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.
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 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?
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.