It has been three years since I first designed our Prophet Muhammad Lapbook (Makkan Period). At the time I had been disappointed at the lack of resources available for teaching the Seerah and after being unable to find anything sufficient I decided to design my own lapbook. My son, Yusef, completed the lapbook back in the Spring of 2011 and since then it has been one of the most requested downloads from my blog, alhamdulillah!
After many requests for the follow up lapbook on the Madinah Period, I have finally designed the templates to complete the Seerah unit study. You can download the templates and all the reading material for the unit study for free HERE.
I designed this lapbook with much help from the book ‘When the Moon Split’ by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri. This book is one of the best books you will ever find on the Seerah of the Prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam. This book is 320 pages of indepth information, beautifully illustrated with charts, images and maps. You can get a copy of this book from Sunnah Bookstore.
This lapbook can also be used in conjuction with the Seerah Timeline from Learning Roots which displays the Seerah (biography) of Prophet Muhammad, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam, in two parts – the Makkan period and the Madani Period.
Each separate timeline comes with a set of stickers containing specific events in the life of the Messenger of Allah, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam, and the children have to stick the events down on the time line in the correct order. Each time my son completed a part of his lapbook he would stick a stick onto the timeline.
He completed this lapbook over the past week. It is made using 3 sheets of A3 card. This is how it looks when folded out.
The lapbook is divided into sections with events grouped together according to the year they took place. The events cover the end of the Hijrah to Madinah up until the death of the Messenger of Allah, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam, in the 10th year After Hijrah (A.H.)
This first fold-in flap book covers the arrival of the Prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam, safely into Madinah.
The next flap details one of the major events to take place in the first year in Madinah – an agreement and peace treaty between the Muslims and Jews of Madinah.
In the 2nd year A.H. the first battle between the Muslims and the Pagans took place – the Battle of Badr. The details are set out in a question and answer layered book.
In the same year, the revelation came for the changing of the Qiblah (direction for prayer) from Jerusalem to the Ka’bah in Makkah.
The 3rd year A.H saw the Battle of Uhud. This is a folding question and answer flap book.
In the 4th year A.H. the Jewish tribes of Banu Qaynuqa and Banu Nadir were banished due to their conspiring and hostilities against the Muslims.
In the same year the Expedition of Saweeq also took place.
In the 5th year A.H. the Battle of Khandaq (the Trench) took place. It is detailed in this shutter fold.
This hexagonal flap contains the details of the treachery of Banu Quraydha, another Jewish Tribe, which happened as the Battle of the Trench took place.
Also in the 5th year A.H. came the Slander against A’isha, radhiAllahu anha, the wife of the Messenger of Allah, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam. This accordion book is set out in a question and answer format.
During the 6th year A.H. the Muslims set out towards Makkah to make Umrah. They were stopped by the Pagans when they reached Hudaybiyah, and it was here that the Treaty of Hudaybiyah was drawn up agreed. This layered book is designed to be completed in a question and answer format.
After the Treaty of Hudaybiyah had been agreed the Prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam. began sending letters to the kings and rulers across the world inviting them to accept Islam. This flip book contains the names of the rulers who received the letters and how they responded.
After so much treachery and hostilities from the Jewish Tribes, the Muslims began the conquest of Khaybar in the 7th year A.H.
It was during the battle at Khaybar that the Prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam, prohibited the eating of donkey meat. Yusef included a hadith in this donkey-shaped flap.
At the end of the battle of Khaybar the Muslims who had emigrated to Abyssinia to escape the oppression of the Quraish in Makkah returned to join the Muslims in Madinah.
It was not long after the Battle of Khaybar that the Jews attempted to poison the Messenger of Allah, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam.
In the 8th year A.H the Battle of Mu’ta took place. Yusef completed the details by filling in the answers to the questions on the front of the flaps.
Also in this year the Treaty of Hudaybiyah was broken. This lead to a number of events that led to the conquest of Makkah and victory for the Muslims and for Islam.
The Muslims marched their army towards Makkah. Each soldier lit a fire to make the Quriash believe they had a larger army than was the reality.
After failing to rectify the situation and bring the treaty back on track, Abu Sufyan, the leader of the Quraish army declared his shahadah and became Muslim.
With very little resistance the Muslims then entered Makkah in three phases which Yusef detailed in this accordion fold.
Once in Makkah, the Prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam purified the Ka’bah of the Pagan idols. These question and answer cards have been strung together to detail this momentous event.
This semi-circular flap contains the facts on how the Messenger of Allah, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam dealt with the Quraish showing them nothing but mercy.
In the 9th year A.H. the Muslims marched on Hunayn and Ta’if.
Not long after, the Expedition to Tabuk took place.
This flap book details the deaths of three very significant figures during this year. The Prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam conducted the funeral prayers for all three.
This flap contains the details of how the rituals of Hajj were now reserved only for the Muslims.
This flap explains about the delegations of Arab tribes who came to embrace Islam.
In the 10th year A.H. the Prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam performed the Hajj. It was during this pilgrimage that he gave his beautiful naseeha to the Muslims.
This shutter book contains the details leading up to the death of the Messenger of Allah, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam and the beautiful advice and examples he set just before he was take from this world.
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