Al Wadud: 47 The Loving

This is the forty 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.
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 for Al Wadud: The Loving

The recitation of the name Wadud helps us to develop intimacy with others which is a reflection of divine love in tumultuous relationships.  For this medallion we have chosen to depict a mother and baby holding hands.

Suggested discussion questions:

What is divine love?

What makes us feel close to the people we love?

What is the intimacy between a mother and child?

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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