30 Days, 30 Duas.

I have yet to, in my life, manage to post continuously for a thirty day stretch, but in the followup of an inspirational and much-needed pre-Ramadan meeting with my awesome circle of friends, I will now try.

How many of Allah’s names do you know? I’m testing myself here, no cheating.  Translations based on what I remember.  Here I go:

  1. Allah – God, with the Capital G
  2. Ar-Rahman – The Merciful
  3. Al-Latif – The Subtle
  4. Al-Man’3u- The Preventer of Harm
  5. Al-Khabeer – The Informed
  6. Al- Wadud – The Loving
  7. Ash-Shakoor – The Grateful (not sure how to translate this- Allah is gracious in His thanks?)
  8. Al-Jameel – The Beautiful
  9. Al-Mujeeb – The Answerer (of prayers)
  10. Al-Ghafoor – The Forgiving
  11. Al- Khaaliq – The Creator

Ok, I made it to 11 before trying to mentally pull up a dusty old record in my head from Ramadan in Pakistan as a child, many moons ago.  Given that there are 99 names of Allah, 11 is kind of…sad.  So my Ramadan goal for this blog is this: I will, InshaAllah, post one personal dua a day based on a name of Allah.  InshaAllah, by the end of Ramadan I should then know 30 of them, instead of 11.  InshaAllah. 🙂


Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, and 100% Muslim. She is also chronically ill and terminally awesome. She is the ever-lovin Momma of: - Khalid, a special little boy with autism - Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair -Musfira, an especially devious baby Spoiler, Abez is also Zeba Khan on Muslimmatters.org.

  1. Sumaiyah

    You’d know 41 if you post about other names than these 😀 Also, you missed some simple ones like Ar-Razzaq,Al-Ahad,As-Samad,Ar-Raheem(considering you could recollect Ar-Rahman) :p

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