Why is the name Hannaan not included among the 99 names of Allah?

Q: Hannaan is one of the names of Allah Ta'ala, so why is it not included in the 99 names of Allah (Asma-ul-Husna)?

A: There are some names of Allah Ta`ala which are not included in the 99 names, but they appear in the Quraan and hadeeth. The 99 names are recorded because of the virtue attached to them.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)