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 first 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 Weekly Summary, we studied the names of Allah, Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem, Al-Malik, Al-Quddus, As-Salam, Al-Mu’min respectively, starting with you on Tuesday. 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 1: Allah
Meaning: The one and only God in Islam.
Allah is the name of the God Almighty in the Arabic Language. Allah is the personal name of God. The word Allah is never used for any other being or thing. The names for God found in other languages are all attributive or descriptive and are often used in the plural, but the word ‘Allah’ is never used in the plural. This is because Islam advocates the belief in the absolute unity of God. In the absence of a parallel word in the English language, the original name ‘Allah’ has been retained throughout the translation.
Praise Allah by saying the most beloved word 100 times today!
Bare witness to the most beautiful face of art by reading the article below called “The 99 names of Allah using micro art”:https://www.bidunyahaber.org/the-99-names-of-allah-using-micro-art/
Let’s learn more about the glorified name “Allah” and reflect on it more deeply!
What Does Allah Mean a Few Words: https://aboutislam.net/spirituality/what-does-allah-mean-a-few-words-about-allah/
Let’s watch the video below to learn what linguistically means the word “Allah”
What does Allah mean?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz_mkMQQz_o
If you’d like to get a detailed explanation we’ve picked a special video for you!
In the Names of Allah: https://youtu.be/uPL79EdIA98
Day 2: Ar-Rahman
Meaning: ‘He who wills goodness and mercy for all His creatures’.
From the 99 names we begin the journey to understanding just exactly who Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ. As a way of developing His relationship with us, He tells us more about Him. The names most frequently used in the Qur’an are the names of Rahmah.Allah, Ar-Rahmaan, bestows His Mercy (Rahmah) upon all the creatures in this universe.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
Remember Ar-Rahman by saying the dhikr 100 times today!
Explore the example attached where you can clearly see the reflection of the beautiful name Ar-Rahman through the kind act!
Watch the video below to learn the true meaning of Rahman!
Day 3: Ar-Raheem
Meaning : He who acts with extreme kindness
The Owner of Mercy that encompasses His creation. Ar-Rahmaan points to the vastness of Allah’s Mercy and Ar-Raheem points out to the effect of this Mercy on His Creation.
Actually you recite the name on a regular basis in a dua which is also called as “mother of the Book” by our beloved Prophet (pbuh) and the opening of the holy Quran. Yes, guessed right! Recite the Surah Al-Fatiha 7 times and then say “Ar-Raheem” 100 times today!
Let’s learn more about the beautiful name of Allah “Ar-Raheem” reading the article below which also explains the difference between the beautiful names “Ar-Rahman” ad “Ar-Raheem”.
Beautiful Names of Allah | Ar-Raheem: https://www.inkoffaith.com/post/beautiful-names-of-allah-ar-raheem
We’ve chosen 2 special videos for you; one of them explaining the meaning of the beautiful name of Allah “Ar-Raheem” and the other one is explaining the Surah Al-Fatiha. Watch the videos and reflect on the connection between them!
Day 4: Al-Malik
Meaning: The King and Owner of Dominion.
The One who possesses the attribute of Mulk (kingdom), dominion, power, authority. Allah is Al Malikul Haqq. He is the One who possesses the disposal of all affairs. He commands, makes and does whatever He wants. And Allah gives Mulk to whoever He wants, as Mulk belongs to Him.
فَتَعَـٰلَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْحَقُّ ۖ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْكَرِيمِ
“So exalted is Allah, the Sovereign, the Truth; there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Noble Throne.” Surah Al-mu’mınun Ayat 116 (23:116 Quran).
Try to put into practice the act mentioned in the hadith below!
The Prophet (pbuh) used to say immediately following the witr prayer: Subhaan al-Malik al-Quddoos (Glory is to the King, the Holy) three times, and raising and extending his voice on the third time and then saying: Rabbil-malaa’ikati warroohi ( Lord of the angels and the spirit) [An-Nasaa’i].
Read the article below and reflect on one of the titles at the end of the article!
Watch the video below and listen to the podcast episode about the beautiful name of Allah “Al-Malik”. Also there is a forgiveness dua that is waiting for you to learn and make it!
Day 5: Al-Quddus
Meaning: The Absolutely Pure
The One who is Very Pure, Absolutely Pure. He is far and above any imperfection, error, fault and shortcoming. He is High above what does not befit Him. He is the one who is Taahir (Pure) and Uluww (High).
Make the dua and reflect on the meaning of the beautiful name of Allah, Al-Quddus!
“Ya Allah! You are Al-Quddus (The Absolute Pure). Help us in purifying our hearts, deeds and intentions. Ya Quddus! Help us to turn to the Quran so we can come to you with a pure heart.”
Let’s read the article below and learn how we can apply the name in our lives!
Al Quddus – Absolutely Pure: Al Quddus – Absolutely Pure | Virtual Mosque
Watch the videos below and reflect on their connection with the name Al-Quddus!
Who Cleans The EARTH? – Al-Quddus:
How to Have a Pure Nafs?:
How to Clean Our Dirty Hearts – Dr. Haifaa Younis:
Day 6: As-Salam
Meaning: The Perfection and Giver of Peace
The One who is Free from all imperfections and deficiencies because of the Perfection of His Being, of His Attributes and His Actions (Ibn Kathir). He keeps His creations safe from any injustice on His part.
From the root s-l-m has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be peaceful, quiet, tranquil, content, friendly, reconciled, to be free from imperfections, free of faults, complete, whole, sound, to be safe, secure, well, healthy, and prosperous. We know from our greeting one another with assalamualaikum, that we are sending peace upon the receiver. As-Salam is referring to the attribute of Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ as the source of this peace.
وَسَلَـٰمٌ عَلَى ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
Make the dua below and try to memorize it because Thawban, one of the companions r.a, reported that the beloved Prophet (pbuh) would recite the istighfar (seeking forgiveness) three times before reciting this Dua after *every prayer*.
Read the article below and learn the meaning of As-Salam along with how to find peace!
Seeking the Source of Peace: Allah’s Name as-Salām | Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Let’s watch the videos below and reflect on their connection with the beautiful name As-Salam. We’ve also picked a song for you today to reflect on!
Humood – Kun Anta | حمود الخضر – كن أنت | Official https://youtu.be/qKVW_wJs91Q
Music VideoFinding Inner Peace – Nouman Ali Khan – Quran Weekly https://youtu.be/jlCq9_2TkC4
Day 7: Al-Mu’min
Meaning: The giver of security through His Messengers and His Books.
Each name we explore and study unlocks a door to further our relationship with Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ. As we grow more acquainted with His essence, we can feel our relationship with Him transform and become more secure.
The One who Affirms and Believes (Eeman) His Oneness and the One who gives Emaan. It is also The One who gives Security (Aman) and Peace. Al-Mu’min is also the One who removes fear and the One who is Faithful. His promises are always true.
The seventh name of Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is al-Mu’min which is the quality that has enabled the hearts to experience this feeling and brought us together. He is the inspirer of faith and the giver of security. He’s the one who’s sent down His book and Messengers with signs of clear proof for all who’d listen.
Al-Mu’min is the only source of faith. So ask Him only to grant you safety! As our beloved Prophet (pbuh) said to Abu Bakr (ra): Be not afraid, surely Allah is with us. [Quran, 9:40] No matter how hard the situation is, have faith and ask Al-Mu’min to give you aman -peace and security- in your heart. So start it today making a sincere dua for peace and security from Al–Mu’min and enrich it by saying 100 times Al-Mu’min!
Read the article below to learn more about the beautiful name of Allah Al-Mu’min!
al-Mümin Remover Fear: https://questionsonislam.com/article/al-mumin-remover-fear
Watch the videos below to understand better the beautiful name of Allah and reflect on its connection with the second video!
Al-Mu’min | The Bestower Of Faith | 99 Names: https://youtu.be/oowok8YVUso
Of Allah | Sheikh Muhammad Salah: https://youtu.be/oowok8YVUso
How to keep renewing your Eeman – Omar Suleiman: https://youtu.be/OXeevcM1svE