November 18, 2021

Surat Al-A’laa Notebook Pages

Today I have for you Surat Al-A’laa Notebooking Pages. There are some beneficial talks to listen to, to help with the understanding of the surah.

Listen to this lecture series of Surat Al-A’laa by Nouman Ali Khan on the Bayyinah Website.   It is under the podcast tab.  Here are the links.

Surat Al-A’laa ~ Part 1

Surat Al-A’laa ~ Part 2

I have made different worksheets to go along with the surah. Each worksheet is labeled with a different topic and your student takes notes on the corresponding worksheet.

Basic Facts about Surat Al-A’laa:

  • This surah is number 87 in the Quran.
  • It was revealed in Mecca.
  • It gets its name from the first ayah, the word Al-A’laa which means The Most High.
  • This surah is about reminding us to glorify Allah(SWT) for the many blessings He has given us.
  • Those who listen to Allah will go to Jannah and those who do not will go to Jahannam.
  • This message was being given even in the times of Prophet Ibrahim(AS) and Prophet Musa(AS).

Special Facts about this Surah:

  • Prophet Muhammad(SAAS) liked to recite this surah on Salat Al-Jum’aa and for both the Eid prayers. He would recite this surah along with Surat Al-Ghashiyaa or Surat Al-Jumu’ah.
  • Prophet Muhammad(SAAS) recommended reciting this surah for Isha’ prayer because it is not too long or too short.
  • Prophet Muhammad(SAAS) used to say, “Subhana Rabbi Al-A’laa after the first verse.
  • It is one of the five suwaar in the Quran named after a description of Allah(SWT).

The other four suwaar are:

  1. Surat An-Noor
  2. Surah Faatir
  3. Surah Ghaafir
  4. Surah Ar-Rahman

Surah Summary:

Reading the Quran is like having a private conversation with Allah(SWT). That is why it is very important for us to learn Arabic, which is the language of the Quran. We must listen and respond to what Allah is telling us to do and in order to do that we must learn Arabic. Just like we must listen and respond to what our parents tell us to do. When we understand Arabic, we will then know what Allah is telling us and our hearts will be guided to do what Allah asks of us.

In this surah Allah tells us of all the blessings he has bestowed upon us.

  • How he has created everything in its best form
  • How he has decided what will happen and how to guide each creation
  • How he has given us produce and established them in which season they will grow and wither
  • How he helped Rasulallah(SAAS) to remember the Quran except what Allah wills.

Allah tells us in this surah to remind others of the blessings so they will glorify Allah as well. Those who do not listen will go to Jahannam. Jahannam is a fire like any on this earth. He tells is in ayah 13, “they will not be living or dying.” There are some people who will be taken out of Jahannam out of Allah’s mercy, but only Allah knows who these people are. Those who do listen to Allah will go to Jannah where they will abide forever.

Allah has taught the message to all the people from all times. We know this from the previous books Allah has sent. You will find the same message inside these books. The last ayah of this surah talks about how this message was from the Scriptures of Prophet Ibrahim(AS) and Prophet Musa(AS).

Alif Maksoorah

This surah has a lot of Alif Maksoorah. Alif Maksoorah is a two letter combination. ىٰ  It looks like a yaa with a little alif on top. It is found at the end of almost every ayah. It is actually a type of alif. (though it looks like a yaa). It means “shortened alif”. It is pronounced like an alif with a fatha, aa, like the name of this surah, A’laa.

Some rules of alif maksoorah:

  • It is almost always found at the end of a word
  • It is usually found at the end of an ayah
  • Sometimes it has no “little alif” on top
  • Sometimes it has a wavy line above the little alif. (this is called a medd)
  • It always has a fatha on the letter before it. It never has a kasra. If the letter before it has a kasra, then it is yaa.

There are so many rules for alif maksoorah because in the beginning the Arabic did not have marks above and below the letters because the Arabs could read without them. But as Islam began to spread to other countries and places, those people either spoke a different dialect of Arabic or did not speak it at all. The scholars worried this would change the meaning of the words they were trying to read. The scholars solved by creating a system of marks called “tashkeel”. These marks taught the non-arabic speakers how to read it correctly. There are many more rules when it comes to reading the Quran correctly.

I will be making notebook pages for all of Juzz Amma InshaAllah.  So please keep a look out.

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If you would like a copy of these notebooking pages, you can download it here.

If you would like a copy of the Surat Al-A’laa Lapbook Templates, you can download them here.

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