This is the 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.
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 Al Mumin: The Inspirer of Faith
The name Al Mumin means to inspire real faith and to trust in God alone. For this medallion we have chosen the table from the fifth surah, the food. Please see 5. Illuminated Quran: The Food and My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil for the story of Isa (a) and the miraculous table of food that came down from heaven as a miracle.
The name Mumin also meant to trust in God alone and the recitation of this name protects against hypocrisy and blind faith.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is faith?
Why did Allah (s) send a table down from heaven in the time of Isa (a)?
What inspires you to have faith?
How can we inspire faith in others?
We suggest you choose a space that can accommodate all the 99 Names or to 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.