Characteristics of the Names of Allah
He is Allah , the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. (Al-Hashr 59:27)
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Paradise; and Allah is witr (one) and loves ‘the witr‘ (i.e., odd numbers).” (Al-Bukhari)
Dr. Yasir Qadhi continues his reflection and explanation of the Names & Attributes of Allah in the light of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). In this episode, Dr. Yasir mentions some of the unique characteristics of Allah’s Names and how to understand these divine Names. There is a misconception among Muslims that Allah has only 99 Names. Actually, Allah has infinite number of names that cannot be counted.
What exactly is the concept of the 99 Names of Allah?
Watch this short video to find the answer to this question and more about the unique characteristics of Allah’s Names.
Source: Yasir Qadhi Youtube Channel.