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ASMĀ’ U’L QUR’ĀN FI’L QUR’ĀN

THE NOBLE NAMES OF THE QUR’ĀN IN THE QUR’ĀN

Name Translation Some Selected Relevant
Verses From The Holy Qur’ān
1. Al-Kitāb The Book  (2:1-2) (2:129) (2:151) (3:164) (4:127)
(4:136) (6:114) (7:196) (11:1) (14:1)
(15:1)(16:89) (18:1) (18:27) (19:16)
(19:41)(19:51) (19:54) (29:45) (29:51)
(35:29) (39:1) (39:2) (39:41) (40:1-2)
(42:17) ((43:1-2))
2. Mubīn Luminous (4:174/175) (5:15) (12:1-2) (27:1) ((43:1-2))
3. Al-Qur’ān  The Qur’ān (2:185) (4:82) (6:19) (7:204) (9:111)
(10:37) (10:61) (15:87) (16: 98) (17:9)
(17:78) (17:82) (17:88) (20:1-2) (20:113)
(25:32) (27:6) (27:76) (27:92) (38:1)
(39:27) (46:29) (50:1) (54:17) (55:1-2)
((56:77)) (59:21) (72:1-2) (73:4) (73:20)
4. Karīm  Honourable, Noble  ((56:77))
5. KalāmAllāh The Word of Allāh ((9:6))
6. Nūr Sacred Light ((4:174/175)) (7:157) (64:8)
7. Hudā Right Guidance (2:1-2) (2:97) (2:185) (3:138) (7:52)
(7:203) (10:57) (16:89) (16:102) ((27:77))
(45:20)
8. Rahma Mercy (7:52) (16:64) (17:82) ((27:77)) (31:3)
9. Al-Furqān The Criterion of Judgement (2:185)(3:4) ((25:1))
10. Shifā’ A Healing, A Cure  (10:57) ((17:82)) (41:44)
11. Mawiz Admonition (3:138) ((10:57)) (24:34)
12. Dhikr Remembrance, Reminder (3:58) (7:1-2) (12:104) (15:9) (16:44)
(20:99)(21:24) ((21:50)) (36:11) (36:69)
(41:41)(43:5)
13. Mubārak Blessed (6:92)(6:155) ((21:50)) (38:29)
14. Alī Exalted   ((43:4))
15. Hikma Perfect Wisdom ((54:5))
16. Hakīm Full of Wisdom ((10:1)) (31:1-2) (36:1-2) (43:4)
17. Muhaymin Guardian, Witness ((5:48)) 
18. Musaddiq Confirming Scripture (2:91) (3:3) ((5:48)) (6:92) (35:31)
(46:12) (46:30)
19. Hablillāh The rope of Allāh  ((3:103))
20. Sirāt u’l Mustaqīm The Straight Path ((6:153))
21. Qayyim Straight Guidance  ((18:2))
22. Qawl Word of Allāh (28:51) ((86:13))
23. Fasl Decisive ((86:13))
24. Naba’un Azīm Supreme Message (38:67) ((78:1-2))
25. Ahsan u’l Hadīth The Best Message ((39:23))
26. Mathānī Oft-repeated ((39:23))
27. Mutashābih Consistent in itself ((39:23))
28. Tanzīl The Final Revelation 
Sent by Allāh
(2:4) (2:23) (3:84) (4:166) (5:83)
(17:105)(17:106) (20:4) ((26:192-194)) (36:5)
(41:1-2) (41:42) (56:80) (97:1)
29. Rūh The Book which gives life to faith ((42:52)) 
30. Wahy The Final Revelation (4:163) (10:109) ((21:45)) (53:4)
31. Arabī In Arabic ((12:2)) (13:37) (26:195) (41:3) (42:7)
(43:3)
32. Basāir Eye-opening evidences ((7:203)) (45:20)
33. Bayān The Final  Statement ((3:138)) 
34. Ilm Ultimate Knowledge (2:120) ((2:145))
35. Haqq Truth, True ((3:62)) (10:108) (13:1) (13:19) (28:53)
(34:6) (35:31) (47:2) (57:16) (69:51)
36. Hādī Guide  ((17:9)) (46:30) (72:2)
37. Ajab Wonderful ((72:1)) 
38. Tadhkira  Admonition, 
Reminder
(20:3) ((69:48)) (74:54)
39. Urwatu’l Wuthqā The Firm Handhold ((2:256))
40. Sidq Truth (39:32) ((39:33))
41. Adl Justice ((6:115))
42. AmrAllāh The Commandment of Allāh ((65:5))
43. Munādī Inviter to faith  ((3:193))
44. Bushrā Glad tidings ((2:97)) (16:102) (27:2) (46:12)
45. Majīd Glorious (50:1)((85:21-22))
46. Zabūr The Scripture ((21:105))
47. Bashīr Herald of glad tidings (17:9) ((41:4))
48. Nadhīr Warner  ((41:4))
49. Azīz Mighty ((41:41)
50. Balāgh Sufficient Message ((14:52)) (21:106)
51. Qasas Narratives ((12:3))
52. Suhuf Scriptures ((80:13)) (98:2)
53. Mukarrama Honoured ((80:13))
54. Marfūa Exalted ((80:14))
55. Mutahhara Kept Pure ((80:14)) (98:2)

Source:

These Asmā u’l Qur’ān were identified by Shaykh Abu’l Maāli Azīzī bin AbdulMalik Rahmatullāhi alayh in Al-Burhān (The Proof) and quoted by Shaykh u’l Islām Jalāl u’d Dīn Abdu’rRahmān as-Suyūtī ash-Shafiī Rahmatullāhi alayh in Al-Itqān fī Ulūm i’l Qur’ānMastery in the Knowledge of the Qur’ān), Vol.1, Dār u’n Nadwa al-Jadīda, Beirūt, p.50. (

Other References

Imām Jalāl u’d Dīn Muhammad Ahmad al-Mahallī Rahmatullāhi alayh and Imām Jalāl u’d Dīn Abdu’rRahmān as-Suyūtī Rahmatullāhi alayh, Tafsīr Al-Qur’ān Al-AzīmCommentary on the Qur’ān), Dār u’l Fikr, Beirūt, 1419/1998. (

Translation of the Qur’ān by Professor Shah Farīdul Haque, Dār u’l Ulūm Amjadia, Karāchi, 1988.

Muhammad Fu’ād Abdul Bāqi, Al-Mujam al-Mufahras li Alfāz Al-Qur’ān Al-Karīm (The Concordance of the Noble Qur’ān), Dār u’l Hadīth, Cairo, 1417/1996.

Key to the Arabic Transliteration www.iqra.net/About/key.php

Notes:

Shaykh Abu’l Maālī Azīzī bin AbdulMalik chose one verse each to illustrate each of the Asmā’ u’l Qur’ān. The verse numbers shown above in double-brackets are those that were selected by him.

Al-Munādī (The Inviter to faith) has been quoted as a name of the Qur’ān although some of the mufassirīn (commentators on the Qur’ān) say it refers to the Beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallāhu alayhi wa Sallam. There is also a difference in interpretation about the names Sirāt u’l Mustaqīm (The Straight Path) and Urwatu’l Wuthqā (The Firm Handhold). Wallāhu wa Rasūluhu Alam (Allāh and His Prophetic Messenger Know Best).

Reminder:

We should remind ourselves of the advice of Imām Abdallāh bin Alawī al-Haddād Rady Allāhu Anhu to recite at least one juz of the Qur’ān everyday.

Compiled by:

Siddīq Osmān Noormuhammad
Jumādā al-Awwal 1423/July 2002
Toronto, Canada

Al-Fātiha!


Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.
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