This is the seventy ninth 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 Barr: The Gentle
The name Barr can mean the perfect state or sweet and good as well as gentle. For this medallion we chose a feather to suggest softness or gentleness. This recitation of this name is a remedy for feeling broken or feeling disillusioned.
Suggested discussion questions:
Have you ever felt disillusioned?
How did you regain your sense of faith after that experience?
Can you think of an example of Allah’s (s) gentleness?
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).