Benefit of reciting each one of Allaah's Names
Fatwa No: 137085

Question

I have read about the benefits of reciting Allah's names at various sites including duas.org and islamic path.org. I have read that reciting each name is associated with a special benefit. I would like to know whether all this information associated with the 99 names of Allah, is true or not ? Kindly reply me. Thankyou in advance.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

After investigating and researching the books of the scholars that we have at hand, we have not come across any evidence that there is a special benefit of reciting every one of the Most Beautiful Names of Allaah. However, there is much good and a great reward in reciting Allaah’s Names as a Muslim should memorize them and act upon them. Indeed, it is confirmed that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Indeed, Allaah has ninety-nine names, one hundred minus one; and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly will enter Paradise.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 94453 and 86663

Allaah Knows best.

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