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Part 3: Dhikr, the Beautiful Names of Allah

Names of Allah are recited to invoke Him (as dua'as) for obtaining benefits.

A'dads (total of numbers assigned to alphabets) are mentioned in brackets against each dua 'a.

It is the duty of the sincere and pious servants of Allah to seek help and fulfillment of their desires from their Lord, but He knows what is good for us and therefore we may not have that, which is asked for, yet we are bound to go on invoking Him, in strict compliance with the instructions of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib.

(1) Yaa Allaahu {66}

يَااَلله

Allah is the (proper) name of God. "Allah" is cited 2607 times in the holy Qur’an.

(a) To seek acceptance of prayers and fulfillment of legitimate desires recite 66 times immediately after sunrise, or at the time of sunset, or in the late hours of the night.

(b) To obtain full satisfaction of all legitimate desires recite 200 times, after wuzu, on Fridays.

(c) To be aware of the unity of Allah, to become pious and to wipe out the love of worldly things, recite it 1000 times daily.

(d) Make pills of flour, recite it 11000 times over them and drop them into a river or sea, all your difficulties will be made easy.

(e) Allah sends blessings on that house in which "Yaa Allaahu" is written and pasted or mounted on the wall.

Many ulamah (religious scholars) have said that this could be the ismi aa 'z 'am, the great name of Allah.

There are innumerable merits of the following dua'a:

لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ

‘Laa Ilaaha Illallaah’

Recite it as many times as possible to obtain the benefits mentioned in the following traditions.

The Holy Prophet said:
“Allah revealed to Prophet Musa that all the heavens and the earths with whatever is in them, if put into one plate of the (divine) scales, will be outweighed by ‘Laa Ilaaha Illallaah’ in the other.

At the time of death say again and again ‘Laa Ilaaha Illallaah’ to wash away the sins.

‘Laa Ilaaha Illallaah’ is the heart and soul of a believer's life in this world, a companion in the hour of death and a helping friend at the time of resurrection on the Day of Judgment.

Jibrail gave me the message of Allah that two groups of people, on the day of resurrection, will come up from the graves, one, with smiling faces, ‘Laa Ilaaha Illallaau Wallaahu Akbar’ on their lips; and the other, with disgraced faces, crying in despair”.

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib said: “The words ‘Laa Ilaaha Illallaah’ move upwards, as soon as they come out from the mouth of a Muslim, and clearing away all sins that they make contact with, settle down with the good deeds.”

Imam Muhammad Baqir said; "Nothing brings more rewards than the regular recitation of ‘Laa Ilaaha Illaallaah’".

Imam Jafar Sadiq said: "The good deeds of a person who recite one hundred times the words ‘Laa Ilaaha Illaallaah’ carry more weight than all other good actions, done on that day, except, of course, of that person who has recited the same a greater number of times."

(2) Al Ah'adu (The One) {13}

اَلاَحَدُ

(a) To work a cure of snake-bite, recite 100 times.
(b) He, who recites it 1000 times, in solitude, feels as if he is in the company of angels.
(c) To have love and friendship recite it many times.

(3) Al Awwalu (The Foremost) {37}

الأول

(a) To bring to a successful completion any job say: Al Awwalu.

(b) If recited a great deal regularly, people who come into daily contact, act with kindness and extend co-operation.

(c) It is also said that the near and dear ones, no more in this world, come in dreams to visit the person who recites it a great deal regularly.

(4) Al Aakhiru (The Last) {801}

الأخر

Whatever work taken in hand wins permanent success if Al Aakhiru is recited regularly. Love and respect of all wait in every walk of life. Also helps to attain success in apparently hopeless unfinished undertaking.

(5) Al A'liyyu (The Highest) {110}

العلي

(a) Everyone shows respect and does honour to that person who recite Al A'liyyu very many times.

(b) If recited regularly status and rank improve for the better.

(c) If one keeps Al A'liyyu; in writing with oneself, 24 hours, it brings prosperity. It is also said that it could be the ism aa'z'am, the great name of Allah.

(6) Al A'leemu (The All-Knowing) {150}

العليم

(a) If recited 6 times, after every obligatory prayer, it unravels the secrets of nature.

(b) If recited 6 times daily, knowledge and wisdom grow more and more.

(c) If recited a great deal, the light of Allah illuminates the heart and mind.

(d) Bread, with Al A'leemu written on it, if eaten for 40 consecutive days, keeps away starvation forever.

(7) Al A'zeezu (The Mighty) {94}

العزيز

(a) If recited 13 times a day regularly, it brings ample wealth.

(b) If recited 94 times a day regularly, it helps to gain the knowledge of chemistry.

(c) If recited a great deal regularly, it gives extraordinary spiritual power.

(8) Al A'adilu (The Just) {105}

العادل

(a) If recited regularly, ambiguous or hidden events and actions are made known, which help to arrive at just judgements and correct decisions.

(b) Bread with Al A'adilu written on it, if eaten, brings enlightenment.

(c) If recited a great deal regularly, all affairs are settled favourably by the help of Almighty Allah.

(9) Al A'fuwwu (The Pardoner) {156}

العفو

To get the blessings of Allah, and to avoid sins, recite ‘Al A'fuwwu’ as many times as possible, particularly it is very effective if recited 12 times after every obligatory prayer.

(10) Al Akramu (The Gracious) {261}

الاكرم

(a) Recite ‘Al Akramu’ after every obligatory prayer, and at the time of going to sleep, to achieve eminence.

(b) If recited a great deal before going to sleep, angels are appointed to ask forgiveness throughout the night for the person, who has recited ‘Al Akramu’.

(11) Ala'z'eemu (The Magnificent) {1020}

العظيم

(a) To command respect in influential circles, and to develop a forceful personality, make a habit of reciting ‘Al A'z'eemu’.

(b) Regular recitation heals and cures diseases.

(12) Al Ba’edu (The Distant) {86}

البعيد

If recited regularly carnal passions and mundane desires give way to piety and holiness.

(13) Al Baasit'u (The Spreader) {72}

الباسط

To be free, forever, from the humiliation of asking for satisfaction of all needs and necessities from other persons, recite ‘Al Baseet'u’ 9 times daily at dawn by raising both the arms towards the sky, and then rubbing both the palms on the face. Also recite 72 times after every obligatory prayer.

(14) Al Barru (The Good) {202}

البر

(a) If recited regularly, it gives inspiration to act piously; and removes hardships; creates love of Allah; and children have long lives.

(b) If recited 202 times for a child, good fortune and success go with that child at every stage of life.

(15) Al Baariyu (The Originator) {213}

الباري

(a) If recited daily, the dead body of the reciter, after death, will not decompose in the grave.

(b) If recited a great deal by a barren women she will give birth to a child.

(16) Al Bas'eeru (The All-Seeing) {302}

البصير

(a) To get special blessings of Allah, recite a great deal on Fridays.

(b) Recite regularly 5 times a day to cure eye ailments, including night blindness, and also to improve eyesight.

(17) Al Baaqee (The Survivor) {113}

الباقي

If recited 113 times regularly every day it brings prosperity, disperses troubles, and drives away enemies.

(18) Al Badee’u' (The Designer) {86}

البديع

(a) Recite 1000 times, in a single sitting, or 86 times daily for 14 consecutive days, to seek fulfillment of any particular legitimate desire.

(b) Regular recitation sets one free from all worries.

(19) Al Baa’ithu (The Resurrrector) {573}

الباعث

(a) Recite 100 times before going to bed and rub the palms on the chest, Allah will strengthen the heart with divine knowledge.

(b) Recite 573 times before going to sleep to improve intellectual power.

(c) Recitation of ‘Al Baa-ithu’ is very useful to pacify an ill-tempered officer.

(20) Al Baat'inu (The Inward) {62}

الباطن

(a) If recited regularly no one will know the secrets of the reciter.

(b) Recitation of ‘Al Baat'inu’ is a sure means of self-purification.

(21) Ad Dayyaanu (The Rewarder) {65}

الديان

The recitation of ‘Ad Dayyaanu’ is very helpful in cultivating the religious virtues.

(22) Al Fattaah’u (The Opener) {489}

الفتاح

(a) If recited 70 times after Fajr salat, keeping the right hand on the chest, all doubts are cleared and power of perception improves.

(b) If recited 21 times regularly after every obligatory prayer all worries are cleared away.

(23) Al Fardu (The Single) {284}

الفرد

To achieve distinction and originality in the company of people recite ‘Al Fardu’ 284 times daily.

(24) Al Faat'iru (The Maker) {290}

الفاطر

To make difficult task easy recite ‘Al Faat'iru’ 290 times daily.

(25) Al Faaliqu (The Producer) {211}

الفالق

To find the right direction when one loses one's way anywhere recite ‘Al Faaliqu’ 211 times.

(26) Al Ghaffaaru (The Oft-Forgiver) {1281}

الغفار

If recited 1281 times after Friday prayers regularly, Allah, if He so wills, absolves the reciter from the accountability of all sins.

(27) Al Ghafooru (The Forgiver) {1286}

الغفور

(a) To conceal one's private affairs from the sight or notice of others recite ‘Al Ghafooru’ 70 times daily for 3 days over some sand and drop it in a well or any such deep hole.

(b) To get rid of fever, keep written ‘Al Ghafooru’ with the patient.

(c) If recited 17 times after every obligatory prayer regularly, Allah forgives all the sins of the reciter, if Allah so wills.

(d) If recited a great deal regularly the reciter is kept safe from the enticements put up by Shaytan.

(28) Al Ghaniyyu (The Independent) {1060}

الغني

(a) To become rich and prosperous: Recite 1200 in one sitting.
Recite 10000 times every week for 10 consecutive weeks.
Recite ‘Al Ghaniyyul Mughnee’

الغني المغني

10000 times every Friday for 10 consecutive Fridays. (Do not eat meat during the entire period of recitation).

(b) To get the love of your wife recite at the time of going to bed with her.

(29) Al Haadee (The Guide) {20}

الهادي

(a) To get more knowledge and wisdom recite 20 times daily.

(b) To become a leader of the nation recite a great deal regularly most of the time.

(30) Al H'aleemu (The Indulgent) {88}

الحليم

(a) If recited a great deal regularly the reciter will never be oppressed or subdued.

(b) To get the blessings of Allah for promotion of business or advancement in occupation write ‘Al H'aleemu’ with saffron, wash it with pure water and use this water to clean the tools and instruments.

(31) Al H'ayyul Qayyoomu (The Ever-Living Self-Subsisting) {18+156=174}

الحي القيوم

(a) If recited 12 times after every obligatory prayer regularly, it cures eye ailments and prolonged sickness.

(b) If recited 174 times daily, wrongly accused person is acquited.

(c) If recited a great deal regularly the reciter never goes astray and remains in the bounds of the true faith till the last breath of life.

(d) To become famous, put on a ring with ‘Al H'ayyul Qayyoomu’ engraved on it.

(32) Al H'ameedu (The Praiseworthy) {62}

الحميد

(a) To have the knowledge of all things and to understand the nature of creation, recite ‘Al H'ameedu’ as many times as possible.

(b) Recite 62 times daily:
(i) to settle all affairs in your
favour,
(ii) to have longe life,
(iii) to be pious,
(iv) to possess good manners and
polite behavior.

(33) Al H'afeez'u (The Guardian) {998}

الحفيظ

(a) If recited 998 times no one will harm the reciter, and it drives away fear, and keeps safe from all types of accidents, including drowning.

(b) If recited regularly it makes the reciter courageous and brave.

(c) To cure sickness, recite 40 times daily for 26 days.

(d) Written ‘Al H'afeez'u’ if kept with a person, it keeps that person safe from the evil of all harmful creatures.

(e) Recite 998 times to remove fear and to overcome an enemy.

(34) Al H'aafiz'u (The Preserver) {989}

الحافظ

(a) Recite 989 times to avoid cruelty of a tyrant.

(b) Recite 26 times daily to dismiss calamities of all kind.

(35) Al H'aqqu (The Truth) {108}

الحق

(a) If recited after every obligatory prayer, it increases livelihood.

(b) If recited a great deal regularly, illegally held property or money, is returned to the true owner.

(c) If written on a square paper, kept on the palm, and raised towards the sky, all important jobs are quickly completed.

(36) Al H'aseebu (The Reckoner) {80}

الحسيب

(a) If recited 80 times daily for 7 weeks, starting from Thursday, all jobs are easily completed; all legitimate desires are fulfilled; and all worries are dispersed.

(b) To come out unharmed from investigations or cross-examinations recite 80 times before sunrise.

(37) Al H'akeemu (The Wise) {78}

الحكيم

(a) To have a bumper crop, write ‘Al H'akeemu’ with saffron, wash it with clean water, and spray this water over the tilled lands.

(b) To avoid death by accident recite a great deal regularly.

(c) To know the unseen forces, working against and in favour of you, so as to achieve success in whatever jobs are on hand, recite 78 times daily after tahajjud prayers.

(38) Al Jabbaaru (The Omnipotent) {206}

الجبار

(a) To keep oneself safe from tyranny recite 8 times daily.

(b) If recited 8 times at the time of sunrise and sunset, the reciter is kept safe from the evil of all harmful creatures.

(c) If recited a great deal regularly all enemies are destroyed forever.

(39) Al Jaleelu (The Magnificent) {73}

الجليل

(a) Recite 73 times daily to obtain a prestigious, grand and eminent status in life.

(b) If written with saffron and musk and kept on the body, it brings honour and respect.

(40) Al Jameelu (The Beautiful) {83}

الجميل

If recited many times regularly, it illuminates the face, enlightens the heart, and clears up the mind.

(41) Al Jawaadu (The Generous) {14}

الجواد

(a) Recite 14 times daily to develop the qualitles of charitableness and goodliness.

(b) To increase livelihood recite a great deal on Thursdays.

(42) Al Jaami-u' (The Gatherer) {114}

الجامع

(a) To recover missing or miplaced things recite 114 times.

(b) Worries and hardships will not come near a person if recited 114 times daily after every obligatory prayer.

(43) Al Khabeeru (The All-Aware) {812}

الخبير

(a) Recite 812 times before going to sleep to have the vision of any unknown thing, event or person, in the dream.

(b) If recited 11 times at the end of a 2 Rak’at salah for one full week, before going to sleep, without speaking to any one, the reciter comes to know, in the dream, whether to do or not to do a job, and, if to do, the right way is pointed out to achieve success, (It is a prayer to Allah for showing the right way i.e. istikharah).

(44) Al Khaalis'u (The Pure) {721}

الخالص

(a) Recite 721 times to hear glad tidings in the grave, after death.

(b) Recite a great deal to remain faithful to the religion of Allah till the last breath of life.

(45) Al Khaaliqu (The Creator) {731}

الخالق

(a) If recited 731 times for one week, it keeps the reciter safe from the calamities of the heavens and the earth.

(b) If recited a great deal daily, it is possible, whenever necessary, to pass unnoticed before the eyes of the unlookers, as if you are an invisible object; also it purifies the heart and the mind.

(46) Al Kabeeru (The Greatest) {232}

الكبير

(a) Recite a great deal to attain eminence and distinction.

(b) If recited 232 times for fulfillment of any legitimate desire, Allah will satisfy that desire.

(c) Recitation of ‘Al Kabeeru’ heals the burned part of the body.

(d) To lead a happy married life both husband and wife must recite ‘Al Kabeeru’ many times.

(47) Al Kareemu (The Kind) {270}

الكريم

(a) If recited on bed till one goes to sleep, Allah appoints angels to pray for the reciter; also all kinds of fears are dispelled.

(b) If recited 9 times daily after obligatory prayers; it brings honour, dignity and prosperity.

(48) Al Kaafiyu (The Effective) {111}

الكافي

(a) If recited 111 times daily, Allah bestows so many benefits and bounties that the reciter never feels the necessity to ask for anything from anybody.

(b) Regular recitation helps to overcome the enemy.

(49) Al Kaashifu (The Disperser) {401}

الكاشف

Recite ‘Yaa Kaashifa Z’urri Ayyooba’ (O He Who removed the hardship of Ayyub)

يا كاشف ضرايوب

many times daily to drive away sorrow, anxiety, poverty and diseases.

(50) Al Khaafiz’u (The Humiliator) {1481}

الخافض

(a) Recite 1481 times to get satisfaction of any legitimate desire.

(b) Recite a great deal to overcome and disarm your enemy.

(51) Al Lat’eefu (The Benign) {129}

اللطيف

(a) If a poor sick person recites ‘Al Lat'eefu’ after offering a two Rak’at salat, it will remove poverty and sickness.

(b) If recited regularly, the reciter never acts carelessly, nor is caught unawares.

(c) If recited 129 times on every Monday, all legitimate desires are fulfilled; also the reciter is exempted from being put on trial by Allah to test his or her faith.

(52) Al Maliku (The Sovereign) {90}

الملك

(a) To retain wealth and power, and to hold sway over the subordinates, recite 90 times daily.

(b) To have freedom from wants so as not to be forced to go to others for help, recite 90 times daily.

(53) Al Mu’minu (The Reliable Protector) {136}

المؤمن

If recited 136 times daily it keeps the reciter safe from the evil of men and jinn; and safeguards against adverse circumstances.

(54) Al Muhayminu (The Defender) {145}

المهيمن

(a) If recited 145 times daily, reciter becomes pious and sincere.

(b) If recited a great deal in the times of drought, it brings rain.

(c) If recited daily after obligatory prayers, angels are appointed to save the reciter from all possible accidents; and to help to overcome all difficulties in daily life.

(55) Al Mutakabbiru (The Sublime) {662}

المتكبر

(a) To avoid sensuous, dirty dreams recite 14 times before going to bed.

(b) If recited in front of a tyrant, it will at once subdue him.

(c) If recited 662 times on the first night of marriage, a son will be born.

(56) Al Mus'awwiru (The Fashioner) {336}

المصور

(a) If recited at the time of making love the child will be good-looking and generous.

(b) To give birth to a son, women are advised to observe fast for 7 days, in the first week of every lunar month, and every day must write ‘Al Mus'awwir’ with saffron, while reciting this dua'a 12 times, and wash it with pure water and drink it at the time of breaking the fast (after sun set).

(c) To have an upper hand over the enemy recite 12 times.

(57) Al Mu’izzu (The Bestower Of Honour) {117}

المعز

If recited a great deal it brings honour, recognition and fame.

(58) Al Mud'illu (The Disgracer) {770}

المذل

Recite 770 times to get back long overdue debts.

(59) Al Muqeetu (The Maintainer) {550}

المقيت

To have enough sustenance, recite as many times as possible.

(60) Al Mujeebu (The Hearer Of Prayers) {55}

المجيب

(a) To cure headache recite 55 times.

(b) Before making a request to Allah, always recite ‘Al Mujeebu’.

(61) Al Majeedu (The Glorious) {57}

المجيد

(a) Observe fast on 13th, 14th and 15th of a lunar month, and recite ‘Al Majeed’ 1000 times, after breaking the fast (after sunset), to cure leprosy.

(b) Recite a great deal to have long life; and to dismiss sorrows and hardships.

(62) Al Mateenu (The Preserving) {500}

المتين

To have pious children, man and wife must recite ‘Al Mateenu’ at the time of making love.

(63) Al Muh'aasibu (The Reckoner) {111}

المحاسب

(a) If recited 111 times, the enemy will not be able to harm you in any way.

(b) If recited 111 times regularly all your enemies will be brought to their knees.

(64) Al Mubdiyu (The Commencer) {56}

المبدى

To avert the danger of miscarriage recite ‘Al Mubdiyu’ 56 times over the belly of the pregnant mother.

(65) Al Mue'edu (The Restorer) {124}

المعيد

(a) To bring back lost memory recite 124 times.

(b) If recited a great deal, it saves the reciter from punishment on the day of judgement.

(66) Al Muh'ayyi (The Vivifier) {58}

المحيي

If recited 58 times before judgement is pronounced in a criminal trial, provided the reciter is wrongly accused, he or she will be set free by the judge or the jury.

(67) Al Mumeetu (The Annihilator) {490}

المميت

(a) If recited 490 times over a bewitched person, the evil effects of witchcraft will be withdrawn, and the afflicted person will be free from its damaging influence.

(b) If recited a great deal regularly it will keep the reciter safe from the witchcraft for ever.

(68) Al Muqtadiru (The All-Powerful) {744}

المقتدر

(a) If recited 15 times, in the morning, after getting up from the bed, without speaking to anyone, any legitimate desire will be fulfilled.

(b) If recited many times daily the status of the reciter, after death, will be equivalent to a martyr.

(69) Al Muqaddimu (The Vanguard) {184}

المقدم

(a) If recited over a glass of water or syrup, and someone drinks it, love and understanding begin to grow between the reciter and the drinker.

(b) If recited continuously in the battlefield, it keeps safe from the horrors of the war, and wins victory.

(70) Al Mu’akhkhiru (The Eternal Last) {846}

المؤخر

(a) If recited over a glass of water or syrup, and someone drinks it, love and understanding begin to grow between the reciter and the drinker.

(b) If recited regularly, Allah, if He so wills, forgives the sins of the reciter

(71) Al Muta-a'alee (The Most High) {551}

المتعالي

(a) To have a key post in the government, or in any other organisation of your choice, recite 551 times daily.

(b) To possess a dignified, awe-inspiring and commanding personality recite a great deal regularly.

(72) Al Muntaqimu (The Avenger) {630}

المنتقم

(a) If you are too weak to pay back the enemy in his own coin, recite ‘Al Muntaqimu’ 630 times, keeping, the name and place of the enemy in mind, and Allah will turn the tables on him, on your behalf.

(b) If recited many times regularly, the enemies will never be able to harm you again.

(c) If recited a great deal, Allah, through extraordinary means, curbs your tendency to commit sinful acts.

(73) Yaa Maalikal Mulki (The Absolute Sovereign) {91+90=181}

يا مالك الملك

(a) To have a carefree, independent and happy life, recite this dua'a many times regularly.

(b) To obtain a great number of benefits recite regularly after every obligatory prayer.

(74) Al Muqsit'u (The Distributor) {209}

المقسط

If recited regularly after every obligatory prayer Shaytan will not be able to divert your wholehearted attention away from Allah during the prayer.

(75) Al Mughnee (The Independent) {1100}

المغني

(a) To become self-sufficient and wealthy, recite 100 times on 11 Fridays, and during this period do not eat meat of any kind, milk and milk products, eggs and fish.

(b) To create love and understaning between husband and wife, this dua'a should be recited whenever they go to bed together.

(76) Al Mua'tee (The Bestower Of Gifts) {129}

المعطي

(a) If recited 129 times for any particular desire, it will be fulfilled.

(b) If recited a great deal daily, all necessities of life are made available in such a way that one does not have to beg or ask favours of others.

(77) Al Maani-u' (The Prohibiter) {161}

المانع

(a) If recited a great deal daily, enough funds will come in your hands to repay debts, taken by you, within the specified time.

(b) If recited 161 times, after any obligatory prayer, for any desire, it will be fulfilled.

(78) Al Mannaanu (The Benefactor) {141}

المنان

(a) Make a habit of recitfng this dua'a if you want to disperse fears and anxieties.

(b) Recite a great deal regularly to obtain divine favours and rewards.

(79) Al Muh'eet'u (He Who Encompasses Everything) {67}

المحيط

(a) Recite this dua'a at the time of confronting an adversary.

(b) Recite this dua'a regularly to increase knowledge and wisdom.

(c) If recited many times regularly, Allah keeps the reciter under His protection.

(80) Al Mubeenu (The Evident) {102}

المبين

To create love and understanding between a group of people recite this regularly.

(81) Al Maajidu (The Noble) {41}

الماجد

(a) If recited a great deal, a light from the heaven will purify the heart.

(b) To create love in the heart of any person, write it with saffron, wash with pure water, and let that person drink it.

(82) Al Mun-i'mu (The Bountiful) {200}

المنعم

For prosperity and happiness recite this dua'a as many times as possible.

(83) An Na-e'emu (The Bounteous) {170}

النعيم

(a) To thank Allah for the bounties He bestows on you recite this dua'a daily before Fajr salat, and after Isha salat.

(b) If this dua'a is recited many times regularly, wealth, sufficient for many generations, is made available to the reciter.

(84) An Naafi-u' {The Helpful) {201}

النافع

If recited many times in the month of Rajab, knowledge of the secrets of things and events are made known to the reciter.

(85) An Nooru (The Light) {256}

النور

(a) Make a habit of reciting ‘An Nooru’ if you want to know the laws of creation and nature.

(b) If recited regularly after every obligatory prayer, it enlightens the heart and the mind.

(86) Al Qahhaaru (The Conqueror) {306}

القهار

(a) To get rid of the worldly temptations recite as many times as possible.

(b) If you recite:

يا قاهر ياذو البطش الشديد انت الذي لا يوتق انتقامة

Yaaqaahiru Yaa D'al Batshish Shadeedi Antal Lad'ee Laa Yootaqu Intiqaamuhu

{O Subduer, O He Who seizes completely, You are He who does not bargain when He makes reprisal}

In the last 3 nights of the lunar month when the moon is not visible, all your enemies will be destroyed.

(87) Al Qaabiz’u (He Who Takes Possession and Holds) {903}

القابض

(a) If recited 12 times, the enemy will be subdued.

(b) If ‘Al Qaabiz'u’ (and) ‘Al H'aafiz'u’ are written on bread and eaten regularly for 40 days, the reciter will

القابض الحافظ

never go hungry.

(88) Al Qawiyyu (The Strong) {116}

القوي

(a) If recited 116 times regularly, the reciter becomes fearless, brave and courageous.

(b) To ward off approaching danger of a powerful enemy make 1000 pills of flour and recite this dua'a over each of them, and feed the birds.

(89) Al Qaaz'ee (He Who Settles Matters) {911}

القاضي

Make a habit of reciting ‘Yaa Qaaz'ee’ to get satisfaction of legitimate desires.

(90) Al Qayyoomu (The Self-Subsisting) {156}

القيوم

(a) If recited regularly, it purifles the heart and mind, and brings prosperity.

(b) To have a sound sleep, recite it before going to sleep.

(c) To obtain continuous respect and honour wear a ring, with a stone on which

الحي القيوم

‘H'ayyul Qayyoom’ is engraved.

(91) Al Qaadiru (The Omnipotent) {305}

القادر

(a) To overcome powerful enemies recite a great deal on the last Wednesday of the lunar month after wuzu.

(b) Regular recitation strengthens the heart and gives a dynamic personality.

(92) Al Qadeemu (The Eternal First) {154}

القديم

To have a long life, recite a great deal regularly.

(93) Al Qareebu (The Near) {312}

القريب

To keep away a threatening evil recite 312 times.

(94) Ar Rah'maanu (The Beneficent) {299}

الرحمن

(a) If recited 299 times after every obligatory prayer, the defect of forgetfulness is removed.

(b) If recited regularly heartless persons become kind and loving.

(95) Ar Rah'eemu (The Merciful) {258}

الرحيم

(a) If you find it very difficult to get out of some trouble, or have are impossible task on your hands, begin this dua'a after Asr prayer on Friday and go on reciting till sunset. Allah will help you in getting over the difficulties.

(b) If it is recited 258 times, in the state of sajdah, the reciter's all legitimate desires are fulfilled and all cares and troubles disappear.

(c) Write it with saffron, wash it with water, and use this water to water the plants or fields to obtain bumper crops.

(96) Ar Razzaaqu (The Giver Of Livelihood) {308}

الرزاق

(a) If recited 11 times after every obligatory prayer daily, the reciter will always have enough sustenance.

(b) If recited a great deal regularly, Allah will give more means of sustenance.

(c) If recited 11 times, before Fajr salat, in every corner of the house, it brings sustenance in abundance.

(97) Ar Raqeebu (The Guardian) {312}

الرقيب

(a) If recited 6 times over any movable or immovable property that property will be protected from damage or destruction; it is also good for the welfare of the family members.

(b) Recite 312 times to have peace of mind.

(c) Recite 312 times to manage a job carefully.

(d) Recite over any edible oil and apply to boil to heal it.

(e) To recover any lost thing recite 312 times.

(98) Ar Ra’oofu (The Compassionate) {286}

الرءوف

(a) If recited a great deal regularly heartless persons become kind and loving.

(b) To tame a tyrant recite:

يا حليم يارءوف يا منان

‘Yaa H'aleemu Yaa Ra-oofu Yaamannaanu’

(99) Ar Raafi-u' (The Exalted) {351}

الرافع

To have social eminence and advancement in profession or business recite 351 times daily after Zuhr salah.

People will show respect for you if this dua'a is recited 9 times after every obligatory prayer; and also you will be protected from unjust superiors, or rulers.

(100) Ar Rasheedu (He Who Guides On The Right Path) {514}

الرشيد

(a) If recited a great deal regularly, you will never go astray from the right path.

(b) If recited 514 times between Maghrib and Isha prayers, all legitimate desires are fulfilled.

(101) Ar Rabbu (The Lord Cherisher) {202}

الرب

(There are 12 meanings of this holy name of Allah).

(a) If recited a great deal regularly, Allah will keep your children under His protection {Religious scholars say that it could be the ismi aa'z'am, the great name of Allah}.

(b) Recite a great deal always to receive unending bounties and favours from Allah.

(102) Assalaamu (The Peace) {131}

السلام

(a) To cure sickness, recite 131 times over the head of the sick person.

(b) Recite a great deal regularly to become a scholar.

(103) Assamee-u' (The All-Hearing) {180}

السميع

(a) Recite a great deal regularly for fulfilment of legitimate desires.

(b) To cure pain and ailmentsof the ears write ‘As Samee-u'’ with saffron and musk, wash with rose oil, and drop into the ears.

(c) Recite 180 times for fufillment of any particular desire.

(104) Ash Shaheedu (The Witnesss) {319}

الشهيد

(a) If a person or a thing is lost, take a square piece of paper, write ‘Ash Shaheedu’ on the 4 corners, and the name of the person or the thing in the middle. At midnight take the paper in your hand and recite this dua'a 319 times. The lost person or thing will soon be found.

(b) To make a disobedient child obedient recite 319 times.

(c) If a sick person drinks a glass of water over which this dua'a has been recited 319 times, sickness will be cured.

(105) As S'amadu (The Ever-Lasting) {134}

الصمد

(a) If recited a great deal regularly the reciter will never go hungry in his or her life.

(b) To cure stomach-ache recite 8 times.

(c) If recited 134 times daily the reciter lives on his own without the support of anyone.

(106) As Sayyidu (The Master) {74}

السيد

To obtain a high position in society, with effective authority, recite 74 times daily.

(107) As Subbooh'u (The Holy) {76}

السبوح

To develop piety, like the piety of angels, write this dua'a on bread and eat after Friday prayer.

(108) As' S'aani-u' (The Maker) {211}

الصانع

To have a high quality finished product recite 211 times before designing, manufacturing anything.

(109) Ash Shakooru (The Thankful) {526}

الشكور

To cure eye ailments and night blindness recite 526 times over pure water and wash the eyes with it.

(110) As' S'abooru (The Patient) {298}

الصبور

Recite 298 times to endure any misfortune or setback in life.

(111) Ash Shaafee (The Healer) {391}

الشافي

(a) To cure any sickness or disease, recite 391 times.

(b) To keep away sickness and disease recite a great deal regularly.

(112) As Sattaaru (The Coverer) {661}

الستار

If recited a great deal, all defects, shortcomings and faults are kept hidden.

(113) At Tawwaabu (The Relenter) {409}

التواب

(a) Its recitation inspires the reciter to turn repentant unto Allah, and Allah accepts the repentance.

(b) To remain safe from the cruelty of an unjust person recite it 13 times.

(114) Alwitru (The Unique) {606}

الوتر

To keep away prylng and meddling people, and to enjoy undisturbed life, recite this dua'a a great deal regularly.

(115) Al Waliyyu (The Friend {46})

الولي

(a) Offer a 2 Rak’at salat, before going to sleep, without speaking to anyone, and recite this dua'a 46 times, keeping in mind whatever you want to do, you will get the guidance in the dream, whether to do or not to do (It is a prayer to Allah to show you the right direction i.e. istikhara).

(b) To cultivate friendship with a person or persons recite this dua'a regularly.

(c) To overcome difficulties recite it 46 times on a Friday night.

(116) Al Wakeelu (The Protector) {66}

الوكيل

(a) At the end of every obligatory prayer, after reciting tasbih of Fatimah Zahra recite ‘Yaa Allaahu Al Wakeelu’ 66 times (always recite salawat in the beginning and at the end of this dua'a.)

(b) It is an all purpose dua 'a.

(c) If written with saffron and kept with you, it will save you from all kinds of accidents.

(117) Al Waafiyu (He Who Keeps The Promise) {97}

الوافي

If recited a great deal regularly it gives you time and money to fulfil your own promises.

(118) Al Waaliyu (The Governor) {47}

الوالي

If recited a great deal regularly you or your children will occupy the highest position in the government of a country.

(119) Al Wahhaabu (The Utmost Liberal) {14}

الوهاب

(a) Recite 14 times daily in prostration (sajdah), to receive countless blessings and favours of Allah.

(b) If recited 14 times in the small hours of the night, hands raised towards the sky. Allah will remove the poverty.

(c) If recited a great deal regularly, Allah will make you rich, and you will be popular among your people.

(120) Al Waasi-u' (The Liberal Beneficent) {137}

الواسع

(a) Recite a great deal regularly to receive more and more livelihood.

(b) Recite 11 times if a scorpion bites any person.

(121) Al Wadoodu (The Loving) {20}

الودود

To remove distrust and create an atmosphere of cooperation and understanding among friends, relatives and associates, recite this dua'a 20 times over food before it is served to them.

(122) Al Waarithu (The Inheritor) {707}

الوارث

(a) Make a habit of reciting this dua'a if you want your children to have long life.

(b) If recited 707 times Allah will keep you on the right path.

(c) To seek permanent protection of Allah, recite a great deal regularly.

(d) If recited 707 times, all your difficulties will be made easy.

(123) Al Waajidu (The Inventor) {14}

الواجد

If recited a great deal regularly it enlightens the heart and the mind.

(124) Al Wah'eedu (The Only) {28}

الوحيد

(a) In journey recite this dua'a many times to reach the destination safely.

(b) Recite a great deal regularly to create love and understanding among friends and family members.

(125) Al Waah'idu (The Single) {19}

الواحد

To create piety and purity recite 19 times on every Friday.

(126) Az Z’aarru (The Quickener) {1001}

الضار

(a) To have a bumper crop recite this dua'a 1001 times over the tilled lands; or write this dua'a with saffron, wash it with water, and spray over the tilled lands, orplanted trees.

(b) If recited 1001 times on the Friday night, it will keep the reciter safe from all calamities.

(c) If recited a great deal regularly all legitimate desires are fulfilled.

(127) Az Z'aahiru (The Manifest) {1106}

الظاهر

(a) A secret event or thing will be made known to you in dream or by some suitable means, if this dua'a is recited 1106 times.

(b) If recited daily after morning prayer it will increase your knowledge.

(128) Ya D'al Jalaali Wal Ikraami (The Lord Of Might and Majesty) {1056}

يا ذو الجلال والاكرام

Religious scholars say that it could be the ismi aa'z'am, the great name of Allah. Recite a great deal regularly to have high position and eminent status.

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