The granter of security


The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him

The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him

Mentions From The Quran & Hadith

From the root a-m-n which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be secure, safe, free from fear to be quiet, tranquil to grant protection, safeguard to be trusted, trustworthy to believe in

He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him. (Quran Surah Al-Hashr 59:23)

Indeed, those who have said, “Our Lord is Allah,” and then remained on a right course – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. (Quran 46:13)

“Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient. (Quran 24:55)


Al-Mu’min: Details



Al-Mu’min in Arabic:


Arabic root:

(أ م ن)

Al- Mu’min meaning in English:

The One to Whom peace and security are rendered

Al-Mu’min meaning in Urdu:

امن و ايمان دينے والا

Appearance in the Quran:



Reciting Al-Mu'min 136 times daily safeguards one against evil and adverse events

Asma ul Husna with similar meaning:  

  • Al-Muhaimin (The Defender)

  • Al- Hafeez (The Preserver and All-Protecting)

  • As-Shaheed (The All and ever witnessing)

  • As-Salaam (The Perfect and Giver of Peace).

Al-Mu’min Meaning & Definition 

The literal meaning of Al-Mu’min is the giver guarantor, the giver of faith and security. Allah is the only One who is the sole provider for everything in our lives. Al Mu’min also translates to the Affirmer of truth. The name Al-Mu’min stems from the word ‘Amana’- which means security and protection. This signifies that Allah is the protector and guarantor of His creation in this world and hereafter. He is the securer of our faith, and it is Him whom we have to be faithful to.

Al-Mu’min is the 6th name of Allah's 99 names, and it means that Allah is the one who gives security and is the root of our faith. Prophets and books are the signs for us to know that He is the master of the worlds beyond the world we even exist in. In the Quran, believers are referred to as Momin, which is different from Allah's name. The word Mumin translates to security and peace.

Al-Mu’min has three linguistic explanations, which are emaan, aman, and amaanah. These connotations stem from the root of Al-Mu’min. Al-Mu’min then becomes the affirmation that there is no god but Allah and in the Holy Quran, Allah bears the witness for Him being the Supreme in the following verse:

“Allah ˹Himself˺ is a Witness that there is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him—and so are the angels and people of knowledge. He is the Maintainer of justice. There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him—the Almighty, All-Wise” (Quran 3:18).

The four meanings by the same root that the name Mu'min is derived from include security, peace, protection, and trustworthiness. Al-Mu'min encapsulates three different concepts. The first one is affirmation. The second concept is peace and tranquility, and the third revolves around safekeeping. The Quran mentions Allah as Al-Mu’min once. Still, multiple verses repeatedly mention Allah's attributes, and they talk about Allah being the Protector and Provider of Peace.

Significance of Al-Mu’min

Allah is the Giver of tranquility, and it is truly in His remembrance that hearts find peace. The significance of remembering Allah as Al-Mu’min is that it allows one to have Iman-faith in Allah’s commands and that He knows best all there is. Allah is the source of peace and protection as the name Al-Mu’min means and it is only Allah we can call when we find ourselves in times of test or instances where our fears feel bigger than our faith. Calling upon Allah with this name can help one make a supplication like the Prophet Muhammad did, as mentioned in the Quran in the following words:

“Do not worry; Allah is certainly with us.” So, Allah sent down His serenity upon the Prophet, supported him with forces you ˹believers˺ did not see, and made the word of the disbelievers lowest, while the Word of Allah is supreme” (Quran 9:40).

When one is fearful, conflicted with any matter in life or even inflicted with doubts in their faith, calling Allah as Al-Mu'min reminds one that He protects and provides peace to those who seek Him and His guidance. Allah’s kindness and protection encompasses all and, in the Quran, we are reminded of Allah as the protector- which is one of the meanings of the name Al-Mu’min in the following verse:

“let them worship the Lord of this ˹Sacred˺ House, Who has fed them against hunger and made them secure against fear” (Quran 106:3-4).

Names of Allah with the Same Meaning as Al-Mu’min

Each name encapsulates a unique attribute of Allah and reminds one that there is none like Him. Other names like Al-Mumin mentioned in the Quran are As-Salaam, which means the Perfection and giver of peace; Al-Muhaimin, which means the guardian, the witness, the overseer; Al-Hafeez, which means the preserver; and lastly, Al-Muqeet, which means The Sustainer.

Each of these names has different roots, but in their literal meaning, one way or the other, they are similar. Each name distinctively recognizes a unique attribute of Allah, and we should call upon Him with His names to invoke His blessings and what we most need.

More Mentions from the Quran and Hadith about Al-Mu’min

Allah is Al-Mu'min- the One who gives tranquility and peace to those who are sincere and believe that only Allah is Exalted and the Most Supreme and there is no one greater than him or worthy of worship.  The word iman, the root of Al-Mu’min, has two meanings: providing protection and testifying the truth.

Allah as mentioned in the Quran that He is Al-Mu’min in the following verse: 

“He is Allah other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, The Perfection, the Bestower of Faith” (Quran, 59:23).

Allah is not just the provider of the faith but also is the sustainer of our life in this world and hereafter. The Quran mentions Allah as the Al-Mu’min in multiple Surahs and it shows that everything in this life is a provision to us provided by Him. Another verse of the Quran that captures the essence of the name Al-Mu’min is:

“The righteous will say, “Praise be to Allah Who has fulfilled His promise to us, and made us inherit the ˹everlasting˺ land to settle in Paradise wherever we please.” How excellent is the reward of those who work ˹righteousness˺!” (Quran 39:74).