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1 Asma ul Husna (99 names of Allah) By Shahida Mohamedali

2 Why This Topic? This is something we hear about all the time but how many of us know the meanings of the names and/or the benefits of reciting the names?

3 What I Would Like To Learn Asma ul Husna refers to the 99 names of Allah. This presentation highlights 4 of these names and through hadith and otherwise, shows the meaning and benefits of the names.

4 The Names الرحمن Ar-RahmānThe Compassionate, The Beneficent, The Gracious الرحيم Ar-RahimThe Merciful الملك Al-MalikThe King, The Master, The Sovereign Lord القدوس Al-QuddusThe Holy, The Pure, The Perfect السلام As-SalāmThe Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, المهيمن Al-MuhayminThe Guardian, The Protector المؤمن Al-Mu'minThe Guarantor, The Affirming,

5 The Names العزيز Al-AzizThe Almighty, The Sufficient, The Honorable الجبار Al-JabbarThe Irresistible, The Compeller, The Lofty, المتكبر Al-MutakabbirThe Highest, The Greatest الخالق Al-KhāliqThe Creator البارئ Al-Bāri'The Rightful; The Maker of Perfect Harmony المصور Al-MusawwirThe Evolver, The Fashioner of Forms الغفار Al-GhaffārThe Forgiving

6 The Names القهار Al-QahhārThe Subduer الوهاب Al-WahhābThe Bestower الرزاق Ar-RazzāqThe Provider الفتاح Al-FattāhThe Opener, The Victory Giver العليم Al-'AlīmThe All Knowing, The Omniscient القابض Al-QābidThe Restrainer, The Straightener الباسط Al-BāsitThe Extender / Expander

7 The Names الخافض Al-KhāfidThe Abaser الرافع Ar-Rāfi'The Exalter المعز Al-Mu'izzThe Giver of Honour المذل Al-Mu'dhellThe Giver of Dishonour السميع As-SamīThe All Hearing البصير Al-BasīrThe All Seeing الحكم Al-HakamThe Judge, The Arbitrator

8 The Names العدل Al-`AdlThe Utterly Just اللطيف Al-LatīfThe Gentle, The Subtly Kind الخبير Al-KhabīrThe All Aware الحليم Al-HalīmThe Forbearing, The Indulgent العظيم Al-'AzīmThe Magnificent الغفور Al-GhafūrThe All Forgiving الشكور Ash-ShakūrThe Grateful

9 The Names العلي Al-'AliyyThe Sublime الكبير Al-KabīrThe Great الحفيظ Al-HafīzThe Preserver المقيت Al-MuqītThe Nourisher الحسيب Al-HasībThe Bringer of Judgment الجليل Al-JalīlThe Majestic الكريم Al-KarīmThe Bountiful, The Generous

10 The Names الرقيب Ar-RaqībThe Watchful المجيب Al-MujībThe Responsive, The Answer الواسع Al-Wāsi'The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Omnipresent الحكيم Al-HakīmThe Wise الودود Al-WadūdThe Loving المجيد Al-MajīdThe Glorious الباعث Al-Bā'ithThe Ressurecter

11 The Names الشهيد Ash-ShahīdThe Witness الحق Al-HaqqThe Truth, The Real الوكيل Al-WakīlThe Trustee, The Dependable القوى Al-QawwiyyThe Strong المتين Al-MatīnThe Firm, The Steadfast الولى Al-WaliyyThe Friend, Patron and Helper الحميد Al-HamīdThe All Praiseworthy

12 The Names المحصى Al-MuhsiThe Accounter, The Numberer of All المبدئ Al-Mubdi'The Originator, Producer and Initiator of All المعيد Al-Mu'īdThe Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back All المحيى Al-MuhyiThe Giver of Life المميت Al-MumītThe Destroyer, The Bringer of Death الحي Al-HayyThe Living القيوم Al-QayyūmThe Subsisting

13 The Names الواجد Al-WājidThe Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing الماجد Al-MājidThe Illustrious, The Magnificent الواحد Al-WāhidThe Unity, The Indivisible الاحد Al-'AhadThe One, The Unique الصمد As-SamadThe Eternal, The Absolute, The Self-Sufficient القادر Al-QādirThe Omnipotent, The All Able المقتدر Al-MuqtadirThe Determiner, The Dominant

14 The Names المقدم Al-MuqaddimThe Expediter, He Who Brings Forward المؤخر Al-Mu'akhkhirThe Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away الأول Al-'AwwalThe First (Alpha) الأخر Al-'AkhirThe Last (Omega) الظاهر Az-ZāhirThe Manifest, The Evident, The Outer الباطن Al-BātinThe Hidden, The Unmanifest, The Inner الوالي Al-WāliThe Patron

15 The Names المتعالي Al-Mutā'aliThe Exalted البر Al-BarrThe Good التواب At-TawwābThe Ever Returning, Ever Relenting المنتقم Al-MuntaqimThe Avenger العفو Al-AfuwwThe Pardoner, The Effacer الرؤوف Ar-Ra'ūfThe Kind, The Pitying مالك الملك Mālik-ul-MulkThe Owner of all Sovereignty

16 The Names ذو الجلال والإكرام Dhū-l-Jalāli wa-l-'ikrām The Lord of Majesty and Generosity المقسط Al-MuqsiţThe Equitable, The Requiter الجامع Al-JāmiThe Gatherer, The Unifier الغني Al-GhaniyyThe Rich, The Independent المغني Al-MughniThe Enricher, The Emancipator المانع Al-Māni'The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender الضار Ad-DārrThe Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor

17 The Names النافع An-NāfiThe Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of Good النور An-NūrThe Light الهادي Al-HādiThe Guide, The Way البديع Al-BadīThe Incomparable, The Originator الباقي Al-BāqiThe Immutable, The Infinite, The Everlasting الوارث Al-WārithThe Heir, The Inheritor of All الرشيد Ar-RashīdThe Teacher الصبور As-SaburThe Timeless, The Patient

18 4 Names For Discussion العفو - Al-Afuww الرافع - Ar-Rāfi' البارئ - Al-Bāri' الهادي - Al-Hādi

19 العفو - Al-Afuww Meaning: The pardoner Ayat: Whether you reveal a good act or keep it hidden, or pardon an evil act, Allah is Ever-Pardoning, All-Powerful. ( Surat an-Nisa', 4:149) Recommended Dua: Repeat ya ‘Afw frequently for forgiveness

20 العفو - Al-Afuww Lesson(s) Learned: People are fallible beings who may at any time think erroneously, make a wrong decision, or display a flawed attitude. But Allah, Who is fully aware of these mistakes, forgives them. If He were not so forgiving, no soul would ever attain Paradise.

21 الرافع - Ar-Rāfi' Meaning: The exalter Ayat: Mention Idris in the Book. He was a true man and a Prophet. We raised him up to a high place. (Surah Maryam, 19:56-57) Recommended Dua: Recite Ya Rafi’ 100x on Thursday and Sunday night to attain a higher sense of honour, richness and merit.

22 الرافع - Ar-Rāfi' Lesson(s) Learned: Throughout history, Allah has sent Messengers to all societies to convey His commands, prohibitions, and recommendations. In this way, He calls upon people who are far from religion to abandon their ignorance and lack of knowledge and then grants them another opportunity to follow the straight path. In return for their sincerity and trust, Allah made them distinguished both in this world and in the Hereafter.

23 البارئ - Al-Bāri' Meaning: The maker of harmony Ayat: He is Allah—the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and Earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. ( Surat al-Hashr, 59:24). Recommended Dua: Recite ya ‘Baari’ frequently and hard work should become easy. For conceiving fast for 7 days and break fast with ‘Ya Khaaliq, Ya Baari’, Ya Musawwiru’ 21 times.

24 البارئ - Al-Bāri' Lesson(s) Learned: The universe is based upon equilibrium and harmony. As scientific developments reveal more of its mysteries, we learn more about this equilibrium and harmony. The universe, and thus life on Earth, exists only because our Lord creates things in conformity with one another.

25 الهادي - Al-Hādi Meaning: The Guide Ayat: And so that those who have been given knowledge will know it is the truth from their Lord and have faith in it, and their hearts will be humbled to Him. Allah guides those who believe to a straight path. (Surat al-Hajj, 22:54) Recommended Dua: Repeat Ya Haadi frequently to gain spiritual knowledge.

26 الهادي - Al-Hādi Lesson(s) Learned: There are two kinds of people: those who know and so can appreciate Allah's power, and those who do not. The latter lead an ordinary life and die. Allah guides the members of the first group. Although they have always remained a minority, their way has always been the right one. (Inshallah we are guided to be amongst this group).

27 Other benefits of Allah`s Names It is known that the recitation of Allah`s names brings shifa` to the believers. E.g`s include: Backbone - Al Jabbar (The Compeller) Heart Muscle – Al Razaqq (The Sustainer) Cancer – Al Jalil (The Mighty) Migraine – Al Ghani (The Rich One) Womb - Al Khaliq (The Creator) Blood Pressure – Al Khafed (The Abaser) Method of treatment: Lay your hands on the place of pain and praise Allah (SWT) names above according to your disease until the pain heals or cure away inshallah.

28 What Have I Learned There are lessons to be learned from the names of Allah There are many physical benefits from the repetition of the names of Allah There are many spiritual benefits from the repetition of the names of Allah The names of Allah are related to us through the Quran in various verses In any situation, we can always turn to Allah and his names for a solution

29 Next Steps Learn about the benefits of the other names of Allah Teach my children and others of the benefits of the names

30 My comments: Shahida I loved the way you approach the Asmaa by defining the whole picture and then focussing on the 4 qualities. I also enjoyed the lessons learnt from each area. Slide 27 expands your prospect to include other aspects of Allah’s names and puts in thoughts that it as an area one could further explore. That was a great idea! Do you mind including as slide 30 (excluding my comments, the references where you got your information. This information will be useful for people as when I finally post these projects on the website it would be useful for people it will become a point of reference for those who wish to further pursue this topic. Great work Shahida! I always knew you had the potential; however your work has gone beyond my expectations. Good job and keep up with it


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