Hadith on 99 Names of Allah: Whoever memorizes and acts upon them will enter Paradise

November 10, 2011

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah has ninety nine names and whoever preserves them will enter Paradise.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2677

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

An-Nawawi said, “To preserve them is said to mean to enumerate and count them in one’s supplication by them. It is said it means to persevere in them, to respect them in the best manner, to guard what they require, and to affirm their meanings. And it is said the meaning is to act by them and to obey Allah according to the implications of every name.”

Source: Sharḥ Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2677

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ اسْمًا مَنْ حَفِظَهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ 

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