99 Names of Allah Word Search {Printable}

99 Names Allah

I created this 99 names of Allah word search puzzle for my children during the last 10 days of Ramadan in observance of Laylat Al Qadr (Arabic: لیلة القدر‎).

This special night, also called the Night of Power, is thought of as the night when the Quran was first sent down from Heaven and occurs on one of the odd-numbered nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.

One of the ways to receive the benefits of this night is to perform a remembrance of Allah through dhikr (Arabic: ذِكْر‎,), Islamic devotional acts, in which phrases or prayers are repeated. Sometimes the content of the prayers includes the names of Allah, of which there are 99. These are known as ʾasmāʾu llāhi l-ḥusnā (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎, Beautiful Names of Allah).

While there is no universal agreement among Muslims as to what exactly counts as a name of God, and what does not, I created this list that was a little more child friendly and had words that they might be familiar with already from reading their Quran.

You can download it here.

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99 Names Allah

Felt Khatam Bookmark {Tutorial}

This felt khatam bookmark was so easy to make, my daughter borrowed my camera and did this Ramadan craft tutorial herself. She got her sister to help, in a team effort to give me a day off on Mother’s Day.

Khatam is the Arabic word for 8 point star. The shape is very common in Islamic architecture.

If you do not have a khatam shaped punch, you can make your own template by cutting out two identical pieces of cardstock, then offsetting them before gluing them together.

Supplies

  • Felt
  • Khatam punch
  • Cardstock
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Craft sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Fabric glue

My daughter use the punch to cut out two khatam paper shapes, then used the scissors to make one smaller. She used them as a template to cut out several felt khatam shapes.

She set aside the felt shapes and painted the craft sticks in different colors.

After the craft sticks were dry, my daughter used the fabric glue to first glue a larger khatam shape to the craft stick, then a smaller shape, and finally a button.

Now her felt khatam shaped bookmark is done and ready to gift. They are so easy to make, she created a few of them to also give out to our neighbors.

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Recycled Sheep Glitter Globe {Tutorial}

We made this sheep glitter globe using a recycled baby food jar for our Ramadan craft today, while we talked about the significance of sheep in Islam.

Lamb meat is usually part of the menu for the Ramadan evening feast, as many Muslim faith countries show a rise in sheep meat buying during the holy month. As Eid Al Fitr approaches, it is also common for Muslims, who are able, to purchase a full sheep, have it slaughtered the halal way, and donate a large portion of it to the needy or homeless.

My daughter and I created this water glitter globe so that the sheep inside would look like it was already throwing confetti in the air, getting ready to celebrate Eid Al Fitr.

Supplies

  • Sandpaper
  • Glycerin
  • Baby jar
  • Sheep miniature
  • Paintbrush
  • E-6000
  • Green paint
  • Glitter
  • Distilled water

My daughter started by painting the top of the jar lid green. We then waited for a few hours for it to dry.

Once the outside of the lid was dry, my daughter turned it over and sanded the inside, until the metal was scored.

Next my daughter added the epoxy to the bottom of the sheep’s hooves.

She then attached the sheep to the inside of the lid. We follow the drying time on the epoxy directions.

My daughter filled the jar, but not quite to the top, with the distilled water. She then added the glitter and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter floating a little longer in the water.

The final step is to screw the lip of the jar on tightly, being careful not to spill. Now your glitter globe is ready for some celebrations!

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