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 fourth 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 Fourth Week Summary, we studied studied the names of Allah, Al-Basit, Al-Khafid, Ar-Rafi, Al-Mu’izz, Al-Mudhil, As-Sami, Al-Baseer. 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 22: Al-Basit
Meaning: The Extender
The Enlarger, The One whose bounty has no limits. He expands and widens the hearts and our souls and gives us sustenance in His Generosity and Mercy.
Allah is Al-Baasit, The One who amplifies all abundance. He is the one who makes the way wide open. He gives plentifully to whoever He wills and reaches out a helping hand to all mankind. Allah gives provision and mercy as He wishes.
Al-Qaabid, Al-Baasit is the One who withholds and extends. He contracts when it is good and He expands when it is good. At time He withholds and at other times He gives. This goes for provisions (rizq), life and death.
We can benefit from knowing al-Qabid and al-Basit. We can use these names in supplication, asking Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ to expand our hearts to be reminded in remembrance of Allah. We can call upon these names for rizq as they are closely related. But remember the natural laws of contraction and expansion. We should not be overly excited for good provision and not be deeply saddened in times of constraint.
So make dua that Allah, The Basit expands our hearts to be reminded in remembrance of Allah today!
Let’s read the article below to understand the name Al-Basit better!
Al-Basit Meaning – 99 Names of Allah, https://myislam.org/99-names-of-allah/al-basit/
Watch the video below to get the quick explanation of the name Al-Basit!
Day 23: Al-Khafid
Meaning: The Reducer
The lowerer, the reducer, the abaser. He lowers the status of people as a means to make them humble.
From the root, kh-f-d which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to lower, weaken, depress, to make humble, abase, to relax, diminish, subdue, to make gentle, tranquil, easy to deal with, to soften, make easy, facilitate.
This attribute describes how Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ abases the proud, the oppressors, and rebels. He chooses the ones to be humbled, softened, or made gentle. He decides to raise or weaken people, to give them honor, or to take it away.
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
It is the law of Allah that nothing is raised high in this world except what He lowers or puts down.Muslim, Birr, 69, Tirmidhî, Birr, 82.
Supplicate to Allah that he gives you peace and make you firm in His path by humbling you!
Read the article below and understand the meaning of Al-Khafid better!
Al-Khafid-The Humbler, https://questionsonislam.com/article/al-khafid-humbler
The video below will explain to you the reduction of Allah, let’s learn that together!
Day 24: Ar-Rafi
Meaning : The Exalter
The Exalter, The Elevator, The Raiser.
Allah is Ar-Rafi (in Arabic: ٱلْرَّافِعُ). He is The One who lowers whoever He wills and raises whoever He wills. The One who chooses who will be raised in rank in every way.
From the root r-f-‘ which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to raise or elevate something, to uplift, to take it up, to make high, to exalt, make honorable, make eminent, to bring a thing near.
The names Khafid and Rafi are often used together to acknowledge the way that balance and harmony are established and maintained though the interplay of cause and effect. Supplicate to Ar-Rafi to elevate your rank in His eyes and expand your rizq. You can also say the name (Ya Rafi) 100 times on a daily basis for Him to elevate you. Don’t forget to combine the name with the previous name Al-Khafid for to be humbled as well!
Let’s explore together how Ar-Rafi elevates the ones who are trying to spread peace and His word through the article below that mentions a group of Muslims who organized the biggest book campaign in Australia!
Watch the explanation of Ar-Rafi and then explore the playlist “Raising Believers” by Shaykha Fatima Barkatulla. Try to find the connection between the playlist and the name Ar-Rafi!
Day 25: Al-Mu’izz
Meaning : The Honourer-Bestower
The Honourer, The Bestower of Might.
He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem. Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is both al-Aziz (possessor of glory) and al-Mu’izz (giver of glory). He gives strength and honor to his obedient and loving servants. He gives material power to whoever he wills. He strengthens, glorifies, and makes it possible for someone or something to be respected.
The servant is closest to his Lord during prostration, so increase your supplications therein.Sahih Muslim 482, Book 4, Hadith 245
The most honored moment for a servant is when he/she prays and prostrates himself/herself before the one and only Creator, Allah. So go to sujood today and pray to Allah in prostration. Talk about all your worries, all your problems to Him and be sure that he will respond to you. Remember that he says in Surah Ghafir verse 60 “Your Lord has proclaimed, ‘Call upon Me, I will respond to you’…” He will surely respond to you!
Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives another except that Allah increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status. Sahih Muslim 2588, Book 45, Hadith 90
Let’s explore together the life of an honored person who showed us work with sincere intention, humbleness and faith knows no barriers. Reflect on the article’s connection with the name Al-Mu’iz today!
Does Al-Muizz loves honor? If so, how can we have it? Let’s explore it together through the videos below!
Day 26: Al-Mudhil
Meaning : The Dishonourer
Allah is Al Muzil or Mudhill (in Arabic: ٱلْمُذِلُّ) He gives esteem to whoever He willed. Hence there is no one to degrade Him, And He degrades whoever He willed. Hence there is no one to give Him esteem. The Dishonorer, The Disgracer, The Degrader, and The Humiliator. Allah humiliates those who disbelieve or disobey him. Once a man is disgraced, He may never be honored without the permission of Allah.
Pray to Allah for Him to make you from those who are humble and not the arrogant ones just like the devil!
Read the article below and explore the mentionings of the name Al-Mudhil from Qur’an and Sunnah!
Al-Muzill or Al-Mudhill Meaning – 99 Names of Allah, https://myislam.org/99-names-of-allah/al-muzil/#:~:text=Al%2DMuzill%20Meaning%3A,He%20degrades%20whoever%20He%20willed.
Watch the video below to understand the name Al-Mudhil!
Day 27: As-Sami
Meaning :The All-Hearing
The Hearer, The One who Hears all things. His eternal hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
Allah is As-Sami (in Arabic: ٱلْسَّمِيعُ) the perpetual hearer. He pays attention to every supplication, listening to all who reach out to Him. Whether we speak loudly or in secrecy, English or in French, Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ hears it all.
Make the dua below and reflect on the meaning of the name As-Sami!
Oh Allah, As-Sami, we know You hear every sound and thought. Aid us to watch our tongues and use them for Your sake only, protect us from foul speech, bless our tongue and our hearing, and make us of those whose prayers are answered, ameen!
Allah is All-Hearing. Why should we make dua since he already hears what is unspoken and knows what is in our hearts? Let’s figure out the answer through the article below!
Allah’s Name al-Samīʿ: https://yaqeeninstitute.org/read/paper/the-one-who-always-listens-allahs-name-al-sami
Let’s take a deeper look to mentionings of hearing and seeing in the Quran and also the meaning of As-Sami through the videos below!
Day 28: Al-Baseer
Meaning : The All-Seeing
The All-Noticing. The one who sees all things by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
Allah is Al-Baseer (in Arabic: ٱلْبَصِيرُ), He sees everything, even if it’s insignificant, like a black ant on a black stone when it’s pitch black at night. There is nothing hidden from His sight. He has knowledge of all things, both in Heaven and on Earth. He does not miss any detail. His sight encompasses all, not just the superficial. He sees what’s truly within.
Make the fua below and reflect on the meaning of Al Baseer!
“Oh Allah, Al-Baseer, we know You see every move we make. Aid us to watch our deeds and use our sight and insight for Your sake only, and make us grateful for the blessings of our senses. Protect us from bad deeds, and support us in doing everything we do, in worship and worldly affairs, with excellence!”
He is the All-knowing, the most merciful and the all-seeing. He watches all of our acts with a mercy that is much more than a mother has while she watches her child. Keeping it in mind, read the article below to learn more about the name Al-Baseer!
Al-Baseer Meaning- 99 Names of Allah: https://myislam.org/99-names-of-allah/al-baseer/
Watch the video below which explains the meaning of Al-Baseer!