This is the 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:
Fix the medallion to the format you have chosen such as a poster or wall with double-sided tape.
Lesson for Al Jabbar: The Compeller
The name Jabbar suggests a healing strength or the strength to heal. To compel means to make it so or to stabilize. For this medallion we have depicted a sage with a walking stick who is healing or compelling. This name also means the mender of a fractured existence.
Suggested discussion questions:
What does compel mean?
What does healing mean?
What does fractured mean?
What is stability?
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 the meaning of the 99 Names: A Visual Tasbih to children.