Virtues of Asmaul Husna: The noble names of Allah

Asmaul Husna or the noble names of Allah SWT has many secrets and virtues for anyone who wants to do it, know its meaning, live, and practice in life.

First, the cause of entering paradise

For anyone who knows asmaul husna, believes in it and practices it, then for him is Paradise. As explained in a hadith, from Abu Hurayrah RA the Messenger of Allah said:

عَنْ أبي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَال: قَالَ رَسولُ الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لله تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسَعُونَ اسْمًا مَائةٌ إلَّا وَاحِدَةً لا يَحْفَظُها أَحَدٌ إلا دَخَلَ الجَنَّةَ

“God has ninety-nine names, one hundred and one less. No one memorizes it unless he enters Paradise.”

وفي روايةٍ: “مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الَجنَّةَ

In another narration the hadith reads, “Whoever counts it then enters Paradise.”

Second, introduce my servant to God

عَنْ أَبِي كَعْبٍ رضي الله عنه؛ أنَّ المشْرِكِينَ قَالُوا للنبيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: يا مُحَمَّدُ، انْسِبْ لَنَا رَبَّكَ، فَأَنْزَلَ اللهُ تَعَالَى: ﴿ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ * اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ * لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ * وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

From Abi Kaab RA, that the musrik people said to the Prophet Muhammad SAW, “O Muhammad, tell hamk about your god. So Allah sent down the Letter of the Ikhlas.”

Third, the basis of all worship

Abu Qasim At Taymi in al-Hujjah fi al-Mahajjah explains the importance of knowing asmaul husna.

Some scholars say that the first obligation that God has to do to his creatures is to know Him, so when people know Him, people will worship Him.

فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ

Know that there is no god but Allah.” (QS Muhammad 19).

It is proper for Muslims to know the names of Allah and his interpretations or meanings so that they can glorify Allah in earnest.

Fourth, because of the answer to prayer with Asmaul Husna (Allah Name)

وَلِلَّهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا

“And Allah has asmaul husna, so pray to Allah with Asmaul Husna.” (QS Al Araf 180).

Praying to Allah with asmaul husna is the cause of prayer and the deterred calamity. So Allah SWT loves because Allah is Ar Rahman (The Most Merciful) Ar Rahim (the Almighty). And Allah forgives the cause of Al Ghafur.

Prophet Muhammad SAW used to ask Allah with asmaul husna and rely on Him with asmaul husna. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said

أَسْأَلُك بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ، سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ، أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ، أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَه فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ – أَنْ تَجْعَلَ القُرآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي

“I plead with Thee with all Thy names which thou hast named thyself with those names, or which thou hast sent down in thy scriptures, or which Thou hast taught one of Thy creations, or which Thou hast specialized those names in the unseen knowledge; that Thou mayest make Alquram a breather of heart.”

Fifth, God loves servants who love asmaul husna (Allah name)

عنْ عَاِئشَةَ رضي الله عنها؛ أنَّ النبيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم بَعَثَ رَجُلًا عَلَى سَرِيَّةٍ، وَكَانَ يَقْرَأُ لِأَصْحَابِهِ في صَلَاتِهِم، فَيَخْتِمُ رضي الله عنه ﴿ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ ﴾، فَلَمَّا رَجَعُوا ذَكَرُوا ذَلِكَ للنَّبِي صلى الله عليه وسلم، فَقَالَ: “سَلُوهُ لَأَي شَيْءٍ يَصْنَعُ ذلك؟” فَسَأَلُوهُ، فَقَالَ: لأنَّها صِفَةُ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَأَنَا أُحِبُّ أَنْ أَقْرَأَ بِهَا. فقالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: “أَخْبِرُوه أنَّ اللهَ يُحِبُّه”

From Aisha RA, Prophet Muhammad SENT a man at a war and he became the imam of prayer for others and always closed the reading of his letter with qulhuwallahu Sunday. When they returned to the Prophet, they mentioned it to him.

The Prophet said, “Ask him why he read the letter.” Then a friend asked him. He said, “Because in the nature of Ar Rahman, I like to read it.” Then the Prophet said, “Tell him that Allah SWT also loves him.”

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Sixth, the cause of the loss of distress and distress

Ibn Masud (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “No one is afflicted with worry and sadness and then prays: “O Allah, I am a son of Your male servant, my forelock is in your hands, your law applies to me, your decision is very fair to me.

I plead with all the names you have, which You call Yourselves by, which You teach one of Your creatures, which You have sent down in Your Book or that You hide in the occult with You.

Make the Qur’an a spring of my heart and a light on my breast, and a remover of my sorrows, except That Allah will remove his worries and sorrows and make pleasure in return.”

Friend asked, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, have we not studied it?’ He replied, “It is right for the one who hears it to learn it.”

Seventh, Asmaul Husna (Allah Name) source of all science

هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

“He is the First and the Last, the Last, and the Bathin. and He knows all things.” (QS Al Hadid 3). And the Prophet (pbuh) said:

اللهُمَّ أَنْتَ الأَوَّلُ، فَلَيْسَ قَبْلَكَ شَيْءٌ، وَأَنْتَ الآخِرُ فَلَيْسَ بَعْدَك شَيْءٌ

“O God, You are the beginning, and there is nothing before You. And Thou art the last, and there is nothing after Thee.”

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