This is the twenty 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.
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:
Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.
Lesson for Al Hakam: The Judge
The name Hakam means to discern or to see by the light of God. The name also means to see what is real. For this medallion we have chosen to depict the angel Mikail who sits in the heavens with a scale to weigh the nation of Muhammad (s). If you would like read to your children about the angel Mikail in the Miraj of the Prophet Muhammad (s) please see chapter 12 of The Light of Muhammad by Hajjah Amina Adil.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is discernment?
What does it mean to judge?
Who is the angel Mikail and what does he do in the sixth heaven called Khalisa?
What will happen on the Day of Judgement?
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.