Names of God

The purpose of this webpage is to introduce Islam though some verses in the Quran that point to the nature of God.

 Human interpretations of all of our Holy Books have lead to terrible difficulties among our various faiths. It is my hope that these verses from the Quran will unify us rather than divide us.

If the Quran is about anything it is about God - The Quran explains many thigs about God: What is His basic nature? Does He need or want anything from us? What are his attributes? How does He view our various religions? and so forth.

Here are some of the verses in the Quran that talk about the attributes of God often called "the 99 names of God". Here are some of them.

 These verses are presented without interpretation or comment as the Quran is complete and detailed. May you find peace in your heart from this small sampling of the Holy Quran. Peace be upon you.


The Almighty Ar-Rahman (1:3)

In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

The Merciful Ar-Rahim (1:3)

In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

The Absolute Ruler Al-Malik (59:23)

He is the One GOD; there is no other god besides Him. The King, the Most Sacred, the Peace, the Most Faithful, the Supreme, the Almighty, the Most Powerful, the Most Dignified. GOD be glorified; far above having partners.

The Holy Al-Quddus (59:23)

He is God; there is no god but Him. The King, the Holy, the Peace, the Believer, the All-Encompassing, the Dignified, the Powerful, the Proud. Glory to God; He is far above any partners they associate with Him.

The Source of Peace As-Salam (59:23)

He is God; there is no god but Him. The King, the Holy, the Peace, the Believer, the All-Encompassing, the Dignified, the Powerful, the Proud. Glory to God; He is far above any partners they associate with Him.

Aala The Highest (87:1)

Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High.

The Believer Al-Mu’min (59:23)

He is God; there is no god but Him. The King, the Holy, the Peace, the Believer, the All-Encompassing, the Dignified, the Powerful, the Proud. Glory to God; He is far above any partners they associate with Him.

All Encompassing Al-Muhaymin (59:23)

He is God; there is no god but Him. The King, the Holy, the Peace, the Believer, the All-Encompassing, the Dignified, the Powerful, the Proud. Glory to God; He is far above any partners they associate with Him.

The Dignified Al-Aziz (2:209)

So if you slip up after the clear proofs have come to you, then know that God is Dignified, Wise.

The Close One Al-Qareeb (11:61)

And to Thamoud was sent their brother Saleh. He said, "O my people, worship God; you have no god but He. He produced you from the earth and settled you in it. Therefore, seek His forgiveness then repent to Him. My Lord is Near, Responsive.

The Powerful Al-Jabbar (59:23)

He is God; there is no god but Him. The King, the Holy, the Peace, the Believer, the All-Encompassing, the Dignified, the Powerful, the Proud. Glory to God; He is far above any partners they associate with Him.

The justifiably Proud Al-Mutakabbir (59:23)

He is God; there is no god but Him. The King, the Holy, the Peace, the Believer, the All-Encompassing, the Dignified, the Powerful, the Proud. Glory to God; He is far above any partners they associate with Him.

The Creator Al-Khaliq (59:24)

He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise. 

The Initiator Al-Bari (59:24)

He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise. 

The Designer Al-Musawwir (59:24)

He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

The Forgiving Al-Ghaffar(38:66)

the Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, the Dignified, the Forgiving.

The Subduer Al-Qahhar (12:39)

O my two prison companions, are separate lords better, or God the One, the All-Conquering? 

The Grantor Al-Wahhab (3:8)

Our Lord, let not our hearts waver, now that You have guided us. Shower us with Your mercy; You are the Grantor. 

The Provider Ar-Razzaq (51:58)

GOD is the Provider, the Possessor of all power, the Supreme.

The Possessor of Mercy (6:133)

Your Lord is the Rich One, the Possessor of mercy. If He wills, He can remove you, and bring in succession to you whomever He wills, just as He produced you from the descendants of other people.

The Deliverer Al-Fattah (34:26)

Say, "Our Lord will gather us all together before Him, then He will judge between us equitably. He is the Judge, the Omniscient." (Sheba 34:26)

The All Knowing Al-Aleem (2:115)

He is the Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great, the High_exalted,

The Hearer of All As-Sami  (2:127)

And when Abraham raised the foundations of the House together with Ishmael; “Our Lord, accept this from us. You are the Hearer, the Knowledgeable."

The Seer Al-Baseer (17:1)

Most glorified is the One who summoned His servant (Muhammad) during the night, from the Sacred Masjid (of Mecca) to the farthest place of prostration,* whose surroundings we have blessed, in order to show him some of our signs. He is the Hearer, the Seer. 

The Judge Al-Hakam (6:114)

Shall I seek other than God as a law maker when He has brought down to you this Book fully detailed?  Those whom We gave the Scripture know that it has been brought down from your Lord with the truth so do not be among those who doubt.

The Gentle Al-Latif (6:103)

The eyesight cannot visualise Him while He encompasses all visions. He is the Gentle One, the All-Aware.

The All-Aware Al-Khabeer (6:18)

He is the Supreme over His servats.  He is the Wise, The All-Aware.

The Forbearing Al-Haleem (2:263)

Kind words and forgiveness are better than a charity that is followed by harm. God is Rich, Forbearing.

The Magnificent Al-Azeem (2:255)

God; there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal. Never does a moment of unawareness or slumber overtake Him. To Him belongs what is in the heavens and what is in the earth. Who is he who could intercede with Him, except with His permission? He knows their present and their future, and they do not attain any of His knowledge except as He wills. His Seat encompasses the heavens and the earth, and preserving them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.

The Forgiver Al Ghafur (38:66)

the Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, the Dignified, the Forgiving.

The Appreciative Ash-Shakur (35:30)

He will recompense them generously, and will multiply His blessings upon them. He is Forgiving, Appreciative.

The Highest Al Aliy (2:255)

God; there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal. Never does a moment of unawareness or slumber overtake Him. To Him belongs what is in the heavens and what is in the earth. Who is he who could intercede with Him, except with His permission? He knows their present and their future, and they do not attain any of His knowledge except as He wills. His Seat encompasses the heavens and the earth, and preserving them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.

The Great Al-Kabir (13:9)

He is the Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great, the High-Exalted.

The Guardian Al-Hafeez (11:57)

"If you turn away, I have delivered to you what I was sent with. My Lord will substitute other people in your place; you cannot harm Him in the least. My Lord is Guardian over all things."

The Reckoner Al-Hasib (4:6)

You shall test the orphans when they reach puberty. As soon as you find them mature enough, give them their property. Do not consume it extravagantly in a hurry, before they grow up. The rich guardian shall not charge any wage, but the poor guardian may charge equitably. When you give them their properties, you shall have witnesses. GOD suffices as Reckoner. (Women 4:6)

The Generous Al-Karim (27:40)

The one who possessed knowledge from the book said, "I can bring it to you in the blink of your eye." When he saw it settled in front of him, he said, "This is a blessing from my Lord, whereby He tests me, to show whether I am appreciative or unappreciative. Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good, and if one turns unappreciative, my Lord is Rick, Generous."

The Watchful Ar-Raqib (5:117)

"I told them only what You commanded me to say, that: 'You shall worship GOD, my Lord and your Lord.' I was a witness among them for as long as I lived with them. When You terminated my life on earth, You became the Watcher over them. You are witness all things. (The Feast 5:117)

The Responder to prayer Al-Mujib (11:61)

To Thaműd we sent their brother Săleh. He said, "O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. He initiated you from the earth, then settled you in it. You shall seek His forgiveness, then repent to Him. My Lord is Near, Responsive."

The Vast Al-Wasi (2:115)

To GOD belongs the east and the west; wherever you go you will be facing GOD. GOD is Immense, Knowledgeable.

The Wise Al-Hakim (59:24)

He is God; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer.  To Him belong the Beautiful Names. Glorifying Him is what is in the heavens and the earth.  He is the Dignified, the Wise.

The Loving OneAl-Wadud (11:90)

"You shall seek your Lord's forgiveness, then repent to Him. My Lord is Most Merciful, Loving."

The Glorious Al-Majid (11:73)

They said, “Are you astonished at God’s command?  God’s mercy and blessings be upon you O people of the house.  He is Praiseworthy, Glorious."

The Witness Ash-Shahid (3:98)

Say, “O People of the Book, shy do you disbelieve in God’s revelations?  God is Witness over what you do."

The Truth Al-Haqq (20:114)

Most Exalted is God, the King, the Truth.  Do not rush the Quran before it’s inspiration comes to you and say, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge."

The Trustee Al-Wakeel (28:28)

He said, “That is agreed between me and you.  Whichever of the two periods I fulfill there should be no bad feelings towards me.  God is Trustee over what we say."

The Robust Al-Matin (51:58)

It is God who is the Provider, the Possessor of Power, the Robust.

The Ally Al-Waliyy (2:120)

Neither the Jews nor the Nazarenes will approve of you unless you follow their creed. Say “God’s guidace is the guidance.”  If you follow their wishes after the knowledge that has come to you, you wil find no ally or supporter to help you against God.

The Praisworthy Al-Hamid (2:267)

O you who believe, you shall give from the good that you have gained, and from what We have produced for you from the earth. Do not pick out the bad therein to give away, when you yourselves would not accept it unless your eyes are closed. You should know that God is Rich, Praiseworthy.

The Giver of Life Al-Muhyi (41:39)

From among His signs is that you see the land still, then if We send water down on it, it quivers and grows. The One who brought it to life will surely bring the dead back to life. He is Capable of all things. 

The Living Al-Hayy (2:255)

God; there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal. Never does a moment of unawareness or slumber overtake Him. To Him belongs what is in the heavens and what is in the earth. Who is he who could intercede with Him, except with His permission? He knows their present and their future, and they do not attain any of His knowledge except as He wills. His Seat encompasses the heavens and the earth, and preserving them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.

 The Eternal Al-Qayyum (2:155)

God; there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal. Never does a moment of unawareness or slumber overtake Him. To Him belongs what is in the heavens and what is in the earth. Who is he who could intercede with Him, except with His permission? He knows their present and their future, and they do not attain any of His knowledge except as He wills. His Seat encompasses the heavens and the earth, and preserving them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.

The Glorious Al-Majid (11:73)

They said, "Are you astonished at God’s command? God's mercy and blessings be upon you O people of the house. He is Praiseworthy, Glorious."

The One  Al-Wahid (13:16)

Say, "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say, "God." Say, "Have you then taken up allies besides Him who do not possess for themselves any benefit nor harm?" Say, "Is the blind the same as the seer? Or, is darkness the same as the light?" Or, have they assigned for God partners who created what is similar to His creation, so the creations all seemed the same to them? Say, "God is the Creator of all things and He is the One, the Subduer."

The Only One Al-Ahad (112:1)

Say, “He is God, He is the One.

The Absolute Al-Samad (112:2)

God, the Absolute.

The Able Al-Qadeer (16:70)

GOD created you, then He terminates your lives. He lets some of you live to the oldest age, only to find out that there is a limit to the knowledge they can acquire. GOD is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

The Omnipotent Al-Muqtadir (54:42)

They rejected all Our signs, so We seized them; the seizing of a Dignified, Omnipotent.

The First Al-Awwal (57:3)

He is the First and the Last, the External and the Internal and He is Knowledgeable of all things. The Last Al-Akhir

The Manifest One Al-Zahir (57:3)

He is the First and the Last, the External and the Internal and He is Knowledgeable of all things.

The Last Al-Akhir (57:3)

He is the First and the Last, the External and the Internal and He is Knowledgeable of all things.

The Hidden One Al-Batin (57:3)

He is the First and the Last, the External and the Internal and He is Knowledgeable of all things.

The High-Exalted Al-Muta’aliy (13:9)

He is the Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great, the High-Exalted, 

The Doer of Good Al-Barr (52:28)

We used to implore Him beforehand; He is the Grantor of all good things, the Merciful.

The Redeemer At-Tawwab (2:37)

Then, Adam received words from his Lord whereby He redeemed him. He is the Redeemer, the Merciful.

The Pardoner Al-‘Afuww (22:60)

That being so, if one retaliates, with the equal of what was inflicted on him, then is again persecuted, God will surely support him. God is Pardoner, Forgiving.

The Benevolent Ar-Ra’uf (2:143)

We thus made you a worthy nation so that you would be witnesses over the people and the messenger would be a witness over you. We did not appoint the Qiblah that you were on except to distinguish the ones who follow the messenger from the ones who would turn back on their heels. It was indeed a great issue, but not for those who are guided by God, and God would never allow your faith to be wasted. God is Benevolent and Merciful towards the people.

The Possessor of all sovereignty Malik-al-Mulk (3:26)

Say, "O God, Possessor of all sovereignty, You grant sovereignty to whomever You please and You snatch sovereignty from whomever You please. You grant dignity to whomever You please and You commit to humiliation whomever You please. In Your hand are all good things. You are Capable of all things.

The Gatherer Al-Jami (3:9)

Our Lord, You will gather the people on a day about which there is no doubt." God does not break a promise.

The Rich Al-Ghani (2:263)

Kind words and forgiveness are better than a charity that is followed by harm. God is Rich, Forbearing.

The Guider Al-Hadi (22:54)

Also, so that those who are given knowledge would know that it is the truth from your Lord and so believe in it and their hearts yield to it. God guides those who believe to a straight path.

The Originator Al-Badi (2:117)

The Originator of the heavens and the earth, whenever He decrees any matter, He merely says to it "Be," and it is.

The Inheritor Al-Warith (15:23)

It is We who bring to life and put to death and We are the Inheritors.

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© Robert Flegal 2014