This is the sixty second 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 Hayy: The Ever Living One
The name Hayy can mean the one who truly lives or the life principle that never dies. The recitation of this name of this name gives life energy and is an antidote to sorrow and a dead heart. For this medallion we have chosen to depict Khidr (a) who is ever living.
Suggested discussion questions:
Why is Khidr (a) ever living?
Why is it unusual that Khidr (a) is ever living?
Why is it important that Allah (s) is ever living?
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 children about the 99 Names of Allah (s).