The 99 Names of Allah-Continued

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The Truth

Al-h Haqq; 3K Say: "Who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth, or who is it that has full power over your hearing and sight?  And who is it that brings forth the living out of that which is dead, and brings forth the dead out of that which is alive?  And who is it that governs all that exists?"  And they will surely answer, "It is Allah."  Say, then: "Will you not, then, become fully conscious of Him -- seeing that He is Allah, your Sustainer, the Ultimate Truth?  For, after the truth has been forsaken, what is there left but error?  How, then can you lose sight of the truth?"
Yunus 10:31-32, tr. Asad

The Trustee

Al-Wakil; 3K

Such is Allah, your Sustainer: there is no deity save Him, the Creator of everything: so serve Him alone -- for it is He who has everything in His care.
Al-An'am 6:102, tr. Asad

The Possessor of All Strength

Allah is most kind to His creatures:  He provides sustenance for whoever He wills -- for He alone is powerful, almighty!
Ash-Shura 42:19, tr. Asad

The Forceful One

Al-Matin; 3K ...My subtle scheme is exceedingly firm!
Al-A'raf tr. Asad

The Governor

Al-Wali; 3K It is Allah who has raised the heavens without any supports that you could see, and is established on the throne of His almightiness; and He it is who has made the sun and the moon subservient to His laws, each running its course for a term set by Him. He governs all that exists.
Ar-Ra'd 13:2, tr. Asad

The Praised One

Al-Hamid; 3K And it is He who sends down rain after men have lost all hope, and unfolds His grace thereby; for He alone is their Protector, the One to whom all praise is due.
Ash-Shura 42:28, tr. Asad

The Appraiser

Al-Muhsi; 3K All that they have ever yearned for awaits them with their Sustainer: such will be the reward of the doers of good. And to this end, Allah will efface from their record the worst that they ever did, and give them their reward in accordance with the best that they were doing in life.
Az-Zumar 39:34-35, tr. Asad

The Originator

Al-Mubdi; 3K Who is it that creates all life in the first instance, and then brings it forth anew? And who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth? Could there be any divine power besides Allah?
An-Naml 27:64, tr. Asad

The Restorer

Al-Muid; 3K Say: "The truth has now come to light, and falsehood is bound to wither away: for, falsehood cannot bring forth anything new, nor can it bring back what has passed away!"
Saba 34:49, tr. Asad

The Giver of Life

Behold, then, these signs of Allah's grace -- how He gives life to the earth after it had been lifeless! Verily, this same God is indeed the One that can bring the dead back to life: for He has the power to will anything.
Ar-Rum 30:50, tr. Asad

The Taker of Life

Al-Mumit; 3K And He it is who grants life and deals death; and to Him is due the alternation of night and day.
Al-Mu'minun 23:80, tr. Asad

The Ever Living One

Allah -- there is no deity save Him, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsistent Fount of All Being!
Al-Imran 3:1, tr. Asad

The Self-Existing One

Al-Qayyum; 3K Allah -- there is no deity save Him, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsistent Fount of all Being!
Al 'Imran 3:2, tr. Asad

The Finder

Al-Wajid; 3K Didn't He find you an orphan, and give you shelter?
and found you lost on your way, and guided you?
Ad-Duha 93:6-7, tr. Asad

The Glorious

Al-Majid; 3K And He alone is truly-forgiving, all-embracing in His love,
in sublime almightiness enthroned, a sovereign doer of whatever He wills.
Al-Buruj 85:14-15, tr. Asad

The Only One

Al-Wahid; 3K Leave Me alone to deal with him whom I have created alone...
Al-Muddaththir 74:11, tr. Asad

The One

Declare, "He is Allah, the One. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute."
Al-Ikhlas 112:1-2, tr. Emerick

The Satisfier of All Needs

As-Samad; 3K Say: "He is the One God: Allah the Eternal, the Absolute. He begets not, and neither is He begotten; and there is nothing that could be compared with Him."
Al-Ikhlas 112, tr. Asad

The All Powerful

Al-Qadir; 3K For, Allah's is the dominion over the heavens and the earth and all that is between them; He creates what He wills: and Allah has the power to will anything!
Al-Ma'idah 5:17, tr. Asad
70 Al-Muqtadir

The Creator of All Power

Al-Muqtadir; 3K And propound unto them the parable of the life of this world: it is like the water which We send down from the skies, and which is absorbed by the plants of the earth: but in time they turn into dry stubble which the winds blow freely about. And it is Allah alone who determines all things.
Al-Kahf 18:45, tr. Asad
71 Al-Muqaddim

The Expediter

Now if Allah were to hasten for human beings the ill which they deserve by their sinning in the same manner as they themselves would hasten the coming to them of what they consider to be good, their end would indeed come forthwith!
Yunus 10:11, tr. Asad
72 Al-Mu'akhkhir

The Delayer

Al-Muakhkhir; 3K Now if Allah were to take men immediately to task for all the evil that they do on earth, He would not leave a single living creature upon its face. However, He grants them respite until a term set by Him: but when the end of their term approaches, they can neither delay it by a single moment, nor can they hasten it.
An-Nahl 16:61, tr. Asad

The First

Al-Awwal; 3K And thy Sustainer knows all that their hearts conceal as well as all that they bring into the open: for He is Allah, save whom there is no deity. Unto Him all praise is due, at the beginning and at the end of time; and with Him rests all judgment; and unto Him shall you all be brought back.
Al-Qasas 28:69-70, tr. Asad

The Last

Al-Akhir; 3K He is the First and the Last, and the Outward as well as the Inward: and He has full knowledge of everything.
Al-Hadid 57:3, tr. Asad

The Manifest One

Az-Zahir; 3K

It is He who bestows from on high clear messages unto this His servant, to lead you out of the deep darkness into the light: for, behold, Allah is most compassionate towards you,
a dispenser of grace.
Al-Hadid 57:7, tr. Asad

The Hidden One

Al-Batin; 3K

He is the Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.

The Protecting Friend

Al-Wali; 3K Allah is the Protector of all who are conscious of Him.
Al-Jathiyah 45:19, tr. Asad

The Supreme One

Al-Muta'ali; 3K He knows all that is beyond the reach of a created being's perception as well as all that can be witnessed by a creature's senses or mind -- the Great One, the One far above anything that is or could ever be!
Ar-Ra'd 13:9, tr. Asad

The Doer of Good

And He it is who has set up for you the stars so that you might be guided by them in the midst of the deep darkness of land and sea: clearly, indeed, have We spelled out these messages unto people of innate knowledge!
Al-An'am 6:97, tr. Asad

The Guide to Repentance

At-Tawwib; 3K It is Allah alone who can accept the repentance of His servants and is the true recipient of whatever is offered for His sake.
At-Tawbah 9:104, tr. Asad
81 Al-Muntaqim

The Avenger

Al-Muntaqim; 3K Canst thou, perchance, O Muhammad, make the deaf hear,
or show the right way to the blind or to such as are obviously lost in error?  But whether We do or do not take thee away ere thy message prevails -- verily, We shall inflict Our retribution on them; and whether We show thee or do not show thee in this world the fulfillment of what We have promised them --
verily, We have full power over them!
Zukhruf 43:40-42, tr. Asad

The Forgiver

As for those who avoid the truly grave sins and shameful deeds -- even though they may sometimes stumble -- behold, thy Sustainer is abounding in forgiveness.
An-Najm 53:32, tr. Asad

The Clement

Ar-Rauf; 3K O you who have attained to faith! Do not ask about matters which, if they were to be made manifest to you in terms of law, might cause you hardship; for, if you should ask about them while the Qur'an is being revealed, they might indeed be made manifest to you as laws.  Allah has absolved you from any obligation in this respect: for Allah is much-forgiving, forbearing.
Al-Ma'idah 5:101, tr. Asad
Malik ul-Mulk

The Owner of All

Al-Malik al-Mulk; 3K

He alone is the all-knowing Creator: His Being alone is such that when He wills a thing to be, He but says unto it, "Be" -- and it is. Limitless, then, in His glory is He in whose hand rests the mighty dominion over all things; and unto Him you all will be brought back.
Ya Sin 36:83, tr. Asad

The Lord of Majesty and Bounty

Dhul-Jalali Wal-Ikram; 5K

All that lives on earth or in the heavens is bound to pass away: but forever will abide thy Sustainer's Self, full of majesty and glory.
Ar-Rahman 55:26-27, tr. Asad

The Equitable One

Al-Muqsit; 3K If thou dost judge, judge... with equity: verily, Allah knows those who act equitably.
Al-Ma'idah 5:42, tr. Asad

The Gatherer

Al-Jami; 3K And among His signs is the very creation of the heavens and the earth, and of all the living creatures which He has caused to multiply throughout them; and since He has created them, He has also the power to gather them unto Himself whenever He wills.
Ash-Shura 42:29, tr. Asad

The Rich One

Al-Ghani; 3K Unto Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth; and, verily, Allah -- He alone -- is self-sufficient,
the One to whom all praise is due.
Al-Hajj 22:64, tr. Asad

The Enricher

Al-Mughni; 3K It is He alone who frees from want and causes to possess;
and... it is He alone who sustains the brightest star.
An-Najm 53:49-50, tr. Asad

The Preventer of Harm

Al-Mani; 3K He alone knows that which is beyond the reach
of a created being's perception, and to none does He disclose aught of the mysteries of His Own unfathomable knowledge,
unless it be to an apostle whom He has been pleased to elect therefore:  and then He sends forth the forces of heaven to watch over him in whatever lies open before him and in what is beyond his ken -- so as to make manifest that it is indeed but their Sustainer's messages that these apostles deliver:
for it is He who encompasses with His knowledge all that they have to say, just as He takes count, one by one, of everything that exists.
Al-Jinn 72:26-28, tr. Asad

The Creator of the Harmful

Ad-Darr; 3K If We let man taste some of Our grace and then take it away from him -- behold, he abandons all hope, forgetting all gratitude for Our past favors.  And thus it is: if We let him taste ease and plenty after hardship has visited him, he is sure to say, "Gone is all affliction from me!" -- for, behold, he is given to vain exultation, and glories only in himself.  And thus it is with most men -- save those who are patient in adversity and do righteous deeds: it is they whom forgiveness of sins awaits, and a great reward.
Hud 11:9-11, tr. Asad

The Creator of Good

An-Nafi; 3K It is Allah who grants abundant sustenance
or gives it in scant measure unto whomever He wills.
Ar-Rum 30:37, tr. Asad

The Light

An-Nur; 3K Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.
The parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche
and within it is a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass;
the glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed Tree,
an Olive, neither of the East nor of the West,
whose Oil is nearly luminous, though fire has hardly touched it.  Light upon Light!  Allah guides whoever He wills to His Light,  Allah sets forth Parables for people, and Allah knows all things.
An-Nur 24:35, tr. Asad

The Guide

Al-Hadi; 3K Who is it that guides you in the midst of the deep darkness of land and sea, and sends forth the winds as a glad tiding of His coming grace?
An-Naml 27:63

The Originator

Al-Badi; 3K Say: "Go all over the earth and behold how wondrously He has created man in the first instance: and thus, too, will Allah bring into being your second life -- for, verily, Allah has the power to will anything!
Al-Ankabut 29:20, tr. Asad

The Everlasting One

Al-Baqi; 3K As for us, behold, we have come to believe in our Sustainer,
hoping that He may forgive us our faults... for Allah is the best to look forward to, and the One who is truly abiding.
Ta-Ha 20:73, tr. Asad

The Inheritor of All

Al-Warith; 3K Behold, We alone shall remain after the earth and all who live on it have passed away, and when unto Us all will have been brought back.
Maryam 19:40, tr. Asad

The Righteous Teacher

We shall teach thee, and thou wilt not forget aught of what thou art taught, save what Allah may will thee to forget -- for verily, He alone knows all that is open to man's perception as well as all that is hidden from it -- and thus shall We make easy for thee the path towards ultimate ease.
Al-A'la 87:7-8, tr. Asad


The Patient One

As-Sabur; 3K And be patient in adversity: for, verily, Allah is with those who are patient in adversity.
Al-Anfal 8:46, tr. Asad

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