99 Names of Allah (Asmā ul-Husnā)| 21-40

99 Names of Allah (Asmā ul-Husnā)| 21-40

21 الْبَاسِطُ => al-Bāsit
The Expander

Linguistically, Al Bāsit means one who stretches his hands be it as a gesture of goodwill or otherwise. It also means to please. Al Bāsit is therefore is described as the One who please the souls.

Al Bāsit goes hand in hand with Al Qābid meaning that all existence is in the grip of Allah’s power. He is the one who can restrict or release at His will.

# benefits of recitation

Recite frequently for peace of mind, freedom from stress, and to gain love and respect.

Recite Ya Bāsit 10 x after Ṣalāt ul-Fajr with open hands, palms up and then pass over face for self-sufficiency.

Ism of the angel Isrāfīl.

22 الْخَافِضُ => al-Khāfid
One who Humbles

Al Khāfid is the one who will abase those who disbelieve in him.

Al Khāfid goes hand in hand with Ar Rāfi’ 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.

# benefits of recitation

Fast for 3 days and on the 4th day, recite Ya Khāfid 70,000 times in a gathering and you should be free from harm.

Recite 10 x every day for honour.

23 الرَّافِعُ => ar-Rāfi
The Exalter

Ar Rāfi is the one who will exalt in those who believe in them by drawing them near to him.

Ar Rāfi goes hand in hand with Al Khāfid 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.

# benefits of recitation

Recite Ya Rāfi 100 x on Thursday and Sunday night to attain a higher sense of honour, richness and merit.

24 الْمُعِزُّ => 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.

# benefits of recitation

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

25 المُذِلُّ => al-Mudill
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 Shaytān, as it was arrogance that caused the expulsion of Shaytān from the presence of Allah. This expulsion was the first act of Allah in His manifestation of Al Mudill.

# benefits of recitation

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

26 السَّمِيعُ => As-Samī
The All Hearing

As Samī’ is a quality of Allah’s perception from which nothing audible escapes even if it is silent.

It is As Samī 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 Duā of those all Him and answers them.

It is As Samī who hears the praise of those who praise Him and rewards them. He hears the Duā of those who do Duā to Him and answers them.

# benefits of recitation

Recite Ya Samī’ 500 x after Duhr salāh for hajat.
Recite so that one’s words have a greater effect on one’s listeners.

27 الْبَصِيرُ => al-Basīr
The All Seeing

Al Basīr 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.

# benefits of recitation

Recite 100 x Ya Allahu, Ya Basīr before Ṣalāt al-Jumu‘ah’ for success in any task.

Recite Ya Basīr 100 x after Ṣalāt al-Jumu‘ah’ to raise esteem, strength in eyesight and illumination of heart

28 الْحَكَمُ => 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; one’s fate is in His hands.

# benefits of recitation

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

29 الْعَدْلُ => 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.

# benefits of recitation

Write Ya Adl on a piece of bread on Thursday night for obedience

30 اللَّطِيفُ => al-Latīf
The Subtle

Al Latīf is one of Allah’s attributes derived from extreme kindness and compassion in a way which no human faculty can ever comprehend.

Al Latīf continuously pours His blessings on His servants; His actions are always good.

It also means the One Who cannot be sensed by human senses or those of all other beings, Who knows all hidden things.

# benefits of recitation

Recite Ya Latīf 129 x when stressed or depressed. Recite “Allahu Latīfun bi ‘ibaadihi yarzuku manyashaau wa huwal Qawiyyul ‘Azīz” (12:100) 9x daily for ease.

Recite 133 x for abundance in sustenance.

After 2 rakats salāh recite it 11 x for deliverance from poverty, illness, sickness, loneliness and misery.

31 الْخَبِيرُ => al-Khabīr
The Aware

Al Khabīr 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.

# benefits of recitation

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

32 الْحَلِيمُ => al-Halīm
The Forbearer

Al Halīm literally means forbearance:

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

# benefits of recitation

Recite 88 x for subsidence of anger.

Write Ya Halīm 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 الْعَظِيمُ => al-Azīm
The Magnificent

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

# benefits of recitation

Recite Ya Azīm frequently to develop respect among people.
Recite 100 x for success and protection from harm of enemies.

34 الْغَفُورُ => al-Ghafūr
The Concealer of Faults

Al Ghafūr has a meaning very similar to Al Ghaffār, which is the forgiver”

Al Ghafūr however denotes an extensiveness of a different kind. Al Ghafūr forgives perfectly and completely thereby reaching the ultimate degree of forgiveness.

# benefits of recitation

Recite Ya Ghafūr frequently for headaches, fever or temporary despair and despondency.

Recite 100 x after Ṣalāt al-Jumu‘ah’ for relief from a heavy heart due to sins and forgiveness of the sins.

35 الشَّكُورُ => Ash-Shakūr
The Rewarder of Thankfulness

Linguistically, Ash Shakūr is derived from the root word šukr which conveys the meaning of an increase.

Allah as Ash Shakūr 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 šukr.

# benefits of recitation

Recite 41 x to alleviate difficulty

36 الْعَلِيُّ => al-Alī
The Highest

Derived from a word 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.

Sūrat ul-A’lā best describes this attribute of Allah.

# benefits of recitation

Recite 41 x for relief from difficulty

37 الْكَبِيرُ => al-Kabīr
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 Kabīr is He who is in existence forever.

# benefits of recitation

Recite 232 x 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 Kabīru antallazhee laa tahdil ‘uqulu liy wasfi ‘azhamatihi 1000 x.

38 الْحَفِيظُ => al-Hafīz
The Preserver

Al Hafīz is derived from the root word which means to safeguard something or someone:

A book is called Hafīz because it safeguards records and statements from being lost. Al Hafīz 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 Hafīz 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 Hafīz also safeguards things against loss.

# benefits of recitation

Recite 16 x a day for protection from calamities.

39 المُقيِت => al-Muqīt
The Maintainer

The maintainer of all things. Derived from the root word which means sustenance.

Al Muqīt 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 Muqīt that hears the silent Duā 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.

# benefits of recitation

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

40 الْحسِيبُ => al-Hasīb
The Reckoner

One who rewards. To take account. Who provides sufficiently.

Al Hasīb 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.