August 24, 2015

Surat Al-'Aadiyaat Lapbook


I have another fun lapbook to share with you today.  Surat Al-‘Aadiyaat Lapbook.  InshaAllah you and your children find it of benefit.

Surah Summary

Surah Al-‘Aadiyaat is surah number 100 in the Quran.  Some scholars say it was revealed in Mecca, others say Madina.  Allah knows best.  It gets its name from the word in the first verse, ‘Aadiyaat which means to run/race.  This surah is a reminder that we should not forget Yawm Al-Qiyamah and to not be ungrateful or greedy.  This surah is one of seven suwaar in the Quran named after animals.

The seven suwaar in the Quran named after animals are:

  1. Surat Al-‘Aadiyaat
  2. Surat Al-Ankaboot
  3. Surat Al-‘Anaam
  4. Surat Al-Baqarah
  5. Surat Al-Fil
  6. Surat An-Naml
  7. Surat An-Nahl

Asbaab An-Nazool

The Asbaab An-Nazool is the story behind the surah.  In this surah Prophet Muhammad(SAAS) sent his army to fight a tribe called Banu Kinanah.  After a month had passed there was no news on what had happened.  They began to worry except for the Munafeeqeen(hypocrites).  They began to tell the Muslims that they had all been killed.  They thought they were smarter than the Mujaaheedeen(Muslim soldiers) because they decided to stay home instead of fighting for Islam.  The Munaafeeqeen were ungrateful and greedy for money and things in this life.  So Allah sent a message in Surat Al-‘Aadiyaat to the Munaafeeqeen.  Allah(SWT) describes how the horses are fast, early, strong and brave.  The Munafeeqeen are the opposite.  They are ungrateful and hide how they feel in their hearts.  Their actions will be a witness against them.

The ages for these lapbooks

This lapbook is meant to be used with the Ad-Duha Institute Mini Tafseer Books.  You can purchase the Surat Al-‘Aadiyaat mini book or e-book.  Just be sure to choose the correct book format you would like to purchase.   You can buy each book separately or as a set.  Check out the pages of the books here.  I gave a book to each child so that they can color and participate by reading along with me.

These lapbooks can be used at the elementary level grades 1-6.  If you have older students you can have them read and do the minbook themselves.  They can either cut and paste the answers into the mini books or they can write it in themselves.  You can give them a quiz after a review to see if they have fully understood and retained the information.  I will be sharing a study guide and quiz later so be sure to keep a look out.

If you have younger readers you can read it together as a group and then you can help them cut and paste the answers inside the mini books.  The very young may not be able to do all the mini books.  You can pick and choose which ones you would like your students to do.  Another option is for the parent/teacher to cut out all mini books and paste them into the lapbook so it is ready for the younger student to use.  Then the parent or teacher can focus on spending time going over and explaining the surah.

If this is too easy for your older students then you can soon check out my Surat Al-‘Aadiyaat Notebooking Pages where they can write out what they know and learned from the surah.  Keep a look out.

How long will it take to complete this lapbook?

It all depends on you and your family.  Older students might finish in a few days to a week and younger students may take a couple of weeks or more.  Do not feel pressured to finish in a certain time.  Pace yourself and your kids to what best suits your family.

What is included in this lapbook?

  • Facts about the surah mini books
  • Vocabulary mini book
  • Trace the arabic letters of the surah
  • Tafseer mini book
  • Translation mini book
  • What you should say before reciting Quran mini book
  • 19 other mini books

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If you would like a copy of this lapbook, you can download it here.

If you would like a copy of the Surat Al-‘Aadiyaat Notebooking Pages, you can download them here.

If you find a mistake or would like me to add a minibook please leave a kind comment below.

Before you download my lapbooks or notebook pages, please note the following!


The content of the book is copyrighted intellectual property and offered solely here for free download and personal use exclusively.

Supplies Needed:

2 file folders (or 2 large sheets of construction paper)




Check out these links to see how I make the lapbooks.

What is a lapbook?

How to make a lapbook video tutorial

Hope it is of benefit.

Peace and Blessings,

Deanna | Lessons from the Gulf
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