As part of our Islamic Studies for the new Islamic year we have been focusing on the Pillars of Eemaan (Faith). My plan is to make a lapbook for each of the 6 Pillars of Eemaan insha’Allah.
I was inspired to make this lapbook after seeing a wonderful example over on Umm Rashid’s blog. Her boys made this wonderful Knowing Allah Lapbook, masha’Allah using the Knowing Allah book by Muhammad Al-Jibaly as a guide.
We are also using this book. It’s very well written as a study guide, split into small neat sections with review questions at the end of each section.
This is my son,Yusef’s lapbook. He was working on this unit study, reading through the chapter, completing the review questions in his study book and then completing the relevant lapbook components for that chapter before moving onto the next chapter.
I have designed all the printable templates for this lapbook and you can download them HERE insha’Allah. The templates are specifically designed to be used alongside Muhammad Al-Jibaly’s book.
The lapbook has been made using 3 sheets of A3 card folded in on itself to minimise the lapbook and then the various minibooks have been stuck down inside the folds.
In the first chapter we focused on the Hadith of the Angel Jibreel (as) and we looked at the 5 Pillars of Islam and the 6 Pillars of Eemaan (Belief). These are a set of 5 pillar cards and on the reverse of each card Yusef wrote about each of the 5 pillars.
This is a flapbook about the 6 Pillars of Eemaan. Inside Yusef wrote the names of the Pillars in Arabic and its English meaning under the flaps.
In this flap Yusef referred to ayah 16:78 of the Qur’an in which Allah explains the faculties He has bestowed upon mankind in order for them to know Him.
This quarter book explains the details of fitrah: the natural state that all human beings are created upon.
This T-book explains the 3 categories of Tawheed with supporting ayat from the Qur’an under each category.
And here we have a petal book in which Yusef wrote about the ways in which we can know Allah by observing around us the workings of the world.
Inside this flap are some of the names of Allah. On the front is a flap which shows the hadith reported from Abu Hurayrah regarding which states that Allah has 99 names (100 less 1) and the one who counts them will attain Paradise. Inside the flap Yusef wrote about what it means to count Allah’s Names.
Inside the blue flap are twelve small flaps, each with a name of Allah written in Arabic. Inside each flap Yusef wrote the English meaning. We discussed how we can show we understand we believe in the Names of Allah. For example, Allah is Al Ghafoor (The Most Forgiving), so we can call on Allah by His Name, Al Ghafoor when we turn to him in repentance asking for His forgiveness.
Inside this tri-flap book, Yusef wrote about how we should understand Allah’s Qualities and Names quoting ayat from the Qur’an as proof for this understanding.
This accordion fold lists ways in which we can benefit from knowing Allah’s Names.
This tab book contains Allah’s Bodily Qualities and how we should understand them.
In this shutter book Yusef wrote the proofs from Qur’an and the explanations which tell us how no human can see Allah in this life and how the believers will see Allah in the next life.
This flapbook explains about Allah’s two greatest creations: His Kursee (chair) and His ‘Arsh (Throne) and their position in terms of the rest of creation.
In this flapbook Yusef wrote the explanations with proof from the Qur’an about where Allah is.
From the information in the flap above Yusef learned that Allah is above His Throne. He learned about Allah’s Name, the Most High and in this oval flaps he wrote about how we should understand Allah’s Highness.
In this layered book Yusef wrote about Allah’s qualities of motion, His coming down to the lowest Heaven in the last part of the night and His coming forward on the Judgement Day, giving proof from the Qur’an and Saheeh Ahadeeth.
In this quarter book Yusef wrote the ayat and explanations that explain what it means to say “Allah is with us”. The evidences are sufficient from the Qur’an and Saheeh Ahadeeth to refute the believes of the Sufees and other such groups who believe in the concept of Wahdatul Wujood, which claims that Allah is present within His Creation, unified with it and that He is everywhere due to it.
Here we have a set of flaps explaining more qualities of Allah with proof from Qur’an and ahadeeth. Such as Allah’s Speech and His Voice, His Love and Hate and His Laughing.
And in this tri-flap book we disected Ayatul Kursee (Surah Al Baqarah 2:255). This beautiful ayah encompasses everything about our Lord. We learned that it is the greatest ayah in the Qur’an and that it is the ayah that contains the greatest number of Allah’s names, more than any other. Breaking down the ayah, Yusef wrote about Allah being Eternal, Allah’s Knowledge and His ability to uphold the Heavens and the Earth.
In this final flap we read and discussed the tafsir from the ayah from Surah Al Baqarah 2:164 and then Yusef completed some activity worksheets from SalafyInk’s Aqeedah Section.