How To Build A Mansion In Jannah With Your Children

A woman narrates a marvelous story and says:

I was on a visit to one of my friends house. One of her daughters, who was about three years old, came in, stood behind her and pulled on her dress saying: ‘Mom we did not build a house in Jannah today.’

I thought I misheard her.

Then her siblings joined her and they all repeated the same thing.

My friend saw the curiosity on my face and smiled and said to me: Do you want to see how we build a mansion in Jannah?

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‘Ok,’ I stood and watched as the mother and her children sat around her and recited Surah Al-Ikhlas ten times:

(قل هو الله احد الله الصمد لم يلد ولم يولد ولم يكن له كفوا احد )

When they finished they all said excitedly with one voice: ‘Alhamdullah we built a house in Paradise.’

Then the mother asked: ‘What do you want to add to this palace? ‘

The children replied that they wanted to add treasures.

Then they began chanting:

لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله

(There is no might nor power except in Allah)

Then she asked them: ‘Which of you wants to drink from the hands of the Prophet of Allah peace be upon him and never feel thirsty again?’

They all began to say:

اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد .. كما صليت على إبراهيم وعلى آل إبراهيم إنك حميد مجيد .. وبارك على محمد وعلى آل محمد .. كما باركت على إبراهيم وعـلى آل إبراهــيم إنك حميد مجيد

Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammad wa ala aali Muhammad Kama sallayta ala Ibrahim wa alaa aali Ibrahim innaka Hameedon Majeed wa Barek Ala Muhammad wa alaa Aali Muhammad Kama Barakta Ala Ibrahim wa Ala Aali Ibrahim innaka Hameedum Majeed

They followed it with praising to Allah.

Then each of them went back to what they were doing from studying to playing with toys.

‘I asked her how did you do that?’

She replied: ‘my children love sitting with me and rejoice when I gather them and sit among them, and I wanted to exploit it and teach them how to praise and thank Allah in a way that their tiny minds can understand. They see palaces in children’s programs and wish to live in them, and watch cartoon heroes who are struggling to get treasures.’

This mother will be rewarded with good deeds whenever one of her children reads or recites these Athkar. It will be an ongoing charity. It is the best investment in the world and the Hereafter.

I have read this over and over and I still see it one of the best I have read.

Islamic educational style is beautiful. Teach it to your children and spread it everywhere.

So remember that to earn a Mansion in Jannah, we should read:

Surah Ikhlaas x 10 times

لا حول و لا قوة الا بالله هل علي العظيم

As many times, in an odd number if possible, as you can.

Finish off with Durood e Ibrahim and some other Tasbeeh to complete your Athkar.

(This story was sent to me, and published as received)

Are You Prepared For Ramadhaan?  

We are currently just a few hours from the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadhaan, and amazingly, many of us are very busy filling our freezers with foods of different types for the whole fasting month. 

But food prepping isn’t quite what I have in mind, when asking if you are prepared for Ramadhaan… 

Ramadhaan is known for so many beautiful things. 

It is known as the month of the Qur’aan. 

The month of Forgiveness.

The month of Reflection. 

As such, this year I want to be a little more organized in my day, and I was thrilled when my sister in-law and I were discussing Journals. 

As she’s a teacher, she told me about a Ramadhaan Journal that she came across and I think it’s such a brilliant idea to have one. 

Although this journal is from 2014 on A Muslim Homeschool Blog, I still think it’s quite very relevant and useful, Masha Allah. May Allah reward the author abundantly for putting it together. 

It is a colorful, well put, informative Journal comprising of 89 pages. 

Divided into 3 sections, it has Ahaadith as well sheets and spaces where you can fill in information such as keeping track of your daily activities, a meal planner and much more. 

Click to download the Ramadhaan Journal.

For many more activities and ideas, do follow A Muslim Homeschool Blog. They have some amazing activities and free printables for a range of subjects.

We also discussed another idea she came across about a month or so ago, called a Qur’aan Journal. 

Inspired by Iman Illustrated on Facebook & on the blog Recite & Reflect.

The author explains how to go about Qur’aan Journaling, which looks amazing with beautifully scripted Ayahs, Tafseer and her reflections, as well as some of her beautiful drawings, Masha Allah. 

If you’re looking to deepen and strengthen your connection with your Qur’aan, this is a perfect way to begin. 

If you have more ideas about journaling, or if you do Journal, please do comment and share your experiences with us.