Praying with Asma Ul-Husna

Allah(j.j) decrees in Holy Quran in Araf 7/180 :

The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in his names: for what they do, they will soon be requited.

Any person who pray to Allah should try to utilize “beautiful names of Allah”, Asma Ul-Husna. He or she should use the suitable names in accordance with his, her wishes.  For instance if one is praying to diminish poverty or hunger and wishes to experience an expansion of livelihood and general income, he should use the names “Ar-Razzaq” which means “The Provider, the Sustainer”

or “Al Karim” which means “The One who is clear from abjectness. The most generous, the Bountiful.”

If the subject of the prayer is to seek forgiveness from earlier sins the following names are suggested be used inside the prayer while addressing Allah(j.j)


The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter. The Most Merciful


The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers. The most Compassionate


The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again. The Forgiving, the Forgiver


The One with wide forgiveness. The Forgiver, the effacer, the Pardoner.


The One who forgives a lot. The Forgiving, the Pardoner.

If one is praying to asking for help to punish tyrants or enemies of Islam he can use the names:


The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One who destroys them. The Avenger


The Subduer who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything. The Almighty, the Dominant

Asma Ul-Husna, where asma is the plural of the word “ism” which means name and husna means beautiful is like set of keys which helps us open the gates when our prayers try to reach to Allah(j.j)

Since Allah(j.j) is a companion to believers, it is really wise to know the meanings of Asma Ul-Husna. There are many hadiths of the Prophet Muhammed(saw) on the importance and meritoriousness of knowing all of Asma Ul-Husna





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