Allaah has said (interpretation of the meaning):
Unto Allaah belong the beautiful names. Pray to (and ask of) Him using them.
As part of the prayer to Allaah using His names, we call on him by saying, O Merciful, have mercy on
me; O Forgiver, forgive my sins; O Provider, provide for me, etc.
However, to read a specific verse a certain number of times (whether 99 times or whatever else) without
any valid documented evidence is a bidaah (an unacceptable act of innovation in religious practices) that
is not permissible. Such acts invent a way to worship Allaah which was not revealed or taught by Islam.
(peace be upon him) said:
Whoever innovates in our religion a new act (of worship) then his act is rejected" (Sahih al-Bukhari,
Fath al-Baari No. 2697.)
The best guidance is that of the Prophet
. There is no allowance for innovation in the religion of
Allaah. Is it possible for us to discover new things in our religion that the Prophet
Indeed, it is incumbent upon us to read the Koran in the way the Prophet
read it, we need to pray in
the way he prayed, and glorify Allaahs name in the way the Prophet
has been validly reported to have
Only Allaah is the one who provides success, and He is the one who guides to the right path.