Who is Allah?
Meaning of the Word Allah:
Allah is the Arabic word for “God.” It is also considered by Muslims to be one of the names of God. Therefore, whenever Muslims mention Allah, they are simply referring to the one true God. In fact, even non-Muslim Arabs such as Christian Arabs use the word Allah to refer to God.
The term Allah has no plural or gender. This shows its uniqueness when compared with the word god which can be made plural, gods, or feminine, goddess. To a Muslim, Allah is the Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, Who is similar to nothing and nothing is comparable to Him. Islam rejects likening Allah to any of his creation.
Why We Usually Write “(swt)” After Mentioning Allah:
Most Muslims append “(swt)” after mentioning Allah. This is an acronym for the Arabic words: “Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala,” which roughly translated means “The most glorified, the most high.” It is a way for Muslims to glorify Allah when mentioning His name.
Is Allah the Same God Worshipped by Christians and Jews?
Muslims believe that there is only one true God. While various nations and people claim to have various God’s with various names, attributes and abilities, Muslims believe that there is in fact only one God.
Therefore, while Muslims do not agree with others about some of the attributes of God, we believe that there is only one God. For example, Muslims do not agree with the Christian belief of trinity, and in fact this is considered blasphemy as Islam teaches that there is only one God, not three.
Allah (swt) as Described in the Holy Qur’an:
The only source of information we have as humans about Allah is through divine knowledge sent to mankind through messengers. The holy Qur’an, which is the word of God revealed to humanity through God’s messenger, gives us some information about Allah:
Allah (swt) said: “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 112, verses 1-4)
Allah (swt) said: “Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the Guardian and Disposer of all affairs. To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth: and those who reject the Signs of Allah, it is they who will be in loss. Say: ‘Is it someone other than Allah that ye order me to worship, O ye ignorant ones?'” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 39, verses 62-64)
Allah (swt) said: “Behold! they fold up their hearts, that they may lie hid from Him! But even when they cover themselves with their garments, He knoweth what they conceal, and what they reveal: for He knoweth well the (inmost secrets) of the hearts. There is no moving creature on earth but its sustenance dependeth on Allah: He knoweth the time and place of its definite abode and its temporary deposit: all is in a clear Record.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 11, verses 5-6)
Allah (swt) said: “No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him: (if there were many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have Lorded it over others! Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him! He knows what is hidden and what is open; too high is He for the partners they attribute to Him!” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 23, verses 91-92)
Allah (swt) said: “He is God; there is no god but He, He is the Knower of the unseen and the visible; He is the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate. He is God, there is no God but He. He is the King, the All-Holy, the All-Peace, the Guardian of Faith, the All-Preserver, the All-Mighty, the All-Compeller, the All-Sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate! He is God the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 59, verses 22-24)
Allah (swt) said: “There is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-High, the All-Glorious.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 2, verse 255)
Allah (swt) said: “People of the Book, go not beyond the bounds in your religion, and say not as to God but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of God, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in God and His Messengers, and say not, ‘Three.’ Refrain; better is it for you. God is only one God. Glory be to Him – (He is) above having a son.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 4, verse 171)
Allah (swt) said: “Act equitably; Indeed, Allah loves the equitable.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 49, verse 9)
Allah (swt) said: “Truly, Allah loves those who repent, and loves those who care for cleanliness.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 2, verse 222)
Allah (swt) said: “In the name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 1, verse 1)
Allah (swt) said: “My Mercy has embraced all things.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 7, verse 156)
Allah (swt) said: “Allah is better [than any one] at guarding, and He is The Most Merciful of those who show mercy.” (Holy Qur’an, Chapter 12, verse 64)
99 Names Of ALLAH With Definition & Benefits
1)Ar Rahmaan (The Beneficent) one who recites this name 100 times will get sharp memory.
2)Ya ‘Adl (The Just) One who eats the bread after writing this name Friday night, will obey his order.
3)Ya ‘Afuw (The Pardoner) One who recites this name frequently, his sins will be pardoned.
4)Ya Ahad (The One) Recitation of this name 1000 times opens certain secrets.
5)Ya Akhir (The Last) One who recites this name frequently will lead a good life and at the end of this life will have a good death.
6)Ya-A’ali (The Most High) Frequent recitation of this name helps in destiny and in Traveling.
7)Ya Alim (The All Knowing) One who recites this name will become luminous and can be revealed by divine light (Noor).
8)Ya Awwal (The First) Recitation of this name, 1000 times for 40 Fridays will help in getting a child.
9)Ya Azim (The Great One) One who recites this name frequently will get respect from others.
10)Ya ‘Aziz (The Mighty) Recite this name 40 times after fajr (morning) prayers for 40 days to be independent from need from others.
11)Ya Baatin (The Hidden) One who recites this name three times in a day will be able to see the truth in things.
12)Ya Badi (The Incomparable) One who recites this name 70 times will be free from all troubles.
13)Ya Baa’is (The Resurrector) One who recites this name will gain the fear of Allah.
14)Ya Baqi (The Everlasting) One who recites this name 100 times before sunrise will be saved from all disasters.
15)Ya Barr (The Source of all Goodness) One who recites this name for his child, the child will be free from misfortune.
16)Ya Basir (The All Seeing) One who recites this name 100 times after Friday Prayers (Namaz) will get the esteem in the eyes of others
17)Ya Basit (The Expander) One who recites this name 10 times after morning Prayers (Namaz) with open hands will get wealth.
18)Ya Fattah (The Opener) One who recites this name will face the victory.
19)Ya Ghaffar (The Forgiver) One who recites this name, his sins will be forgiven.
20)Ya Ghafur (The All Forgiving) Recitation of this name helps in healing from headache, Fever & depression.
21)Ya Ghani (The Self Sufficient) One who recites this name will be contented and not covetous.
22)Ya Hadi (The Guide) One who recites this name frequently will gain spiritual knowledge.
23)Ya Hafiz (The preserver) One who recites this name 16 times each day will be protected against calamities.
24)Ya Hakam (The Judge) One who recites this name frequently at night, many secrets will be revealed to him / her.
25)Ya Hakim (The Wise) One who recites this name continuously will prevent him / her from the difficulties in work.
26)Ya Halim (The Forbearing One)Write this name on the piece of paper and put it where the seeds are sown, this will prevent from any disaster & clamity.
27)Ya Hamid (The Praiseworthy) One who recites this name will be loved and praised
28)Ya Haqq (The Truth) One who recites this name will get his lost thing.
29) Ya Hasib (The Reckoner) One who starts reciting this name 70 times beginning Thursday for seven days and nights and at the 71st time recites “Habiyallah ul Hasib” will be free of fears from robbery & Jealousy.
30)Ya Hayy (The Alive) One who recites this name will have long life.
31)Ya Jaame (The Gatherer) One who recites this name will find lost things.
32)Ya Jabbar (The Compeller) ]Recitation of this name helps to prevent from violence, severity or hardness.
33)Ya Jalil (The Sublime One) One who writes this name on a piece of paper with musk and saffron, washes it, and drinks the water from a ceramic container made of earth, will be revered among men.
34)Ya Kabir (The Most Great) One who recites this name 100 times will get esteem.
35)Ya Karim (The Generous One): One who recites this name will have esteem in this world.
36)Ya Khabir (The Aware) One who recites this name will be quickly freed from the bad habit.
37)Ya Khafid (The Abaser) Recitation of this name, 70,000 times in gathering after fasting for 3 days will be safeguarded from enemy.
38)Ya Khaliq (The Creator) Recitation of this name at night will create an angel.
39)Ya Bari (The Evolver) Recitation of each 21 times will help women during child birth.
40)Ya Mussawir (The Fashioner)
41)Ya Latif (The Subtle One) One who recites this name 100 times after performing two rakats of Namaz will gets all his desires fulfilled.
42)Ya Majeed (The Noble) One who recites this name, his heart will be enlightened.
43)Ya Majid (The Most Glorious One) One who recites this name will gain glory.
44)Ya Malik (The Sovereign Lord) One who recites this name frequently will be respected and treated accordingly by others.
45)Ya Malik-Al-Mulk (The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty) One who recites this name will get esteem.
46)Ya Maani (The Preventer) One who recites this name will have a good family life.
47)Ya Matin (The Firm One) One who recites this name will be freed from any troubles.
48)Ya Mu’akhkhir (The Delayer) Reciting this name 100 times helps to love only Allah.
49)Ya Mubdi (The Originator) Recitation of this name on pregnant woman will prevent her from abortion.
50)Ya Mughni (The Enricher) One who recites this name 10 times for 10 Fridays will become self sufficient.
51)Ya Muhaymin (The Protector) One who recites this name with complete ablution, their inner being will be luminous.
52)Ya Muhsi (The Reckoner) One who recites this name 1000 times will have easiness on the judgment day.
53)Ya Muhyi (The giver of life) One who recites this name will be helped in heavy burden.
54)Ya Mur’id (The Restorer) Recitation of this name 70 times will helpful in safe return of the missing person.
55)Ya Mu’izz (The Honorer) Reciting 140 times after isha prayer will help in attaining dignity in the eyes of others.
56)Ya Mujib (The Responsive) Recitation of this name will fulfill appeals.
57)Ya Mu’min (The Guardian of Faith) One who recites this name will be free from any harm.
58)Ya Mumit (The Creator of Death) One who recites this name will be prevented from enemy.
59)Ya Muntaqim (The Avenger) One who recites this name frequently will be victorious against his enemies.
60)Ya Muqaddim (The Expediter) Recitation of this name is helpful in the battlefield
61)Ya Muqit (The maintainer) One who recites this name on a glass of water and gives this water to bad mannered child, it will help the child in attaining good manners.
62)Ya Muqsit (The Equitable) One who recites this name will be free from the harm of the devil.
63)Ya Muqtadir (The Powerful) Recitation of this name helps to know the truth.
64)Ya Muta’ali (The Most Exalted) One who recites this name frequently will gain the benevolence of Allah.
65)Ya Mutakabbir (The Majestic) Recitation of this name before having intercourse with wife will blessed with righteous child.
66)Ya Muzill (The Dishonorer) One who recites this name 75 times will be prevented from jealousy.
67)Ya Naafi (The Propitious) One who recites this name continuously for four days will be prevented from any harm.
68)Ya Nur (The Light) One who recite this name will have inner light.
69)Ya Qabiz (The Constrictor) One who writes this name on 50 pieces of food (fruit, bread, etc) for 40 days will receive ample sustenance.
70)Ya Qadir (The Able) Recitation of this name helps in fulfilling one’s desires.
71)Ya Qahhar (The subduer) One who recites this name will be made free from the attractions of the world and gain inner peace.
72)Ya Qawi (The most Strong) One who recites this name with the intention of not being harmed, will be safe from his enemy.
73)Ya Qayyum (The Self Subsisting) One who recites this name will not fall into inadvertency.
74)Ya Quddus (The Holy) One who recites 100 times every day will be free from anxiety.
75)Ya Raafi (The Exalter) Reciting this name 100 times during day and night will make the person higher and rich.
76)Ya Rahim (The Merciful) One who recites this name seven times will be under Allah’s protection.
77)Ya Raqib (The Watchful) One who recites this name seven times will be under Allah’s protection.
78)Ya Rashid (The Guide to the Right Path) One who recites this name 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha Namaz will be safe from troubles.
79)Ya Ra’uf (The Compassionate) Recitation of this name gives the blessing of Allah.
80)Ya Razzaq (The Provider) One who recites this name will be provided with sustenance from Allah.
81)Ya Sabur (The Patient) One who recites this name 3000 times will be rescued from any difficulty.
82)Ya Salaam (The Source of Peace) One who recites this name 160 times to a sick person will regain health.
83)Ya Samd (The Eternal) One who recites this name frequently will be helped in need.
84) Ya Samii(The Al Hearing) One who recites this name 100 times without speaking to anyone on thursday after the Zuhr prayer, Allah will bestow on him / her any desire.
85)Ya Shaahid (The Witness) One who recites this name will get obedient child.
86)Ya Shakur (The Appreciative) Recitation of 41 times will helps in healing from depression.
87)Ya Tawwab (The Acceptor of Repentance) One who recites this name frequently, his repentance will be accepted.
88)Ya Waali (The Governor) One who recites this name and breathes it into his house, his house will be free from danger.
89)Ya Wali (The Protecting Friend) One who recites this name will be the protected one
90)Ya Wadud (The loving) Reciting this name 1000 times on food before eating will help in making compromise between two persons.
91)Ya Wahhab (The Bestower) One who recites this name 100 times after two rakats of Namaz will get all needs fulfilled.
92)Ya Wahid (The Unique) One who recites this name alone and in a quiet place will be free from fear and delusion.
93)Ya Wajid (The Finder)One who recites this name will have richness of heart.
94)Ya Wakil (The Trustee) One who recites this name will have long life.
95)Ya Warris (The Supreme Inheritor) One who recites this name will have long life.
96)Ya Wasi (The All Embracing) Recitation of this name will eradicate poverty.
97)Ya Zaahir (The Manifest) One who recites this name 15 times after Friday prayer, will get divine light in his heart.
98)Ya Zaarr (The Distresser) One who recites this name will gain status.
99)Ya Zul Jalal Wal Ikram (The Lord of Majesty and Bounty)