99 Names of Allah (Al Asma Ul Husna)

Allah Glorified and Exalted Be He

Allah, Glorified and Sublime be He, says, “Allah, there is no god but He, the Ever Living, the All-Sustainer…” (Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:255)

Allah, the proper name of Allah, comes from the word ilaah (God), which denotes that Allah is the only True God who deserves to be worshipped, and that no one else should be worshipped besides Him.

The word ‘Allah’ comprises all the meanings of the beautiful names of Allah almighty and includes all His attributes.

Some benefits of belief in this name:

Loving Allah, Glorified and Sublime be He, deeply and sincerely more than anyone and anything other than Him. This requires that we should love whomever and whatever Allah loves, hate whomever and whatever He hates and love and hate for His sake alone.

Extolling Allah, Exalted be He, revering Him above all else, sincerely directing all acts of worship to Him alone, such as reliance, fear, hope, prayer, fast and slaughter. Experiencing peace and tranquillity and true happiness that we find and the true intimacy we experience in the presence of Allah, Glorified and Sublime be He.

Believing in all the beautiful names of Allah, for this name includes all of them. Worship directed to other than Allah, Exalted be He, is invalid. This requires disowning shirk (associating partners with Allah) and those who practise it.