This is the twenty 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.
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 Basir: The Seer of All
The name Basir means the seer of all and the detail of the whole. Basir can also mean the eye of the heart seeing from the inside and the outside. For this medallion we have chosen a magnifying glass to suggest a seer who knows the details but can also see the whole or see from both sides of the glass.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is a seer?
Can we really see something if we only see the parts?
Can we really see something if we only see the whole?
What things do we look at with a magnifying glass?
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.