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Teaching the 99 Names of Allah to children can be challenging for any Muslim parent. In our Muslim homeschool, we use a variety of crafts and hands-on activities to help our children remember the 99 names of Allah.

99 names of Allah children

I believe that learning the names of Allah does not need to be rushed. By taking our time, we allow the names of Allah to impact on their hearts, thereby helping to nurture a deeper and stronger connection to the Divine insha’Allah.

Each activity below is designed to help children understand the 99 names of Allah. The names themselves can seem complicated and somewhat abstract to young children. By associating the Divine name with an activity or craft, we show the children a more concrete representation of that name, creating a connection that will help with memorisation, as well as their understanding.

And besides….it’s so much more fun this way!!!

To watch a Youtube Video about all the activities we have been doing,


Why should Children Learn the 99 Names of Allah?

Learning the names of Allah (swt) is a great way to help children to understand the nature of Allah and create a love for the divine in their hearts insha’Allah.It has been narrated Abu Huraira that the Prophet (SAW) said,

“Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 50 Hadith 894
99 names of Allah children


The first place we began is with the name “Allah.”Using a FREE TEMPLATE of the name, we filled in the letters with sequins and buttons to make a beautiful calligraphy to hang-up on our wall. For more information on this craft CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you could use glitter, tissue paper or even make a collage from old magazines or newspapers.

Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool
Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool


Al-Khaliq can be translated as “The Creator”.  

For this name, I felt the best way to teach the children about how Allah creates, is to witness His creation.

So we went outdoors; to the park, to the woods, and just around our own garden, and spent some time talking together about what Allah had created. We talked about how He created everything from nothing, with no help.  

This concept is something that even the youngest of children can understand. Allah made the clouds, Allah made the sun, Allah made the birds etc.   I asked the children to collect things from our nature walk. We came home with so many twigs, leaves and flowers!

  Once we got home, we made a poster using a FREE Colouring Page of the name Al-Khaliq.  

Around the name we stuck all the beautiful things that the chlidren had collected. It looked lovely up on the kitchen wall!

Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool
Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool

For more details about this craft, you can read my previous blogpost HERE.


Al-Malik translates as “The King.”  

As a visual representation of this name, the children made a crown! Whilst they were making it, we talked about how Allah doesn’t wear a crown, and how Allah does not look like any king that they can imagine. We spoke a little about the role of a king and I asked them,“Who is the King of the Kings? ….. Allah!”

Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool

If you would like to make this crown with your children, CLICK HERE.

Ar- Razzaq

Recently, we have been learning the name Ar-Razzaq which translates as “The Provider.”

To help the children understand this name better, we have been using the book “Aishah Learns to Bake” by Latifah Peerbux.

Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool

This is the story of a young girl called Aishah who wants to bake. Her mum agrees to teach her how, but she asks her to guess all the ingredients they need. What is wonderful is how her mum uses clues with an Islamic or Prophetic twist!!!

For example, as a clue for dates, her mum says,

“Allah even says we find this fruit up in heaven! It’s the same fruit we eat in Ramadan to break our fast!”

Aishah Learns to Bake by Latifah Peerbux
Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool

Aishah continues to guess all the ingredients for her cakes, learning more and more as she does so.

The book ends with her father explaining to her how Allah is Ar-Razzaq, the Provider.

It’s a sweet and heart-warming story that helps children to understand what a blessing it is to have food, as well as the Blessings that different foods contain; and ultimately to be more grateful to Allah for providing us with them.

As the hands-on activity, we made the Honey and Date cupcakes that Aishah and her mum baked. They were delicious! Alhumdulillah!

Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool
Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool
Whisking is a lot of fun when you’re 4!
Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool
Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool
Decorating the Cupcakes
Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool
Honey and Date Cupcakes! Yum!

Al- Wadood

Al-Wadood can be translated as “The Most Loving.”  

The idea that Allah loves us, even more than mummy and daddy, is something that even very young children will understand.

This art activity is a great one for small kids too!   We drew the outline of a heart onto a piece of paper. The children then scrunched up lots of small piece of tissue paper and glued them all over the heart!  

They looked so pretty, and were a wonderful visual reminder that Allah loves them!

Teach 99 Names of Allah Children Muslim Homeschool


Most recently, we have been looking at the name Ar-Rahman, which can be translated as “The Most Compassionate.”I’m still thinking about what hands-on activity we can use to help the children to better understand this concept.

My initial idea was to ask the children to take care of our cats for a week. I hope that this will teach them that just as they are taking care of their cats, Allah is taking care of them, and their family, and all the people in the whole world, and all of creation!

What do you think? If you have a better idea I’d really appreciate it if you would share it with us all in the comments section below!!!

The 99 Names of Allah for Children

Have you been teaching the 99 Names of Allah to your children? 

How did you approach it?

If you have any useful resources, I’d love to hear about them.

Please let us all know by leaving a comment down below!

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25 Comments on How to Teach the 99 Names of Allah to Children

    • Shahida Khalid Reshamwala
      01/03/2019 at 7:52 pm (8 months ago)

      Awesome 😍way to teach the kids.
      Mashallah, may Allah reward u for this…Ameen

      • Gemma Somauroo
        12/03/2019 at 8:47 am (7 months ago)

        JazakAllah khayr! Thank you Shahida 🙂

  1. revert life
    02/09/2016 at 3:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Really lovely such good ideas mashaAllah

  2. lisha945
    20/10/2016 at 2:55 am (3 years ago)

    thank you so much for sharing this! I am a new teacher so its helpful to get my ideas flowing!

  3. Saroosh M
    02/01/2017 at 2:31 am (3 years ago)

    Excellent ideas! Just recently I was gushing about the importance of learning the 99 names of Allah. These resources and ideas would be perfect for my preschooler brother. Jazakillah! =)

  4. renata sadjad
    18/01/2017 at 8:48 am (3 years ago)

    Masya Allah. This is wonderful. I am also a new Islamic teacher. Teaching a class of 3-5 year olds. I would be great to get in touch and learn more.

  5. Khadijah Ahmad
    02/04/2017 at 6:45 am (3 years ago)

    Subhanallah mashallah I’m amazed at how thoroughly you homeschool AND have time to run such a successful and information rich blog!
    Regarding explaining compassion-how about making some simple packages for homeless people? Homeless people can look quite scary but showing compassion -I think- is about being sympathetic and helpful to everyone despite it maybe feeling initially uncomfortable. Because it’s easy to feel compassion in some situations and not others…
    Or you could donate items to local refugee families? Or sponsor a child? We go through action aid as you get a letter and drawing from your sponsored child every few months (probably dependent on country and postal system!) and we write letters back. More of a long term compassion project but could also involve learning about sadaqah!

    • Gemma
      03/04/2017 at 2:46 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Khadijah!
      I love how those ideas highlight the importance of community and sadaqah in the children’s learning.
      Jazakillahu khayrun!

  6. jamela
    07/09/2017 at 10:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Assalam Alikum

    I love these ideas! Please let me know how I can get this from you as a curriculum maybe for more of the names? Also I can not open the links it goes to a error page. Please let me know what to do jak!

    • Gemma Somauroo
      08/09/2017 at 1:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Walaykum assalaam! Thank you for highlighting the fact that my links are not working. I will try to fix that.
      I haven’t made a curriculum for this, but I do need to write another blog post for the other names we have studied. Insha’Allah.
      Thank you for you support.

  7. Haia
    08/09/2017 at 7:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful ideas mashaAllah. Thanks

  8. Metia
    14/09/2017 at 9:39 am (2 years ago)

    Maasyaa Allaah…love your idea sister:)

  9. Umm Y
    26/09/2017 at 8:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Assalamo aleikom!
    May Allah reward, such good ideas!

    • Gemma Somauroo
      03/10/2017 at 3:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Walaykum assalaam. Ameen. Thank you for visiting our blog and taking the time to comment 🙂

  10. Rukia
    31/12/2017 at 12:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Masha Allah. Great ideas. I have used many ideas from here in our Sunday class. Jazak Allahu khair.

    • Gemma Somauroo
      31/12/2017 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

      Really?!? That’s wonderful! Thank you Rukia, you’ve made my day. JazakAllahu khayrun

  11. Ariba
    28/02/2018 at 8:42 pm (2 years ago)

    MashaAllah loved those ideas!! I wish I had come across this blog earlier..did you do other Names too? Would love to know how you did them.

  12. Binta Inuwa
    14/03/2018 at 6:11 am (2 years ago)

    Masha Allah sister! Thanks for the wonderful contribution.

  13. Vittoria
    04/05/2018 at 2:20 pm (1 year ago)

    MashAllah you have great ideas for this subject, I believe they will work perfectly with my children too, InshAllah 😊

    • Gemma Somauroo
      07/05/2018 at 11:43 am (1 year ago)

      Alhumdulillah! That’s wonderful!

  14. Yamama
    08/06/2018 at 8:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you soooo much every idea you took abuot are so beautiful. Follow me in instagram @the_ambitious_mother i put there alot of ideas about islamic activities

  15. Yamama
    08/06/2018 at 8:14 pm (1 year ago)

    Nice thank you sooo much follow me in instagram the_ambitious_mother. I put alot of activities about islam for kids ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Fatima
    09/03/2019 at 10:11 pm (8 months ago)

    MashaAllah fantastic ideas sis. Jzk khayr for sharing. I would love to see how you teach the rest of Allah’s names. Thank you again.

    • Gemma Somauroo
      12/03/2019 at 8:38 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you Fatima. I appreciate it!


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