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Explanation of Al-‘Aleem from Understand Quran Academy + How to apply it to our lives:



Allah calls Himself Al-‘Aleem— The All-Knowing, The Omniscient— on more than 150 occasions in the Quran. Al-‘Aleemknows the tiniest of details of all things hidden and manifest. His Knowledge is complete and perfect and comprehends the past, present, and future. Al-‘Aleem has recorded the properties of everything in a book that is with Him!

‘Aleem comes from the root ‘ayn-laam-meem, which points to four main meanings. The first main meaning is to have knowledge and be aware and certain, and the second is to gather information. The third main meaning is to have deep knowledge of minute details, and the fourth main meaning is to act according to knowledge.

This root appears 854 times in the Quran in 14 derived forms. Examples of these forms are ‘ilm (knowledge), ‘alima (to know), ‘allama (to teach), and ‘aalemeen (the worlds).

Linguistically, Aleem is the intense form of ‘alim (knower). Al-‘Aleem is the All-and-Ever-Knowing. The name Al-`Allam is the most intense form of the word; it appears four times in the Quran and it points out to the perfection and totality of Allah’s knowledge. Al-‘Aleem comprehends everything with certainty; no knowledge is concealed from Him and He is intuitively aware of all things even before they take place.

Explanation of the Name, Al-‘Aleem, from Ahadun Ahad:


He is the One Whose Knowledge encompasses all the outward and hidden matters, all of the affairs of the whole of creation, of the past, the present and the future. There is absolutely nothing that is hidden from Him. The One Who Knows, and has always known, what has been and what will be. His Knowledge comprehends all things: the covert and the overt, the small thereof and the great, the possible and impossible, the lofty and the lowest spheres, all in the most complete manner. Nothing is concealed from Him in the earth or in the heavens. 



Explanation of the Name, Al-‘Aleem, from the book, “Who is Allah?:



Allah (the Exalted) is Knowing without having been taught, Knowing all that which is and which will be, Knowing the i(m)perceivable. The name Al-‘Aleem indicates that Allah is perfect in His knowledge. He is the Knowing of our deeds, and nothing escapes Him. His knowledge encompasses all of His creation.


Recognizing that Allah (the Exalted) is the Knowing motivates believers to seek Allah’s pleasure with everything they do. Nothing escapes Allah’s knowledge; therefore it is imperative that believers strive to obey Allah. Awareness of Allah’s presence, through His knowledge of everything, is heightened and instills consciousness and thus submission to Allah …more


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Duas that mention Allah’s Name, Al-‘Aleem


1. Du’aa & Remembrance in the Morning & Evening #5:

The Messenger of Allah (S) said: ‘He who says in the morning and the evening of each day:

“In the name of Allah, by whose name nothing can cause harm neither on earth nor in the heaven and He is The All-Hearing, The All-Knowing.” (three times)


-Nothing shall harm him’



Bismillaahil-ladhee laa yaḍurru ma‛asmihi shay’un fil-arḍi wa laa fis-samaa’i wa huwas-samee‛-ul-‛aleem (x3).



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More Duaas:

2. Dua for expelling the devil and his whisperings #1:  Here

3. Dua of Ibraheem and Ismail while building the Kaaba: Here

Correct pronunciation of the Name, Al-‘Aleem:



1. TARIQ TEACHES: Allah’s 99 Names!

Let your child follow along with Tariq the Tiger as he teaches Allah’s 99 Names in fun, simple, child-friendly format. Includes fun printable badges, coloring sheets, and much more! Learn more about the “Tariq Teaches” program here. The complete program is still in production, however, we are posting as materials become available, so be sure to subscribe to receive updates!

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A Creative Motivations exclusive, this bright and eye-catching dry-erase chart is designed to create excitement and mindfulness at the approaching of Ramadan, insha’Allah! The chart can be downloaded (free of charge) for participants in the Annual 99 Names Project! You may also purchase the dry-erase version to be used year after year.

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Iman’s Homeschool was wonderful enough to participate in the FIRST annual 99 Names Project and created these fabulous downloadable worksheets to go along with the program. There are these educational worksheets, as well as fun coloring sheets for younger children, and various lesson plans, lapbooks,and other resources ideal for homeschooling parents. Just visit her blog to find more resources!

1. Explanation from Iman’s Homeschool:


Al-`Aleem comes from the word `ilm. So Al`Aleem means one who possesses `ilm. Al-`Aleem includes perfect Knowledge, not preceded by ignorance, nor followed by forgetfulness.

Any knowledge that we possesses has been preceded by ignorance, knowledge is only the result of gaining it. So anyone who has knowledge from us now is because they sought it and it was preceded by ignorance, meaning they were ignorant of what they know. Likewise much of the knowledge that we have now will be followed by forgetfulness or weakness in memory. All of these things are impossible to be understood when we talk about knowledge of Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta`aala).


2. Worksheet from Iman’s Homeschool:

A Worksheet for Kids from Iman’s Home-School: Al-‘Aleem

Green Lane Masjid, Quran Bites: Names & Attributes of Allah – Al-‘Aleem and Al-Khabir:

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Dr Suhaib Hasan explaining the Name, Al-‘Aleem and others:

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Ustadh Alomgir Ali explaining the Name, Al-‘Aleem: 

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