Friday, March 25, 2011

99 Names of Allah in Haiku



  
    
Allah
The Greatest Name


Allah; The Supreme

The One Who is Merciful

The One Creator

by Mohammad, 8th



Ar-Rahman
The All-Compassionate


Giver of our life

Benificent! Generous!

Kindly offering

by Fatima, 8th

Ar-Rahim
The All-Merciful


The Most Merciful

Giving us another chance

Always forgiving

By Iqra, 8th

Al-Malik
The Absolute Ruler


Ruler of Our World

King of All Humanity

Allahu Akbar!

by Amer, 8th

Al-Quddus
The Pure One



As-Salam
The Source of Peace


The Hater of War

The One Who Loves All of Us

The Source of Calmness

by Memona, 8th



Al-Mu'min
The Inspirer of Faith



Keep practicing deen

Allah keeps belief in hearts

Brings spirit to life

by Khadija M., 6th

Al-Muhaymin
The Guardian


Our Strong Protector

Mighty Shield of All Mankind

Worship and be safe

by Adilah, 7th

Al-'Aziz
The Mightiest


Mightiest Ruler

Powerful! Victorius!

With might comes great strength

by Mariyum, 8th



Al-Jabbar
The Compeller


He lifts dark shadows

He commands the sun to rise

Cycle starts again

by Omar H., 7th


Al-Mutakabbir
The Greatest


All Superior

La illaha illa Allah

No one above Him
by Najla, 6th



Al-Khaliq
The Creator



Al-Bari'
The Maker of Order



Al-Musawwir
The Shaper of Beauty


Maker of the Earth

Built an amazing world

Subhanallah!

by Imrane, 6th




Al-Ghaffar
The Forgiving


Lets you get away

Any bad deeds you do count

Covers all mistakes

by Khunsha, 5th

Al-Qahhar
The Subduer



Al-Wahhab
The Giver of All



Ar-Razzaq
The Sustainer


Provides abundance

We are not thankful enough

No life without Him


by Naadiya, 7th

Al-Fattah
The Opener


Peace and grace to pray

He opens the heaven’s doors

Brings life into hearts

by Amiera, 6th
Al-'Alim
The Knower of All


Has complete knowledge

Always watching our actions

Never stops knowing

by Aleem, 8th

Al-Qabid
The Constrictor



Al-Basit
The Reliever

Gives and takes illness

Brings aid to His creation

Miracle Healer

by Ramia B., 7th

Al-Khafid
The Abaser



Ar-Rafi'
The Exalter



Al-Mu'izz
The Bestower of Honors

If you are no one

He will give you your value

You will be someone

by Aleena, 6th

Al-Mudhill
The Humiliator



As-Sami
The Hearer of All



Al-Basir
The Seer of All


Able to see all

He watches us everyday

He knows what you do

by Amina, 5th

Al-Hakam
The Judge


Treats all equally

You will get what you deserve

Most Fair One Ever

by Sulaiman, 5th


Al-'Adl
The Just


He who’s fair with all

He brought justice to our world

Gave us lovely peace

by Reshm, 6th

Al-Latif
The Subtle One



Al-Khabir
The All-Aware


Awake at all times

Knows exactly your actions

Greatest perception

by Mariam, 7th

Al-Halim
The Forebearing



Al-'Azim
The Magnificent


Amazing Ruler;

Possessor of Great Power;

Caring for all humankind

by Hadaya, 5th



Al-Ghafur
The Forgiver and Hider of Faults


Mercy to our souls

Forgiving all mankind’s sins

Summons peace to all!



Ash-Shakur
The Rewarder of Thankfulness


If you are grateful

You will go to paradise

That is all you need

by Aaman, 5th

Al-'Ali
The Highest


Higher than the clouds

No sky scraper is taller

Way beyond our dreams

by Moulayali, 7th

Al-Kabir
The Greatest



Owner of the land

Owner of all living things

Most Superior

by Asma, 5th


Al-Hafiz
The Preserver



Al-Muqit
The Nourisher



Al-Hasib
The Accounter



He adds all the deeds

Knows amount of all beings

Will never lose count

by Jamal A., 5th

Al-Jalil
The Mighty



Al-Karim
The Generous



Blesses all Muslims

No one is as generous

He gives life and love

by Rommy, 6th

Ar-Raqib
The Watchful One



Al-Mujib
The Responder to Prayer



Al-Wasi'
The All-Comprehending



Al-Hakim
The Perfectly Wise


The Wise One, who knows

Every leaf, tree, lice, ant, flea

taste, thought, breath, sound, sight

by Usama., 8th


Al-Wadud
The Loving One


Warms all hearts and souls

Brings soft happiness to life

Lifts hopes very high


by Haneen, 6th




Al-Majíd
The Majestic One



Al-Ba'ith
The Resurrector



Ash-Shahid
The Witness


Sees human actions

Knows our deeds both good and bad

No one knows but Him

by Mohammad M., 5th





Al- Haqq
The Truth



Gave us The Qu’ran

No lies; the book delievered

Rusul: Messenger

by Khadeeja H., 6th

Al-Wakil
The Trustee



Al-Qawi
The Possessor of All Strength



The Powerful One

The Possessor of Power

The Lord of Power

by Jamal G., 5th

Al-Matin
The Forceful One



Al-Wáli
The Governor



Al-Hamid
The Praised One


Master of Humans

No one else is more worthy

We submit ourselves

by Mohamed A., 7th

Al-Muhsi
The Appraiser



Al-Mubdi
The Originator



Al-Mu'id
The Restorer



Al-Muhyi
The Giver of Life



Al-Mumit
The Taker of Life



Al-Hayy
The Ever Living One



Al-Qayyum
The Self-Existing One



Al-Wajid
The Finder



Al-Májid
The Glorious



Al-Wahid
The Only One


The One Creator,

who deserves to be worshipped,

Differently unique

by Tanya., 8th



Al-Ahad
The One


The One Creator

no family; no partner

Alone in greatness

by Yosra, teacher

As-Samad
The Satisfier of All Needs



Al-Qadir
The All Powerful


No limit to strength

Ultimate authority

The Mightiest One

by Khalid M., 7th


Al-Muqtadir
The Creator of All Power



Al-Muqaddim
The Expediter



Al-Mu'akhkhir
The Delayer



Al-Awwal
The First



Al-Akhir
The Last



Az-Zahir
The Manifest One



Al-Batin
The Hidden One



Al-Walí
The Protecting Friend



Al-Muta'ali
The Supreme One

The Greatest of All

We should always pray to Him

We should be grateful

by Sahar, 5th

Al-Barr
The Doer of Good



At-Tawwib
The Guide to Repentance



Al-Muntaqim
The Avenger



Al-Afu
The Forgiver



Ar-Ra'uf
The Clement



Malik al-Mulk
The Owner of All



Dhul-Jalali Wal-Ikram
The Lord of Majesty and Bounty



Al-Muqsit
The Equitable One



Al-Jami
The Gatherer


The Resurrector

Will bring us on Judgement Day

Will question us all

by Jamil A., 6th

Al-Ghani
The Rich One


Holder of all deeds

Wealthy in every aspect

World’s treasures are His

by Umar G., 7th

Al-Mughni
The Enricher



Al-Mani'
The Preventer of Harm



Ad-Darr
The Creator of The Harmful



An-Nafi
The Creator of Good



An-Nur
The Light


Glow of the Heaven

Created sun, stars, and moon

Light is the right path

by Hamza, 6th

Al-Hadi
The Guide



Al-Badi
The Originator


Al-Baqi
The Everlasting One


Al-Warith
The Inheritor of All



Ar-Rashid
The Righteous Teacher


We ask for guidance

Please let us not go astray

Alhumdulillah

by Rumla, 6th


As-Sabur
The Patient One


Steady, calmly, cool

Feathery softness; soundless

Breathing peaceful air

by Chanel, 6th





2 comments:

Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom,

Haiku is a Japanese formal poem consisting of:

seven syllables in the first line
five syllables in the second line
seven syllables in the third line

That ordering is very Islamic and in keeping with the Muslim minds who were among the first to understand mathematics.

These lines are not actually sentences but rather a collection of deeply meaningful thoughts which create a kind of core essence of the subject matter. In 2008, when I was still teaching at a Muslim school in the U.S., I gave my children the assignment of writing a haiku describing one of the 99 Names of Allah.

Each name is an aspect to The Source of All. Just as I can be described as a Muslimah, an American, a teacher, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a resident of Egypt, a friend, a blogger, and so on. Actually, that is an activity onto itself. How many aspects do you have in you?

So, the children got to choose one name and it was a surprisingly difficult assignment. It really got us in touch with how deep these names were!

One of the criteria is that you couldn't use the name within the haiku. You had to have weighty words; meaning that each word had to be important and could stand alone. Also, if someone else in the class used a phrase, for example, "Allahu Akbar," within their poem, then no one else could. The poem had to stay focused on the aspect; be succinct and be worthy of the subject matter.

I did not have 99 students that year. Some names are still waiting for a haiku. Wouldn't it be cool to finish this project? Readers, if you would like to try your hand at creating one of these poems (for the names which don't already have a haiku) please enter it into the comment section. I would love to see what you come up with!

tariq said...

I like it dear very nice naat Sharif