November 3, 2020

Surat Al-Balad Lapbook

I have another fun surah lapbook to show you today. Surat Al-Balad! InshaAllah you and your children find it of benefit.

Basic Facts about Surat Al-Balad:

This surah is number 90 in the Quran. It was revealed in Mecca. It is called a “Makki” surah meaning it was revealed in the beginning of his prophethood before the Hijrah.  It gets its name from the first ayah, the word Al-Balad meaning The City. This surah is about hardship. Our journey to Jannah is hard but if we follow Allah’s guidance then we reach Jannah,we will be in ease forever. FYI-The Madini surahs were revealed later in his Prophethood, and those surahs are usually longer in length and are about law and society.

Surah Summary:

In this surah Allah swears by two sets of circumstances. The first set He swears by is Mecca and Prophet Muhammad(SAAS). Mecca is the mother of all cities and the Prophet(SAAS) suffered great hardship in that city.

The next set He swears by is Prophet Adam(AS) and the sons and daughters of Adam(AS). Adam(AS) is the father of all humankind and his sons and daughters(meaning us) face hardship in their lives.

He swears by these to show us life is hard and the journey to Jannah is hard but if we follow Allah’s guidance we will be rewarded.

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-Balad mini-book or the Surat Al-Balad e-book.   Be sure to click the correct book format when purchasing.  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 1-5.  If you have older students you can have them read and do the minibook 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 student can paste the answer inside the minibook. This way 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-Balad Notebooking Pages where they can write out what they know and learned from the surah.

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
Vocabulary & Tafsir Pages
Grammar Pages to learn about the yaa/noon combination
Write the tafsir pages
Trace the arabic pages

Before you download my lapbooks, please note the following!


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

I also offer classroom license if it is for a classroom or co-op setting.

This is an Amanah(trust) that the appropriate license will be purchased for the appropriate use.  May Allah(SWT) reward you in abundance for teaching our children.

If you would like a copy of this lapbook you can purchase it in my shop here.

Check out my entire shop here.

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

If you find a mistake or would like me to add a minibook or have other ideas please leave a kind comment below or email me:

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 tutorial-Check out my YouTube channel

Hope it is of benefit.

Peace and Blessings,

Deanna | Lessons from the Gulf
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