Hadith on Asma’: A man calls upon Allah by His greatest name

Anas reported: He was sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while a man was praying, and then he supplicated, “O Allah, I ask You by virtue of all praise belonging to You. There is no God but You, the Beneficent, the Originator of the heavens and the earth. O Majestic and Generous, O Living, O Sustainer!” The Prophet said, “He has called upon Allah by His greatest name, by which He will answer when called and give when asked.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1495

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَنَسٍ أَنَّهُ كَانَ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ جَالِسًا وَرَجُلٌ يُصَلِّي ثُمَّ دَعَا اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَنَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ الْمَنَّانُ بَدِيعُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَقَدْ دَعَا اللَّهَ بِاسْمِهِ الْعَظِيمِ الَّذِي إِذَا دُعِيَ بِهِ أَجَابَ وَإِذَا سُئِلَ بِهِ أَعْطَى

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