99 names of Allah will try to be understood 99 days before Ramadan through the project started by Jenny Molendyk Divleli with the hashtag #99namesproject2022. The goal of the project shared by Jenny Molendyk on her Instagram account is to understand, learn, and repeat one of the names of Allah each day until Ramadan. Showing the effort is so meaningful, both in terms of getting together as a family in such an event and teaching children the beautiful names of Allah.
Alhamdulillah, we have reached lots of people on this path and we have already completed the eighth week of the process. We hope the week was beneficial for everyone. So, let’s look at what we did during the week.
99 Names of Allah in 99 Days Eighth Week Summary, we studied the names of Allah, Al-Ba’ith, Ash-Shaheed, Al-Haqq, Al-Wakeel, Al-Qawiyy, Al-Matin, Al-Waliy. For those who missed some days or want to repeat them, we have compiled the works that we have worked on this week. Then we can start.
Day 50: Al-Ba’ith
Meaning :The Infuser of New Life
The Awakener, The Resurrector, The Arouser
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Ba’ith (in Arabic: ٱلْبَاعِثُ), meaning the One who chooses who will be awakened and be sent forth. He is the giver of life and who sends light into the world. The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.
وَأَنَّ ٱلسَّاعَةَ ءَاتِيَةٞ لَّا رَيۡبَ فِيهَا وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَبۡعَثُ مَن فِي ٱلۡقُبُورِ
And [that they may know] that the Hour is coming – no doubt about it – and that Allah will resurrect those in the graves.
Surah Al-hajj Ayat 7 (22:7 Quran)
Reflect on the connection between the hadith below and the beautiful name Al-Baith and make a sincere dua that mentions the name Al-Baith as well.
It was narrated that ‘Aishah said: “The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said to me: ‘O ‘Aishah, beware of (evil) deeds that are regarded as insignificant, for they have a pursuer from Allah. (i.e. accountability).”
Read the article below in order to understand better the meaning of the name Al-Baith!
Day 51: Ash-Shaheed
Meaning :The All Observing Witnessing
The Witness, The All-Observant, The Testifier.
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Ash-Shaheed (in Arabic: ٱلْشَّهِيدُ) meaning the one who is omnipresent and all-observing. There is nothing that we do that goes unnoticed, as He is ever-present and sees everything. His knowledge comprehends all, and He will be the ultimate witness on the day of judgment.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Man shahida an la ilaha illallah dakhala al-jannah – Whoever witnesses that there is no god but Allah alone enters Paradise.”[Saheeh Muslim].
Your testimony of faith in Allah is something you not only utter, but must live by. When you say I bear witness there is no god but Allah it means that in your talk and actions, in your house or outside you show that you love Allah more than anyone else, you accept Him as your Creator, Master and Ruler of the universe, that you worship Him alone in all matters and not your desires or others’ directions. Next time when you say the shahada in your prayer, reflect upon the meaning. Increase in saying “la ilaha illallah” to renew your iman!
Let’s read the article below which is related to shahada, our faith testimony and reflect on its connection with the name Ash-Shaheed!
Let’s watch the video series below called “Attaching Allah” in order to improve our witness that Allah is the One and Only and Muhammad (pbuh) is his servant and messenger.
Day 52: Al-Haqq
Meaning :The Absolute Truth
The Truth, The Real, The Embodiment of Truth.
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Haqq (in Arabic: ٱلْحَقُّ), meaning: the only reality, the one who is the embodiment of truth, the absolute. Since He is the only one and true God, He has every right to be worshipped. His essence is unavoidable and unchanged.
Make the dua below and reflect on the meaning of the name!
Let’s read the article below to see how the truth overcomes misconceptions in light of the name Al-Haqq!
Let’s watch the video below which explains the meaning of the beautiful names Al-Haqq & Al-Mubeen together!
Day 53: Al-Wakeel
Meaning : The Trustee
The Universal Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs, The Trustworthy.
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Wakeel (in Arabic: ٱلْوَكِيلُ), the one and only who can be trusted with all our affairs. He is the supreme trustee, guardian, and administrator. A believer understands the rewards of his efforts come from Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ, and therefore He entrusts his faith fully in Him.
Try to make the duas mentioned below on a daily basis and apply them into your life!
Every morning and evening say: حَسْبِ اللهُ لا إله إلا هو، عليه توكلت و هو ربَ العرش العظيم
Allah is sufficient for me. There is no God but He. I have placed my trust in Him, He is Lord of the Majestic Throne. Whoever says this seven times in the morning after fajr, and seven times after Asr, Allah will take care of whatever worries him of the matter of this world and the hereafter. [Abu Dawood, Muslim]
The Prophet said: Whoever says(when he leaves his house) – Bismillaah, tawakkaltu ‘ala Allaah, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah – In the name of Allah, I put my trust in Allah and there is no power and no strength except with Allah- , it will be said to him: You are taken care of and you are protected and guided, and the devils will move away from him, and one devil says: What can you do with a man who has been guided, taken care of and protected? [Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhi]
Let’s read the article below related to the concept of trust in Islam!
Let’s watch the video below to understand better the meaning of the beautiful name Al-Wakeel!
Day 54: Al-Qawiyy
Meaning : The All-Strong
The Most Strong, Perfect Power, The One with inexhaustible strength.
Allah ٱلْقَوِيُّ is Al-Qawiyy (in Arabic: ٱلْقَوِيُّ), meaning the one who commands all power and whose strength is unparalleled to anything else. His strength is truly unlimited and inexhaustible. Man’s strength does not compare to that of Allah the Almighty.
Despite His enormous might and strength, Allah is extremely gentle and subtle with His servants. Allah is Subtle with His servants; He gives provisions to whom He wills. And He is the Powerful, the Exalted in Might. [Quran, 42:19] Take comfort in Him, your protector, your perfect beloved, in times when you feel weak and overcome by worries and difficulties. Make sincere duas to Him keeping His name Al-Qawiyy in mind that He is the All-Strong and is capable of doing & solving everything!
Let’s read the article below to see how Muslims got strengthened throughout the years in Canada and reflect on its connection with the name Al-Qawiyy!
Let’s watch the video below in order to better understand the meaning of the name Al-Qawiyy!
Day 55: Al-Matin
Memorize this dua the Prophet (pbuh) made and ask Al-Matin from the bottom of your heart: يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِى عَلَى دِينِكَ – Yaa Muqallibal quloob thabbit qalbee ‘alaa deenik. Which means: Oh Turner of hearts, make my heart firm upon Your religion. Be determined to get into Paradise and keep reminding yourself this world is only temporary!
Let’s read the article below and understand better the meaning of the beautiful name Al-Matin!
Let’s watch the video below and hold on to the Firm, Allah!
Day 56: Al-Waliy
Meaning :The Protecting Associate
The Protecting Friend, The Supporter, The Patron.
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Waliy (in Arabic: ٱلْوَلِيُّ), meaning the true protector. He is supportive and loves His servants, protecting them from evil. Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ wants victory for us and will guide mankind towards the path of righteousness.
Allah is the Waliy, the protecting friend and the supporter. Just like Him, we need to try to support & protect the needy. So remember the needy in your duas. Right now our sisters & brothers in Turkiye & Syria are struggling a lot, try to support them with your donations and duas.
Read the article below and get to know the meaning of the name!
Allah is our supporter, let’s watch the video below and understand better the meaning of the name!