Al Badi: 95 The Originator 

This is the ninety fifth part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children.Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.Lesson plan:

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Lesson for Al Badi: The Originator

The name Badi can mean going back to the ultimate source, the ground of being or the seed, or the unborn foundation of excistance.  For this medallion whe chose to depict a sprout emerging from a seed.

Discussion Questions:

How is a seed diferent from what the seed becomes?

What is inside a seed that helps to create a larger being?

Why are seeds small and beings larger than their seeds?
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Al Hadi: 94 The Guide

This is the ninety fourth part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children. Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.
Lesson plan:

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Lesson for Al Hadi: The Guide

The name Hadi can mean guidance for the whole of humanity.  The recitation of this name can help to light the way and help us to become part of the spiritual community. For this medallion we chose to depict the mother goose leading her goslings on the way.
Suggested discussion questions:

How do you find your way when you are lost?

Why do we need a guide on the spiritual path?

 

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An Nur: 93 The Light

This is the ninety third part of our series on the 99 names of Allah.  Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.
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Lesson for An Nur: The Light

The name Nur can mean one who illuminates the truth and guides us.  For this medallion we chose to depict a lantern of the light of the Prophet (s) which Allah (s) created from part of  the divine light.
Suggested discussion questions:

Why did Allah (s) create Muhammad (s) from part of the divine light?

Why do we need light to guide us?

What are the other important elements of guidance?
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An Nafi: 92 The Creator of Good

This is the ninety second part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children.Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.Lesson plan:

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Lesson for An Nafi:  The Creator of Good

The name Nafi can mean the one that brings purification or the one that washes the inner and outer eye.  For this medallion we chose to depict water for the concept of purification.  The recitation of this name can heal the inner eye.

Suggested discussion questions:

What is purification?

What is the inner eye?

Why do we need purification on the inside and the outside?

 

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Ad Darr: 91 The Creator of the Harmful

This is the ninety first part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children.Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.
Lesson plan:
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Lesson for Ad Darr: The Creator of the Harmful

The name Darr can mean to become blind to the divine intent in the unseen.  For this medallion we chose to depict Iblis because Iblis was blind to the divine intent when asked to bow to Adam (a) and because of this blindness refused to bow with the angels the Allah’s (s) creation.

Suggested discussion questions:

What do you do when Allah (s) orders something that you do not understand?

Why did Iblis refuse to bow to Adam (a)?

Why did Allah (s) create Iblis?

 

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Al Mani: 90 The Preventer of Harm

This is the ninetieth part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children.Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.
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Lesson for Al Mani: The Preventer of Harm

The name Mani can mean divine protection from all attacks or to hold back revenge.  For this medallion we chose to depict a spear driving Iblis back.  The recitation of this name helps against aggression, weakness and vulnerability.

Suggested discussion questions:

Who do we ask Allah (s) to protect us from?

How are we supposed to protect the weak?

How are we supposed to protect ourselves from harm?

 

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Al Mughni: 89 The Self Sufficient

This is the eighty ninth part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children.  Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.

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Lesson for Al Mughni: 89 The Self Sufficient

The name Mughni can mean to dwell in a place of protection.  The recitation of this name can be a remedy for dependence and bring a feeling on contentment and protection.  For this medallion we chose to depict a hermit with a staff to suggest self sufficiency and the stability brought by leaning on the staff in any particular place.  Sometimes we are protected by isolating ourselves from harmful things and sometimes we are protected by the stability we rely on, our firm foundations.

 
Suggested discussion questions:

What sort of things make you feel protected?

What does it mean to be self sufficient?

What can we rely on to make us feel stable?

 

 

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Al Ghani: 88 The Rich One

This is the eighty eighth part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children.  Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.

 
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Lesson for Al Ghani: 88 The Rich One

 
The name Ghani can mean the indescribably rich one or the treasure that cannot be exhausted.  For this medallion we have depicted a pile of gold coins to signify this divine abundance.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

Can you think of an example of treasure?

What do you think the treasure of Allah (s) would be like?

What is the most valuable thing you have ever seen?

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Al Jami: 87 The Gatherer

This is the eighty seventh part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children.Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.
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Lesson for Al Jami: The Gatherer

The name Jami can mean bringing things back to the whole.  For this medallion we chose to depict a nest so suggest a bird that gathers materials together for their nest and gathering the eggs in the nest when it is prepared.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does gathering mean to you?

Why do animals or humans gather things?

Can you think of an example of when you have gathered things together for a specific purpose?

 

 

 

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Al Muqsit: 86 The Equitable One

This is the eighty sixth part of our series on the 99 Names of Allah (s) for children.
Please see Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah for more information about each name in this project if you would like to know more.

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Lesson for Al Muqsit: 86 The Equitable One

The name Muqsit can mean the balance of Allah (s) or the antidote to unfairness or distribution of shares.  For this medallion we chose to depict an arangement of river stones balanced in an organic way.  The balance that we see in nature may give us clues to the balance of Allah (s) and it can be useful to look at the examples.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

 Can you think of an example of balance in nature?

When you are experiencing unfairness in your life how do you remind yourself that balance will return eventually?

Why are we required to give sadaqa in Islam?

 

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