An Explanation of the Attributes of Alláh

It is not possible to perfectly translate the names and attributes of Alláh from their original Arabic into English. However, here are some fairly close explanations.

He who has the power to create the entities.

The 99 Names of God (Alláh)

  1. Ar-Rahman
    The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter.
    The Most Merciful

  2. Ar-Ráhím
    The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers.
    The most Compassionate

  3. Al-Malík
    The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection.
    The King, the Monarch

  4. Al-Quddús
    The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries.
    The Holy one

  5. As-Salám
    The One who is free from every imperfection.
    The Peace, The Tranquility

  6. Al-Mu'min
    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.
    The One with Faith
    The Faithful, The Trusted

  7. Al-Muhaymin
    The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures.
    The Protector
    The vigilant, the controller

  8. Al-'Aziz
    The Defeater who is not defeated.
    The Mighty
    The Almighty, the powerful

  9. Al-Jabbar
    The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed.
    The oppressor, the all Compelling

  10. Al-Mutakabbir
    The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.
    The Haughty, the Majestic
    The Imperious

  11. Al-Khaliq The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence.
    The Creator, the Maker

  12. Al-Bari' The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.
    The Artificer, the Creator

  13. Al-Musawwir
    The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.
    The Fashioner
    The Organiser the Designer

  14. Al-Ghaffar
    The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
    The Forgiving, the Forgiver

  15. Al-Qahhar
    The Subduer who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.
    The Almighty, the Dominant

  16. Al-Wahhab
    The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.
    The Donor, the Bestower

  17. Ar-Razzaq
    The Provider, the Sustainer

  18. Al-Fattah
    The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldy and religious matters.
    The Opener, the Revealer

  19. Al-'Alim
    The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge.
    The all Knowing, the Omniscient

  20. Al-Qabid
    The One who constricts the sustenance.
    The Contractor, The Restrainer, the Recipient.

  21. Al-Basit
    The One who expands and widens.
    The Expander, He who expands

  22. Al-Khafid
    The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction.
    The Abaser, the Humbler

  23. Ar-Rafi'
    The One who raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
    The Raiser, the Exhalter

  24. Al-Mu'iz
    He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him;
    The Honorer, the Exhalter

  25. Al-Muzil
    Degrades whoever he willed, hence there is no one to give him esteem.
    The Abaser, the Degrader, the Subduer

  26. As-Sami'
    The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
    The Hearer, The All hearing, all knowing.

  27. Al-Basir
    The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
    The Seer, The discerning, the All seeing.

  28. Al-Hakam
    He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.
    The arbitrator, the Judge

  29. Al-'Adl
    The One who is entitled to do what He does.
    The justice, the equitable. The Just.

  30. Al-Latif
    The Most Gentle, the Gracious.
    The One who is kind

  31. Al-Khabir
    The One who knows the truth of things.
    The Aware. The Segacious, one is who is aware.

  32. Al-Halim
    The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.
    The Gentle. The most patient, the Clement.

  33. Al-'Azim
    The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement,and Purity from all imperfection.
    The Great, Mighty

  34. Al-Ghafoor
    The One who forgives a lot.
    The Forgiving, the Pardoner.

  35. Ash-Shakur
    The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.
    The Grateful, the Thankful

  36. Al-'Ali
    The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.
    The most high, the exhalted.

  37. Al-Kabir
    The One who is greater than everything in status.
    The great, the big.

  38. Al-Hafiz
    The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.
    The Guardian, the preserver.

  39. Al-Muqit
    The One who has the Power.
    The maintainer, The Nourisher

  40. Al-Hasib
    The One who gives the satisfaction.
    The noble, The Reckoner

  41. Aj-Jalil
    The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
    The Majestic. The honorable, the exhalted.

  42. Al-Karim
    The One who is clear from abjectness.
    The most generous, the Bountiful.

  43. Ar-Raqib
    The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it's meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.
    The Guardian, the watchful. Watcher.

  44. Al-Mujib
    The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.
    The Responder. The respindent, one who answers.

  45. Al-Wasi'
    The Englober. The enricher, the Omnipresent, the Knowledgeable.

  46. Al-Hakim
    The One who is correct in His doings.
    The most Wise, the Judicious.

  47. Al-Wadud
    The Affectionate, the Loving.

  48. Al-Majid
    The One who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.
    The Glorious, the exhalted.

  49. Al-Ba'ith
    The One who resurrects for reward and/or punishment.
    The Resurrector, the Raiser from death.

  50. Ash-Shahid
    The One who nothing is absent from Him.
    The Witness

  51. Al-Haqq
    The One who truly exists.
    The Truth, the Just.

  52. Al-Wakil
    The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.
    The Guardian, the Trustee

  53. Al-Qawee
    The One with the complete Power.
    The powerful, the Almighty, The Strong

  54. Al-Matin
    The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired.
    The Strong, the Firm

  55. Al-Walee
    The Supporter, the Friend, the Defender the master.

  56. Al-Hamid
    The praised One who deserves to be praised.
    The Praiseworthy , the Commendable

  57. Al-Muhsi
    The One who the count of things are known to him.
    The Counter

  58. Al-Mubdi'
    The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.
    The Beginner, the Creator, The Originator

  59. Al-Mu'eed
    The One who brings back the creatures after death.
    The Restorer, the Resurrector.

  60. Al-Muhyee
    The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. He gives life by giving the souls back to the worn out bodies on the resurrection day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.
    The Bestower, the Life Giver.

  61. Al-Mumeet
    The One who renders the living dead.
    The Bringer of Death. The Death Giver.

  62. Al-Hayy
    The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh or blood.
    The Living. The Alive, the ever living.

  63. Al-Qayyum
    The One who remains and does not end.
    The Self-Subsistent, The Eternal, the Self Sustaining.

  64. Al-Wajid
    The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajd is Richness.
    The all percieving, the Opulent, the Finder.

  65. Al-Wahid
    The One without a partner.
    The One, the Unique.

  66. Al-Majid
    The One who is Majid.
    The Noble, the illustrous.

  67. Al-Ahad
    The only, the Unique.

  68. As-Samad
    The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs.
    The Perfect, the Eternal.

  69. Al-Qadir

    The One attributed with Power.

    The Able, the Capable, the Omnipotent.

  70. Al-Muqtadir
    The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.
    The Capable, The all Powerful

  71. Al-Muqaddim
    He makes ahead what He wills.
    The Presenter, The Advancer, The Expediter

  72. Al-Mu'akhkhir
    The One who delays what He wills.
    The Fulfiller, the keeper behind, The Deferrer

  73. Al-'Awwal
    The One whose Existence is without a beginning.
    The First

  74. Al-'Akhir
    The One whose Existence is without an end.
    The Last

  75. Az-Zahir
    The Apparent, the Exterior, The Manifest
    The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place.

  76. Al-Batin
    The Hidden, the Interior, the Latent

  77. Al-Wali
    The One who owns things and manages them.
    The Governor, The Ruler, The Master

  78. Al-Muta'ali
    The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation.
    The Exalted, The most high, one above reproach.

  79. Al-Barr
    The One who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and specified whoever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.
    The Benefactor, The Beneficient, the Pious.

  80. At-Tawwab
    The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.
    The Acceptor of Repentance, The Forgiver, the Relenting.

  81. Al-Muntaqim
    The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One who destroys them.
    The Avenger

  82. Al-'Afuww
    The One with wide forgiveness.
    The Forgiver, the effacer, the Pardoner

  83. Ar-Ra'uf
    The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Alláh is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures.
    The merciful, the Ever Indulgent.

  84. Al-Muqsit
    The One who is Just in His judgment.
    The Just the Equitable

  85. Aj-Jami'
    The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment.
    The Collector, the comprehensive, Gatherer

  86. Al-Ghanee
    The One who does not need the creation.
    The rich, the all sufficing, Self-Sufficient

  87. Al-Mughnee
    The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.
    The Enricher, sufficer, the bestower.

  88. Al-Mani'
    The Supporter who protects and gives victory to His pious believers. Al-Mu'tiy
    The Withholder
    The Preventer, the prohibiter, the defender.

  89. Ad-Darr
    The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed.
    The Distresser , The afflictor, the bringer of Adversity.

  90. An-Nafi'
    The One who gives benefits to whoever He wills.
    The Beneficialm Benefactor

  91. An-Nur
    The One who guides.
    The Light

  92. Al-Hadi
    The One whom with His Guidance His belivers were guided, and with His Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial or them and protected from what is harmful to them.
    The Guide

  93. Al-Badi'
    The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.
    The Wonderful, the maker, Incomparable

  94. Al-Baqi
    The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.
    The Enduring, the Everlasting, the eternal

  95. Al-Warith
    The One whose Existence remains.
    The Inheritor, The Heir

  96. Ar-Rashid
    The One who guides.
    The Rightly Guided, The Concious, the Guide

  97. As-Sabur
    The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.
    The most Patient, the Enduring.

  98. Malik Al-Mulk
    The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed.
    The Ruler of the Kingdom, king of the Universe

  99. Zul-l-Jalal wal-Ikram
    The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.
    Lord of Majesty and Generosity

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