In Islam Allah (swt) has been given many attributes or names revealed in the Qu'ran as well as through the Sunnah of the prophet (pbuh). Of which there are 99 which are considered the elite names.
The prophet (pbuh) once famously stated in a Hadith:
"Verily, there are ninety-nine names of God, one hundred minus one. He who enumerates them would get into Paradise." (Sahih Muslim, Vol. 4, no. 1410)
However it has been rumoured that there exists a 100th name which is hidden. In Sufism, the idea of the 100th name is most prominent. It has become the elusive object of mystic devotion, the symbol of God's transcendence. Some believe it is a name that will only be revealed by Imam Mahdi.
I know a number of people since they were very young have learnt the 99 names of Allah (swt) off by heart.
Has anyone here made a similar attempt:
What is the importance of reciting the 99 names?
Is it just another form of worship?
What do we think about the existence of a 100th name?