Virtue: “Allah – there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names.” (Qur’an 20:8)
“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.” (Qur’an 7:180)
Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Sahih Bukhari 50:894)
Al-Bukhari (2736) and Muslim (2677) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah has ninety-nine names, one hundred less one. Whoever learns them will enter Paradise.”
How to call using the Names
When asking for forgiveness, say: O Oft-forgiving (Ya Ghafoor), forgive me.
Reference: Surah 20 Verse 8