This is the fourteenth 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 Ghaffar: 14 The Forgiver
The name Ghaffar means inexhaustible forgiveness, repairing forgiveness or divine forgiveness. For this medallion we depicted one figure forgiving another figure that is asking for forgiveness.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is forgiveness?
How do we ask Allah (s) to forgive us?
If we make an error should we ask others for forgiveness as well as Allah (s)?
Have you ever forgiven someone who caused a problem for you?
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.