This is the thirty sixth 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 Ali: The Most High
This name means the absolute above or the vision of the highest. For this medallion we chose to depict a very high mountain. The recitation of Ali is an antidote to attachment to rank and hierarchy.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is the highest thing that you have ever seen?
What is hierarchy?
What is it like to climb a high mountain and look down from above?
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.