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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The information on al-Asmaa-ul-Husnaa has been taken from notes made on a course by Ustadhah A. Ahmed (Zaynab Academy Online) in Ramadhaan of 2017 and 2018 Books used: “The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God” by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali رحمه الله - Translated by David B. Burrell and Nazih Daher PDF “Sharah Asmaul Husna” by Muhammad Hanif Abdul Majid - Jamiatul Uloom-ul-Islamia Binori Town, Karachi (Urdu) Read Online Introduction The aspect of research and observation is dominant in the nature of human beings and it is this characteristic which motivates him to observe and discover new things. The greatest Being, Allah جل جلاله Who created and nourished man by taking care of his nature and essential requirements and provided for him all types of blessings and resources, has a much greater right that His Ma’rifat (Gnosis/Knowledge/Recognition) is attained and inscribed on the heart. One way of attaining this Ma’rifat is the study of al-Asmaa-ul-Husnaa. The more a person attains Ma’rifat of Allah جل جلالهfrom the Qur’an and Ahadith of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, the stronger and deeper will be his trust in Allah جل جلاله It is usually observed that when a person is facing some difficulty/anxiety in his worldly affairs, he becomes distressed and exhausts himself running from place to place and person to person. In this situation if someone says, “I know so-and-so person and if I talk to him, he will help you out” the person will feel relief and have hope. If, instead of running from place to place and from person to person, this person developed this familiarisation with Allahجل جلاله, his attention will always be focused on Allah جل جلاله at the time of every difficulty and hardship. The servant will become shy to discuss his problems with others and will instead turn to and rely on Allah جل جلاله. He will realise that no matter who he approaches with his problems, that person will also have the means provided by Allah جل جلاله and therefore why then, should he himself not turn to Allahجل جلاله Who is the ultimate and true Nourisher and Provider? If this recognition of Allah جل جلاله is attained then Shirk will be eliminated from its base. To attain this Ma’rifat-e-Ilaahi everyone should call on the Almighty with His blessed names. Allahجل جلاله Himself says, وَلِلَّهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا Allah has the Most Beautiful Names. So call upon Him by them [Surah A’araaf: 180] Index Objectives of studying the Asmaa-ul-Husnaa Can we know Allah ta'ala? Personal Name - اللَّهُ 1 & 2 - الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ - The Lovingly Beneficent & The Most Merciful/ Most Compassionate 3 - الْمَلِكُ - The Absolute Ruler/The True King 4 - الْقُدُّوسُ - The Holiest/The Most Pure 5 - السَّلامُ - The Source of Peace 6 - الْمُؤْمِنُ - The Remover of Fear And The Giver of Tranquility 7 - الْمُهَيْمِنُ - The Protector and The Bestower of Security 8 - الْعَزِيزُ - The Mighty and The Eminent 9 - الْجَبَّارُ - The Restorer and The Repairer / The Compeller 10 - الْمُتَكَبِّرُ - The Imperious/The Supremely Great 11 & 12 - الْبَارِئُ الْخَالِقُ - The Creator & The Evolver 13 - الْمُصَوِّرُ - The Shaper of Beauty 14 & 15 - الْغَفَّارُ & الْغَفُورُ - The All-Forgiving & The Forgiver and Hider of Faults 16 - الْقَهَّارُ - The Ever-Dominant/The Conqueror 17 - الْوَهَّابُ - The Liberal Bestower and The Giver of Gifts 18 - الرَّزَّاقُ - The Sustainer/The Provider 19 - الْفَتَّاحُ - The Opener / The Revealer 20 - الْعَلِيمُ - The All-Knowing and The Omnipotent 21 & 22 - الْقَابِضُ الْبَاسِطُ - The Withholder & The Reliever 23 & 24 - الْخَافِضُ الرَّافِعُ - The Humbler & The Exalter 25 & 26 - الْمُعِزُّ الْمُذِلُّ - The Bestower of Honour & The Humiliator 27 - السَّمِيعُ - The All-Hearing 28 - الْبَصِيرُ - The All-Seeing and The All-Perceiving 29 - الْحَكَمُ - The Judge and The Arbitrator 30 - الْعَدْلُ - The Just and The Equitable 31 - اللَّطِيفُ - The Subtle, The Gracious and The Refined 32 - الْخَبِيرُ - The Inner-Aware and The Reality-Knower 33 - الْحَلِيمُ - The Forbearing and The Calm-Abiding 34 - الْعَظِيمُ - The Magnificent and The Most Grand 35 - الشَّكُورُ - The Most Grateful and The Most Appreciative 36 - الْعَلِيُّ - The Most High and The Exalted 37 - الْحَفِيظُ - The Preserver and The Protector 38 - الْمُقِيتُ - The Nourisher and The Sustainer 39 - الْحَسِيبُ - The Reckoner and The Accounter 40 - الْجَلِيلُ - The Majestic and The Glorious 41 - الْكَرِيمُ - The Most Generous and The Bountiful 42 - الرَّقِيبُ - The Watchful One and The All-Observing 43 - الْمُجِيبُ - The Fulfiller of Prayers and The Responsive 44 - الْوَاسِعُ - The All-Embracing and The All-Pervading 45 - الْحَكِيمُ - The Perfectly Wise and The Most Judicious 46 - الْوَدُودُ - The Loving-Kindness and The Most Affectionate 47 - الْمَجِيدُ - The All-Glorious and The Majestic 48 - الْبَاعِثُ - The Awakener and The Resurrector 49 - الشَّهِيدُ - The Witness and The Testifier 50 - الْحَقُّ - The Truth and The Only Reality 51 - الْوَكِيلُ - The Trustee and The Advocator 52 & 53 - الْقَوِيُّ الْمَتِينُ - The Supremely Strong & The Firm