Allah (swt)

* You will see me use (swt) after Allah when I write blog posts. What does it mean? “swt” is an acroymn which stands for “subhanu wa ta’ala” which translates as “Glorified and Exalted”. Therefore Allah (swt) = Allah, the Glorified and Exalted.

* Please view a recent post ‘Life’s Journey: To Understand Our Creator’ to learn more about Who is Allah (swt)?

Allah (swt)

Allah (Arabic)  = God (English)

Islam is purely monotheism. Which means the worship of only, one creator. Muslim’s worship and praise Allah (aka in english, ‘God’), the same creator that is worshiped by Christians and Jews.

Muslims prefer to use the name Allah, in reference to their creator, instead of ‘God’ for several reasons:

1. Allah (swt) revealed the Quran in Arabic and preferred this name for himself.

2. It can not be pluralized. There is no such thing as more then one Allah. Whereas ‘God’ can be pluralized and rewritten as ‘Gods’ and ‘Goddess’.  Muslims prefer not to use the word ‘God’ because it can be easily changed (pluralized), and therefore it defeats the true essence of worshiping one creator. Since Islam is purely monotheistic then that means the ‘oneness’ (this is related to the aspect of Islam called ‘tawheed’) found in the religion and of the creator should be evident everywhere and in every aspect. Including in the name of the creator, hence Muslims call their creator – “Allah”.

Who is Allah(swt)? Allah(swt) is the creator, he is one and not in need of anyone, all else are in absolute need of Him.  All you need is a taste of love for Allah(Swt), once you get that taste that’s all you need for the rest of your life. To love Allah(swt) you must constantly remember Him. This love is enduring. When you look at all around you, you are reminded of Allah(swt).

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ASIDE:

Did you know, “Allah” instead of the word “God” is written in the Arabic version of the Bible that is read by Christian believers in the Middle East.

If you don’t think that the fact, that the name “God” can be pluralized, is a big deal, then I implore you to take a deeper look at the ‘definitions’ of ‘goddess’ or ‘gods’ in a dictionary. Even though ‘God’ is a beautiful name to address the ‘one creator’ and it implies that the parallel religion is monotheistic, it is not the best name. Because it can be transformed into the words ‘goddess’ or ‘gods’ which strongly parallel with polytheistic beliefs (the believe in one or more gods). Think about it.

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Common Phrases that Muslims say:

Subhan-Allah

Allahmdulliah  – “Praise be to Allah (swt)”

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The Most Beautiful Names of Allah (swt):

NOTE: Below is a table of the 99 names of Allah and the English translation. These names denote distinct qualities of Allah (swt). These are the most beautiful names and they belong to only Allah (swt). Muslims also use these names, alongside Allah (swt) when referring to the Creator.

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The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah:

1 Ar-Rahman The All Beneficent, The Most Merciful in Essence
2 Ar-Rahim The Most Merciful, The Most Merciful in Actions
3 Al-Malik The King, The Sovereign, The True and Ultimate King
4 Al-Quddus The Most Holy, The Most Pure, The Most Perfect
5 As-Salaam The Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, The Most Perfect
6 Al-Mu’min The Guarantor, The Self Affirming, The Granter of Security, The Affirmer of Truth
7 Al-Muhaymin The Guardian, The Preserver, The Overseeing Protector
8 Al-Aziz The Almighty, The Self Sufficient, The Most Honorable
9 Al-Jabbar The Powerful, The Irresistible, The Compeller, The Most Lofty, The Restorer/Improver of Affairs
10 Al-Mutakabbir The Tremendous
11 Al-Khaliq The Creator
12 Al-Bari’ The Rightful
13 Al-Musawwir The Fashioner of Forms
14 Al-Ghaffar The Ever Forgiving
15 Al-Qahhar The All Compelling Subduer
16 Al-Wahhab The Bestower
17 Ar-Razzaq The Ever Providing
18 Al-Fattah The Opener, The Victory Giver
19 Al-Alim The All Knowing, The Omniscient
20 Al-Qabid The Restrainer, The Straightener
21 Al-Basit The Expander, The Munificent
22 Al-Khafid The Abaser
23 Ar-Rafi‘e The Exalter
24 Al-Mu‘ezz The Giver of Honour
25 Al-Mudhell The Giver of Dishonour
26 As-Sami‘e The All Hearing
27 Al-Basir The All Seeing
28 Al-Hakam The Judge, The Arbitrator
29 Al-`Adl The Utterly Just
30 Al-Latif The Subtly Kind
31 Al-Khabir The All Aware
32 Al-Halim The Forbearing, The Indulgent
33 Al-Azeem The Magnificent, The Infinite
34 Al-Ghafur The All Forgiving
35 Ash-Shakur The Grateful
36 Al-Aliyy The Sublimely Exalted
37 Al-Kabir The Great
38 Al-Hafiz The Preserver
39 Al-Muqit The Nourisher
40 Al-Hasib The Reckoner
41 Al-Jalil The Majestic
42 Al-Karim The Bountiful, The Generous
43 Ar-Raqib The Watchful
44 Al-Mujib The Responsive, The Answerer
45 Al-Wasse‘e The Vast, The All Encompassing
46 Al-Hakim The Wise
47 Al-Wadud The Loving, The Kind One
48 Al-Majid The All Glorious
49 Al-Ba’ith The Raiser of The Dead
50 Ash-Shaheed The Witness
51 Al-Haqq The Truth, The Real
52 Al-Wakil The Trustee, The Dependable
53 Al-Qawaie The Strong
54 Al-Matin The Firm, The Steadfast
55 Al-Walaie The Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper
56 Al-Hamid The All Praiseworthy
57 Al-Muhsi The Accounter, The Numberer of All
58 Al-Mubdi’ The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of All
59 Al-Mu‘id The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
60 Al-Muhyi The Giver of Life
61 Al-Mumit The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer
62 Al-Hayy The Ever Living
63 Al-Qayyum The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All
64 Al-Wajid The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
65 Al-Majid The Illustrious, The Magnificent
66 Al-Wahid The One, The Unique, Manifestation of Unity
67 Al-Ahad The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible
68 As-Samad The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable,
The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting
69 Al-Qadir The All Able
70 Al-Muqtadir The All Determiner, The Dominant
71 Al-Muqaddim The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
72 Al-Mu’akhir The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
73 Al-Awwal The First
74 Al-Akhir The Last
75 Az-Zahir The Manifest, The All Victorious
76 Al-Batin The Hidden, The All Encompassing
77 Al-Wali The Patron
78 Al-Muta’ali The Self Exalted
79 Al-Barr The Most Kind and Righteous
80 At-Tawwab The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting
81 Al-Muntaqim The Avenger
82 Al-‘Afuww The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins
83 Ar-Ra’uf The Compassionate, The All Pitying
84 Malik-al-Mulk The Owner of All Sovereignty
85 Dhu-al-Jalali
wa-al-Ikram
The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86 Al-Muqsit The Equitable, The Requiter
87 Al-Jami‘e The Gatherer, The Unifier
88 Al-Ghanaie The All Rich, The Independent
89 Al-Mughni The Enricher, The Emancipator
90 Al-Mani’e The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender
91 Ad-Darr The Distressor, The Harmer
92 An-Nafi‘e The Propitious, The Benefactor
93 An-Nur The Light
94 Al-Hadi The Guide
95 Al-Badi The Incomparable, The Originator
96 Al-Baqi The Ever Enduring and Immutable
97 Al-Warith The Heir, The Inheritor of All
98 Ar-Rashid The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower
99 As-Sabur The Patient, The Timeless.

8 Responses to Allah (swt)

  1. Md.Iqbal says:

    I greatly infulence by allah.Allah is every in my.There no best relegion in the world except islam.Islam is the most beneficial relegion in the world.Allah is for every one just you have to on the allah and lets see what is allah doing for you.

  2. The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah,
    Subhannallah, i am also working on Art of 99 Names of Allah, and this will help it to define.

    Regards,
    Muhammad Younus
    mortyart.blogspot.com

  3. tsultan says:

    Salaam Br. Muhammad –

    I’m glad that you found this page useful :) and JazakAllahKhair for leaving your blog link – I’ll be sure to check it out.

  4. PiterJankovich says:

    My name is Piter Jankovich. oOnly want to tell, that your blog is really cool
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    P.S. Sorry for my bad english

  5. tsultan says:

    Hi Piter – I’m sooo sorry for the late reply to your comment. Yes, I guess it is a hobby. =] Enjoy the site and thank you for leaving a comment. I hope I can shed some positive light on Islam, inshallah.

  6. Stumbled upon your website via google the other day and absolutely like it. Carry on this fantastic work.

  7. tsultan says:

    Thanks Kris

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