The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Adopt the akhlaq (character) of Divinity”
The only way to know Allah is through His attributes. In order to understand these names and apply them to our lives, we need to look at 3 facets of each of the attributes.

Looking at the name and its
meaning in relation to Allah.

Assuming that name within
our psychology.

The actions which manifest themselves
as a result of understanding the name.


“Say (O Muhammad): Call upon Allah or call upon the Merciful, whichever you call upon, He has the best names…..” Suratu Bani Israil 17:110. The word Allah in the Qur’an is the name of an essence of His 99 beautiful names and qualities like Merciful, Kind, Knowing… Whatever little information the human being can get about Allah can only be acquired through His names. Otherwise, we have no access.

1. Ar-Rahman
The Merciful

The Arabic words – Rahmaan and Raheem are both intensive forms of referring to different aspects of Allah’s attribute of Mercy (Rahma). The attribute Ar Rahmaan is not applicable to any but Allah. It is His Mercy that goes before even the need arises – that which Allah provides to all His creation – nurturing them, protecting them, guiding them, preserving them and leading them to a higher order.

Recite 100x after wajib salaa to develop a good memory, keen awareness and be freed of a heavy heart.

2. Ar Raheem
the Compassionate

The Arabic words “Rahmaan” and “Raheem” are both intensive forms of referring to different aspects of Allah’s attribute of Mercy (Rahma). The attribute Raheem denotes reserved Mercy. It is exclusive mercy to those who voluntarily believe in Him.

Recite 100x after Salatul Fajr for friendship. Recite 100x after every salaa for safety from calamities.

3. Al-Malik
The King

Al Malik conveys the meaning of ‘One who is free, by virtue of His own merits and characteristics from depending on anything in existence whilst everything in existence depends on Him.’ In other words, nothing in existence can do without Him, whereas everything that exists derives its existence from Him or because of Him.

Recite Ya Malik frequently and you may be treated with respect by others. Read after noon for abundant wealth. Prophet Khidr taught dua “Allahumma antal Malikul Haqq. Allazhiy laa ilaaha illaa anta. “Ya Allahu, Ya Salaamu, Ya Shaafiy” followed by “Ya Shaafiyal Quloob” 3x

4. Al-Quddus
The Holy

Al-Quddoos is derived from the word ‘quds’ meaning purity. It means purity in all aspects. That is to say that Allah is pure and free from all flaws, defects, errors, drawbacks, faults…. He is above all human weaknesses. It means the One who is so pure and holy that His characteristics cannot be perceived by the senses.

Recite at sunset for expansion of the heart. Recite to free heart from thoughts that cause trouble, worry and pain.

5. As-Salam
The Giver of Peace

‘Salam’ means peace. It conveys unconditional security and assurance of tranquility. There can be no peace or tranquillity from anyone other than Him. The manifestation of As Salam comes from when one does not lean on a tree that will dry up and decay; which means not to depend on people who will age and die but instead to depend on As Salam, who will provide peace and safety in all circumstances.

Recite Ya Salam 100x to regain health. Recite 160x and blow on sick person for shifa, followed by “Ya Shaafiyal Quloob” 3x

6. Al Mu’min
The Giver of Faith

Al Mu’min means the One who provides the means of security, blocking all avenues of fear. To say Allah grants His ibaad (pl of abd) security against all that they fear must be understood in the light of the circumstances of the life in this world and in the hereafter.


Recite Ya Mu’min to be freed from the harm of your idol/ego. Recite 36x when faced with danger and hostility. Write on paper and keep for safety.

7. Al Muhaymin
The Guardian

Al Muhaymin means that he is the one who oversees all of creation – all our actions. He provides sustenance and decrees our life spans through His Knowledge, Control and Protection. Anyone who oversees something is its guardian having absolute power and authority over it. Al Muhaymin is the One who encompasses in His knowledge the management of the affairs of all His creation from the smallest atom to the largest planet in the cosmos.

Recite after wudhoo 115x for inner illumination. Recite 5000x for 7 days for success.

8. Al ‘Azeez
The Incomparable

The root word of this attribute is ‘izz’ meaning might, power, strength, victory and elevation. Al Azeez is the one Who Alone has all honour.  He is never humiliated – neither imagination nor intellect can conceive Him. He can never be harmed, He is always victorious. It also means The Incomparable.

Recite ya ‘Azeez for forty days between wajib salaa, for independence. 115x for acquaintance with the unseen.

9. Al Jabbar
The Compeller

Linguistically, Al Jabbar is derived from the word ‘jabr’ which is the opposite of breaking. It suggests the mending of something that is broken, crushed, shattered, fractured The adjective ‘jabbaar’ is also said to mean great inaccessible…. Linguists say Al Jabbar means – the most Great, the Supreme Al Jabbar also means the One Whose will prevails. Nothing can happen in His domain except what He pleases. It may also mean the One Who repairs, improves, reforms, corrects…. He is the one who not only mends what is broken but also enriches the one who is in want.

Recite Ya Jabbar 21x each time and you should not be compelled to do anything. Recite for safety against tyrant.

10. Al Mutakabbir
The Proud

Understanding ‘Al Mutakabbir’ requires a good deal of insight and reasoning. Its root word ‘kibriyaa’ means greatness incorporating the concept of one’s perfection. Nobody can be described as perfect except Allah. Al Mutakabbir is the One Who possesses all greatness and Who rightly deserves pride and glory.


Begin every act with Ya Mutakkabir
for successful completion.

Recite 10x before intimacy
for a righteous child.

11. Al Khaliq
The Creator

‘Al Khaliq’ is derived from ‘khalq’ meaning creating. Al Khaliq is the one who brings things into existence from non-existence. The harmony and interconnectedness of millions of natural phenomena in our world can only be explained on the basis of one theory – namely that there is a Creator – Al-Khaliq who has established creation by means of a limitless and infinite power with a programme for each element of creation.


Recite ya Khaliq at night to act for His sake.
If recited at night angels will pray till the end of the night.

12. Al Baari
The Giver of Life

‘Baraa’ means creating or initiating creation without a previous model. ‘Baraa’ also implies a process of evolving from a previously created matter. Al Baari’ is thus the Maker or the Evolver. He is the one who moulds each form and frame creating all things in proportion. It follows on from Al Khaaliq – the One who creates out of nothing.

Recite ya Baari’ frequently and hard work should become easy. For conceiving fast for 7 days and break fast with ‘Ya Khaaliq, Ya Baari’, Ya Musawwiru’ 21 times

13. Al Musawwir
The Fashioner

Al Musawwir is the one who fashions or designs, giving something its distinctive form, colour or shape, making it exactly suited to given end or objective. He creates the human being with different physiques, size, complexions etc…” It follows on from Al Khaalq and Al Baari’. First creating out of nothing, then making a prototype and from the prototype, different forms exactly suited to their situations.

Recite Ya Musawwir frequently and hard work should become easy.
for independence.
115x for acquaintance
with the unseen.

14. Al Ghaffar
The Forgiver

Al Ghaffar is the attributes derived from Ghufr and Ghufraan both of which convey the meaning of veiling or hiding or concealing. Al Ghaffar is the quality which manifests itself what is noble and hides what is disgraceful, it is Al Ghaffar who forgives sins, who veils shortcomings who wipes out sins by accepting ones tawba.

Recite to subdue anger. Recite 100x after Salatul Jumua’ for forgiveness of previous week’s faults.

15. Al Qahhar
The Subduer

Al Qahhar is derived from Qahar, which means a conquest, or subduing or vanquishing. It really means the overtaking of something or someone with the intention to subdue them and Al Qahhar is the quality of Allah which breaks the back of his enemies.


Recite 100x after fajr salaa to overcome your enemy. Repeat frequently, to gain inner peace and be freed from being wronged by another.

16. Al Wahhab
The Bestower

Al Wahhaab is derived from the noun hibba, which means to make someone else the owner of what the giver rightfully owns without asking the second party for any compensation in return. It is the quality of giving without conditions, limits or recompense.


Repeat Ya Wahhab 7x at midnight for dua to be answered.

17. Ar Razzaq
The Provider

Ar Razzaq is that quality of Allah which creates the means of sustenance as well as the need for it and the enjoyment of it. He is the Sustainer and sustenance is needed to maintain creation. He provides and maintains all of creation both physically and spiritually.

Recite 10x facing qibla and then 10x in the other 3 directions to remove poverty. Repeat 545x for increased sustenance. Go into seclusion and repeat 1000x to meet Prophet Khidr if your sustenance is halal. Write and hang in workplace to be successful. Recite 100x after Salatul Jumua’ if stressed and depressed.

18. Al Fattah
The Opener

In Arabic, fataha, the verb, means “opened,” and miftaah means key, whereas fath means victory or conquest. It also means: to arbitrate between two opponents. “Istiftah” means: seeking help or achieving victory. Al Fattah, therefore, is the One Who opens what is closed and Who has the keys to everything. He is the one Who grants victory. He opens the closed hearts and fills them with His light, so they are at peace and are able to achieve success.

With hands on your chest, repeat ya Fattah 70x after Salatul Fajr for the heart to be free of rust and be opened, given victory over the ego and be purified. 115x for acquaintance with the unseen.

19. Al ‘Aleem
The Knower

Al ‘Aleem is derived from Ilm, which means knowledge and it results from comprehending the truth about something and from the sure conviction which agrees with reality. Al ‘Aleem is the one who knows all; he knows what has happened, what is happening and what will happen from the beginning to the end. All existence is present at all times in the knowledge of Al ‘Aleem; he knows the hidden and the manifest, the small and the great, the before and the after.

Recite ya ‘Aleem 100x after every wajib salaa for intuition. For hidden knowledge, do sajda on Friday night and recite ya ‘Aleem 100x. Recite ya ‘Aleem for the heart to be illuminated. For hajat, go outside, pray 2 rakat salaa and then recite ya ‘Aleem 1000x.

20. Al Qaabidh
The Constrictor

Al Qaabidh comes from the root word Qabd which means to catch something in a grip. Al Qaabidh is the one who has a grip on all of creation. He takes hold of the souls by subduing them. Al Qaabidh goes hand in hand with Al Basit meaning that all existence is in the grip of Allah’s power. He is the one who can restrict or release at His will.


For 4 days write Ya Qabidh on a piece of bread with your finger and eat it to be safe from hunger, thirst, pain and the punishment of the grave. Recite 903x for safety from tyranny.

21. Al Baasit
The Expander

Linguistically, Al Baasit means one who stretches his hands be it as a gesture of goodwill or otherwise. It also means to please. Al Baasit is therefore is described as the One who please the souls. Al Baasit goes hand in hand with Al Qabidh meaning that all existence is in the grip of Allah’s power. He is the one who can restrict or release at His will.


Recite frequently for peace of mind, freedom from stress, and to gain love and respect. Recite ya Basit 10x after Salatul Fajr with open hands, palms up and then pass over face for self sufficency. Ism of the angel Israfeel.

22. Al Khaafidh
One who Humbles

Al Khaafidh is the one who will abase those who disbelieve in him. Al Khaafidh goes hand in hand with Ar Rafi’ in that He abases his enemies by isolating them from himself; he raises those who are attached to him by drawing them near to him.

Fast for three days and on the fourth day, recite Ya Khafidh 70,000 times in a gathering and you should be free from harm. Recite 10x every day for honour.

23. Ar Raafi’
The Exalter

Ar Raafi’ is the one who will exalt in those who believe in them by drawing them near to him. Ar Raafi’ goes hand in hand with Al Khafidh in that He abases his enemies by isolating them from himself; he raises those who are attached to him by drawing them near to him.

Recite Ya Rafi’ 100x on Thursday and Sunday night to attain a higher sense of honour, richness and merit with the unseen.

24. Al Mu'izz
The Honourer

Al Mu’izz is the one who honours. When one is honoured he/she is said to have received the state of dignity. The state of dignity obtained from Allah is different from the pride that people imagine they deserve. The dignity of those who are honoured by Allah is not pride in itself but the honour given them and to the one who gives honour.

Repeat Ya Mu’izz 140 times after Maghrib salaa on Sunday and Thursday to develop dignity in eyes of others and fear no one but God.

25. Al Muzhill
The Dishonourer

The knowledge of oneself leads one to his/her Rabb. However if used in a negative way, it can take one towards arrogance and the way of Shaytan, as it was arrogance that caused the expulsion of Shaytan from the presence of Allah. This expulsion was the first act of Allah in His manifestation of Al Muzhill.


Recite Ya Muzhill 75 times when you sense harm from a jealous person. If you go to sijda and say, “Oh God save me from the oppression of so and so…” and you should be safe.

26. As Samee’
The All Hearing

As Samee’ is a quality of Allah’s perception from which nothing audible escapes even if it is silent. It is As Samee which is conscious of a black ant creeping on a black rock in the pitch dark of the night, who hears the praise of those who praise Allah and rewards them, who hears the dua of those all Him and answers them. It is As Samee’ who hears the praise of those who praise Him and rewards them. He hears the dua of those who do dua to Him and answers them.


Recite Ya Samee’ 500x after Zhuhr salaa for hajat. Recite so that one’s words have a greater effect on one’s listeners.

27. Al Baseer
The All Seeing

Al Baseer is a quality which watches and observes things in such a way that nothing escapes His attention including that which is buried deep under the earth or is in the heavens. It is free of any independence upon a pupil of the eye. He sees all that has passed, all that there is and all that will be until the end of time.

Recite 100x Ya Allahu, Ya Baseer before Salatul Jumua’ for success in any task. Recite Ya Baseer 100x after Salatul Jumua’ to raise esteem, strength in eyesight and illumination of heart.

28. Al Hakam
The Arbiter

The word Al Hakam means ones whose word is final in determining what is right and what is wrong. In distinguishing between acts of righteousness and sinning, it is Al Hakam that rewards each nafs according to what it earns. No one overturns His decisions, qadha and qadr in His hands.

Recite Ya Hakam on Thursday night in the middle of the night frequently to know the hidden meanings in things.

29. Al 'Adl
The Just

‘Adl literally means to put everything in its rightful place. Sometimes ‘Adl is confused with equality. Equality is not a condition for justice. e.g. Justice in a classroom does not that all the students are given equal marks; but that marks are given according to ability and effort. Similarly, it would not be ‘Adl (justice) if a large oak tree was given the same roots as that of a small sapling. Believing in the ‘Adl (Justice) of Allah, means that one should not be in a position of accusing Allah of injustice or favouritism.

Write ya ‘Adl on a piece of bread on Thursday night for obedience.

30. Al Lateef
The Subtle

Al Lateef is one of Allah’s attributes derived from extreme kindness and compassion in a way which no human faculty can ever comprehend. Al Lateef continuously pours His blessings on His servants; His actions are always khayr (good). It also means the One Who cannot be sensed by human senses or those of all other beings, Who knows all hidden things.


Recite Ya Lateef 129x when stressed or depressed. Recite “Allahu Lateefun bi ‘ibaadihi yarzuku manyashaau wa huwal Qawiyyul ‘Azeez” (12:100) 9x daily for ease. Recite 133x for abundance in sustenance. After 2 rakaats salaa recite it 11x for deliverance from poverty, illness, sickness, loneliness and misery.

31. Al Khabeer
The Aware

Al Khabeer is One from Who nothing is hidden. Nothing occurs in the physical or the spiritual domain without His knowledge, be it an atom that is set in motion or a breath that is disturbed.


Recite Ya Khabeer frequently to be freed of bad habits. Recite it for 7 days to perceive hidden secrets.

32. Al Haleem
The Forbearer

Al Haleem literally means forbearance. It is derived from the word hilm which means taking time to do something with care, attention and sensibility. Al Haleem shows neither anger or rage at disobedience and does not take the swift action of punishment.

Recite 88x for subsidence of anger. Write ya Haleem on a piece of paper and put the paper wherever you plant something to preserve it from harm. Recite on an apple and give to spouse who has fallen out of love to restore affection. Recite on water for plants for better growth.

33. Al Azheem
The Magnificent

Al Azheem is derived from the noun ezham which is greatness, magnanimity, dignity or honour and the absolute Azheem is the one whose greatness cannot be comprehended by the human intellect.

Recite ya ‘Azheem frequently to develop respect among people. Recite 100x for success and protection from harm of enemies.

34. Al Ghafoor
The Concealer of Faults

Al Ghafoor has a meaning very similar to Al Ghaffar, which is the forgiver. Al Ghafoor however denotes an extensiveness of a different kind. Al Ghafoor forgives perfectly and completely thereby reaching the ultimate degree of forgiveness.

Recite Ya Ghafoor frequently for headaches, fever or temporary despair and despondency. Recite 100x after Salatul Jumua’ for relief from a heavy heart due to sins and forgiveness of the sins.

35. Ash-Shakoor
The Rewarder of Thankfulness

Linguistically, Ash Shakoor is derived from the root word shukr which conveys the meaning of an increase. Allah as Ash Shakoor rewards even a few pious deeds many times over. He gives limitless happiness in the life to come for action taken during a limited period. He rewards good deeds many times over to those connected to Him for thanking Him. The reward for such gratitude is called shukr.


Recite 41 x to allievate difficulty

36. Al-Ali
The Highest

Derived from ‘uloo which means height or sublimity or loftiness. The height referred to here is that of status. So high that He can never be conceived or visualised. He is above whose status there is none other and everything in existence is under His control. Suratul A’laa best describes this attribute of Allah.


Recite 41 x for relief from difficulty

37. Al-Kabeer
The Greatest

Mentioned 5 times in the Qur’an. Greatness is the expression of the perfection of essence. His greatness stretches from before the beginning to after the end. Al Kabeer is He who is in existence forever.

Recite 232x over food and give to couple having marital problems If someone has lost his job or been demoted unjustly or has debts which cannot be paid – fast for 7 days and recite – Yaa Kabeeru antallazhee laa tahdil ‘uqulu liy wasfi ‘azhamatihi 1000x.

38. Al-Hafeezh
The Preserver

Al Hafeezh is derived from the root word hifzh, which means to safeguard something or someone. A book is called hafeezh because it safeguards records and statements from being lost. Al Hafeezh maintains the existence of everything that exists. He safeguards contradictory elements against overwhelming one another. This is because He knows them in all its quantities and their delicate detail. Al Hafeezh is a meaning that is derived from knowing and is the opposite of oversight or forgetfulness. Allah’s knowledge is never altered by oversight or negligence. AL Hafeezh also safeguards things against loss.

Recite 16x a day for protection from calamities.

39. Al-Muqeet
The Maintainer

The maintainer of all things. Derived from the root word qut which means sustenance. Al Muqeet creates all beings creating likewise their sustenance. He has made accessible to them what is necessary as well as what is a luxury. He sustains not only the body but the soul as well. It is Al Muqeet that hears the silent dua and responds. He provides the nourishment for each of His creation before He creates it and none other can take it away the nourishment destined for each creation.

Recite 7x on water and drink for fulfilment of hajat.

40. Al-Haseeb
The Reckoner

One who rewards. To take account. Who provides sufficiently. Al Haseeb is the one to whom everything honourable is referred. It is He who calls His abd to account for their deeds. Rewards those who obey Him and penalises those who disobey. The word hasaba mean counted or calculated. Manifests himself upon His creation by achieving an exact balance.

41. Al-Jaleel
The Majestic

Linguistically the verb ujil means to magnify or glorify someone or deem him great. The attribute Al Jaleel is derived from honour, dignity and greatness. He purifies the heart by manifesting the qualities of his glory and reveals what is hidden by the attributes of His beauty. The qualities of majesty include strength, dominion, holiness, knowledge, wealth, power, etc. The one who combines all of them is absolutely majestic so when we think of all the qualities put together we say Al Jaleel. When the attributes of majesty are perceived by intellectual perception it is called beauty.

42. Al-Kareem
The Generous

It describes Allah’s benevolence and beneficence. AL Kareem is He who forgives whilst having the power to punish. He keeps promises and exceeds the utmost one can desire when giving. Not concerned about the amount given or to whom it is given. As an attribute of action it means One who is endowed with liberality. As an attribute of power it refers to one who fixes the measure of generosity. As an attribute of relation, all nobility stems from this. Al Kareem is One who is not only with High esteem but one who gives without measure.

Recite 270x for freedom from debt. Recite for forgiveness.

43. Al Raqeeb
The Vigilant

One who watches everything always. Linguistically raqeeb is a watchman who stands to protect and guard. Ar Raqeeb is One who safeguards everyone and everything. The one from whose knowledge nothing can escape.

Repeat 7x for yourself, family and property to be under Allah’s protection. Recite to find lost thing. Recite 312x to render bad vibes ineffective.

44. Al Mujeeb
The Responder

Al Mujeeb is the One who answers the pleas and the one who grants what is pleaded for. It is Al Mujeeb who is closer to his creations than they are to themselves. His proximity to all his creations is the same; He is not any closer to a saint than He is to a mustard seed. He knows the needs of all His creation before they arise, He provides their satisfaction even before it is needed. Al Mujeeb gives prior to being asked and accepts even prior to being pleaded to.

Recite Ya Mujeeb to continue to have faith. Recite 55x at sunrise after salaa for hajat. Reciting also helps stop gossip and slander.

45. Al Waasi
The Vast

Derived from the root word sa’a which means spaciousness or abundance. He is limitless whose knowledge, power, mercy, generosity are infinite. His tolerance in relation to deeds performed by His creation is endless. He embraces and contains all things. His all reaching vastness is reflected in His creation. No two human beings are similar in appearance or sound.


Recite Ya Waasi’ frequently if you have difficulty earning a living. Recite 137x to cure depression.

46. Al Hakeem
The Wise

Hakeem is a superlative form for the glorification of the One Who has all the wisdom. Being wise or having wisdom consists of knowledge of the highest level and Al Hakeem is the very greatest in wisdom. Wisdom means the best way of knowing something, utilising the very best of means. Al-Hakeem is One who is Just in His assessments, Rahman in the management of affairs, One Who has determined the measure of everything, One Who places everything in its right place. Allah is the wisest in creating everything and in perfecting such a creation. His wisdom means He has prior knowledge of everything and has brought everything into existence most wisely and most perfectly.

Recite Ya Hakim continuously to overcome difficulties in work and for knowledge and wisdom.

47. Al Wadood
The Loving

Al Wadood is derived from the Arabic word wud, which conveys the meaning of love or friendship and applies to all avenues of goodness. Wadood is unconditional love. The one who desires good for all his creation. In return Allah is the only one worthy of love and al wadud is the quality which loves the wellbeing of his creation. Gives his creation the ability to realise their full potential but the best of abilities is to love him back.

48. Al Majeed
The Glorious

Allah is the most majestic and glorious and in the meaning of Al Majeed there are two elements; one is His majesty or power which keeps Him above and beyond any attempt to reach Him and the other is His glory and honour as shown in His beautiful actions and state for which He is praised and loved. Allah is glorious and majestic in whole of His creation and beyond. No power can touch Him yet He is closer to His abd than their own soul. His love and compassion for them is far greater than their own care for themselves. His bounties are infinite and there is no end to His rahma. His state is pure perfection and His acts are pure wisdom.

Recite ya Majeed 100x at iftar on the 13th, 14th & 15th of the Lunar month to cure sickness especially psoriasis, heart disease and depression.

49. Al Ba’ith
The Resurrector

Al Ba’ith is linguistically derived from ba-atha which means waking up someone or stirring someone to do something. It also means to bring life back to the dead. Al Ba’ith is Allah’s quality of the raising of the dead and revealing what is in their hearts. The raising of the dead can be called the final creation. It is a time when Allah wil raise human beings from the graves and bring forward all thoughts and actions that they encountered in their lifetime.

Recite Ya Bai’th 100x to gain taqwa and wisdom. Recite frequently with hand on chest at bedtime. Recite 7070x to clear name if wrongly accused.

50. Ash Shaheed
The Witness

The attribute of Ash Shaheed is derived from shuhud which means eye witness and it requires knowledge of observation. Allah is Ash Shaheed because He is present and observes all beings and is fully aware of them. He is the one who witness all that happens everywhere at all times. He is close to all things and pays attention to all events.


Repeat Ya Shaheed 21x with your hand on the forehead of a rebellious child to calm him down. Assists in controlling one’s own disobedience.

51. Al Haqq
The Truth

Allah makes the truth manifest by the power of His words. He permits the truth to manifest itself. He creates everything on truth as His wisdom dictates. He is the first cause of all that exists where there is no change. There is neither a beginning nor an end.

Recite to find lost thing. For sustenance recite 100x La Ilaha illallahul Malikul Haqqul Mubeen every day.

52. Al Wakeel
The Trustee

Al Wakeel is the sustainer. The one who has taken upon himself to provide sustenance for His abd. He has taken upon Himself the charge of the affair of all those under His care. He provides His creation with everything they need. Linguistically, Al Wakeel means upon whom one relies. One who relies upon Allah will come to know that Allah suffices him in as far as his sustenance and affairs are concerned so he relies on Him and only Him and depends on Him alone.

If you are afraid of drowning or being burned in a fire, repeat Ya Wakeel for protection.

53. Al Qawiyy
The Strong

Al Qawiy signifies unconditional strength. Allah is perfect in His strength and His firmness. Linguistically Al Qawiy is derived from the word quwwa, which means strength, power, might or ability. Strength in this sense describes perfect and complete might. He is able to overcome all. With His inexhaustible strength. He sees to the continuation of the creation and the protection of the creatures guiding them until the appointed time.

Recite Ya Qawiy for safety from an enemy. Recite 116x for strength to do ibada.

54. Al Mateen
The Firm

Al Mateen goes hand in hand with Al Qawiy. The firmness here means the intensity of strength. The root word matana connects solemnness with expansion and extension. Al Mateem is the one whose might is perfect where nothing can affect Him or move Him. It is the all-pervasive action of the strength of Al Qawiy.

Recite Ya Mateen for your troubles to disappear. To increase breast milk write on a cup and drink water from it. Recite 500x to eliminate tyranny and negativity from oneself.

55. Al Waliy
The Friend

Allah is the protecting friend of His servants. He eliminates their difficulties and gives them guidance, peace and success in their affairs in this world and the hereafter.


Recite Ya Waliy frequently to become a Friend of God. Recite in the presence of a spouse who is ill of character.

56. Al Hameed
The Praised

The root word of Al Hameed is hamd which means praise. ‘Hamd’ is to praise someone for a good acquired by his own intention. In relation to Allah hamd is neither simply praise nor gratitude. It is a combination of praise and thanks and since Hamd is only for Allah; it incorporates a third concept of worship. Therefore the word ‘HAMD’ means worshipful and thankful praise. It is a pure internal emotion within the human being whose source lies in the depths of the nafs.

Repeat Ya Hameed be loved and praised. Write on a cup and drink from it for refined speech.

57. Al Muhsii
The Appraiser

The one who analyses, counts and records in quantities. The root word of Al Muhsi is ihsa which means counting or computing. Linguistically it also means to tolerate or be able to handle. Allah is Al Muhsi, One who counts what we do and computes it for the day when we will meet Him. He sees and knows everything in its reality. Apart from knowing everything that exists as a whole and individually, He knows every minute thing analytically as well.

Recite Ya Muhsi 100x for ease on the Day of Judgement. Recite 148x to assist in understanding and memorisation. Also gives courage for self criticism.

58. Al Mubdi
The Beginner

Allah is the originator of all. He creates without model or material. In the beginning before time or space when there was no other form of creation, Allah existed. Linguistically the root word of Al Mubdi means to begin or to initiate. One who brought the cosmos into being without a prior model.

Recite to make decisions when undecisive. If a pregnant woman fears a miscarriage then place right hand on the stomach and recite Ya Mubdi’ 99x.

59. Al Mueed
The Restorer

The One who restores or reproduces. Linguistically the root word means to return or to go back. It is Al Mu’eed who brings life back to the dead. He gathers all beings for the day of Judgement and lifts the veil from them. He rewards or punishes them according to their actions.

Repeat Ya Mu’eed 70x for the safe return of a family member who is away.

60. Al Muhyi
The Life Giver

Al Muhyi is the one who gives life. He is giver of life to things without life. He is the one who has created life and who has created death, none else can do that.


If you are weighed down with a heavy burden repeat Ya Muhyi 7x daily. Recite 68x after every salaa to cure a chronic illness.

61. Al Mumeet
The Life Taker

Recite Ya Mumeet frequently with your hands on your chest on falling asleep to control your passions and destroy your enemy.

62. Al Hayy
The Living

Recite Ya Hayy frequently for a long life and to cure sickness. Recite 500x before sunrise for peace.

63. Al Qayyum
The Self Existing

Recite Ya Qayyum at the time of Fajr salaa for friendship. Recite 16x daily for memorisation help. Recite it in seclusion for affluence. To remove lethargy and laziness recite Al Hayyu and Al Qayyum after Fajr salaa.

64. Al Waajid
The Resourceful

The root word for Al Waajid is jidda which means independent. It also means finding out something through the power of senses or the reaching of a point or goal. Theoretically, Al Waajid is one who has everything that He wants or desires. One who can affect the decree, who knows and determines everything. One who is capable of doing everything. Nothing is beyond his reach or might. He is always there to satisfy our needs with all his love, compassion and wisdom.

Repeat Ya Waajid with every morsel of food to become resourceful.

65. Al Maajid
The Noble

Recite Ya Maajid 465x morning and night to be understood by others.

66. Al Waahid
The Unique

The attribute of Allah Al Waahid, means the Unique, the One. Linguistically Al Waahid means the One who doesn’t socialise or keep company. To believe in Tawheed is to believe that there is no partner with Allah in His authority and that being One is the quality of His which nobody else shares with Him.


Repeat Ya Waahid 1000x when you are alone and in a dark place to be free of fear and delusions.

67. Al Ahad
The One

The word ‘ahad’ as opposed to ‘wahid’ depicts the oneness of Allah. ‘Wahid’ is the numerical digit ‘one’ in Arabic which is divisible and can also be preceded and followed by other numbers. ‘Ahad’ depicts one in the sense of the Absolute One which cannot be divided, multiplied, preceded nor followed. By Allah using Ahad, He is implying affirmation to His Oneness, and there being none similar to Him.


1000x for unification of nafs. For pious children keep ism on self.

68. As Samad
The Eternal

As Samad is an attribute of Allah which is also known as ism e ‘azam, a great name. As Samad has a lot of meaning, its linguistic meanings include the ultimate goal, the obeyed Master without whose command nothing can happen, the support of those who need to be supported, the one to whom all matters are referred, the one to whom all issues are rendered and regarding which nobody else decides, the one to whom pleads are directed. As Samad however in essence is the satisfier of all needs and all are in need of Him, yet He is in need of none. It is As Samad that we approach to grant our pleas, the one to whom we plead to make wishes come true. He is the one who we seek during times of need.


Recite Ya Qayyum at the time of Fajr salaa for friendship. Recite 16x daily for memorisation help. Recite it in seclusion for affluence. To remove lethargy and laziness recite Al Hayyu and Al Qayyum after Fajr salaa.

69. Al Qaadir
The Able

Al Qaadir, translated in English is the All Powerful. Allah is the All Powerful. He does what He wills, as He wills. The root word of ‘Al Qaadir’ is the noun ‘Qudra’ which means might, power, ability or decree. Allah created the universe without needing the help of anything and from neither materials nor models. If He wills He can destroy everything and send it all back to nothingness as if nothing has happened. It’s not that He doesn’t have the power to make it happen, it’s because He hasn’t willed it. Al Qaadir has infinite ability; it is a capacity of causing things to happen. The power of invention and creation – they’re all conditioned by one thing His will.

Recite Ya Qaadir while washing each limb during the wudhoo and no enemy should harm you. If you face a difficulty recite 41x to be free from difficulty. Recite 305x when love not responded to.

70. Al Muqtadir
The Powerful

Al Muqtadir is the superlative of Al Qaadir, which enhances the prestige and the awe which is inspired by Al Qaadir. Al Muqtadir controls everything through His Might which encompasses all His creation. He is the One who creates the power and has the total control over all powers. He manifests His name Al Muqtadir over all creation. Therefore if we think of Al Qaadir as All Powerful, Al Muqtadir is the manifestation of that power in creation.

Repeat Ya Muqtadir frequently to become aware of the Truth.
Recite 744x to sharpen the memory.

71. Al Muqaddim
The Promoter

The word Muqaddim comes from the root word ‘taqdeem’ which means advancing or promoting or preferring. Al Muqaddim here means the one who presents things and places them in their right place. Al Muqaddim is He who advances the rank and status of whoever deserves to be advanced or preferred or favoured over others. In other words, He brings forward whoever He wills. He advances human beings according to the sincerity of their submission to Him and protects them against falling into disobedience if they have connected themselves to Him. He has advanced the human being amongst all His creation by giving them the ability of freewill, reasoning and intelligence. He invites the whole of humanity to truth but advances those who respond to the invitation.


Repeat when you are afraid of being alone in a frightening place. Recite to present things in their right places.

72. Al Muakhir
The Postponer

Al Muakhir is He who causes those who set up other Gods besides Him or call upon others besides Him to lag behind while He advances the ranks of those who believe. He grants His guidance to those who obey Him whilst delaying it to those who disobey Him. He postpones the punishment of the oppressor because of His compassion and mercy thereby giving time to be able to correct themselves.


Recite 100 times for tawba to be accepted. Recite 1446x before sunrise for 7 days to prevent tyrant from gaining power.

73. Al Awwal
The First

Allah is the first and there is none like Him. This means that there is none prior to Him, that He is self-existent, that all comes from Him and that He is the cause of all that became.


Recite Ya Awwal 40 times on Thursday night for fulfilment of needs. Recite 1000 times for 40 Fridays for an overwhelming problem and for safe return from journey.

74. Al Aakhir
The Last

Allah is the last as He has no beginning and He has no end. He is eternal. He is the last in the sense that the circle of existence begins and ends with Him.


Those who recite Ya Aakhir frequently should lead a good life and have a good end at the time of death. Recite 1000 times on Friday for increased sustenance.

75. Azh Zhahir
The Manifest

Linguistically Azh Zhahir is derived from Zuhoor which means manifestation or appearance. It means something hidden coming to appearance. Allah is hidden from those who seek to see by means of their senses, but He is apparent to those who seek to know Him by the wisdom and reason that Allah has bestowed upon them.


Recite Ya Zhaahir 500x for divine Light to enter your heart.

76. Al Baatin
The Hidden

Al Baatin means the one who is obscured from the eyes of his creation due to the intensity of His appearance; the Hidden One due to his essence that defines the minds and the intellect. Allah is Zhahir through sufficiency and He is Baatin through objectivity. He is Zhahir due to His bounties and He is Al Baatin through His mercy. He is the apparent one who subdues everything and the hidden one who knows the truth about everything. Allah’s existence is both manifest and hidden. He is apparent because the signs of His existence are visible even to the blind, but His essence remains hidden.


Recite Ya Baatin 22x to see the truth in things. Recite 33x for enlightenment. For hajat pray 2 rakats salaa after which recite “Huwal Awwalu wal Aakhiru wazh Zhaahiru wal Baatin; wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shayin Qadeer”

77. Al Waali
The Governor

Allah is the sole manager and governor of the whole creation.


Repeat Ya Waali in your home to be free from danger.
Recite 11x to subdue another’s anger.

78. Al Muta’ali
The Exalted

The root word of “al-Muta’ali” is ‘uluww which means height, sublimity, loftiness. Al-Muta’ali is Exalted in His Greatness and Honours which nobody reaches besides Him. His Honour cannot be comprehended or measured in human terms. Al-Muta’ali is above deficiencies or shortcomings, or above being conceived by anyone’s imagination. He does not need any of what He creates, He does not need the worship of those who worship Him; He makes His grace available to all those who strive to attain it. Everything on the earth evolves from health to sickness, from youth to old age. Allah is free from all defects and above them all.


Repeat Ya Muta’ali to ease difficulties. Recommended for women to recite during menstruation to relieve ailments. If demoted recite 540x to be restored to honour. Also effective for interviews.

79. Al Barr
The Source of Goodness

Al Barr is the attribute of Allah which is derived from Barr which means the doer of goodness, Birr meaning the doing of benevolent deeds. Al Barr therefore is an inclusive word containing all the attributes of goodness, benevolence and charity. If His abd intends to do a good deed but is unable to actualise it Allah as Al Barr rewards the intention as if it were actualised. But if His abd intends to sin and is unable to actualise it Allah forgives the intention. When you do good to Allah’s creation even if it is by a smile or a kind word you will see the reflection of Al Barr in you.


Repeat Ya Barr frequently to be blessed and be free from misfortune. Recite 7x daily to create aversion to bad habits. If recited 7x on a newborn baby it will give the child protection from calamities.

80. At Tawwab
The Accepter of Tawba

Allah accepts the repentance of those who sincerely repent and turn to him. The Arabic word “tawwab” gives the sense of “oft-returning” which means that Allah again and again accepts the repentance. We make sins and mistakes then we repent, He accepts our repentance. Then again we commit sins and make mistakes and when we repent, He again very kindly accepts us and gives us another chance.


Repeat Ya Tawwab many times for acceptance of tawba. Recite frequently for accomplishment of a task. Recite 10x in front of a tyrant to be free from oppression.

81. Al Muntaqim
The Avenger

The word Al Muntaqim is derived from the noun Intiqaam which means avenging or retribution against someone. Allah punishes those who persist in revolting, those who create disharmony and who tyrannise His creation. They are the ones who do not have eiman and attribute partners to Allah. The best way to understand Al Muntaqim is when we can see how Al Muntaqim manifests itself in the body. In the means for its natural defence system when a germ violates the sanctity of the body it is Al Muntaqim which provides the means to kill the germ as a penalty for the violation and purge the body from it. Al Muntaqim therefore facilitates the removal of what is bad, harmful or dangerous. The worst of all foes of humankind is really their own insinuating selves, the part of the nafs which is within each and every one of us. Allah gives time and occasion to realise and repent for wrong doing. He warns with repeated warnings and He accepts excuses and delays punishment.


Repeat Ya Muntaqim to be victorious against your enemy. To remove a tyrant from power, recite Ya Muntaqimu and Ya Qahhaar 1000x.

82. Al Afw
The Proud

Literally the Arabic word ‘Afw means “to release”, “to heal”, “to restore”, to remit”. Thus in relation to Allah it means “to release us from the burden of punishment due to our sins and mistakes”, “to restore our honour after we have dishonoured ourselves by committing sins and making mistakes.” This has another aspect of forgiveness which denotes a complete erasing of the sin. This Name occurs in the Qur’an five times.


Repeat Ya ‘Afw frequently for forgiveness

83. Ar Rauf
The Clement

Linguistically Ar Raoof is derived from Ra’afa which means intense mercy or compassion, in other words the ultimate limit of rahma. When applied to Allah it means He is warding off all types of evil. Ar Raoof therefore refers to the one who does not cease to be kind and compassionate to the sinners by accepting their repentance. It conveys the same meaning as Ar Raheem with an intensification of the meaning embedded in it. Amongst the manifestations of Allah’s rahma towards His ibaad is that He protects them against committing what will incur His wrath or His anger and such a protection from slipping from the right path carries a stronger sense of Rahma than His forgiveness for sins which have already been committed.


Repeat Ya Ra’uf frequently to be blessed. Recite also to gain affection of creation.

84. Malik Ul Mulk
King of Kingdom

Allah is the eternal owner of His kingdom. He shares neither the ownership nor the power, government nor guardianship of the universe with anyone. The word “Al Mulk” here means kingdom and the word “Al Malik” means the Powerful One, the One who possesses perfect power, the totality of everything in existence forms a single kingdom. Allah rules it and has power over it, the totality of existing things are single kingdom because they are dependent upon each other. Even if they are numerous in one respect they’re still a unit of one another and that is what Tawheed is all about.


Recite Ya Malik al Mulk to gain esteem and change doubts into reassurance. Recite 212x daily to gain sustenance from unexpected means.

85. Dhul Jalal Wal Ikram
Lord of Majesty & Generosity

Allah is the Lord of Majesty and bounty. There is no perfection that does not belong to Him nor any blessing or honour that comes from anyone other than Him. Allah is the owner of all majesty.


Repeat Ya Dhul jalaal wal ikraam to develop self esteem.

86. Al Muqsit
The Equitable

The attribute Al Muqsit means the One who is Equitable. Allah is the one who acts and distributes injustice and fairness. The word qist means the implementing of justice by taking that one has lawfully acquired to give it back to its lawful owner. Looking at all the different words around the root word qist, which is translated as equity or fairness. Aqsada means implemented justice. Qasada means being inequitable or unfair; Qasid is an unfair and an inequitable person or even an oppressor even. Muqsad is one who is fair in his judgement or decision. So essentially Al Muqsit is an attribute which implements justice by assuring that what belongs to someone is returned to them. It’s also called “insaaf” carrying out equity.


Repeat Ya Muqsit 100x to be free from the harm of your idol/ego and you should attain your purpose. Recite 700x for hajat. If the mind wanders in salaa recite 239x before salaa. Also recite for anger and depression.

87. Al Jaami
The Gatherer

Al Jaami’ derives from the word Jama’a, the root word which means to gather or assemble or combine. The day of gathering is in essence the Day of Judgement and is called so because Allah will gather in it all creation, the first and the last, the jinn and human kind, all the residents of the heavens and the earth, each and every and of Allah and his deeds, every oppressor and the one he oppressed, every Prophet and those to whom he was sent, He will also combine the reward of those who obeyed Him and the penalty of those who disobeyed Him.


Repeat Ya Jaami’ to find lost things or be reconciled with someone who has separated. Do ghusl at Zhuhr and lifting gaze towards heavens recite Ya Jaami’ 10x closing each finger as you do so to reconcile dispersed family.

88. Al Ghani
The Rich

Linguistically, ghina, the root word of “al-Ghaniyy“, means: independence by virtue of having self-sufficiency. It is the opposite of faqr, which is poverty or need. Independence or self-sufficiency is of various types- one is the absence of need, and none is independent of needing anyone or anything other than Allah. This meaning is implied in aya 64 of Suratul Hajj “His is whatever in the heavens and in the earth, and most surely Allah is the self-Sufficient, the Praised”. Al-Ghaniyyhas no need, needs none while everything and everyone need Him.  Everyone else besides Allah is needy.

To apply Al-Ghaniyy in our lives we need to understand what is being rich (ghaniyy)? The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Wealth is not abundance of availability; rather, it is the richness of one’s own nafs.”


Repeat Ya Ghani frequently for contentment. Recite 70x daily for abundance in rizq. Recite and blow over body for shifaa from illness.

89. Al Mughni
The Enricher

The attribute Al Mughni is very much related to Al Ghaniy, however Al Mughni is the Enricher. Al Mughni grants His fadhl, His favours to his abd abundantly.  He facilitates for them the achievements of their goals and objectives and the meeting of their everyday needs. There is neither independence nor self-sufficiency except that Allah, the Al Mughni has caused it to exist.  He enriches His friends from the treasure of His Nur, facilitates with those that live in the Universe to access the means of their livelihood and sustenance by Him being Al Mughni.


Recite Ya Mughni 1000 x every Friday to become self-sufficient. Recite 1121x every Friday for 10 Fridays to eliminate nervous tension. Recite on hands and pass over afflicted part of body to recover. For spiritual and material wealth, recite 11x Salawat, followed by 1111x Ya Mughni and end with 11x Salawat and Suratul Muzzammil.

90. Al Maani
The Protector

Al Maani’ is one of Allah’s attributes which is derived from Man or Mania which is the opposite of giving or granting. It also means to protect, to stop one thing from harming another or one group of people from annihilating another. Manna was used to describe the defence of a house or a fortified fortress against an enemy, in essence it means to protect and support. Allah has the power to stop the causes of annihilation or deficiency in both creed and body. He wards off evil to protect and safeguard. He stops giving to whomsoever He pleases in order to protect them. He gives life to whomsoever He loves and does not love but He does not grant the bliss of the hereafter except to those whom He loves. In a nutshell, Allah is the one who averts harm from His creation. Al Maani therefore is One who protects, who averts harms. He however protects and supports those who voluntarily obey Him and attach themselves to Him.


Repeat Ya Maani’ to have a good family life. Recite 20x to subside anger. Recite 161x to help relieve pain and fear. Recite for safety during journeys. Recite silently to rekindle affection between spouses.

91. Adh Dharr
The Punisher

Linguistically dhaar means to harm and is the opposite of naf – which is benefit or advantage. Allah is Adh Dhaar which means He is the one who can harm anything or anyone. He impoverishes any of his abd or causes them to fall prey to illness according to His wisdom, because He determines everything. He facilitates the means of harm as a trial from Him whereby He is able to forgive and perch the sins or subject one of His abd to a test in order to raise their status.


Repeat Ya Dharr 100x on Thursday nights to grow closer to Allah. Recite for safety from tyranny.

92. An-Nafi’
The Beneficial

The quality of An Nafi’ is One who confers benefit. An Nafi’ is the source of all benefit and goodness for the life in this world and the hereafter. It is He who grants good health, wealth, happiness, authority, guidance and righteousness. It is An Naafi who enables His creatures to receive the benefits He creates for them. Who facilitates the path which leads to Him for those who aspire to tread it. Who benefited the souls through His Messengers. Who nourished the bodies with food and wards off diseases through medicine. Who keeps affliction away through His favours.


Recite Ya Nafi’ for 4 days to avoid harm. Recite 41x for completion of task. Provides safety on a journey. Recite before intimacy for pious children.

93. An Nur
The Light

An-Nur is the Apparent One Who has manifested Himself fully. The One Who is apparent on His own and Who makes everything else apparent and visible.  An-Nur takes things out of non-existence and brings them into the world of existence. An-Nur guides the hearts to prefer and opt for what is right, Who guides the innermost conscience to silently address Him.


Recite Ya Nur 700 times on Thursday night for receive inner light. Recite Surah Nur 7 times and Ya Nur 1000 times to gain light in your heart.

94. Al Haadi
The Guide


Repeat Ya Haadi frequently to gain spiritual knowledge.

95. Al Badi
The Originator


Repeat Ya Badi’ 1000 x by saying, “Ya Badi’ as-samawati’ wa ‘l-ardh,” for troubles. Relieves depression and stress. Recite before sleeping for guidance on feasibility of task. For accomplishment of a task recite 1200x Ya Badi’ al ajaaib bil khayr. Ya Badi’ for 12 days.

96. Al Baaqi
The Everlasting


Recite Ya Baaqi on Thursday night to be free of difficulties. Recite frequently for acceptance of duas.

97. Al Waarith
The Inheritor


Recite Ya Waarith 100x at sunrise to be free of difficulties. Recite it often to fulfil a task. To remove worries recite 1000x between Maghrib and Isha salaa.

98. Ar Rasheed
Right in Guidance


Repeat Ya Rasheed, 1000x between Maghrib and Isha Salaa to remove troubles, and for financial progress. Recite also to make words effective.

99. As Sabur
The Patient


Repeat Ya Sabur 33x for relief from troubles, difficulties and sorrow. Recite 100x before sunrise for safety from calamities and ‘tying’ the enemy’s tongue. Repeat 298x for physical pain. Repeat frequently if unjustly accused. In difficulty recite 1020x.