This is the seventieth 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 Muqtadir: The Creator of all Power
For this medallion we chose to depict the staff of Musa (a) becoming the serpent to give the idea of a person becoming who they are suposed to be. The name Muqtadir can mean to put you on the path to God or to guide you like a shepherd. This name can also mean that each soul has a purpose and that we need to be guided to that purpose.
Suggested discussion questions:
How can we be guided to our purpose?
Have you ever been given the responsibility to teach someone a new skill?
Was it difficult to teach another person something that they did not know?
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).