Allah's and Prophet Mohamed's names

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Respected brother Burhan, Assalam Alaikum

May Allah bless you and reward you for your unmatched work towards the spreading true knowledge about Islam.I have a question regard 99 Names of Mohammad SAW. These days we are receiving mails containing 99 names of Mohammad SAW. Is it correct to

believe on these names? Some of the names are as below:

Kareem, Raheem Yaseen, Nabi, Rasool etc.

In my view not all names attributed for Nabi SAW are correct, pls answer this question so that other muslims also can benefit from it and may be guided by the grace of Allah swt. One more question related to this, how many names Allah swt has in total?

Jazak allah Khair.


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Allahs and Prophet Mohamed’s names

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Asma means names,  and husna means beautiful.   Thus “asma al husna” means the Beautiful Names of Allah Subhanah.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Bani Israel verse 110:For to Him (Allah Alone) belong the Most Beautiful Names.


Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 3.894 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise."


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.419         Narrated by Abu Huraira



The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Paradise; and Allah is Witr (one) and loves 'the Witr' (i.e., odd numbers).”


The Asma-ul-Husna of Allah Subhanah are:

1.   Ar-Rahmaan                 The Beneficient

2.   Ar-Raheem                  The Merciful

3.   Al-Malik                       The Sovereign Lord

4.   Al-Quddus                             The Holy

5.   As-Salaam                            The Source of Peace

6.   Al-Mumin                     The Guardian of Faith

7.   Al-Muhaymin                The Protector

8.   Al-Aziz                        The Mighty

9.   Al-Jabbaar                            The Compeller

10. Al-Mutakabbir               The Majestic

11. Al-Khaliq                      The Creator

12. Al-Bari                         The Evolver

13. Al-Musawwir                 The Fashioner

14. Al-Ghaffaar                  The Forgiver

15. Al-Qahhaar                  The Subduer

16. Al-Wahhaab                 The Bestower

17. Ar-Razzaak                  The Provider

18. Al-Fattah                     The Opener

19. Al-Aleem                      The All-Knowing

20. Al-Qabid                      The Constrictor

21. Al-Basit                       The Expander

22. Al-Khafid                     The Abaser

23. Ar-Rafi                        The Exalter

24. Al-Muizz                      The Honorer

25. Al-Mudhill           The Dishonorer

26. As-Sami                      The All-Hearing

27. Al-Baseer                     The All-Seeing

28. Al-Hakam                     The Judge

29. Al-Adl                         The Just

30. Al-Lateef                     The Subtle One

31. Al-Khabeer                   The Aware

32. Al-Haleem                    The Forbearing One

33. Al-Adheem                   The Great One

34. Al Ghafoor          The All-Forgiving

35. Ash-Shukoor                The Appreciative

36. Al-Ali                          The Most High

37. Al-Kabeer                    The Most Great

38. Al-Hafiz                       The Preserver

39. Al-Muqeet                    The Maintainer

40. Al-Hasib                      The Reckoner

41. Al-Jaleel                      The Sublime One

42. Al-Kareem                    The Generous One

43. Ar-Raqeeb                             The Watchful

44. Al-Mujeeb                    The Responsive

45. Al-Wasi                       The All-Embracing

46. Al-Hakeem                   The Wise

47. Al-Wadood                   The Loving

48. Al-Majid                       The Most Glorious One

49. Al-Baith                       The Ressurrector

50. Ash-Shahid                  The Witness

51. Al-Haqq                       The Truth

52. Al-Wakeel                    The Trustee

53. Al-Qawi                       The Most Strong

54. Al-Mateen                    The Firm One

55. Al-Wali                        The Protecting Friend

56. Al-Hamid                      The Praiseworthy

57. Al-Muhsi                      The Reckoner

58. Al-Mubdi                      The Originator

59. Al-Mueed                     The Restorer

60. Al-Muhyt                     The Giver of Life

61. Al-Mumeet                   The Creator of Death

62. Al-Hayy                       The Alive

63. Al-Qayyum                   The Self-Subsisting

64. Al-Wajid                      The Finder

65. Al-Majid                       The Noble

66. Al-Wahid                     The Unique

67. Al-Ahad                       The One

68. As-Samad                    The Eternal

69. Al-Qadir                       The Able

70. Al-Muqtadir                  The Powerful

71. Al-Muqaddim                The Expediter

72. Al-Muakhkhir                The Delayer

73. Al-Awwal                     The First

74. Al-Aakhir                     The Last

75. Az-Zaahir                    The Manifest

76. Al-Baatin                     The Hidden

77. Al-Waali                      The Governor

78. Al-Mutaali                    The Most Exalted

79. Al-Barr                        The Source of All Goodness

80. At-Tawwaab                The Acceptor of Repentance

81. Al-Muntaqim                 The Avenger

82. Al-Afu                         The Pardoner

83. Ar-Raoof                      The Compassionate

84. Maalik ul Mulk               The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty

85. Dhul Jalaale wal Ikraam   The Lord of Majesty and Bounty

86. Al-Muqsit                     The Equitable

87. Al-Jame                       The Gatherer

88. Al-Ghani                      The Self-Sufficient

89. Al-Mughni           The Enricher

90. Al-Mani                       The Preventer

91. Ad-Darr                       The Distresser

92. An-Nafi                       The Propitious

93. An-Noor                      The Light

94. Al-Hadi                        The Guide

95. Al-Badi                        The Incomparable

96. Al-Baqi                        The Everlasting

97. Al-Waarith                   The Supreme Inheritor

98. Ar-Rasheed                  The Guide to the Right Path

99. As-Saboor                             The Patient


Your Question: I have a question regard 99 Names of Mohammad SAW. These days we are receiving mails containing 99 names of Mohammad SAW. Is it correct to believe on these names?

Some misguided people have gone to the extreme in their love and reverence of the Noble Messenger of Allah,  Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws),  and have in their ignorance elevated him to the status that is reserved for Allah Subhanah Alone!  


Just because Allah Subhanah has ninety-nine Names and Attributes,  these ignorant people have tried to fix some names and attributes to the Noble Messenger of Allah (saws)!   Never did the Prophet (saws) ever say that he had 99 names, nor did any of his noble companions ever call him or recognize him from his 99 names.  


The Quran is extremely clear that the ‘Asma-ul-Husna’ can belong Only to Allah Subhanah Alone,  and it does not behove the believers,  who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day,  to share the Attributes or elevate anyone in the Universe to the status or rank of Allah Subhanah.


May Allah Subhanah guide the believers to the Path that is Straight.  Ameen.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,






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