This is the twentieth 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 Qabid: The Constrictor
The name Qabid means the source of all constriction like the expansion and constriction of the heartbeat. This medallion depicts a boa constrictor that tightens itself around its prey to kill it for food.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is constriction?
What things in nature constrict?
What is expansion?
What is the relationship between constriction and expansion?
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.