More Islamic Info Part4



Allah has said ask from Me through mentioning My names. (Hadith Qudsi) 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 heaven.

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 ways.

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 eliminates obstacles.

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 with respect.

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 Him.

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 His control.

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 previous sin.

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 time.

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.

99. AS-SABUR. The Patient.



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).


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 you. 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.


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 day." 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 be killed.


Whoever reads surah Iklaas 10 times, Allah makes a house for him in paradise

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 barrier 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.)).