99 Names of Allah – Asma Allah – In Arabic, English Meanings & Detailed Information
Allah loves that we call upon Him by His Beautiful Names (Asma ul Husna) and worship Him by that which His Names demand: “And Allah has the most excellent and perfect names, so worship and invoke Him by them” [Soorah al-A’raaf (7): 180] The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “Allah has ninety-nine names, a hundred except one. Whoever memorizes and is mindful of them (ahsaaha) will enter Paradise.” [Saheeh al-Bukharee and Saheeh Muslim] Here, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) uses the word ‘ahsaaha’ coming from the root-word ‘ihsaa’, which does not only means to recite these names, as is the practice of some, Scholars have explained that ‘ihsaa’ of the names comprises of three levels:
(A) The first is to memorize the Names of Allah.
(B) The second is to understand their meanings and
(C) The third is to call upon Allah by these names and act as they demand.