At that point of time, it was 99 days to Ramadan and the prompt was for kids to learn the 99 names of Allah (S.W.T) - one name per day.
I thought that was really meaningful. And so, I decided to take this opportunity to reflect on HIS most beautiful names too.
With reference to The Holy Quran, as I read from here.
59:24 He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the
Best Names, the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him and He is the
Almighty, Most Wise.
• 7:180 And (all) the most beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them.
• Hadith: Allah's Apostle (PBUH) said, "Allah has ninety-nine names, and whoever enumerates on
them will go to Paradise." (Bukhari).
Useful reading material can be also be gathered from here.
The first 14 days in this 'countdown' has breezed past us, and so my catch-up reflections on the first 14 names of our Rabb begins here.
These are also some learning materials I gathered from here.
If we recite this name of Allah 1000 times daily, Allah will remove all doubts and uncertainties from our hearts and instill determination and faith. In-Shaa-Allah.
1. Ar-Rahman - The Compassionate
If we recite this name of Allah 100 times daily after every Salaah (prayer), Allah will safeguard us against all calamities. In- Shaa-Allah.
3. Al-Malik - The Absolute Ruler
If we recite this name of Allah abundantly every day after Zawaal (the time of mid-day immediately before Duhr prayer), Allah will give us abundant wealth. In-Shaa-Allah.
4. Al-Quddus - The Pure One
If we recite this name of Allah abundantly every day, Allah will cure us of all spiritual sickness. In-Shaa-Allah.
5. As-Salaam - The Source of Peace
If we recite this name of Allah abundantly, Allah will protect us from all calamities. If we recite it 115 times and blow on a sick person, Allah will restore his health. In-Shaa-Allah.
6. Al-Mu' min - The Inspirer of Faith
If we recite this name of Allah 630 times in times of fear, Allah will protect us from all calamities, mishaps and losses. In-Shaa-Allah.
7. Al- Mahaymin - The Guardian
If we offer 2 rakaat Salaah after ghusl and read, with sincerity, this name of Allah 100 times, Allah will purify us physically and spiritually. In-Shaa-Allah.
8. Al-Aziz - The Victorious
If we recite this name of Allah 40 times each day for 40 days, Allah will grant us honor and self-sufficiency. If we recite it 41 times daily with constancy, Allah will grant us honor and self-sufficiency, if we are being treated with dishonour. In-Shaa-Allah.
9. Al-Jabbar - The Powerful
If we recite this name of Allah 226 times every morning and evening, Allah will safeguard us against the oppression of tyrants and desposts. In-Shaa-Allah.
10. Al-Mutakabbir - The Majestic
If we recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will grant us honuor and greatness. If we read it continually before any task, it will be accomplished. In-Shaa-Allah.
11. Al-Khaaliq - The Creator
If we recite this name of Allah 100 times for 7 days, Allah will safeguard us against all adversities. If we form the habit of reciting it regularly, Allah will appoint an angel who will worship Allah continuously on our behalf. In-Shaa-Allah.
If a woman who has not conceived yet fasts for 7 days and each day, after making iftar with water, reads (Yaa-Baari'-Ul Musawwiru) 21 times, Allah will grant her male children.In-Shaa-Allah.
13. Al-Mussawair - The Fashioner of Forms
If a woman who has not conceived yet fasts for 7 days and each day, after making iftaar with water, reads (Yaa-Baari'-Ul Musawwiru) 21 times, Allah will grant her male children. In-Shaa-Allah.
14. Al-Ghaffaar - The Forgiver
If we recite this name of Allah 100 times after Jummah prayer, we will soon begin to perceive Allah's forgiveness. If we say (Yaa-Ghaffaaru Ighfirli) daily after Asr Salaah (prayer), Allah will include us amongst those whom HE has forgiven. In-Shaa-Allah.