Build a Home in Paradise

Perform some virtuous deeds

Build a home in Paradise

(Part: 2)

Abdul Majid Naqshbandi Attari Madani

1. Performing the Zikr of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ in the marketplace

Even though the marketplace is referred to as a place of heedlessness, if we were to just focus a little and make the remembrance of Allah Almighty in the marketplace, then we will receive the reward of 100,000 good deeds, 100,000 of our sins will be forgiven and a house will be built for us in Paradise. The Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘The one who recites this when entering the marketplace:

لَااِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَہٗ لَاشَرِیْکَ لَهٗ لَهُ الْمُلْکُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ یُحْیِیْ وَیُمِیْتُ وَھُوَ حَیٌّ لاَّیَمُوْتُ بِیَدِہِ الْخَیْرُ وَھُوَ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیْئٍ قَدِیْرٌ  

Allah Almighty will record 100,000 good deeds for him, remove 100,000 sins of his, and build a house for him in Paradise.’ (Tirmizi, vol. 5, p. 270, Hadees 3,440)

2. Visiting the sick

The Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘Whenever a Muslim enquires about his Muslim brother’s health or meets him, Lord the Most High says, ’You are good; your walking is good; and you have built a home in Paradise.’’ (Ibn-e-Majah, vol. 2, p. 192, Hadees 1443) Under this Hadees, Hakeem-ul-Ummah, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه states: ‘The one calling out is an angel, and this speech is either Du’a [prayer] or khabar [news], i.e. may you and your walking become good, and may you attain a house in Paradise, or, you are good and it is as though you have made a house in Paradise. However, these glad tidings are only for the one who visits a sick person solely for the pleasure of Allah Almighty.’ (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 2, p. 427)

3. Having good character

The Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘Whoever leaves lying, which is something unsound, a house will be made for him on the edge of Paradise. And the one who leaves quarrelling and argumentation, even though he is right, a home will be built for him in the centre of Paradise. And the one who has good character, a house will be built for him in the upper part of Paradise.’ (Tirmizi, vol. 3, p. 400, Hadees 2000)

Dear Islamic brothers, having good character is the most superior, which is why such a person is given the glad tidings of Jannat-ul-Firdaus. Therefore, we should also meet our Muslim brothers with good character, strive to adopt the great quality of having good character and also make Du’a to Allah Almighty.

4. Being patient upon the death of a child

The Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘When a person’s son dies, Allah Almighty says to the angels: ‘Have you taken the soul of My slave’s son?’ They say, ‘Yes.’ Allah Almighty says: ‘You have taken the apple of his eye?’ They say, ‘Yes.’ He says, ‘What did my slave say (upon this calamity)?’ The angels say, ‘He praised you and recited اِنَّا لِلهِ وَاِنَّآ اِلَیْهِ رَاجِعُوْنَ.’ Allah Almighty says: ‘Build for my slave a house in Paradise and name it Bayt-ul-Hamd (the House of Praise).’’ (Tirmizi, vol. 2, p. 313, Hadees 1,023)

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