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.
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 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?
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.