Category Archives: Rules regarding the Names of Allaah

Rules regarding the Names of Allaah (Part 2)

The Prophet said:

إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمَا مِائَةً إِلاَّ وَاحِدًا مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ

“Allaah has ninety-nine Names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever أحصاها will go to Paradise.” [Bukhaari]

The difference among the Scholars in enumerating the 99 Names is due to the difference of rules they follow in deducing the Names from the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

There are more than 99 Names of Allaah, but we are seeking the specific 99 which have significance. The significance is that whoever knows them, understands them, worships Allaah by them, and memorizes them, will enter Paradise.

Rule No. 4 – دلالة الاسم على الوصف (Every Name of Allaah should imply a Noble Attribute) Read the rest of this entry

Rules regarding the Names of Allaah (Part 1)

 

The Prophet ﷺ said:

إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمَا مِائَةً إِلاَّ وَاحِدًا مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ

“Allaah has ninety-nine Names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever أحصاها will go to Paradise.” [Bukhaari]

 Al-Ihsaa (الإحصاء ) does not refer to enumerating them. It refers to knowing the meaning of every Name, what the Name implies of Attributes, the impact of that attribute in your life, to worship Allaah according to that Name, and finally to memorize that Name.

Some Scholars have named more than 99 Names of Allaah. But, if you apply the rules, then it adds up to exactly 99.

Rule No. 1 – أسماء الله توقيفية (The Names of Allaah are limited to the Qur’an and Sunnah.)

This means that the source of the Names should be restricted to the Qur’an and the Sunnah. There are names such as An-Nadheef “النظيف” or Al-Majeed “الماجد” or Al-Wajeed “الواجد” yet, you do not find these names in the Qur’an or the Sunnah. Read the rest of this entry