Names of Allah ~ Puzzle Match Cards (Set 1)


Insha’Allah you have been following along with learning a Name of Allah every day. And, as promised, I have designed some game cards to help children improve their Arabic and English reading skills and to help them remember the names and attributes they have been learning recently. 

Since we are counting down the 99 days to Ramadhan by learning 99 names of Allah I have decided to create the cards in sets. There will be 9 sets in all with 11 names in each set.

You can play any number of different games with these cards. I have designed 2 sets: one in black and white and one in colour. Both can be download by clicking on the links below Insha’Allah:

Names of Allah Cards (Set 1 – Black & White)

Names of Allah Cards (Set 1 – Colour)

The cards can be printed, cut out and laminated if you wish. Laminating the black and white cards is a good idea since they can be used for Arabic writing practise too. You can use a dry wipe marker and have your children practise going over the names. 


The colour set are great for the younger ones who can match by colour. My girls have been playing the memory game where they turn the cards face down and take a turn choosing two cards each. If the cards match, i.e. the Arabic name and its English equivalent then they can keep them, if not they must turn the cards face down again and play moves to the next child. The one with the most pairs of cards at the end win.


Another way to play is to lay the Arabic names out on the table and have the children pair them up to their English equivalent and vice versa.


Remember, counting and knowing the names is important but what is obligatory upon us is to understand the meaning of the Names and Attributes of Allah in order to know our Lord and how to worship Him correctly, since this is one of the three categories of Tawheed.

Malik bin Dinar said:

“The people of the world depart from the world without them having tasted the most beautiful thing from it.” It was said, “And what is it?” He replied, “The ma’rifah of Allaah [knowledge of His names, attributes, actions and their interplay and connection to the creation].”

Al-Siyar of al-Dhahabi (5/363).

I highly recommend referring to this article by Shaykh Naasir As-Sa’dee (rahimahullah) on the Names and Attributes of Allah.


23 comments on “Names of Allah ~ Puzzle Match Cards (Set 1)

  1. May Allah reward you with good for your efforts. Ameen. I tried to download the black and white cards and it would not download. Is anyone else having this problem? The color cards downloaded just fine

  2. Masha’Allah, may Allah reward you for this effort sis! Great work that will be a great benefit for many families for years to come, insha’Allah!🙂

  3. Masha ALLAH great idea and effort. May Allah reward you and give us taufeeq to benefit from these. Ameen. Good to play for adults too.🙂 Jzk

  4. Wonderful way to get us back to reading in tiny steps. I hope no one ruins this by saying it is disrespectful to use Allah’s names for reading practice… for emergent readers who are older, it is really helpful to use familiar words…like these. And Allah best knows our intentions. Thank you for these tools!

    • Asalamu alaykum Amanda, that you for your positive feedback. I have not come across anyone (yet) who thought using Allah’s Names for reading practise as disrespectful, especially since learning Allah’s Names is obligatory (part of Tawheed) and learning Arabic is highly recommended (and obligatory according to some). If anyone disagrees then let them bring proof first Insha’Allah. May Allah bless you all in your studies, ameen

  5. JazakhAllahu khairun katheer.

  6. Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh
    dear sister,
    Where may we find the rest of the files? I see in this blog post the link for 11 Names of Allaah.
    Also, baarak Allaahu feek, where was this particular list of names attained from?
    Jazaki Allaahu khair sister.

  7. assalamu alaikum sister. is it possible for you to email me the names of allah files? the links above send me to adobe which requires subscription.

  8. Asalamualykum.
    could you please email me the names because i am only 13 so i can not suscribe to the files. can you make it into a pdf please? Thankyou so much.

  9. assalamualaikum,

    as with the above two posters, i would also like to request for the names to be emailed. the links lead to adobe website and i have downloaded a free trial of the adobe acrobat pro but i am still unable download them.

    baarakallahu feek.

  10. […] Free printables alert!!! Flash cards of 99 Names of Allah. https://imanshomeschool.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/names-of-allah-puzzle-match-cards-set-1/ […]

  11. As. Salaamu. Aleyki. Sister i’m sorry but i. Cant get this doc on thé two. Website. Soplease can u email me.

  12. I have problems downloading the names of allah

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