(1:1) (2:7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28) (3:18)
(5:109) (20:14) (59:18, 19, 22, 23, 24) etc.
term Allah is the proper name for the Creator and Sustainer Whose Will holds supreme
in the universe and who alone is worthy of the highest honour, the greatest respect
and admiration and is the only object of worship. The title Allah is complete
and any other name will be a poor substitute. It refers to all the attributes
of perfection and beauty and represents One and Unique God. The title Allah is
the ideal name for God, all other titles including Rabb, are attributes or names
of God. "There are ninety-nine names of Allah; he who commits them to memory would
get into paradise." (Hadeeth)
object in the universe manifests some power of Allah. His joy or His anger,
His love or His magnificence flow through these objects. That is why,
when we look at this world we see beauty, grandeur, sublimity, strength,
the power of joy or destruction manifested in it. Accordingly we are attracted
various powers are described by His Names or His Attributes. The entire
creation manifests Allah's Attributes called Al-Asma-ul Husna, The Beautiful
Names. According to a Hadeeth Qudsi, Allah Taala says:
was a hidden treasure. I wished to be known,
therefore I created the creation."
(SAW) said, "Allah has ninety-nine names. Whoever learns, understands and
recites them constantly, will enter Jannah."
Allah does not desire anything from His creation except that He is worshipped.
But Allah cannot be worshipped unless one learns to know Him and He cannot
be known except if He is remembered. This road has been made easy by Allah
Himself. Allah says in the Qur'aan:
to Allah belongs the Beautiful Names,
so call upon Him by these Names."
Names are His lofty and sublime Attributes but they are not His Nature,
Person or Essence. Rasulullah (SAW) has prohibited us from reflecting
or contemplating on the essence of Allah but allowed us to reflect on
His creation. He has encouraged the Muslims to "inspire yourselves
with the qualities of Allah."
should therefore learn, reflect, understand and recite the Beautiful Names
and also call upon Allah by means of them
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