Al Muqit: 39 The Nourisher

This is the thirty ninth 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.

Lesson plan:

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 Muqit: The Nourisher

The name Muqit means the source of sustenance or to nourish the spirit.  For this medallion we chose to depict a cabbage or nourishing vegetable.

 

Suggested discussion questions: 

What does it mean to nourish?

What do you do to nourish your soul?

What do you do to nourish your body?

 

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Al Hafiz: 38 The Preserver

This is the thirty eighth 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.

Lesson plan:

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 Hafiz: 38 The Preserver

The name Hafiz means the preserver or protector.  This name can also mean to know the secret.  For this medallion we chosen to depict the parting of the Red Sea by Musa (a) in order to protect the believers who were trying to escape and Musa (a) knew the secret of that power that opened the way.  The recitation of this name gives protection from fear, despair and hopelessness.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does it mean to preserve?

Do you know a secret that gives you special powers?

What do you do when you feel afraid or hopeless?

 

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Al Kabir: 37 The Greatest

This is the thirty seventh 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.

Lesson plan:

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 Kabir: 37 The Greatest

The name Kabir means incomparable greatness or vastness, like an ocean without a shore.  For this medallion we have depicted the Grand Canyon because it is greater than can be seen at any one point of view.

Suggested discussion questions:

What does vast mean?

What is the greatest thing you have ever seen?

Have you ever seen the Grand Canyon or photos of the Grand Canyon?

Display:

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Al Ali: 36 The Most High

This is the thirty sixth 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.

Lesson plan:

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 Ali: The Most High

This name means the absolute above or the vision of the highest.  For this medallion we chose to depict a very high mountain.  The recitation of Ali is an antidote to attachment to rank and hierarchy.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What is the highest thing that you have ever seen?

What is hierarchy?

What is it like to climb a high mountain and look down from above?

 

 

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Al Shakur: 35 The Rewarder of Thankfulness

This is the thirty fifth 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.

Lesson plan:

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 Shakur: The Rewarder of Thankfulness

This name means to turn your attention to thankfulness like turning your hands up in dua to catch from a fountain of gratitude.  The recitation of this name can be a remedy for dissatisfaction.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What is thankfulness?

What things are you thankful for?

What things do you make dua for?

 

 

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Al Ghafur: 34 The Hider Faults

This is the thirty fourth 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.

Lesson plan:

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 Ghafur: The Hider of Faults

The name Ghafur means to forgive all the way to the deepest place.  For this medallion we chose to depict an ostrich hiding its head in the sand, just as we hide from the reality of what we have done when we error.  The recitation of this name can be a salve for shame and unworthiness.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

 

What does it mean to hide from our own faults?

Do you have faults that you try to overcome?

What does it mean to be unworthy?

 

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Al Azim: 33 The Magnificent

This is the thirty third 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.

Lesson plan:

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 Azim: The Magnificent

The name Al Azim can mean feeling the divine presence or feeling the infinite in yourself.  The word magnificent can mean beautiful, elaborate or extravagant.  For this medallion we have depicted a supernova or a magnificent celestial event.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does magnificent mean?

What do you think is magnificent?

Do you ever feel the infinite in yourself?

What is it like to feel the divine presence?

 

 

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Al Halim: 32 The Forbearing

This is the thirty second 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.

Lesson plan:

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 plan for Al Halim: The Forbearing

The name Al Halim can mean tenderness, shyness and love.  This name can also mean the source of dreams or visions or the idea that God dreams the universe.  forbearance can mean God’s patience with us until the day of judgement.  The recitation of this name can be an antidote for anger.  For this medallion we have depicted an hourglass that is running out of sand to show that the time of forbearance will come to an end.

Suggested discussion questions:

What is forbearance?

What is patience?

Do you think that God dreams the universe?

How do you think the universe was imagined before it was created?

What can we do to be prepared for the day of judgement?

Display:

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Dervish Dolls: Rabia (q)

I recently had the time to make this new Dervish Doll for Rabia (q).  I found a Waldorf lady doll and then added robes, a headdress, ringed eyes, a bucket and torch.

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I used fabric scraps to form the headdress and robes.  I used a tiny wood thread spool to make the bucket and some twine to make the handle.  I used a small dowel for the torch and wrapped some orange twine around the end and fastened it with glue.  I used a regular eyeliner pencil to line her eyes.

This particular doll highlights the anecdote of her story where she was said to carry a bucket of water to put out the fires of Hell and a torch to burn Paradise so that people would not be tempted to worship Allah (s) only to avoid Hell or to gain Paradise.

If you would like to know more about Rabia (q) please see our article about her in our Waliat series: Rabia (q).

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Al Khabir: 31 The All Aware

This is the thirty first 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.

 

Lesson plan:

The name Khabir means the realm of inner knowledge or insight.  The name can also mean that you are tested to reach the knowledge or the secret, like something hidden in the ocean depths.  The name can also mean all aware like an octopus with many arms that stretch out and sense in many directions.

 

Suggested discussion questions:

What does aware mean?

What is insight?

What are the ways that we can know things?

What so you know?

Is there something that you know inside you that other people cannot see?

 

 

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