As Sabur: 99 The Patient One

This is the ninety 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.
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 As Sabur: 99 The Patient One

The name Sabur can mean to see things through to the end, to persevere to the end of a trail, or to endure or not complain.  The name can also mean that God defers judgement.  The recitation of this name helps you to endure a long journey and allows you to stand firm.
Suggested discussion questions:

What does it mean to persevere?

How do you motivate yourself to continue when you are on a long journey?

What is better than complaining when you experience a struggle?


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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