For the month of Ramadaan, I wish to share the 99 beautiful names of Allah. Each day I will share about 3 names, their meanings & the benefits of reading them Insha-Allah!!
May the reciting of His names bring you as much peace, calm & tranquility as they do for me.
Taken from 'The 99 Beautiful names of Allah'
Their qualities, values & significances
1. Allah: The name of Allah
Allah is Al-Ismul-' A'zam, the greatest name which contains all the divine attributes and is the sign of the essence and cause of all existence. Allah does not resemble in any way any of His creation. The word Allah refers to Allah's name only, nothing else can assume this name or share it.
The name Allah contains five meanings that indicate the non-resemblance of Allah to anything else. They are:
QIDAM: He is before the before. He did not become. He always was.
BAQAA: He is after the after, eternal. He always will be.
WAHDAANIYYAH: He is unique, without partner, the cause of all creation. All creation is in need of Him. All creation has become by the order of "BE" and has died by His order.
MUKHAALAFATUN LILHAWAADITH: He is the creator bearing no resemblance to the created.
QIYAAMUHU BINAFSIHI: He is self existent, without any needs.
Allah is perfection. The extent of this perfection is infinite. The greatest name of Allah, contains eight essentials indicating His perfections.
HAYYAN: Allah is everliving.
'ILM: Allah is all knowing.
SAM: Allah is all hearing.
BASAR: Allah is all seeing.
IRAADAH: All will is His.
QUDRAH: All power is His.
TAKWEEN: All existence and actions depend on Him.
KALAAM: The word, all that is said and taught is His.
Whoever reads this Name of Allah 1000 times daily, all doubts & uncertainties will be removed from his heart and, instead, determination and faith will become inborn in him - Insha-Allah.
2. Ar - Rahmaan: The compassionate
He is the one who wills mercy and good for all creation, at all times. He pours upon all creation infinite bounties.
If this Ism (name) is recited 100 times daily after every salaah, if Allah wills, hardheartedness and negligence will be removed from the reader's heart.
3. Ar - Raheem: The most merciful
He is the Source of infinite mercy and beneficence, who rewards with eternal gifts the one who uses His bounties for the good.
If this name, is recited 100 times daily after every salaah, the reciter will be safeguarded against all calamities, and maladies and the entire creation will become affectionate towards him - Insha-Allah.