August 6, 2020

Surat Ash-Shams Notebooking Pages

ASA Everyone,

Today I have for you the Surat Ash-Shams 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 Ash-Shams by Nouman Ali Khan on the Bayyinah Website.   It is under the podcast tab.  Here are the links.

Surat Ash-Shams ~ Part 1

Surat Ash-Shams ~ 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 Ash-Shams:

This surah is number 91 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 Ash-Shams meaning The Sun. This surah teaches us that if we do good deeds we will be successful in this life and the next.  If we decide to do bad deeds we will fail in this life and the next. FYI-The Madini surahs were revealed later in his Prophethood, and those surahs are usually longer in length and are about law and society.

When Allah makes an oath in the Quran, it is to stress the importance of that subject and to the affairs themselves. For man to contemplate these matters.

Surah Summary:

This surah is special in the fact that the Prophet(SAAS) recommended reciting in Isha prayer because it was not long nor too short. The following story explains why. He also recommended this for Surat Al-Layl as well.

Special Story about Surat Ash-Shams:

The Prophet(SAAS) recommended reciting this surah in ‘Isha Prayer because it not too long or too short.

This story is narrated by Jaabir(RA) who said there was a man with two camels and night had fallen. He came across Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal(RA) ( a famous sahaba and one of the best recitors at that time) who was praying ‘Isha and joined him in prayer. Mu’aadh was reciting Surat Al-Baqarah or Surat An-Nisa(both very long surahs) and the man had left the prayer because he had been working all day and was too tired to stand for too long.

When this man found out the Mu’aadh criticized him for leaving in the middle of prayer he went and complained to the Prophet(SAAS). The Prophet(SAAS) said, “O Mu’aadh! Are you putting the people on trial? It would have been better if you had recited Sabbi-his-ma rab-bee-kal-a’alaa(Surat Al-‘Alaa), Wash-sham-se wad-doo-ha-ha(Surat Ash-Shams), or wal-lay-lee ee-dha yagh-sha(Surat Al-Layl), for the old, the weak and the needy pray behind you. He said this three times. (Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim).

Another reason this surah is special is because the Prophet(SAAS) would recite a dua’ after ayah 8.

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This is an excellent to memorize and recite.

Since this is for older kids, depending on the age of your child or student, you can use the Ash-Shams minibook or they can research their own important facts and hadith on the surah.  In the download I have included facts or points to remember along with practice writing of the surah.  There are six pages where the student can write facts they have learned onto the corresponding pages to help them keep things organized.

Please check out’s website for a detailed explanation of the surah so your students can write and reflect on it.

You can have the kids hole punch these and put them in a binder.  Do what you feel is best for your kids or students.   If you find beneficial talks or websites, please share in the comments below.  InshaAllah it is of benefit to you and your family and classroom.

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

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.

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

If you would like a copy of the Surat Ash-Shams Lapbook Templates, you can download them here.

Peace and Blessings,

Deanna | Lessons from the Gulf
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