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?


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.

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