The following texts are the primary reference texts used in compiling
the definitions of each of the Beautiful Names as presented on this
The Most Beautiful Names, Sheikh Tosun Bayrak
The Ninety Nine Beautiful Names of God, by al-Ghazālī,
tr by Burrell and Daher
Asmā' ul Husnā, the 99
Beautiful Names of Allāh, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Ninety-Nine Names of Allah, Shems Friedlander
The Meaning of the Names of Our Lord, Sidi Shaykh
Muhammad Sa'id al-Jamal
Irshad, Wisdom of a Sufi Master, Sheikh Muzzafer Ozak
The Holy Qur'ān: Translation and Commentary by Abdullah
The Holy Qur'ān: with English Translation and Commentary,
by Muhammad Ali
Dictionary of the Holy Qur'ān, Abdul Mannān Omar...
truly a precious gift to those who speak English, this magnificent
dictionary translates every classical Arabic word used used
in the Qur'ān into English, giving the Arabic root word followed
by English translations of every form of that root which appears
in the Qur'ān. This dictionary is easy to use, is relatively
inexpensive and is based on classical Arabic.
An Arabic-English Lexicon, Edward W. Lane... an eight
volume masterpiece of classical Arabic which includes plentiful
examples of classical usage and the meanings of the words during
the time period that the Qur'ān was revealed. Indexed by Arabic
roots, with definitions in English.
A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran, John Penrice...
useful, but is said to occasionally rely upon somewhat less
accurate references than the previously cited works by Lane
Vocabulary of the Holy Quran, compiled by Abdullah
Abbas al-Nadwi... the definitions are very brief and rarely
cover the full breadth of meaning of the words.
Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, edited by J.M.
Cowan... this text is specifically addressed to modern, not
classical, Arabic, yet it generally does a very good job of
including the classical meanings of the roots.
The audio recitation of the Beautiful Names is by Nazir Shaheen, digitally edited from the
set 99 Names of Allah, which was originally broadcast
on Living Islam from Chicago by
Radio Islam .