This is the forty fifth 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 Wasi: The All Comprehending
The name Wasi means the all encompassing or comprehending. For this medallion we have depicted a tree and its roots to suggest the entirety of a tree that expands through branches and roots, stretching outwards to join the higher and lower realms linked in the heart or the trunk. The recitation of this name can help one to break out of repetitive boundaries.
Suggested discussion questions:
What does comprehend mean?
Do you have any habits that you want to break?
How does understanding the whole make us want to change?
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.