Presentation on theme: "Asma ul Husna (99 names of Allah)"— Presentation transcript:
1Asma ul Husna (99 names of Allah) By Shahida Mohamedali
2Why 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?
3What 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.
4The Names الرحمن Ar-Rahmān The Compassionate, The Beneficent, The GraciousالرحيمAr-RahimThe MercifulالملكAl-MalikThe King, The Master, The Sovereign LordالقدوسAl-QuddusThe Holy, The Pure, The PerfectالسلامAs-SalāmThe Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety,المهيمنAl-MuhayminThe Guardian, The ProtectorالمؤمنAl-Mu'minThe Guarantor, The Affirming,
5The Names العزيز Al-Aziz The Almighty, The Sufficient, The Honorable الجبارAl-JabbarThe Irresistible, The Compeller, The Lofty,المتكبرAl-MutakabbirThe Highest, The GreatestالخالقAl-KhāliqThe CreatorالبارئAl-Bāri'The Rightful; The Maker of Perfect HarmonyالمصورAl-MusawwirThe Evolver, The Fashioner of FormsالغفارAl-GhaffārThe Forgiving
6The Names القهار Al-Qahhār The Subduer الوهاب Al-Wahhāb The Bestower الرزاقAr-RazzāqThe ProviderالفتاحAl-FattāhThe Opener, The Victory GiverالعليمAl-'AlīmThe All Knowing, The OmniscientالقابضAl-QābidThe Restrainer, The StraightenerالباسطAl-BāsitThe Extender / Expander
7The Names الخافض Al-Khāfid The Abaser الرافع Ar-Rāfi' The Exalter المعزAl-Mu'izzThe Giver of HonourالمذلAl-Mu'dhellThe Giver of DishonourالسميعAs-SamīThe All HearingالبصيرAl-BasīrThe All SeeingالحكمAl-HakamThe Judge, The Arbitrator
8The Names العدل Al-`Adl The Utterly Just اللطيف Al-Latīf The Gentle, The Subtly KindالخبيرAl-KhabīrThe All AwareالحليمAl-HalīmThe Forbearing, The IndulgentالعظيمAl-'AzīmThe MagnificentالغفورAl-GhafūrThe All ForgivingالشكورAsh-ShakūrThe Grateful
9The Names العلي Al-'Aliyy The Sublime الكبير Al-Kabīr The Great الحفيظ Al-HafīzThe PreserverالمقيتAl-MuqītThe NourisherالحسيبAl-HasībThe Bringer of JudgmentالجليلAl-JalīlThe MajesticالكريمAl-KarīmThe Bountiful, The Generous
10The Names الرقيب Ar-Raqīb The Watchful المجيب Al-Mujīb The Responsive, The AnswerالواسعAl-Wāsi'The Vast, The All-Embracing, The OmnipresentالحكيمAl-HakīmThe WiseالودودAl-WadūdThe LovingالمجيدAl-MajīdThe GloriousالباعثAl-Bā'ithThe Ressurecter
11The Names الشهيد Ash-Shahīd The Witness الحق Al-Haqq The Truth, The RealالوكيلAl-WakīlThe Trustee, The DependableالقوىAl-QawwiyyThe StrongالمتينAl-MatīnThe Firm, The SteadfastالولىAl-WaliyyThe Friend, Patron and HelperالحميدAl-HamīdThe All Praiseworthy
12The Names المحصى Al-Muhsi The Accounter, The Numberer of All المبدئ Al-Mubdi'The Originator, Producer and Initiator of AllالمعيدAl-Mu'īdThe Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back AllالمحيىAl-MuhyiThe Giver of LifeالمميتAl-MumītThe Destroyer, The Bringer of DeathالحيAl-HayyThe LivingالقيومAl-QayyūmThe Subsisting
13The Names الواجد Al-Wājid The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing الماجدAl-MājidThe Illustrious, The MagnificentالواحدAl-WāhidThe Unity, The IndivisibleالاحدAl-'AhadThe One, The UniqueالصمدAs-SamadThe Eternal, The Absolute, The Self-SufficientالقادرAl-QādirThe Omnipotent, The All AbleالمقتدرAl-MuqtadirThe Determiner, The Dominant
14The Names المقدم Al-Muqaddim The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward المؤخرAl-Mu'akhkhirThe Delayer, He Who Puts Far AwayالأولAl-'AwwalThe First (Alpha)الأخرAl-'AkhirThe Last (Omega)الظاهرAz-ZāhirThe Manifest, The Evident, The OuterالباطنAl-BātinThe Hidden, The Unmanifest, The InnerالواليAl-WāliThe Patron
15The Names المتعالي Al-Mutā'ali The Exalted البر Al-Barr The Good التوابAt-TawwābThe Ever Returning, Ever RelentingالمنتقمAl-MuntaqimThe AvengerالعفوAl-AfuwwThe Pardoner, The EffacerالرؤوفAr-Ra'ūfThe Kind, The Pityingمالك الملكMālik-ul-MulkThe Owner of all Sovereignty
16The Names ذو الجلال والإكرام Dhū-l-Jalāli wa-l-'ikrām The Lord of Majesty and GenerosityالمقسطAl-MuqsiţThe Equitable, The RequiterالجامعAl-JāmiThe Gatherer, The UnifierالغنيAl-GhaniyyThe Rich, The IndependentالمغنيAl-MughniThe Enricher, The EmancipatorالمانعAl-Māni'The Withholder, The Shielder, the DefenderالضارAd-DārrThe Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor
17The Names النافع An-Nāfi The Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of GoodالنورAn-NūrThe LightالهاديAl-HādiThe Guide, The WayالبديعAl-BadīThe Incomparable, The OriginatorالباقيAl-BāqiThe Immutable, The Infinite, The EverlastingالوارثAl-WārithThe Heir, The Inheritor of AllالرشيدAr-RashīdThe TeacherالصبورAs-SaburThe Timeless, The Patient
19العفو - 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
20العفو - 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 .
21الرافع - 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.
22الرافع - 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.
23البارئ - 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.
24البارئ - 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.
25الهادي - 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.
26الهادي - Al-HādiLesson(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).
27Other 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.
28What Have I LearnedThere are lessons to be learned from the names of AllahThere are many physical benefits from the repetition of the names of AllahThere are many spiritual benefits from the repetition of the names of AllahThe names of Allah are related to us through the Quran in various versesIn any situation, we can always turn to Allah and his names for a solution
29Next Steps Learn about the benefits of the other names of Allah Teach my children and others of the benefits of the names
30My 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