What is known as the Beautiful Names of Allah are significant keys for us. We can enter the gate of knowing Allah by using these keys.
Man is the vicegerent of Allah on earth because he manifests the meanings of these sublime names… To put it another way, ‘man’ exists and subsists with the Names of Allah. In fact, the entire existence is none other than what is perceived as the manifestations of the meanings of the Names of Allah! Thus, if we want to know Allah and gain gnosis of Him, we must learn these names and understand their meanings.
I had covered the universe being a manifestation of the Names of Allah in the Mystery of Man; those who wish to acquire more detail on the topic may resort to it. Here, I would like to share a section from Decoding the Quran, a comprehensive explanation on the Names of Allah.