The 99 Names of Allaah (based on the works of Sh Uthaymeen)

وَلِلَّهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا

And to Allaah belong the Most Beautiful Names so call upon Him by them [7:180]

This is a very beneficial transcript of a lesson by Abu Talhah rahimahullaah where he translated the meanings of Allaah’s 99 Beautiful Names (list compiled by Sh Uthaymeen):

The 99 Names of Allaah – KT

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Buloogh-ul-Maraam – The Book of Purification (Uthaymeen)

Summarized notes from the explanation of Sh Uthaymeen. Hadeeth checkings by Sh al-Albaanee. (Translated by Adnaan ibn Salmaan).

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Aqeedat-ut-Tahaawiyyah (Transcripts)

The creed of Imaam at-Tahaawee, explained by Sh Fawzaan.

Translated by Abu Talhah rahimahullaah.

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114 – Soorat-un-Naas (Tafseer Sh Fawzaan) 

(قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ * مَلِكِ النَّاسِ * إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ * مِنْ شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ * الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ * مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ)

Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind

The King of mankind

The God of mankind

From the evil of the whisperer who withdraws and pulls back –

Who whispers into the hearts of men –

From among the jinn and mankind.”




Meaning: Say O Muhammad


Meaning: I seek shelter with,  I resort to and I take refuge in…

بِرَبِّ النَّاس

ar-Rabb: He is the one who takes care of his slaves through his blessings and who nurtures them.  And He also takes care of them through sending revelation and beneficial knowledge.  So He is their Lord in the sense that He is their King, Lord and the One who controls their affairs.

بِرَبِّ النَّاس

All of Mankind, from the Children of Aadam.

He the Mighty and Majestic said:

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ

This is one of Allaah the Perfect and Most High’s Attributes.  So ar-Rabb and al-Malik are from Allaah the Most Glorious’ Names. So they have no true King except Him, the Perfect and Most High and no-one shares in His kingship over all mankind. So they all belong to Him and are His slaves and under His control and authority. Some of them are people who are evil, so one should seek refuge with Allaah the Perfect and Most High that He protects from these evil people, because He is their Lord and He has power over them.

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ

So He is the King, the Perfect and Most High, without any partner, and He has absolute dominion on the Day of Judgement.

As for in this world then there are kings, but their kingship is limited not absolute, and it is weak when compared to the dominion of Allaah the Perfect and Most High. Also their kingship is a privilege from Allaah the Perfect and Most High. He the Mighty and Majestic said:

قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ ۖ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Say, “O Allah, Owner of All Kingship, You give authority to whom You will, and you take it away from whom You will. You honour whom you will and you debase whom You will. In your Hand is all good. Indeed You are All Powerful over everything.”


So they do not compare to the dominion of Allaah the Perfect and Most High. However in the next life then Allaah the Mighty and Majestic says:

يَوْمَ هُمْ بَارِزُونَ ۖ لَا يَخْفَىٰ عَلَى اللَّهِ مِنْهُمْ شَيْءٌ ۚ لِمَنِ الْمُلْكُ الْيَوْمَ ۖ لِلَّهِ الْوَاحِدِ الْقَهَّارِ

The Day when they will come forth, nothing from them will be hidden from Allaah at all. To whom belongs all kingship on that Day? To Allaah, the One, the Overwhelming Subduer.


إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ

This is the third Attribute. al-Ilaah means something which is worshipped, and it is of two categories:

  1. Something which is worshipped in truth, and that is Allaah the Perfect and Most High.
  2. That which is worshipped falsely, i.e.: anything besides Allaah the Perfect and Most High, such as the false gods of the mushrikoon (polytheists).

So we find the three categories of tawheed being mentioned in this soorah:

  1. Tawheed-ur-Ruboobiyyah: as exemplified by His the Mighty and Majestic’s statement (بِرَبِّ النَّاس) “The Lord of mankind.”
  2. Tawheed-ul-Uloohiyyah: as in His the Mighty and Majestic’s statement (إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ) “The (only true) God of mankind.”
  3. Tawheed-ul-Asmaa wasSifaat (of Allaah’s Names and Attributes): in His the Mighty and Majestic’s statement (مَلِكِ النَّاسِ) “The King of mankind.”

And all of these instances of seeking refuge are a protection from the evil of shaytaan, may Allaah curse him.

Allaah the Mighty and Majestic said:

مِنْ شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاس

al-Waswaas, with a fat-hah on the waw is shaytaan. As for al-Wiswaas then this is the verbal noun derived from ‘to whisper’.


He is the one who withdraws and pulls back, and that is because shaytaan withdraws and pulls back when Allaah is remembered. And when Allaah is not remembered, then he whispers and draws close. So he whispers to one who is heedless and he withdraws from one who remembers Allaah the Perfect and Most High.

From Anas radiyAllaahu’anhu from the Prophet (ﷺ) who said:

“Indeed shaytaan places his snout upon the heart of the son of Aadam, so if he remembers Allaah then he withdraws, and if he forgets, then he swallows it up. So that is the whisperer who withdraws.”

[Da’eef, Silsilat-ul-ahadeeth ad-Da’eefah 1367]

And from Ibn Abbaas radiyAllaahu’anhu regarding His statement (الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ) he said:

“When someone is born then shaytaan perches upon his heart. So when he reaches the age of understanding and remembers Allaah, then he withdraws, and if he is heedless then he whispers”

[Saheeh according to Sh al-Albaanee, al-Mishkaat 2221]

And from Abu Hurairah radiyAllaahu’anhu: the Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) said:

“Shaytaan comes to one of you and says ‘Who created this? Who created that?’ up until he says ‘Who created your Lord?’ So if this happens then he should seek refuge with Allaah and stop (thinking such thoughts).”

[Saheeh-ul-Bukhaaree 3276]

Then Allaah the Perfect and Most High explains (the above) with His the Mighty and Majestic’s statement:

الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ

That he whispers into their hearts, so whoever is afflicted with whispering then he should hasten to seek refuge with Allaah the Perfect and Most High from shaytaan, for he will then leave him alone – with the permission of Allaah.

And he should not pay attention to such whispering and not be affected by it, because any whispering which occurs to him, can occur to anyone, and it even happened to the Companions radiyAllaahu’anhum and they disliked it.

So if someone dislikes being whispered to in this manner, and he dislikes bad thoughts in relation to Allaah the Perfect and Most High or in relation to His Messenger (ﷺ) or in relation to the Religion, then he should not verbalize (these bad thoughts), for this is a sign of his faith. As for if he were to verbalize such thoughts, then this is what would cause him harm.

And may Allaah extol and send perfect peace and security upon our Messenger Muhammad and his family and his Companions.


[From maa tayassara wa tahassala min duroos il Qur’aan Vol 2 p541. Translated by Adnaan ibn Salman]

The Beliefs of Ahl-us-Sunnah (Sh Uthaymeen)

From the Foreward by Sh ibn Baaz rahimahullaah:

All praise is due to Allaah alone, and may He extol and send perfect peace and security on the final Prophet and upon his family and his Companions. To proceed:

So I came across this valuable concise creed, which our brother the great scholar, the noble shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen compiled. I listened to all of it and found that it comprises an explanation of the creed of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah in the topic of the Oneness of Allaah and His Names and Attributes, and in the topics of belief in the Angels, the Books, the Messenger, the Last Day and in Pre-decree, its good and its bad.

And he has excelled in gathering these beneficial topics together, and he has mentioned what every student of knowledge and every Muslim needs to know regarding their belief in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, in the Last Day and in Pre-decree, its good and its bad. And he has included numerous beneficial points which you may not find in many of the books and treatises on ‘aqeedah. So may Allaah reward him with good, and may He increase him in knowledge and guidance, and may He bring about benefit through this book and all of his writings. And may He make us and him, and all of our brothers rightly guided guides and callers to Allaah upon clear knowledge. Indeed He is All-Hearing and Near.

Dictated by the one who is poor and in need of Allaah the Most High – ‘Abdul-‘Aziz ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Baaz, may Allaah forgive him. And may Allaah extol and send perfect peace and security on our Messenger Muhammad and his family and his Companions.


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Riyaad-us-Saaliheen References

References used by Abu Talhah rahimahullaah in compiling explanations of the ahadeeth in Riyaad-usSaaliheen:


Sharh-us-Sunnah Transcripts

Sharh-us-Sunnah – Explanation of the Creed

by Abu Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalf al Barbahaaree [d.329 H]
Explanation by Shaikh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan

This classic work consists of 170 points on different aspects of the Muslim creed, with quotes from the the Qur.aan, the Sunnah, the Companions and later scholars.  The author was an imaam who stood firm in defending this creed in the face of  enmity and opposition from the people of innovation, may Allaah have mercy on him.

Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank rahimahullaah.

(Please note that point numbers refer to the points in Sh Fawzaan’s Arabic Sharh, as against in the English translation)

Lesson 1: sh-s-01
Lesson 2: sh-s-02
Lesson 3: sh-s-03
Lesson 4: sh-s-04
Lesson 5: sh-s-05
Lesson 6: sh-s-06
Lesson 7: sh-s-07
Lesson 8: sh-s-08
Lesson 9: sh-s-09
Lesson 10: sh-s-10
Lesson 11: sh-s-11
Lesson 12: sh-s-12
Lesson 13: sh-s-13
Lesson 14: sh-s-14
Lesson 15: sh-s-15
Lesson 16: sh-s-16
Lesson 17: sh-s-17
Lesson 18: sh-s-18
Lesson 19: sh-s-19
Lesson 20: sh-s-20
Lesson 21: sh-s-21
Lesson 22: sh-s-22
Lesson 23: sh-s-23
Lesson 24: sh-s-24
Lesson 25: sh-s-25
Lesson 26: sh-s-26
Lesson 27: sh-s-27
Lesson 28: sh-s-28
Lesson 29: sh-s-29
Lesson 30: sh-s-30
For transcripts of lesson 31 onwards (from point no. 39 onwards) please click here.