Al Qayyum: 63 The Self Existing One

This is the sixty third 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 Qayyum: The Self Existing One

The name Qayyum can mean eternal time or that which transcends the passage of time.  This name can also mean that which exists after death.  For this medallion we chose the oroboros or snake biting its own tail which symbolizes the eternal cycle of renewal.

Suggested discussion questions:


What part of us exists after death?

What is time?

What is there that exists outside of time?



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).


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