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.
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 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?
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.