Allah has said ask from Me through mentioning My names. (Hadith
Religious scholars have related that Allah has three thousand
names. One thousand are only known by angels, 1,000 known only by
prophets, 300 are in the Torah (Old Testament), 300 are in Zabur (Psalms
of David), 300 are in the New Testament, and 99 are in the Quran. This
makes 2,999 Names. One Name which has been hidden by Allah is called
Ism Allah al-azam: The Greatest Name of Allah.
1. AR-RAHMAN. The Beneficent.
He who gives blessings and prosperity to all beings
without showing dispairty.
2. AR-RAHIM. The Merciful.
He who gives blessings and prosperity, particularly to
those who use these gifts as Allah has said, and is merciful to the
believers in the hereafter.
3. AL-MALIK. The Sovereign Lord.
He who is the absolute king of the entire universe.
4. AL-QUDDUS. The Holy.
He who is free from all error, absentmindedness, is free
from incapability and from any kind of defect.
5. AS-SALAM. The Source of Peace.
He who frees his servants from all danger and
obstruction. He who gives His greeting to those fortunate people in
6. AL-MUMIN. The Guardian of Faith.
He who places faith in the heart of His servants,
protects those who seek refuge in Him, and gives tranquility.
7. AL-MUHAYMIN. The Protector.
He who watches over and protects all things.
8. AL-AZIZ. The Mighty. The Unconquerable
9. AL-JABBAR. The Compeller.
He who repairs all broken things, who completes that
which is incomplete, and who has the ability, with force, to make people
do whatever He wants.
10. AL-MUTAKABBIR. The Majestic.
He who shows His greatness in all things and in all
11. AL-KHALIQ. The Creator.
He who creates everything from nothing and creates all
things with the knowledge of what will happen to them.
12. AL-BARI. The Evolver.
He who creates all things in proportion.
13. AL-MUSAWWIR. The Fashioner.
He who designs all things.
14. AL-GHAFFAR. The Forgiver.
He who is all-forgiving.
15. AL-QAHHAR. The Subduer.
He who is victorious and dominant in a way that He can
do anything He wills.
16. AL-WAHHAB. The Bestower.
He who donates all blessings to His creatures.
17. AR-RAZZAQ. The Provider.
He who provides all things beneficial to His creatures.
18. AL-FATTAH. The Opener.
He who opens the solution to all problems, and
19. AL-ALIM. The All-Knowing.
He who is all knowing.
20. AL-QABID. The Constrictor.
He who constricts.
21. AL-BASIT. The Expander.
He who is the expander.
22. AL-KHAFID. The Abaser.
He who diminishes or decreases.
23. AL-RAFI. The Exalter.
He who uplifts.
24. AL-MUIZZ. The Honorer.
He who makes one glorious, gives dignity, and treats one
25. AL-MUZILL. The Dishonorer.
Hw qho lowers and puts one in abasement and degradation.
26. AS-SAMI. The All-Hearing.
He who hears everything.
27. AL-BASIR. The All-Seeing.
He who sees everything.
28. AL-HAKAM. The Judge.
He who judges and provides what is due.
29. AL-ADL. The Just.
The just one.
30. AL-LATIF. The Subtle One.
He who knows the delicate meanings of everything. He
who creates things most subtly, which cannot be understood by people,
and He who gives blessings to people in the most subtle ways.
31. AL-KHABIR. The Aware.
He who has knowledge of the most secret parts of
everything, and knows their inner meanings.
32. AL-HALIM. The Forbearing One.
He who is clement.
33. AL-AZIM. The Great One.
He who is magnificent.
34. AL-GHAFUR. The All-Forgiving.
He who forgives all.
35. ASH-SHAKUR. The Appreciative.
He who is grateful and gives rewards for deeds done for
36. AL-ALI. The Most High.
He who is most high.
37. AL-KABIR. The Most Great.
He who is most great.
38. AL-HAFIZ. The Preserver.
He who preserves all things in detail, and for a time
preserves them from misfortune and calamity.
39. AL-MUQIT. The Maintainer.
He who sustains.
40. AL-HASIB. The Reckoner.
He who knows in detail the account of things people do
throughout their lives.
41. AL-JALIL. The Sublime One.
He who has wealth, dominion and holiness.
42. AL-KARIM. The Generous One.
He who is generous.
43. AR-RAQIB. The Watchful.
He who observes all creatures, and every action is under
44. AL-MUJIB. The Responsive.
The One who responds to every need.
45. AL-WASI. The All-Embracing.
He who has limitless capacity and abundance.
46. AL-HAKIM. The Wise.
He who has wisdom in all orders and actions.
47. AL-WADUD. The Loving.
He who loves those who do good and bestows on them His
compassion. He who is the only one who should be loved and whose
friendship is to be earned.
48. AL-MAJID. The Most Glorious One.
He who is most glorious.
49. AL-BAITH. The Resurrector.
He who gives life to all creatures on the judgment day.
50. ASH-SHAHID. The Witness.
He who is present everywhere and observes all things.
51. AL-HAQQ. The Truth.
He whose existence has no change.
52. AL-WAKIL. The Trustee.
He who provides a means to solve all problems in the best way.
53. AL-QAWI. The Most Strong.
54. AL-MATIN. The Firm One.
55. AL-WALI. The Protecting Friend.
He who is the Friend of His righteous servants.
56. AL-HAMID. The Praiseworthy.
He who is the only one to be praised and glorified and thanked
by all creatures.
57. AL-MUHSI. The Reckoner.
He who knows the number of all things although they cannot be
counted, and knows each of them.
58. AL-MUBDI. The Originator.
He who has created for the first time all beings from nothing
and without any model.
59. AL-MUID. The Restorer.
he who restores all beings.
60. AL-MUHYI. The Giver of Life.
He who gives life and health.
61. AL-MUMIT. The Creator of Death.
He who creates death.
62. AL-HAYY. The Alive.
He is all-knowing and His strength is sufficient for everything.
63. AL-QAYYUM. The Self-Subsisting.
He who holds the entire universe.
64. AL-WAJID. The Finder.
He who finds whatever He wants in the time He desires.
65. AL-MAJID. The Noble.
He whose highness is great, who is beneficent, and His
munificence is rich.
66. AL-WAHID. The Unique.
He who is One in His actions, His Names, who has no partner or
equal in His attributes, personality and orders.
67. AL-AHAD. The One.
68. AS-SAMAD. The Eternal.
He who is the only being to apply to if one has any need to be
competed or any troubles to be eliminated.
69. AL-QADIR. The Able.
He who is able to do anything in the way He wills.
70. AL-MUQTADIR. The Powerful.
He who is more powerful than any being.
71. AL-MUQADDIM. The Expediter.
72. AL-MUAKHKHIR. The Delayer.
He who delays whatever He wants.
73. AL-AWWAL. The First.
74. AL-AKHIR. The Last.
75. AZ-ZAHIR. The Manifest.
76. AL-BATIN. The Hidden.
77. AL-WALI. The Governor.
He who directs, manages, conducts, governs, measures, plans
every action which happens at any moment in the entire universe.
78. AL-MUTAALI. The Most Exalted.
He who is higher than any action, manner or condition, and any
thought that any being may have. This Name indicates that Allah is
higher than the most evolved thought of man.
79. AL-BARR. The Source of All Goodness.
He who is tolerant to His servants, to all creatures, and is
good to them.
80. AT-TAWWAB. The Acceptor of Repentance.
81. AL-MUNTAQIM. The Avenger.
He who punishes wrongdoers.
82. AL-AFUW. The Pardoner.
He who pardons all who repent sincerely as if they had no
83. AR-RAUF. The Compassionate.
He who is benign.
84. MALIK-UL-MULK. The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty.
85. DHUL-JALAL-WAL-IKRAM. The Lord of Majesty and Bounty.
86. AL-MUQSIT. The Equitable
He who does His work accordingly and in a balanced way.
87. AL-JAME. The Gatherer.
He who collects things, gathers them, anywhere He wants, at any
88. AL-GHANI. The Self-Sufficient.
89. AL-MUGHNI. The Enricher.
90. AL-MANI. The Preventer.
91. AD-DARR. The Distresser.
He who creates that which makes one despondent.
92. AN-NAFI. The Propitious.
He who creates all things which provide goodness and benefit.
93. AN-NUR. The Light.
He who provides divine light to the entire universe; to the faces,
minds and hearts of His servants.
94. AL-HADI. The Guide.
He who guides, gives success and directs His servant to do
things beneficial to others.
95. AL-BADI. The Incomparable.
He who creates wonders in the universe without any design.
96. AL-BAQI. The Everlasting.
97. AL-WARITH. The Supreme Inheritor.
He who has everlasting ownership of all things. Finite man only
has temporary ownership and at death all creatures have nothing.
98. AR-RASHID. The Guide to the Right Path.
He who is the guide, with wisdom, to the right path according to
His eternal plan.
Volume 1 Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "A man saw a dog eating mud from (the severity of)
thirst. So, that man took a shoe (and filled it) with water and kept
on pouring the water for the dog till it quenched its thirst. So Allah
approved of his deed and made him to enter Paradise." And narrated
Hamza bin 'Abdullah: My father said. "During the lifetime of Allah's
Apostle, the dogs used to urinate, and pass through the mosques (come
and go), nevertheless they never used to sprinkle water on it (urine
of the dog.)"
Volume 1 Narrated 'Adi bin Hatim:
I asked the Prophet (about the hunting dogs) and he replied, "If you
let loose (with Allah's name) your tamed dog after a game and it hunts
it, you may eat it, but if the dog eats of (that game) then do not
eat it because the dog has hunted it for itself." I further said,
"Sometimes I send my dog for hunting and find another dog with it.
He said, "Do not eat the game for you have mentioned Allah's name
only on sending your dog and not the other dog."
Volume 4, Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "If somebody keeps a dog, he loses one Qirat
(of the reward) of his good deeds everyday, except if he keeps it
for the purpose of agriculture or for the protection of livestock.
Volume 4 Narrated Sufyan bin Abi Zuhair Ash-Shani:
That he heard Allah's Apostle saying, "If somebody keeps a dog that
is neither used for farm work nor for guarding the livestock, he will
lose one Qirat (of the reward) of his good deeds everyday."
Volume 4 Narrated Abu Talha:
The Prophet said, "Angels do not enter a house witch has either a
dog or a picture in it."
Volume 4 Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because,
passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about
to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover
she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that."
Volume 9 Narrated 'Adi bin Hatim:
I asked the Prophet, "I send off (for a game) my trained hunting dogs;
(what is your verdict concerning the game they hunt?" He said, "If
you send off your trained hunting dogs and mention the Name of Allah,
then, if they catch some game, eat (thereof). And if you hit the game
with a mi'rad (a hunting tool) and it wounds it, you can eat (it)."
Book 2 Narrated Abdullah Ibn Mughaffal:
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) ordered killing of the
dogs and then said: What about them, i.e. about other dogs? - and
then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog
for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil,
wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.
Book 9 Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs
except the dog tamed for hunting, or watching of the herd of sheep
or other domestic animals. It was said to Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased
with them) that AbuHurayrah (Allah be pleased with him) talks of
(exception) about the dog for watching the field, whereupon he said: Since AbuHurayrah
(Allah be pleased with him) possessed land.
book 9 Narrated Abdullah Ibn Mughaffal:
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs
and then said: What is the trouble with them (the people of Medina)?
How dogs are nuisance to them (the citizens of Medina)? He then permitted
keeping of dogs for hunting and (the protection of) herds. In the
hadith transmitted on the authority of Yahya, he (the Prophet) permitted
the keeping of dogs for (the protection of) herds, for hunting and
(the protection of) cultivated land.
Book 23 Narrated Maymunah:
One morning Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) was silent with
grief. Maymunah said: Allah's Messenger, I find a change in your mood
today. Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: Gabriel had promised
me that he would meet me last night, but he did not meet me. By Allah,
he never broke his promises; and Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him)
spent the day in this sad (mood). Then it occurred to him that there
had been a puppy under their cot. He gave an order and it was turned
out. He then took some water in his hand and sprinkled it on the place.
When it was evening Gabriel met him and he said to him: You promised
me that you would meet me the previous night. He said: Yes, but we
do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture. So the
very next morning he commanded the dogs to be killed. He announced
that the dog kept for the orchards should also be killed, but he spared
the dog used for the protection of extensive fields (or big gardens).
(3) SUNAN ABU DAWUD
Book 16 Narrated Adi ibn Hatim:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Eat what ever is caught for
you by a dog or a hawk you have trained and set off when you have
mentioned Allah's name. I said: (Does this apply) if it killed (the
animal)? He said: When it kills it without eating any of it, for it
caught it only for you.
book 16 Narrated AbuTha'labah al-Khushani:
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said about the game hunted
by a dog: If you set off your dog and have mentioned Allah's name,
eat (it), even if it eats any of it; and eat what your hands return
book 41 Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: When you hear the barking of
dogs and the braying of asses at night, seek refuge in Allah, for
they see which you do not see.
Book 41 Narrated Ali ibn Umar ibn Husayn ibn Ali:
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) as saying: Do not go out
much when there are few people about , for Allah the Exalted scatters
abroad of His beasts in that hour (according to Ibn Marwan's version).
Ibn Marwan's version has: For Allah has creatures. He then mentioned
the barking of dogs and braying of asses in a similar manner. He added
in his version: Ibn al-Had said: Shurahbil ibn al-Hajib told me on
the authority of Jabir ibn Abdullah from the Apostle of Allah
(peace be upon him)
similar to it.
(4) MUWATTA IMAM MALIK
Book 20 Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi from Abdullah ibn
Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him
peace, said, "There are five kinds of animal which it is not wrong
for some one in ihram to kill: crows, kites, scorpions, rats and mice,
and wild dogs."
Book 20 Yahya related to me from Malik from Abdullah ibn Dinar from
Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him
and grant him peace,said,"There are five (kinds of) animal which it
is not wrong for some one in ihram to kill: scorpions, rats and mice,
crows, kites and wild dogs. "
book 20 Yahya related to me from Malik from Hisham ibn Urwa from his
father that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant
him peace, said, "There are five trespassers that can be killed in
the Haram: rats and mice, scorpions, crows, kites and wild dogs."
Book 20 Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab that Umar ibn
al-Khattab told people to kill snakes in the Haram.
Malik said, about the "wild dogs" which people were told to kill in
the Haram, that any animals that wounded, attacked, or terrorised
men, such as lions, leopards, Iynxes and wolves, were counted as"wild
dogs." However, someone who was in ihram should not kill beasts of
prey that did not attack (people), such as hyenas, foxes, cats and
anything else like them, and if he did then he had to pay a forfeit
for it. Similarly, someone in ihram should not kill any predatory
birds except the kinds that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant
him peace, specified, namely crows and kites. If someone in ihram
killed any other kind of bird he had to pay a forfeit for it.
Book 25 Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard the people
of knowledge say that when a man hit game and something else might
have contributed to death, like water or an untrained dog, that game
was not to be eaten unless it was beyond doubt that it was the arrow
of the hunter that had killed it by reaching a vital organ, so that
it did not have any life after that.
book 25 Yahya said that he heard Malik say that there was no harm
in eating game when you did not see it die if you found the mark of
your dog on it or your arrow in it as long as it had not remained
overnight. If it had remained overnight, then it was disapproved of
to eat it.
book 25 Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi that Abdullah ibn
Umar said about a trained dog, "Eat whatever it catches for you whether
it eats from it or not."
book 25 Yahya related to me from Malik that he heard Nafi say that
Abdullah ibn Umar said, "Whether it eats from it or not."
Book 25 Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard that Sad
ibn Abi Waqqas had said, when asked about a trained dog killing game,
"Eat, even if only one piece of it remains."
book 25 Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard some of the
people of knowledge say that when falcons, eagles, and hawks and their
like, understood as trained dogs understood, there was no harm in
eating what they had killed in the course of hunting, if the name
of Allah had been mentioned when they were sent out.
Malik said, "The best of what I have heard about retrieving game from
the falcon's talons or from the dog's fangs and then waiting until
it dies, is that it is not halal to eat it."
Malik said, "The same applies to anything which could have been slaughtered
by the hunter when it was in the talons of the falcon or the fangs
of the dog. If the hunter leaves it until the falcon or dog has killed
it, it is not halal to eat it either". He continued, "The same thing
applies to any game hit by a hunter and caught while still alive,
which he neglects to slaughter before it dies."
Malik said, "It is generally agreed among us that it is halal to eat
the game that a hunting-dog belonging to magians hunts or kills, if
it is sent out by a muslim and the animal is trained. There is no
harm in it even if the muslim does not actually slaughter it.
It is the same as a muslim using a magian's knife to slaughter with
or using his bow and arrows to shoot and kill with. The game he shot
and the animal he slaughters are halal. There is no harm in eating
them. If a magian sends out a muslim's hunting dog for game, and it
catches it, the game is not to be eaten unless it is slaughtered by
a muslim. That is like a magian using a muslim's bow and arrow to
hunt game with, or like his using a muslim's knife to slaughter with.
It is not halal to eat anything killed like that.
Book 54 Malik related to me from Yazid ibn Khusayfa that as-Sa'ib
ibn Yazid informed him that he heard Sufyan ibn Abi Zuhayr who was
from the Azd Shanua tribe and among the companions of the Messenger
of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, speaking with some
people who were with him at the door of the mosque. He said, "I heard
the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say,
'If anyone acquires a dog which he does not use as a sheepdog or for
hunting, a qirat will be deducted from the reward of his good deeds
each day.' " He was asked, "Did you hear this from the Messenger of
Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace?" He said, "Yes, by
the Lord of this mosque."
Book 54 Malik related to me from Nafi from Abdullah ibn Umar that
the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,
"Whoever acquires a dog other than a sheepdog or hunting dog, will
have two qirats deducted from the reward of his good actions every
Malik related to me from Nafi from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger
of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, ordered dogs to
Whoever reads surah Iklaas 10 times, Allah makes a house for him in
whoever prays 4 rakahs before dhuhr and 4 rakahs after dhuhr, Allah
will make him Haraam on the hellfire.
whoever reads Ayat ul Kursi after each fardh prayer, there is no
between him and heaven except death.
Whoever reads Burdain*, he will enter Jannah
* burdain is fajr and asr-- these are mentioned specifically b/c they are prayers which it is hard to wake up for; in the Prophet's (saw) time, it was a custom to sleep after lunch therefore it is sunnah to do so.
Whoever says SUBHANALLAHI WA BIHAMDIH SUBHANALLAHI AL ADHEEM 100 times a day, his sins will be forgiven even if they are as plentiful as the foam
of the sea.
Whoever prays 12 rakahs in a day other than fardh and witr for Allah, He makes a house for him in Paradise.
Whoever keeps fasting just for Allah's satisfaction, Allah puts a distance of 100 years' travel from Hell.
Whoever reads fajr (for men, specifically in Jama'ah, for women, at home, in Jama'ah, or wherever) and remembers Allah until sunrise (that
is, reads Qur'an, Memorizes surahs, etc), then prays two rakaas of Shurooq (sunrise) he will get the reward of Complete complete complete hajj and umrah (the word complete was emphasized three times by the Prophet (s.a.w.)).