This is the eighteenth 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 Fattah: The Opener
The name Fattah means to begin and to open as well as clear obstacles. The name also means to open success as though with a key to activate the action of all to be accomplished. This medallion depicts a door that makes an opening.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is an opening?
Do we need special keys to open the things we want to accomplish?
What is an obstacle?
How can we accomplish the good things that we want to do?
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.