Invoking Allah and seeking to draw close to Him by His Most Magnificent Names

Question 16: Allaah (Exalted be He) says (what means): “And  (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them”. How can Allaah be supplicated to by His Most Beautiful Names; should He be supplicated to by ten of His Names or more, or can it be just by the Name befitting the reason for the Du’aa (supplication)?

Answer: It is lawful to supplicate to Allaah and seek to draw close to Him by His Most Beautiful Names, as Allaah (Exalted be He) says: “And the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them”. Imaam Ahmad reported a Hadeeth narrated by Ibn Mas‘ood, that… read more here.

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Saying the phrase, “O servants of Allaah’s magnificent names, answer and fulfill my needs!”

Question 5: Is it permissible for a Muslim, while making du’aa (supplication) to Allaah, to say: “O servants of Allaah’s Most Beautiful Names, answer and fulfill my needs!”?

Answer: Calling the servants of Allaah’s Most Beautiful Names to fulfill one’s needs is Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship), for it involves… read more here.