This is the 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 99 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:
Lesson for Ar-Rahim: The All-Merciful
This name Rahim comes from the Arabic root RHM meaning womb or a place of protection and mercy.
This medallion depicts the Sea of Mercy from the story of the Miraj of the Prophet Muhammad (s).
If you would like to know more about this story please see The Light of Muhammad by Hajjah Amina Adil.
The recitation of the name Rahim brings divine love into our relationships.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is a womb?
What is mercy?
What is the Sea of Mercy and where did the Prophet Muhammad (s) see this sea?
What is divine love?
We suggest you choose a space that can accommodate all the 99 Names or fix the names to a fold out accordion book in sequence if you do not have an appropriate space available.
Please share your ideas for teaching the meaning of the 99 Names: A Visual Tasbih to children.