I was provided with a most delightful suggestion by one of Allahs Beautiful Abids the other day on going through Allahs 99 Names in 99 Days. Jazak Allah Khayr, Insha'Allah I will be look to taking this challenge up and update the blogg on my experience.
May we All benefit from seeking Ilm on the Asma Wa Sifaat of Allah and ultimately get closer to Allah swt through this in All our Ebadat, with the ultimate aim to increase our level of Taqwa. Aamin.
And to Allah belongs the Most Beautiful Names, so call on Him by them. (7:180)
Abu Hurayrah radi Allahu anhu reported that the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Allah has ninty-nine names, one hundred less one. Whoever ‘ahsaaha‘ will enter Jannah. [Bukhari and Muslim]
The most important thing for us to remember is that the hadeeth says “man ahsaahaa”, meaning, according to shaykh Jamaal Zarabozo and shaykh Yasir Qadhi:
whoever enumerates them, believes in them, ponders their meanings, worships Allah by them and supplicates with them, and acts by them according to one’s belief in them. So it’s not just about memorizing the names of Allah ta’ala, we must ‘ahsaaha‘.