NAMES OF ALLAAH
Those established in The Book and The Sunnah
Compiled and Explained by Shaykh Dr.
Mahmud Abdur-Razzaq Ridhwanee
Translated by almuflihoon.com
Verily, all Praise is for Allaah. We seek His Help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge
with Him from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah
guides will never be led astray and whomsoever Allaah leads astray, none can guide. I
bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship but Allaah alone, without any
partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
To proceed :
The most truthful speech is that of Allaah's Book (the Qur'aan) and the best of guidance
is that of Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam). The worst of evils are the newly
invented matters (foreign to the true teachings of Islaam), and every newly invented
matter (in the religion) is a bid'ah (innovation) and evey bid'ah is a dhalaalah
(misguidance) and every misguidance is in the Fire of Hell.
One of the most important pillars of tawheed (knowledge and belief of Allaah) ; is the
knowledge of the 99 beautiful names of Allaah , and also the attributes of Allaah. This is
because The Legislation of Islaam directs every muslim to know these , as they are part
of the aqeedah and part of everyday ibadah . Allah orders us in His saying :
نَوﺪُﺤِﻠْﻳُ ﻦَﻳﺬِ َّﻟا اْورُذَوَ ﺎﻬَﺑِ ﻩُﻮﻋُدْﺎﻓَ ﻰﻨَﺴْﺤُﻟْا ءﺎﻤَﺳْلأَا ﻪِﻠّﻟِوَ
نَﻮﻠُﻤَﻌْﻳَ اْﻮﻥُﺎآَ ﺎﻡَ نَوْﺰَﺠْﻴُﺳَ
“ And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them, and leave
the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names.
They will be requited for what they used to do. ” [Al-‘Aaraaf :180]
Thus the verse clearly displays :
1. The obligation of worship through the Most Beautiful Names of Allah
2. The obligation of abandoning those who believe and indulge in :
- tahreef (to change or dis