About The Book
This is volume 2 of the The Most Beautiful Names of Allah. It has 70 chapters and over 400 pages. In the First Volume, we included 17 chapters related to the subject of the Beautiful names of Allah. Some of them were general while others were related to Synonyms, Antonyms, Pronouns, Adjectives, and varieties of Du'a'. This Volume 2 includes the remaining 68 names of Allah. They do not belong in the category of Synonyms or Antonyms. They are derived from verbs or are verbs, but have been presented in the Qur'an as Names and as Subjects.
As been said before the total number of the Names of Allah are 99. These are the ones that have been mentioned in the Qur'an and they are the ones that the Prophet had mentioned and explained to us their meanings. It should be stated here that there are many more Names that Allah did not reveal them out of Mercy and compassion to His creatures and servants of human beings.
Table of Contents
3. Identifying Allah
4. Pillars of Faith in Allah's Attributes
5. Calling Upon Allah
6. Mimicking the Attributes
7. Association of Attributes
8. Combination of Attributes
9. Allah Likes
10. Allah Does Not Like
11. Servants of Allah
12. Hadith About Allah's Names
13. Allah Jalla Jalaluh
14. Glorification of Allah
and many more!
About the Author:
Dr. Ahmad H Sakr was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He received his academic education at the American University in Beirut, and the University of Illinois where he got his Ph.D. While in Lebanon, he got his Islamic education through tutoring from the late Grand Mufti of Lebanon as well as from a large number of Muslim scholars from neighbouring Countries.
He served as Director of the Islamic Center of Beirut. While studying in America, he was a founding member and president of the Muslim Students' Association of the U.S.A and Canada, currently known as the Islamic Society of North America (or ISNA), a mother organization in North America. Dr. Sakr was also a founding member of the World Council of Mosques whose headquarters is in Makkah.
He was the first director and representative of the Muslim World League to the U.N. Furthermore, Dr. Sakr is an educator and has taught in several universities.
In 1973, he was selected as an Outstanding Educator of America. He is also an administrator and has served in numerous capacities at various American universities, the last of which was the Acting President of the American Islamic College in Chicago. In 1976/1977 he was selected as a Community Leader and a Noteworthy American.
Currently, he is the president of the Foundation for Islamic Knowledge. Director of the Islamic Education Center in Walnut, California, a member of Operation Safe Community, a member of the Walnut Interfaith Council in California, and a board member of the Islamic food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).
Dr. Sakr has written over fifty six (58) books and booklets not counting the innumerable articles he has authored and published. Dr. Sakr's approach is to build a bridge of understanding through commonalities with Muslims and non-Muslims.