99 Names of God

1. Ar Rahman الرحمن The Most Gracious

2. Ar Raheem الرحيم The Most Merciful

3. Al Malik الملك The King

4. Al Quddus القدوس The Most Holy

5. As Salam السلام The Giver of Peace

6. Al Mu'min المؤمن The Guardian

7. Al Muhaymin المهيمن The Preserver

8. Al Aziz العزيز The Almighty

9. Al Jabbaar الجبار The Compeller

10. Al Mutakabbir الْمُتَكَبِّرُ The Dominator

11. Al Khaaliq الخالق The Creator

12. Al Baar i البارئ The Maker

13. Al Musawwir المصور The Fashioner

14. Al Ghaffaar الغفار The Forgiver

15. Al Qahhaar القهار The All Subduer

16. Al Wahhaab الوهاب The Bestower

17. Ar Razzaaq الرزاق The Provider

18. Al Fattaah الفتاح The Opener

19. Al Alim العليم The All-Knowing

20. Al Qaabidh القابض The Restrainer

21. Al Baasit الباسط The Munificent

22. Al Khaafidh الخافض The Abaser

23. Ar Raafi' الرافع The Exalter

24. Al Mu'izz المعز The Giver of Honor

25. Al Mudil المذل The Giver of Dishonor

26. As Sami' السميع The All-Hearing

27. Al Basir البصير The All-Seeing

28. Al Hakam الحكم The Judge

29. Al 'Adl العدل The Utterly Just

30. Al Latif اللطيف The Kind

31. Al Khabir الخبير The All-Aware

32. Al Halim الحليم The Forbearer

33. Al-‘Azeemu العظيم The Magnificent

34. Al Ghafur الغفور The All-Forgiving

35. Ash Shakur الشكور The Grateful

36. Al Ali العلي The Sublimely Exalted

37. Al Kabir الكبير The Great

38. Al Hafiz الحفيظ The Protector

39. Al Muqit المقيت The Nourisher

40. Al Hasib الحسيب The Reckoner

41. Al Jalil الجليل The Majestic

42. Al Karim الكريم The Generous

43. Ar Raqib الرقيب The Watchful

44. Al Mujib المجيب The Answerer

45. Al Wasi' الواسع The Vast

46. Al Hakim الحكيم The Wise

47. Al Wadud الودود The Loving

48. Al Majeed المجيد The All Glorious

49. Al Ba'ith الباعث The Resurrector

50. Ash Shaheed الشهيد The Witness

51. Al Haqq الحق The Truth, the Real

52. Al Wakil الوكيل The Trustee

53. Al Qawiyy القوي The Strong

54. Al Mateen المتين The Firm

55. Al Wali الولي The Patron

56. Al Hamid الحميد The All Praise Worthy

57. Al Muhsi المحصي The Accounter

58. Al Mubdi المبدئ The Producer

59. Al Mu'id المعيد The Reinstater

60. Al Muhyi المحيي The Giver of Life

61. Al Mumit المميت The Bringer of Death

62. Al Hayy الحي The Ever Living

63. Al Qayyum القيوم The Self Subsisting

64. Al Waajid الواجد The Perceiver

65. Al Maajid الماجد The Magnificent

66. Al Waahid الواحد The Indivisible

67. Al Ahad الاحد The One

68. As Samad الصمد The Everlasting

69. Al Qaadir القادر The All-Capable

70. Al Muqtadir المقتدر The All Determiner

71. Al Muqaddim المقدم The Expediter

72. Al Mu'akhkhir المؤخر The Delayer

73. Al Awwal الأول The First

74. Al Aakhir الآخر The Last

75. Az zhahir الظاهر The Manifest

76. Al Baatin الباطن The Hidden

77. Al Waali الوالي The Patron

78. Al Muta'ali المتعالي The Self Exalted

79. Al Barr البر The Righteous

80. At Tawwaab التواب The Ever-Relenting

81. Al Muntaqim المنتقم The Avenger

82. Al 'Afuww العفو The Pardoner

83. Ar Ra'uf الرؤوف The Clement

84. Malik Al Mulk مالك الملك The All Sovereign

85. Zul Jalal wa Al Ikram ذو الجلال و الإكرام The Lord of Majesty and Generosity

86. Al Muqsit المقسط The Equitable

87. Al Jaami' الجامع The Gatherer

88. Al Ghani الغني The All Rich

89. Al Mughni المغني The Enricher

90. Al Mani' المانع The Defender

91. Ad Dharr الضآر The Distresser

92. An Nafi'النافع The Benefactor

93. An Nur النور The Light

94. Al Hadi الهادي The Guide

95. Al Badi' i البديع The Originator

96. Al Baaqi الباقي The Ever Enduring

97. Al Waarith الوارث The Inheritor of All

98. Ar Rashid الرشيد The Guide

99. As Saboor الصبور The Patient

God, Angels, Prophets

Encountering Islam: a Guide for Christians

Grace Episcopal Church: Christian Formation – Week 3

David Vila

I. Why Study Islam?

A. Cause Jesus says so!

B. Bear faithful witness to the Gospel

C. Lead richer, fuller lives

D. We Can Learn From Other Traditions

II. How Can we Learn from Islam?

A. What is learning?

a. Shift in emphasis

b. Seeing a new aspect of an old idea

c. Teasing out implications of an existing idea

B. Where is Truth found?

a. All Truth is God’s Truth

b. All people are made in God’s image

c. All people live in God’s world – see God’s revelation

C. Significant Jewish/Christian presence in Arabia

III. What is Islam?

A. Pristine Islam

B. Embodied Islam

C. Orthodoxy & Orthopraxy

D. The Basics: The Five Articles of Faith: God

a. God is ONE – Tawhid

b. What does God Do? – God’s actions

c. What is God Like? – God’s character, 99 names

d. Question: Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

E. The Basics: The Five Articles of Faith: Angels

a. Angels

i. Gabriel

ii. Munkar & Nakir

iii. Iblis

b. Jinn

F. The Basics: The Five Articles of Faith: Prophets & Messengers

a. Prophets

i. Biblical – Adam, Noah, Abraham, Lot, Moses, David, Jonah, Jesus (Mary?, Sarah?)

ii. Extra-biblical – Hud (people of Ad), Saleh (people of Thamud)

b. Messengers

i. Moses, David, Jesus, (Abraham?)

ii. Muhammad – Seal of the Prophets