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 seventh 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 Seventh Week Summary, we studied the names of Allah, Al-Karim, Ar-Raqib, Al-Mujeeb, Al-Wasi, Al-Hakeem, Al-Wadud, Al-Majeed. 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 43: Al-Karim
Meaning : The Most Generous
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Kareem (in Arabic: ٱلْكَرِيمُ) meaning the one who is the most generous, bountiful and esteemed. He is The One whose kindness knows no bounds and continually gives precious gifts to whomever He wills. He is gracious in giving and forgiving.
Make the dua below and say “Ya Karim” 100 times today!
Let’s read the article below which shows an example of generosity that we can apply in the name of Al-Karim!
Let’s watch the video below and learn from an example of generosity!
Day 44: Ar-Raqib
Meaning :The All Watchful, The Watcher, The observer
Meaning the one who sees what’s hidden. He is the vigilant witness and acts as a guardian protecting His creation. He is the one who sees the truth in everything. He knows the secrets of every soul, and on the day of recompense, Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ will reward it for what it’s earned.
When the Prophet Yunus ‘alayhi sallam was all alone in the whale he was said:
Then he called out in the darkness (saying), ‘There is no god except You. All Extolment be to You! Surely, I have been of the unjust.’ [Quran, 21:87]
Memorize this dua and supplicate with it to Ar-Raqib: The Prophet Yunus was all alone and He sought forgiveness from the One Who was watching Him all along. Next time when you are all alone, whether it be psychically because you are stuck somewhere, or mentally because you feel down, seek forgiveness from Ar-Raqib and He will give you a way out!
Read the article below which will lead you to understand better the meaning of the beautiful name Ar-Raqib!https://aboutislam.net/multimedia/videos/the-watchful-in-awe-of-allah-3/
Watch the video below and reflect on its connection with the name!
Day 45: Al-Mujeeb
Meaning :The Responsive One
The Responsive, The Answerer of Prayers, The Hearkener.
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Mujeeb/Al-Mujib (in Arabic: ٱلْمُجِيبُ) meaning He is the one very close to His believers and readily available to hear and answer the supplications of those who ask. He is the responder to all needs, invitations, and prayers. Whoever needs help in difficulties, they should call upon this name of Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ.
Remember the Ayat and Hadith below and ask Allah sincerely on this beloved night which is the first Thursday night of the three beloved months (Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan).
“There is no Muslim who calls upon Allah, without sin or cutting family ties, but that Allah will give him one of three answers: He will quickly fulfill his supplication, He will store it for him in the Hereafter, or He will divert an evil from him similar to it.” They said, “In that case we will ask for more.” The Prophet said, “Allah has even more.” Musnad Ahmad 11133
Let’s read the articles and learn why does Allah ask us to worship Him and how to rely on Him which are related to the name Al-Mujeeb!
Let’s watch the video below to understand better the meaning of the beautiful name Al-Mujeeb!
Day 46: Al-Wasi
Meaning :The All-Encompassing
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Wasi (in Arabic: ٱلْوَاسِعُ): The one who’s knowledge, mercy, and provision are vast. He is of limitless capacity and abundance and gives without expecting anything in return. Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ embraces all things and His wisdom and mercy are boundless.
Make the dua below and reflect on the vastness of Allah swt!“Oh Allah, Al-Wasi, we know that You are the One who encompasses everything and everyone. Make us of the dhaakireen— those who constantly remember Your vastness and perfection and whose actions reflect this awareness. Inspire us to contemplate Your endless dominion and make us turn to You for every request. Guide us in being good, kind, and just ambassadors of Your religion on this earth, and enable us in our faith to never doubt any of Your characteristics!”
Let’s read the article below and try to explore the relation between the article and the beautiful name Al-Wasi!
Let’s watch the video below and understand better the meaning of the beautiful name Al-Wasi!
Day 47: Al-Hakeem
Meaning :The All-Wise
The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Hakeem (in Arabic: ٱلْحَكِيمُ), the most judicious and the all-wise. He possesses the ability to determine right from wrong and is free from error and misunderstanding. His designs in nature and life are perfect and accurate. He is the only one qualified to judge the worth of all things.
Praise Allah by His name Al-Hakeem and don’t forget that everything happens for a reason. His divine wisdom is upon everything. Of all things you daily ask of Allah, make sure you keep asking Him for understanding of the deen of Islam.
Al-Hakeem says: And whosoever is granted wisdom is indeed granted abundant good. [Quran, 2:269]
Let’s read the articles below in order to understand better the wisdom of Allah and His beautiful name Al-Hakeem!
Let’s watch the video below for a quick explanation of the meaning of Al-Hakeem!
Day 48: Al-Wadud
Meaning :The Most Loving
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Wadud (in Arabic: ٱلْوَدُودُ), the most loving and affectionate. He is faithful to his servants and shows them the purest love. He is the singular source of all love and kindness. The One who loves His believing servants, and His believing servants adore Him.
Make the dua in the hadith below and say the name “Ya Wadud” 100 times today to be loved by Allah and love the things He loves!
Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “David would supplicate, saying: O Allah, I ask you for your love and the love of those who love you and the deeds that will bring me your love. O Allah, make your love more beloved to me than myself and my family and even cold water.”
Sunan al-Tirmidhi 3490
Let’s read the articles below and be mindful of the name Al-Wadud together
Watch the video below which explains the meaning of the beautiful name Al-Wadud!
Day 49: Al-Majeed
Meaning :The All-Glorious
The Most Glorious One, The Most Honorable.
Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al-Majeed (in Arabic: ٱلْمَجِيدُ), meaning the one who is the most glorious, honorable, dignified, noble, and generous. It is another name that covers several attributes. He is the only one deserving all praise and honor because He is all-glorious.
In hadith book of Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 804 it was narrated that Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to start his prayer by saying: ‘Subhanaka Allahumma wa bi hamdika, wa tabarakas-muka, wa ta’ala jadduka, wa la ilaha ghairuka.”
Glorious You are O Allah, and with Your praise, and blessed is Your Name, and exalted is Your majesty, and none has the right to be worshiped but You.
So make the dua and reflect on the meaning of the name Al-Majeed!
Al-Maajid and Al-Majeed can usually be translated as “The All-Glorious and the Magnificent.” Their similar root is majada, which means to be glorious and exalted. The word majd actually means nobility, honor, and magnificence. A description for the highest, the best, and the most exalted. Al-Maajid is He who possesses and is characterized by the attribute of majd – of glory, honor, and dignity. Al-Majeed, on the other hand, is a more intense form of the word. Al-Majeed is He who is characterized by gloriousness and nobility in terms of goodness of actions. He is generous and gives to us, His servants, bountifully. Allah’s throne, his ‘arsh, is also referred to as “majeed” because it is so exalted and magnificent.
Watch the video below which explains shortly the meaning of the name!