Blessed Names and Attributes of Allah by Abdur Raheem Kidwai
By Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Kube Publishing, Hardback, 120 pages
"Allah, there is no god but He! To Him belong the most Beautiful Names." - (Qur'an 20:8)
This beautiful presentation of Allah's most revered ninety-nine names draws the reader nearer to the Divine through contemplation and reflection of Allah's names, their meaning, and how each impacts our daily lives.
Remembering the Names of Allah is a sacred tradition in Islam. Both the Qur'an and the sayings of the Prophet (Hadiths) state the importance of learning them and promise reward for reciting them in supplications and prayers.
This book helps to conceptualize Allah, Whose limitless greatness and glory is impossible to grasp. Each name is presented in the original Arabic and its translation into English. Accompanying each name is a commentary that is concise and easy to understand but rich in meaning.
About the Author:
Abdur Raheem Kidwai is a professor of English at the Aligarh Muslim University, India, and a visiting fellow at the School of English, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He earned his two PhDs in English from the Aligarh Muslim University and the University of Leicester. He is a well-known author of many works on the Qur'an and Islam, includingThe Qur'an: Essential Teachings;Daily Wisdom: Islamic Prayers and Supplications;Daily Wisdom: Selections from the Holy Qur'an;andWhat Should We Say?