This is the sixty eighth 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 As Samad: The Satisfier of All Needs
The name Samad can mean a circle that expands internally. For this medallion we chose a mother bird that cares for the needs of her chicks.
Suggested discussion questions:
What is a want versus a need?
What needs does your mother help you with?
Why is heaven under the feet of the mother?
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).