Allah's Name I begin, the Beneficent, the Merciful
THE NOBLE NAMES OF THE PROPHET
[ Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wa Sallam ]
A seventeenth-century Suhrawardi mystic of Ucch (Pakistan) composed
a work called Jawahir al-auliya (Jewels of the Saints), that contains an
interesting chapter on the virtues and blessing powers of Muhammad's ninety-nine
names. The author recounts various traditions connected with their use.
The Great saint Shaykh Abdul Qadir Gilani is reported to have said that
a person who recites them once every day and every night will be preserved
from all kinds of affliction, and his faith will always remain undisturbed.
According to the author's ancestor, Makhdum Jahaniyan of Ucch, the recitation
of these names after the dawn prayer will cause all sins, great and small,
open and secret, to be forgiven, and Sultan Sayyid Mahmud Nasiruddin Bukhari
is reported to have said that whoever recites them seven times after the
noon prayer will never be harassed by birds or beasts. Another Sufi ascribed
to their elevenfold recitation after the evening prayer an increase in
knowledge, mildness, and gnosis.
But the greatest reward, for someone who recites Muhammad's ninety-nine
names twelve times after the night prayer, was revealed to Makhdum Jahaniyan
by the Prophet himself during that Sufi's visit to Medina: Muhammad promised
that he would definitely bring that person to Paradise, and would not enter
it without him.
Many modern printed copies of the Qu’ran enumerate the ninety-nine Divine
Names at the beginning and list the ninety-nine names of the Prophet on
the final two pages. An annotated list Appendix is on the next page.
Note: The manner of reciting the noble names is as such you recite sayyiduna
then the name and finish with sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, for example
(Sayyiduna Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sayyiduna Ahmad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam, Sayyiduna Hamid sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sayyiduna
Mahmud sallallahu alayhi wa sallam…etc).