Al Baatin – The Knower of Hidden Things


“And He is the First, the Last, the Knower of all open things, al-Baatin.”
Sooratul-Hadeed [57:3]

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.

Making 99 Names of Allah a part of your everyday routine is the easiest way to get rid of depression and hypertension that has become a prerequisite of today’s fast paced life. The best thing about memorizing and repeating the 99 Names of Allah (like Al Baatin) throughout the day is that one does not need to take out any special time or make any extra effort to do so.

Confess Your Sins Before Al Baatin

To err is human; we are not created as perfect beings. Instead we have a choice to lead our lives the way we want. We have a sense of conscience that guides us in the right direction. If someday, you commit a sin and your heart starts pinching you about it, it is natural to have a guilty feeling. We try to hide it from everyone. You should remember that one of Allah’s glorious names is ‘Al – Baatin’. Its meaning is “The Knower of All Hidden Things”. Even if you hide your sins from everyone else in the world, there is one Supreme Creator who will always know all hidden secrets. So, open up your heart before Allah and confess your wrongdoings to Him.

Why Confess Before Al Baatin

The best part about admitting your sins before Allah is that Allah will never disclose your sins before anyone. If you confess before anyone else, you will always remain worried. The other person might discuss your sin with someone else. However Allah is a confidant and a trustworthy friend who will keep your secrets. It also brings in another positive effect: Allah will direct tranquility towards your heart. The restless feeling that you previously had because of committing the sin will fade away.

Hadith About Sins

Abu Huraira reported:

The Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

Verily, when the servant commits a sin a black spot appears upon his heart. If he abandons the sin, seeks forgiveness, and repents, then his heart will be polished. If he returns to the sin, the blackness will be increased until it overcomes his heart. It is the covering that Allah has mentioned: No, but on their hearts is a covering because of what they have earned.” (83:14)

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3334

Learn More Names of Al Baatin

The peace and calmness that befalls your heart when you recite these Holy Names is truly indescribable; such tranquility cannot be acquired through any medication. If you want to learn more about the awesome names of Allah, you can visit our website. It will help you to strengthen your bond with Al Baatin through the 99 Names of Allah.