Sunday, September 6, 2009

Names of Allah...

In the US it is very common for malls to get decorated for Christmas. It is the same here – but for Ramadan. These are a few pictures of a local mall decorated for Ramadan (courtesy of A&M Justin).

On one of the English radio stations, they have several hours of religious programming each day. I am often in the car when they read part of the Quran, or when they read historical excerpts from contemporaries of Mohammed. Today the religious program was a DJ reading the names of Allah with music playing in the background. While it was painful to listen to (not the entertainment you need when stuck in traffic with large semi-trucks and speeding SUVs), it did get me interested in seeing a list of all the names of Allah. It helps me understand names better, as many of the names for Allah are part of names of individuals I have met. Many individuals are Abdul (insert name for Allah here). Abdul means slave (or servant), so they are the servant of god.

Allah - The single, proper name for God in Islam

Ar-Rahman - The Compassionate, The Beneficent

Ar-Raheem - The Merciful

Al-Malik - The King, The Sovereign Lord

Al-Quddoos - The Holy

As-Salaam - The Source of Peace

Al-Mu'min - The Guardian of Faith

Al-Muhaimin - The Protector

Al-'Aziz - The Mighty, The Strong

Al-Jabbaar - The Compeller

Al-Mutakabbir - The Majestic

Al-Khaaliq - The Creator

Al-Bari' - The Evolver, The Maker

Al-Musawwir - The Fashioner

Al-Ghaffaar - The Great Forgiver

Al-Qahhaar - The Subduer, The Dominant

Al-Wahhaab - The Bestower

Al-Razzaaq - The Sustainer, The Provider

Al-Fattaah - The Opener, The Reliever

Al-'Aleem - The All-Knowing

Al-Qaabid - The Retainer

Al-Baasit - The Expander

Al-Khaafid - The Abaser

Al-Raafi' - The Exalter

Al-Mu'iz - The Honorer

Al-Muthil - The Humiliator

As-Samee' - The All-Hearing

Al-Baseer - The All-Seeing

Al-Hakam - The Judge

Al-'Adl - The Just

Al-Lateef - The Subtle One

Al-Khabeer - The Aware

Al-Haleem - The Forebearing

Al-'Azeem - The Great One

Al-Ghafoor - The All-Forgiving

Ash-Shakoor - The Grateful

Al-'Aliyy - The Most High

Al-Kabeer - The Great

Al-Hafeez - The Preserver

Al-Muqeet - The Maintainer

Al-Haseeb - The Reckoner

Al-Jaleel - The Sublime One

Al-Kareem - The Generous

Ar-Raqeeb - The Watcher

Al-Mujeeb - The Responsive

Al-Wasi' - The Vast

Al-Hakeem - The Wise

Al-Wadood - The Loving

Al-Majeed - The Glorious

Al-Ba'ith - The Resurrector

Ash-Shaheed - The Witness

Al-Haqq - The Truth

Al-Wakeel - The Trustee

Al-Qawiyy - The Strong

Al-Mateen - The Firm One

Al-Waliyy - The Supporter

Al-Hameed - The Praiseworthy

Al-Muhsee - The Counter

Al-Mubdi' - The Originator

Al-Mu'eed - The Reproducer

Al-Muhyi - The Restorer

Al-Mumeet - The Destroyer

Al-Hayy - The Alive

Al-Qayyoom - The Self-Subsisting

Al-Waajid - The Perceiver

Al-Waahid - The Unique

Al-Ahad - The One

As-Samad - The Eternal

Al-Qaadir - The Able

Al-Muqtadir - The Powerful

Al-Muqaddim - The Expediter

Al-Mu'akh-khir - The Delayer

Al-'Awwal - The First

Al-'Akhir - The Last

Az-Zaahir - The Manifest

Al-Baatin - The Hidden

Al-Walee - The Governor

Al-Muta'ali - The Most Exalted

Al-Barr - The Source of All Goodness

At-Tawwaab - The Acceptor of Repentance

Al-Muntaqim - The Avenger

Al-'Afuww - The Pardoner

Ar-Ra'uf - The Compassionate

Malik Al-Mulk - The King of Kings

Thul-Jalali wal-Ikram - The Lord of Majesty and Bounty

Al-Muqsit - The Equitable

Al-Jaami' - The Gatherer

Al-Ghaniyy - The Self-Sufficient

Al-Mughni - The Enricher

Al-Maani' - The Preventer

Ad-Daarr - The Distresser

An-Nafi' - The Propitious

An-Noor - The Light

Al-Haadi - The Guide

Al-Badi' - The Incomparable

Al-Baaqi - The Everlasting

Al-Waarith - The Inheritor

Ar-Rasheed - The Guide to the Right Path

As-Saboor - The Patient

1 comment:

  1. Good post, Annie. I am going to write you an email now. :-)