99 Names of Allah (Asmā ul-Husnā)| 81-99

99 Names of Allah (Asmā ul-Husnā)| 81-99

81 الْمُنْتَقِمُ => al-Muntaqim
The Avenger

The word Al Muntaqim is derived from the noun 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 Īmān 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.

# benefits of recitation

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

82 العَفُوُّ => al-Afūw
The Proud

Literally the Arabic word Afūw 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 Quran 5 times.

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Afūw frequently for forgiveness

83 الرَّؤُوفُ => Ar-Ra’ūf
The Clement

Linguistically Ar Ra’ūf is derived from a word 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 Ra’ūf 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 Rahīm with an intensification of the meaning embedded in it.

Amongst the manifestations of Allah’s rahma towards His servants 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.

# benefits of recitation

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

84 مَالِكُ ٱلْمُلْكُ => Mālik-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 Mālik” 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 Tawhīd is all about.

# benefits of recitation

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

85 ذُو ٱلْجَلَالِ وَٱلْإِكْرَامُ => Dhuʼl-Jalāli waʼl-Ikrām
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.

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Dhuʼl-Jalāli waʼl-Ikrām to develop self-esteem.

86 الْمُقْسِطُ => 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’s root means the implementing of justice by taking that one has lawfully acquired to give it back to its lawful owner.

So essentially Al Muqsit is an attribute which implements justice by assuring that what belongs to someone is returned to them.

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Muqsit 100 x to be free from the harm of your idol/ego and you should attain your purpose.

Recite 700 x for hajat.
If the mind wanders in salāh recite 239x before salāh.
Also recite for anger and depression.

87 الْجَامِعُ => al-Jāmi
The Gatherer

Al Jāmi derives from the word Jamā’ah, 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 abd 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.

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Jāmi to find lost things or be reconciled with someone who has separated:

Do Ghusl at Duhr and lifting gaze towards heavens recite Ya Jāmi 10 x closing each finger as you do so to reconcile dispersed family.

88 الْغَنِيُّ => al-Ghānī
The Rich

Linguistically, ghina, the root word of “al-Ghānī“, 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 ayah 64 of Sūrat ul-Hajj “His is whatever in the heavens and in the earth, and most surely Allah is the self-Sufficient, the Praised”.

Al-Ghānī has no need, needs none while everything and everyone need Him.  Everyone else besides Allah is needy.

To apply al-Ghānī in our lives we need to understand what is being rich (Ghānī)?

The Prophet () has said:
Wealth is not abundance of availability; rather, it is the richness of one’s own Nafs.

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Ghānī frequently for contentment.
Recite 70 x daily for abundance in rizq.
Recite and blow over body for shifā’ah from illness.

89 الْمُغْنِي => al-Mughnī
The Enricher

The attribute Al Mughnī is very much related to Al Ghānī, however Al Mughnī is the Enricher.

Al Mughnī 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 Mughnī has caused it to exist. 

He enriches His friends from the treasure of His Nūr, facilitates with those that live in the Universe to access the means of their livelihood and sustenance by Him being Al Mughnī

# benefits of recitation

Recite Ya Mughnī 1000 x every Friday to become self-sufficient.
Recite 1121 x 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 11 x Salawāt, followed by 1111 x Ya Mughnī and end with 11 x Salawāt and Sūrat ul-Muzzammil.

90 اَلْمَانِعُ => al-Mānī
The Protector

Al Mānī’ 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. 

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 Mānī therefore is One who protects, who averts harms.  He however protects and supports those who voluntarily obey Him and attach themselves to Him.

# benefits of recitation

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

91 الضَّارَّ => ad-Dārr
The Punisher

Linguistically Dārr means to harm and is the opposite of Nāfī – which is benefit or advantage.  Allah is Ad-Dār 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.

# benefits of recitation

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

92 النَّافِعُ => an-Nāfī
The Beneficial

The quality of An Nāfī’ is One who confers benefit.

An Nāfī’ 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 Nāfī 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.

# benefits of recitation

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

93 النُّورُ => an-Nūr
The Light

An-Nūr 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-Nūr takes things out of non-existence and brings them into the world of existence. An-Nūr guides the hearts to prefer and opt for what is right, Who guides the innermost conscience to silently address Him.

# benefits of recitation

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

94 الْهَادِي => al-Hādī
The Guide

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Hādī frequently to gain spiritual knowledge.

95 الْبَدِيعُ => al-Badī
The Originator

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Badī’ 1000 x by saying, “Ya Badī’ 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 1200 x Ya Badī’ al ajaaib bil khayr. Ya Badī’ for 12 days.

96 اَلْبَاقِي => al-Bāqī
The Everlasting

# benefits of recitation

Recite Ya Bāqī on Thursday night to be free of difficulties.
Recite frequently for acceptance of Duās.

97 الْوَارِثُ => al-Wārith
The Inheritor

# benefits of recitation

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

98 الرَّشِيدُ => ar-Rashīd
Right in Guidance

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Rashīd, 1000 x between Maghrib and Išā Salāh to remove troubles, and for financial progress. Recite also to make words effective.

99 الصَّبُورُ => as-Sabūr
The Patient

# benefits of recitation

Repeat Ya Sabūr 33 x for relief from troubles, difficulties and sorrow.
Recite 100 x 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 1020 x.