The Name of Allah for Day 15 is Al-Khaaliq ~ The Creator. You can download the worksheet for this name HERE.
You can also pick up a colouring sheet for this name HERE.
Today my two younger girls, Amina (5yrs) and Basma (4 yrs) will be making the ‘Who Created You?’ Lapbook created by Umm Khadeeja of Diary of a Muslim Homeschool – May Allah reward her for sharing, ameen.
Al-Khaaliq (the Creator) – Al-Baari’ (the Originator) Al-Musawwir (the Shaper)
The One Who created all that is in existence, Who made everything correct and in its place in accordance to His Wisdom, Who Shaped it in accordance to His praise and Wisdom. He is continuously doing so.
“He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (59:24)
Allah is the Bestower of forms. His creation is as is He wills, and He is the One Who formed and gave shape to all that exists. He has given everything its own form and distinct shape, even though His creation is so great and so varied. He has bestowed forms, not by way of copying – glorified and exalted be He far above such a thing.
When He wills a thing, He merely says to it “Be!” and it is, with the attributes that He wills and the form that He has chosen for it. He does what He wills and creates what He wills in the form that He wills.
Some scholars differentiated between al-Khaliq (the Creator), al-Baari’ (the Maker) and al-Musawwir (the Bestower of forms) as follows:
- Al-Khaaliq (the Creator) is the One Who created from nothing all creatures that exist, according to their decreed qualities.
- Al-Baari’ is the One Who made man from al-baraa, i.e., clay.
- Al-Musawwir is the One Who creates various forms and shapes.
So al-Khaaliq is a general word, al-Baari’ is more specific and al-Musawwir is even more specific.
Here is a fantastic article to help explain to children “How do you know your Lord?” by witnessing the signs of His creation. And another beneficial article on the difference between the Creator and the creation by Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyah, rahimahullah.
Other related activities:
- Who Created You? Lapbook
- Allah the Creator (Pizza Book)
- Who Made Me? Little Tawheed Workbook
- Al Khalaaq (The Continuous Creator) Worksheet