The 99 Names of God: An Illustrated Guide for Young and Old
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The Compassionate (ar-Rahman), the Holy (al-Quddus), the Source of Peace (as-Salam), the Supreme (al-Mutakabbir)...these are just a few of the 99 Names of God to be found in Islam. It has been said that knowledge of Allah s Beautiful Names is the greatest knowledge a human being can possess.
This illustrated guide to the Names is designed to be an engaging educational resource for all the family. For children it is a rich treasury of wonder that will reveal greater depths as they grow and mature, whilst for parents and teachers it will offer much to inspire, inform, and remind. Richly illustrated and accompanied by engaging reflections and activities, this book is offered as a guide to help us witness the Divine Majesty and Beauty.
"This project fills such an obvious need, and does it so beautifully, one wonders why it hadn't happened until now. Probably so that exactly these people would be the ones to do it. It provides an entry point into a spiritual Islam that every parent would like to give to their children, and illuminating their own understanding in the process. Inshallah, it will be recognized as a classic." Shaikh Kabir Helminski; Co-Director, Threshold Society & Baraka Institute
"The book introduces the reader in a simple yet profound way to the attributes of God. The activities encourage the reader to reflect on many things including: their own being, their surroundings, what these demonstrate to them about the Divine Reality, and what type of behaviour this might inspire in them. This book invites a recognition of what is shared by all faiths and an openness of heart toward all human beings. Exactly what is needed in our world." Fatimah Ashrif; Project Lead, Coexist House
Although this book is intended for Muslim children, it's really a treasure for all ages and faiths. In fact, it could be used as a basic primer on spirituality, and would be a fine addition to any religious library. I defy anyone to read this book and not come away with a deeper appreciation of God's presence in the universe. Rabbi Yonassan Gershom
We are so delighted that this absolutely lovely rendering of the 99 Names has arrived in publication. In its presentation it is so accessible, gentle, and opening for the heart for both children and parents, and extended family, who might study these Names together, reflecting on the qualities they evoke. Teachers and students of Islam and comparative religion can greatly benefit from this beautiful guide. It presents a well-balanced view of Islam through the Names of God as expressed through the Holy Quran and opened in meaning through accompanying words of the saints. Camille Adams Helminski, Co-director of Threshold Society, author of The Light of Dawn, Daily Readings from the Holy Qur an