al-Witr (The One who is similar to none)

Al-Witr

al-Witr (The One who is similar to none)

al-Witr (the One who is similar to none) on the authority of Aboo Hurayray (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Prophet (may allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) said:

“Allaah has ninety-nine Names, whoever memorizes them shall enter Paradise. Verily,
Allaah is Witr, and He loves odd numbers.”

Collected by al-Bukhaaree (6410) and Muslim (2677) [This is Muslim’s wording.]

Reference:
Exemplary principles concerning the beautiful names of Allaah.
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen D. 1421 H
Translated by Moosaa Richardson
Revised 2nd Edition with additional commentary.


Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Paradise; and Allah is witr (one) and loves ‘the witr’ (i.e., odd numbers).

حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، قَالَ حَفِظْنَاهُ مِنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، رِوَايَةً قَالَ ‏ “‏ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ اسْمًا، مِائَةٌ إِلاَّ وَاحِدًا، لاَ يَحْفَظُهَا أَحَدٌ إِلاَّ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ، وَهْوَ وَتْرٌ يُحِبُّ الْوَتْرَ ‏”‏‏.‏

Reference: www.sunnah.com
Reference:Sahih al-Bukhari 6410
In-book reference: Book 80, Hadith 105
USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 419
(deprecated numbering scheme)

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