ان الحمد لله، نحمده و نستعينه و نستغفره و نعوذ بالله من شرور انفسنا و سيئات اعمالنا، من يهد
.الله فلا مضل له و من يضلل فلا هادي له و اشهد ان لا اله الا الله وحده لا شريك له و اشهد ان محمد ا عبده و رسوله
All praise be to Allah, we praise Him, we seek His help, we seek His forgiveness and we see
refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and from the evil of our deeds. Whomever Allah
guides, there is none who can misguide, and whoever is misguided none can guide. And I bear
witness that there is no god but Allah, alone with no partners, and I bear witness that
Mohammed (SAW) is His servant and messenger.
Right here is the beginning of a series studying the Most Beautiful Names of Allah subhanaAllah wa taala. 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 known to almost all of us, however, it is surrounded by many misconceptions. For that reason, 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 All?h that can be found in the Qur’an and in the Sunnah.