al-Musawwir
The Fashioner, The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.
15. Al-Ghaffaar
The Great Forgiver, The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
16. Al-Qahhaar
The Subduer, The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.
17. Al-Wahhaab
The Bestower, The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.
18. Al-Razzaaq
The Sustainer, The Provider.
19. Al-Fattaah
The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldy and religious matters.
20. Al-^Aleem
The All-knowing, The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge.
21. Al-Qaabid
The Constricter, The Retainer, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His

Generosity and Mercy.
22. Al-Baasit
The Expander, The Englarger, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His Generosity and

Mercy.
23. Al-Khaafid
The Abaser, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
24. Ar-Raafi^
The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
25. Al-Mu^iz
The Honorer, He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there

is no one to give Him esteem.
26. Al-Muthil
The Dishonorer, The Humiliator, He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He

willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
27. As-Samee^
The All-Hearing, The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
28. Al-Baseer
The All-Seeing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
29. Al-Hakam
The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.
30. Al-^Adl
The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.