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 Sharḥ asmāʾ Allāh al-ḥusnā
(182 words)

Explanation of the beautiful names of God

Ibn Barrajān

Date: 12th century; before 1141

Original Language: Arabic


Ibn Barrajān’s Sharḥ asmāʾ Allāh al-ḥusnā includes accounts of more than 113 names of God. Each is structured in three sections. In the first, the verbal root of each name is explained; in the second, mentions of the names in the Qurʾan and Hadiths are set out; and in the third, attaining the power of God’s names is explored.


In his explanations …

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Sharḥ asmāʾ Allāh al-ḥusnā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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