al-Khaliq – The Creator
As a part of our Muslim homeschool, I am teaching my children the ninety-nine names of Allah. It is my opinion that Islamic education should be be taught in a creative and fun way and that is how I have approached this week in our Islamic studies.
This week we were looking at the name al-Khaliq, or The Creator.
We began by discussing the definition of al-Khaliq:
“The One who creates something from nothing and determines and creates according to the proper measure and proportion of each thing. The One who plans and determines how, when and where to create. The One whose works are perfectly suited, appropriate, fitting and proper.”
Then I gave out the Al-Khaliq colouring sheet and whilst they were decorating it, we memorised ‘al-Khaliq. The Creator.’
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It was also an oppoprtunity to revise the Arabic letters and see which they could identify from their sheet.
When they were finished, we cut around the words and stuck it in the centre of a large A2 sheet of coloured card.
Then I gave the boys a basket each. I encouraged them to go outside and collect things from our garden that Allah (swt) had created.
They scoured the garden (and later the park) and brought back a collection of leaves, stones, petals, seeds and a pine cone.
Using glue sticks and wrapping tape, we stuck these treasures around the name ‘al-Khaliq’ reflecting on how He (swt) has made these things from nothing. Subhanullah!
We also used this opportunity to look up the names of all the leaves and flowers, so it doubled as a science lesson too!
It was a fun way to teach the children about God, to instill a sense of awe and wonder about Him, and ignite an interest and excitement about Islam. We made a lot of happy memories too!
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