Rewards of the 99 names of Allah.

Q. I would like to know where is it stated about the rewards of the 99 names of Allah. Many times I would read, but it is never quoted where it came from. I will read that the Prophet said so but which hadeeth is it stated in specific 99 names because I read about some of the names and its benefit for example in Sahih Bukhuri I read about Ar-Rahmaan.

A. The tradition of the 99 names of Allah has been narrated by Abu Hurairah (RA) and it states that the Prophet (SAS) said, ‘Certainly Allah has Ninety Nine names, One hundred less one, whoever memorizes them shall enter paradise’.

This tradition is recorded by Imam Bukhari in Chapter on Duas, and by Imam Muslim in Chapter on Duas, and also by Ibn Majah in Chapter on Duas.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan