The 99 Names of Allah

Their Beautiful Meanings & Life Changing Benefits

  • 28 - 29 October 2017
  • 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Colombo - Sri Lanka
  • Mahaweli Centre, Colombo 07
The 99 Names of Allah
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  • Course Length: 16 hours
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Language: English
  • Subject: Aqeedah
  • Course Notes:
    Free folder with course notes complete with Quran and Hadith references
  • Course Audio:
    Free MP3 audio of each tutor session available to download
  • Breaks & Refreshments:
    Free refreshments provided during frequently held breaks throughout the course.
  • Q&A Session:
    Courses include Question and Answer session. Sisters only Q&A also available
  • Student Participation:
    Students encouraged to enhance learning via case based studies.

The objective of this course is to take to the students through the names of Allah that He has used to describe Himself. These beautiful names will be looked at, the meanings explained and the spiritual benefits sought.  The course will look into the linguistic meanings of the names and how they have been used in the Quran.

"He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, The Fashioner, to Him belong the most beautiful names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, do declare His praises and glory. And He is the Exalted in Might, The Wise. (Qur'an 59:24)

In addition to learning the names and their deeper meaning we will look into how to use these names to supplicate to our Lord, using the example from the duas of the Prophet of Allah. In this way we hope to enhance our knowledge of Allah and strengthen our relationship with our Creator; this will in turn increase our faith and bring about life to our prayers and certainty to our duas.

"And to Allah belong the most beautiful names, so invoke Him by them..." (Qur'an 7:180)

The 99 Names of Allah – their beautiful meanings and life changing benefits is important because,

1. The knowledge of Allah is the most important subject that can be studied and is the main topic of the Quran.

2. The knowledge of Allah’s Names is a way of increasing in love of your Lord.

3. It will enhance your emotional connection in your worship and bring your prayers to life.

4. It will help you to appreciate Allah more and increase your faith.

5. It will give you an insight into the language Allah uses to describe Himself!

6. It will improve your character through understanding how these names impact your life

7. It will provide you with an invaluable tool in beseeching the creator in your supplications.

8. It will provide you with a solid foundation to explain who Allah is to your family and friends.

Sajid Ahmed Umar

Sajid Ahmed Umar

Sheikh Sajid Umar is an educator researcher, and developer with a vision of ignited communities that benefit humanity upon the ethos of sincerity, excellence and steadfastness.

He was born in Leicester, UK. He moved to Harare, Zimbabwe, where he completed his primary and secondary schooling and pursued a first degree in Information Technology focusing on hardware, software, network design and implementation and security. He went on to successfully open an IT business in Harare before the age of 20. Alongside his contemporary studies, Sheikh Sajid graduated from a Qur’an Academy at the age of 18. Subsequently, he turned his attention towards Islamic Studies.

He travelled to Riyadh and enrolled at Imaam Muhammed bin Saud Islamic University, where he initially completed a 3-year University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences. His studies continued there over the next four years, attaining a Bachelors degree in Shar?’ah. He extended his studies for an additional three years, and achieved a Masters degree in Judiciary (Qadha), with a first class honours, from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies (Ma’had al-‘?li li’l-Qa’dh?) after training as a judge and successfully completing an academic thesis on the topic of Liquidity Management from a conventional and Islamic perspective, with a special focus on the famous Repurchase Agreement (REPO) contract, as well as it’s Islamic rulings and permitted Islamic alternatives. He is now pursuing his PhD in the Higher Institute of Judiciary at Al-Imam University, in a program that has some of the world’s best intellectuals as lecturers, and is researching Financial Risk Management with a special focus on Financial Hedging, from both a conventional and Islamic perspective..

Sheikh Sajid has spent much of his semester breaks teaching various Islamic and development programs for both the youth and adults worldwide, ranging from lectures in Masaajid to international conferences and live events, as well as via Radio, TV and online platforms.

His academic resourcefulness lead him to assisting in curriculum development used in English based Islamic schools and other educational establishments. He has authored several articles and dissertations in both Arabic and English pertaining to the Islamic Sciences.

His belief of putting knowledge into action has taken him onto lecturing at Knowledge International University since 2010 and progress onto being a senior member of their Academic Management Team. He has played an integral part in the start-up of the New Muslim Academy and enjoys continued participation as a lecturer and senior advisor.

Sheikh Sajid has also taken on an advisory role with Mercy Mission World as ‘Director of Islamic Development with a scope of application over high-impact projects such as the National Zakat Foundation and Charity Right.’ He is the chairman of AlKauthar Institute as well as an instructor for AlKauthar’s Weekend Courses and Student’s Guild Program, and in addition to that he is the Chief Islamic Editor for Little Explorers Magazine. Sheikh Sajid is no stranger on the multimedia front either, as he has project managed several media related programs specific to Islamic Satellite Channels and is the founder of Tanzeel; an exciting and engaging on-line program focussing on the Qur’an.

His hobbies include book collecting, reading, and keeping up to date with the latest information related to visioning, management, leadership and current affairs.

Sheikh Sajid is happily married and the father of three young children, Abdullah, Ahmed and Khadeejah. He is a keen golfer, footballer and cricketer, whenever a sporting opportunity presents itself!

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