Surah AL-Qaria| Word meanings and Tafsir with various activities. Step-by-step guide for teachers. Quran house of tafsir for kids.
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Introduction of Surah Al-Qaria
Surah Al-Qari’ah is the 101st chapter of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam. It is a relatively short surah, consisting of 11 verses. The word “Al-Qari’ah” translates to “The Striking Hour” or “The Catastrophe” in English.
The surah begins with a vivid description of the Day of Judgment, emphasizing the tremendous impact it will have on all of creation. It highlights the profound consequences and the ultimate accountability of every individual for their deeds in this world. The surah serves as a reminder of the transient nature of life and the importance of preparing for the afterlife.
Surah Al-Qari’ah addresses the universal concept of divine justice, explaining that every person’s deeds, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem, will be weighed and evaluated on the Day of Judgment. The surah emphasizes the importance of righteous deeds and warns against the consequences of neglecting one’s spiritual responsibilities.
It also illustrates the contrast between those whose good deeds outweigh their bad deeds, leading to success and eternal happiness, and those whose bad deeds outweigh their good deeds, resulting in a loss and eternal punishment. The surah concludes by emphasizing the perpetual existence of Paradise and Hellfire as the ultimate destinations for human souls.
Overall, Surah Al-Qari’ah serves as a profound reminder of the Day of Judgment, the accountability of human actions, and the importance of leading a righteous life in preparation for the eternal life to come.
Very Easy and amazing method of Tafseer for kids. This Surah is in the last juz of Quran. We teach from three books of tafseer for kids. 1. My first Quran with pictures, my first Quran storybook, and 3 Islamic education grade 3 and grade 4 by Daruslam. This is a step-by-step guide of Surah AL-Qaria with word meanings and tafsir and various activities.
These are our online group classes for Muslim kids. All the work done in the classes of tafseer for kids has been shared in this post. let’s see step by step.
Verse by Verse Translation
Verse 1: “The Striking Hour has come!”
Verse 2: “What is the Striking Hour?”
Verse 3: “And what can make you know what the Striking Hour is?”
Verse 4: “It is a Day when people will be like scattered moths,”
Verse 5: “And the mountains will be like fluffed wool.”
Verse 6: “Then as for the one whose scales are heavy [with good deeds],”
Verse 7: “He will have a pleasant life.”
Verse 8: “But as for the one whose scales are light,”
Verse 9: “His refuge will be an abyss.”
Verse 10: “And what can make you know what that is?”
Verse 11: “It is a Fire, intensely hot.”
This verse-by-verse translation provides a basic understanding of Surah Al-Qari’ah. It is important to note that the full interpretation and deeper meanings of the surah can be further explored through studying the context, teachings, and commentary from Islamic scholars.
Step by Step teaching method of Surah Al-Qaria
Step 1. Recitation and Introduction of Sura Al-Qari’ah
Al-Qari’ah is the name of the Day of Judgement. The purpose revelation of this surah is that it will be revealed to the infidels of Makkah to keep away from their stubbornness and unjustified behavior which was the biggest obstacle to their conversion to Islam. This story is a picture of the day of judgment. It tells how the action scaled would be scaled.
Step 2. Word-to-word Translation
We start Surah with recitation and then we do word-to-word translation. With the picture book we explain the verses and do some activities. so We do word to word translation in 2 or 3 days. So that we can do other activities during this. Children have to start memorizing the surah and word meanings step by step.
Step 3. Infographic and Full translation sura Qari’aa‘.
During verse by verse translation children also do infographics. During this surah first they drew the resurrection scene in two parts. And then action scale and their reward.
Infographic helps in memorizing translation and its also good for long term memory.
With the help of drawings, children draw images of the Qur’an in their hands but hearts and minds. Which is the favorite activity of the children.
Step 4. Chapter of Sura/Tafseer For kids
Then we did a chapter of surah for detailed commentary of Surah Qari’a. We have already done some tafseer with the picture book during word-to-word translation. Now we just read and explain a bit more.
Children were eager to know about the day of judgement when their good and bad deeds would be scaled. How big would be action book? How people would react? How body parts will speak? Where people would be gathered.
There were a lot of questions from the children. In the chapter on surah we also get some points to make mind map.
Step 5. Discussion/exercise
On this day, We recite and complete memorization. Because the lesson that is memorized by repetition is imprinted in the subconscious of the children forever.
We do revision of word-to-word translation, Tafseer and the topic of the surah again and then we do exercises related the sora Qari’a from book۔
Step 6. Storytelling Related to the topic
In storytime a story ‘Musa A.S ad burning bush was told to the children. The purpose of the selecting this story was to strength their faith on the day of judgment. Children would learn that standing in front of Allah is not unbelievable.
Even in this world, Prophet happened to talk with Allah. So we will also stand in front of Allah with our actions. Another story ‘Prophet Uzayr’s donkey was Also told. This story was related with the belief that how we will be alive again after death.
Step 7. Activities we did in the class
During the all lessons of the Surah we did some activities. Like….
Activity 1. Paper activity to explain verse no 4. Small pieces of paper were placed on their palms. Then they blow those pieces. What happens? All the pieces were scattered here and there.
The purpose of this activity was to tell the children that on the Day of Resurrection, people will scattered like those papers.
Activity 2. This activity was making a craft or drawing to show the lightness of heavy, high mountains. The mountains would fly like fluffed cotton. So we used cotton to show how mountains would look like that day.
Activity 3. Actions scale was prepared. And children had to add their good and bad deeds for a week. And end the of the week they got their action scale. Now they were able to judge which scale is heavy
Step 8. Mind map of the Sorah Qari’a۔
So we do mind map after completing the Surah. We collect our information and points from the Surah to make mind map. We also do use mind maps from LiveIslam.org here are some points from the mind map. Theme of this sorah is the preparation of the Day of Judgement. This surah consists of eleven verses.
Surah Al-Qari’ah is a Makki Surah that was revealed before the Hijrah .(The children were made to understand that there is a difference between Maki and Madani Qur’an So our leading scholars say that the Makki Qur’an is that which was revealed before the migration and madni Quran after the migration. )
Many thanks to God who helped me as a teacher to teach children the sura of the Qur’an. Thank God that the children also learned from the Qur’an and participated in all the activities.s I pray that the Qur’an becomes a part of the character of these children. Amen
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