This is the fifteenth 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 Qahar: The Subduer
The name Qahar means overwhelming strength or strength that defeats the lower self but does not break you. For this medallion we depicted a storm that blows the trees low as though in sajda but does not break them.
Suggested discussion questions:
What does subdue mean?
What is the lower self?
How can we overcome the lower self?
Why do trees bend and not break in a storm; what gives them strength?
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.