This is the beginning of a series studying the Most Beautiful Names of Allah. The focus of this series is to help the reader to understand and implement the famous hadith of the 99 Names.
Abu Hurayrah has reported that the Prophet (sal-Allahu ‘alayhi was-Sallam) said:
“Indeed, Allah has Ninety-Nine Names, one hundred less one, whoever enumerates (ahsaahah) them shall enter Paradise.” [Agreed Upon]
This hadith is well known to many , however, it is surrounded by many misconceptions. This is why, in this series, we shall endeavor to explain what is meant by this hadith as well as a brief overview of some of the fundamental principles of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah in understanding Allah’s Names. Then, a brief explanation will be given of the meanings of many of the Names of Allah that can be found in the Qur’an and in the Sunnah.