Al Razzaq: 17 The Sustainer

This is the seventeenth 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:

Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:


Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.

 

Lesson for Al Razzaq: The Sustainer

The name Razzaq means daily sustenance and an openess to receive divine provenance or the endless gifts of Allah (s).  This medallion depicts the bowl of fruit out of season sent to Mariam (r) mother of Isa (a) in her mihrab prayer niche.  If you would like to know more about her story please see the chapter for Prophet Zakaria (a) in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does sustenance mean?

What gifts does Allah (s) send to us?

What gifts did Allah (s) send to Mariam (r)?

 

 

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Al Wahhab: 16 The Giver of All

This is the sixteenth 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.


Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:

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Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.

 

Lesson for Al Wahhab: The Giver of All

The name Wahhab means divine blessings that are constantly refreshed like the cycles of the earth.  This name can mean the abundance from a cloud that rains freely.  Rain and flowing water is given to all  from divine abundance.  This medallion suggests the water cycles of the earth with a cloud covered globe.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

Why is rain a divine blessing?

Why is water important for life?

Why is the water cycle important for life on earth?

What happens to life when water stops?

 

 

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Al Qahar: 15 The Subduer

This is the fifteenth 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:

Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:


Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.

 

Lesson for Al Qahar: The Subduer

The name Qahar means overwhelming strength or strength that defeats the lower self but does not break you.  For this medallion we depicted a storm that blows the trees low as though in sajda but does not break them.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does subdue mean?

What is the lower self?

How can we overcome the lower self?

Why do trees bend and not break in a storm; what gives them strength?

 

 

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Al Gaffar: 14 The Forgiver

This is the fourteenth 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:

Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:


Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.

 

Lesson for Al Ghaffar: 14 The Forgiver

The name Ghaffar means inexhaustible forgiveness, repairing forgiveness or divine forgiveness.  For this medallion we depicted one figure forgiving another figure that is asking for forgiveness.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What is forgiveness?

How do we ask Allah (s) to forgive us?

If we make an error should we ask others for forgiveness as well as Allah (s)?

Have you ever forgiven someone who caused a problem for you?

 

 

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Al Musawwir: 13 The Shaper of Beauty

This is the thirteenth 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:

Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:


Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.

Lesson for Al Musawwir: The Shaper of Beauty

The name Musawwir can mean the shaper of all things or their manifestation in the universe that is not yet fully visible like man (Adam) created in the image of God.  This name can mean the shaper of beauty.  For this medallion we chose to depict the figure of an elegant lady.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does it mean to shape, or sculpt?

What is beautiful?

In Islam do we sometimes cover what is beautiful?

When do we cover what is beautiful?

 

 

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Al Bari: 12 The Maker of Order

This is the twelfth 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:

Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:


Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.

Lesson for Al Bari: The Maker of Order

This name suggests the pieces of a design before it is manifested or the potential for a design.  This name can also mean the maker of order and for this medallion we have depicted a Zen garden where the elements of the garden are arranged in an order that suits their natural functions.

Suggested discussion questions:

What is order?

How do we put things in order?

Why do we put things in order?

Is divine order sometimes confusing to us?

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Al Khaliq: 11 The Creator

This is the eleventh 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:

Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:

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Lesson for Al Khaliq: The Creator

The name Khaliq means the source of creation, the fruits of action, or the imagination before creation.  This medallion depicts a cell that is splitting when life begins.  When a cell splits new life or a new cell is created.

Suggested discussion questions:

What is creation?

What do we have to imagine before we can create?

When plants of animals create new life what happens to their cells?

What can you create?

 

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Al Mutakabbir: 10 The Greatest

This is the tenth 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:

Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:

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Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.

Lesson for Al Mutakabbir: The Greatest

The name Mutakabbir means a vastness so big you can not compare but for the purposes of this medallion we have chosen the redwood tree to suggest a great tree to children.  The name can also mean infinitely great.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does great mean?

What does vast mean?

What does infinite mean?

What is the greatest thing you can think of?

Is Allah (s) greater than anything we can think of?

 

 

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Al Jabbar: 9 The Compeller

This is the 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.

Lesson plan:

Present the lesson bellow and discuss one or some of the suggested questions.

Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:

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Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.

Lesson for Al Jabbar: The Compeller

The name Jabbar suggests a healing strength or the strength to heal.  To compel means to make it so or to stabilize.  For this medallion we have depicted a sage with a walking stick who is healing or compelling.  This name also means the mender of a fractured existence.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does compel mean?

What does healing mean?

What does fractured mean?

What is stability?

 

 

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Al Aziz: 8 The Victorious

This is the 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.

Lesson plan:

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Assist the students with ideas for the artwork for this name or ask them to make their own interpretation of the medallion provided here:

 

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Lesson for Al Aziz: 8 The Victorious

This medallion depicts a flag of victory.  The name Aziz means strength or the power of God.  The recitation of Ya Aziz brings freedom and can be a remedy for feeling powerless and feeling under valued or worthless.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What is victory?

What is freedom?

What is strength?

What can we recite if we feel powerless or worthless?

 

 

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