Muslim Crafts: Allah’s Favors

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“Cookies”, ” Mommy” “my eyes” were all responses from kids when asked about Allah’s favors. One pre-schooler responded very exaperated, when The older kids said Allah gave us milk ” No!!! My mommy buys it from the store!”

Using construction paper backgrounds, magazines and ads from newspapers, we made this craft. The idea that all big and little things are a favor from Allah our creator really hit home after making this craft.


Muslim Crafts: prayer beads

Bead to make the tasbih

The Road to Jannah kids made tasbihs/masbahas!  The brightly colored beads gragged their attention. Some lined them up to thread them n patterns.


Threading while memorising a dua

I was surprised that the older boys enjoyed this craft as much as the younger kids.

They were working on memorizing Allah’s (SWT) names, while threading the beads through yarn. I ordered the beads through Oriental Trading Company.

The final product

We added tassles and MashaAllah ther prayer beads look gfabulous- good job kids.

Road to Jannah Poster



June 14th – July 9th 2010

9:30 to 1:00



$75 first child

$ 50 each siblings

Books and material included

need-based scholarship available

Registration required

The kids will study

Tajweed- Correct pronunciation

Aqaid  -Beliefs

Akhlaaq -Manners

Fiqh- Jurisprudence

Tareekh- History

Salat (if know then meaning of Salah)

Memorise  atleast 4 Surahs

Memorise  atleast 4 Rabbana Duas

Memorise  atleast 4 Ahadeeth

Activities & Competitions

Ramadan Project

Listen to Islamic Nasheed and Naat


Salat Tracker

100 Names of Allah Competition

Quiz Show

Art Exhibition

Certificates & Commencement Party

Comprehensive Islamic Curriculum produced by Jamiatul Ulama Transvaal, South Africa

This authentic, comprehensive, and well-paced curriculum was produced by the education board of Jamiatul Ulama, Transvaal, South Africa. The 70-year-old organization has put the education of Muslim children as one of its top priorities.

Each package contains books in Tas-heel (Made Easy) series on Aqaid (beliefs), Akhlaq, Fiqh, History, Qur’an, Hadith, and Seerah.

Tas-heel-ul-Aqaid (Beliefs Made Easy), for example, deals with articles of faith in gradually increasing depth. The books are marked Tas-heelul Aqaid (1) through (10). All other Tas-heel (Made Easy) series books are organized in a similar fashion. Exercises, worksheets, and illustrations are included.

We are not aware of any other textbook package that can even come close to these books in clarity, authenticity, breath of coverage, and suitability for the children. The books on Akhlaq and Adab cover Islamic morals, manners, and etiquettes in such a manner that they can go a long way in inculcating good morals and manners in the children.

The books on Aqaid (beliefs) also handle the subject very thoroughly so that those who benefit from them, Insha-Allah, would not encounter the confusions one finds commonly among the western educated Muslims today.

25 ways to help you on your Road to Jannah


من لقي الله لا يشرك به شيئاً دخل الجنة -البخاري

1. Whoever meets Allah without ascribing anything to Him will enter Jannah. [Bukhari]

من آمن بالله وبرسوله ، وأقام الصلاة ، وصام رمضان ، كان حقاً على الله أن يدخله الجنة – البخاري

2. Whoever believes (has emaan) in Allah and His Messenger (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam), and establishes the prayer and fasts the month of Ramadan, it is incumbent upon Allah that He enters him in Jannah. [Bukhari]

من بنى مسجداً يبتغي به وجه الله بنى الله له مثله في الجنة -البخاري

3. Whoever builds a masjid seeking by it the Pleasure of Allah, Allah will build for him a similar place in Jannah. [Bukhari]

من صلى البردين دخل الجنة – البخاري

4. Whoever prays the two cool prayers (Asr and Fajr) will enter Jannah. [Bukhari]

من غدا إلى المسجد وراح أعدَّ الله له نزله من الجنة كلما غدا أو راح- البخاري

5. Whoever goes to the masjid (every) morning and in the afternoon (for the congregational prayer), Allah will prepare for him an honorable place in Jannah with good hospitality for (what he has done) every morning and afternoon goings. [Bukhari]

من يضمن لي ما بين لحييه وما بين رجليه أضمن له الجنة -البخاري

6. Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Jannah for him. [Bukhari]

من صلى اثنتي عشرة ركعة في يوم وليلة بُني له بهن بيت في الجنة – مسلم

7. Whoever prays 12 raka’at in the day and night, a house in Jannah will be built for him. [Muslim]

من سلك طريقاً يلتمس فيه علماً سهّل الله له به طريقاً إلى الجنة – مسلم

8. Whoever treads a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Jannah. [Bukhari]

من قال مثل ما يقول المؤذن من قلبه دخل الجنة – أبو داود

9. Whoever repeats after the mu’adhdhin from his heart (i.e., sincerely) will enter Jannah. [Abu Dawud]

ما من أحد يتوضأ فيحسن الوضوء ويصلي ركعتين يقبل بقلبه ووجهه عليهما إلا وجبت له الجنة – أبو داود

10. There is not one of you who perfects his wudu and prays two raka’at setting about them with his heart as well as his face except that Jannah would be mandatory for him. [Abu Dawud]

من قال رضيت بالله رباً ، وبالإسلام ديناً ، وبمحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم نبياًّ وجبت له الجنة – أبو داود

11. Whoever says: “I am pleased with Allah as my Rabb, and with Islam as my Deen, and with Muhammad (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) as my Prophet, Jannah would be mandatory for him. [Abu Dawud]

من كان آخر كلامه لا إله إلا الله دخل الجنة- أبو داود

12. Whosoever last words are: laa ilaaha il Allah, will enter Paradise. [Abu Dawud, Saheeh]

من قال سبحان الله العظيم وبحمده غرست له نخلة في الجنة – الترمذي

13. Whoever says “SubhanAllah al-Adheem wa biHamdihi, Glorified and Exalted is Allah, The Great, and with His Praise”, a date-palm will planted for him in Jannah. [Tirmidhi]

من مات وهو بريء من ثلاث : الكبر ، والغلول ، والدّين دخل الجنة- الترمذي

14. Whoever dies and is free from three: arrogance, grudges and debt will enter Jannah. [Tirmidhi]

من عال جاريتين دخلت أنا وهو الجنة – الترمذي

15. Whoever raises two girls, he and I will enter Jannah. [Tirmidhi]

من أذن اثني عشرة سنه وجبت له الجنة ابن ماجة

16. Whoever calls the adhan for 12 years, Jannah will become mandatory for him. [ibn Maajah]

من سأل الله الجنة ثلاث مرات قالت الجنة : اللهم أدخله الجنة الترمذي

17. Whoever asks Allah for Jannah three times, Jannah will say: “O Allah, enter him into Jannah.” [Tirmidhi]

من عاد مريضاً أو زار أخاً له في الله ناداه مناد أن طبت وطاب ممشاك ، وتبوأت من الجنة منزلاً – الترمذي

18. Whoever visits an ailing person or a brother of his to seek the Pleasure of Allah, an announcer (angel) calls out: `May you be happy, may your walking be blessed, and may you be awarded a dignified position in Jannah’. [Tirmidhi]

إن الصدق يهدي إلى البر وإن البر يهدي إلى الجنة -البخاري

19. Indeed, truthfulness leads to righteousness and indeed righteousness leads to Jannah. [Bukhari]

تكفل الله لمن جاهد في سبيله لا يخرجه إلا الجهاد في سبيله وتصديق كلماته بأن يدخله الجنة – البخاري

20. Allah guarantees him who strives in His Cause and whose motivation for going out is nothing but Jihad in His Cause and belief in His Word, that He will admit him into Jannah. [Bukhari]

أيها الناس ، أفشوا السلام ، وأطعموا الطعام ، وصلوا والناس نيام ، تدخلوا الجنة بسلام -الترمذي

21. O people, spread the salaam (greetings), feed the hungry, and pray while the people are asleep, you will enter Jannah in peace. [Tirmidhi]

العمرة إلى العمرة كفارة لما بينهما ، والحج المبرور ليس له جزاء إلا الجنة – البخاري

22. (The performance of) Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed between it and the previous Umrah; and the reward of Hajj Mabrur (i.e., one accepted) is nothing but Jannah. [Bukhari]

إن لله تسعة وتسعين اسماً مائة إلا واحداً ، من أحصاها دخل الجنة- البخاري

23. Allah has ninety-nine Names, one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Jannah. [Bukhari]

لقد رأيت رجلاً يتقلب في الجنة في شجرة قطعها من ظهر الطريق كانت تؤذي الناس- مسلم

24. I saw a man going about in Jannah (and enjoying himself) as a reward for cutting from the middle of the road, a tree which was causing inconvenience to the Muslims. [Muslim]

اللهم أنت ربي لا إله إلا أنت ،خلقتني و أنا عبدك، و أنا على عهدك و وعدك ما استطعت، أعوذ بك من شر ما صنعت ، أبوء لك بنعمتك عليَّ وأبوء لك بذنبي فاغفر لي ، فإنه لا يغفر الذنوب إلا أنت . من قالها من النهار موقناً بها فمات من يومه قبل أن يمسي فهو من أهل الجنة ، ومن قالها من الليل وهو موقن بها فمات قبل أن يصبح فهو من أهل الجنة -البخاري

25. O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am You servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed. I acknowledge Your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sin except You. “If somebody recites this invocation during the day, and if he should die then, he will be from the people of Jannah. And if he recites it in the night, and if he should die on the same day, he will be from the people of Jannah.” [Bukhari]

Translated from: courtesy Imam Suhaib Web’s blog

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Rules for Road to Jannah School

1. Dress Modestly

2. Head covered at all times in Masjid- with hijab or topi

3. No fighting or running in the Masjid

4. Shoes on Rack

5. You are responsible for your books and bag- we will call your parents to return & pick up/drop off books

6. Clean up after yurself and other- this is the house of Allah (SWT)

7. Do not waste while doing wudu

8. Refill your water bottle and put in the fridge before going home

8. Respect your teachers and other students- we are all brothers and sisters in Islam

9. Be on time

  • First offense the Unhappy Face will land on your name on the bulletin board
  • Second Offence you have to sit in the Astaghfar corner quietly
  • Third offence your parents will be called in

Crafty Road to Jannah

Jannat ul Naeem & Firdaus


Ginger bread Mosque

Ramadan Box

Names of Allah  Art work

Jannah/ Jahanum Poster

Allah’s Favors Poster

Janat ul A’laa

Colors of Allah -Rainbow

Salah Lap book

Wudu Lapbook

Road to Jannah 2010


Our 5th year of Road to Jannah Summer School is about to begin Insha’Allah tommorrow. I am super excited and pray that Allah (SWT) will accept it from the kids, teachers and parents. I will upload and blog about our progress, our achievements, the crafts and the spiritual journey of the kids as they learn about our beautiful religion, Islam. I will lay out our curriculum so if anyone wanted to start their own Road to Jannah program anywhere in the world, it would be as easy as print!! InshaAllah

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