This is the seventeenth 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 Razzaq: The Sustainer
The name Razzaq means daily sustenance and an openess to receive divine provenance or the endless gifts of Allah (s). This medallion depicts the bowl of fruit out of season sent to Mariam (r) mother of Isa (a) in her mihrab prayer niche. If you would like to know more about her story please see the chapter for Prophet Zakaria (a) in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil.
Suggested discussion questions:
What does sustenance mean?
What gifts does Allah (s) send to us?
What gifts did Allah (s) send to Mariam (r)?
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.