Everybody wants to enter Paradise. In Jannah, there are things that no eyes have ever seen, nor ears have ever heard, and that things in it are beyond our imagination and comprehension. Allah says: “And whoever desires the Hereafter and strives for it as he ought to strive and he is a believer; (as for) these, their striving shall surely be accepted.” [17:19] Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has taught us some simple acts which are easy to follow and help us in building houses for ourselves in Paradise. Let’s follow these easy steps and build 12 houses for ourselves in Paradise:

House 1: Narrated Mua’z bin Anas (RadhiAllahu Anhu):

“Whoever recites ‘Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad’ and completes it ten times, then Allah will build a palace for him in Paradise.”
[as-Silsilah as-Sahihah, No. 589]

House 2: Reported by Umm Habibah (RadhiAllahu Anha) Allaah’s Messenger (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:

“A house will be built in Heaven for one who prays 12 Sunnat Rak’aat in a day and evening as follows: 4 Rak’aat before and 2 after the Dhuhr Prayer, 2 after the Maghrib Prayer, 2 after the ‘Ishaa’ Prayer and 2 before the Fajr Prayer.” [Narrated by at-Tirmizi]

House 3: “Whoever enters the marketplace and says this Dua: [La ilaha ill-Allah, Wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-Mulk, wa lahul-Hamd, yuhyiyy wa yumit, wa Huwa Hayyun la yamut, bi Yadihil-Khayr wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadir] ‘There is none worthy of worship except Allah who has no partners, for Him is the Dominion, and for Him is all Praise, He brings life and He causes death, and He is Alive and does not die, in His Hand is all good, and He is able to do all things,’ then Allah will write one million good deeds for him, and will wipe away one million of his bad deeds, and will raise him one million levels and will build a home for him in Paradise.” [Sahih al-Jami #6231]

House 4: The Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Whoever builds a Masjid (mosque) for Allah, Allah will build for him likewise in Paradise.”
Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]

House 5, 6, 7: Narrated Abu Umamah, Radiallahu ‘Anhu, the Prophet, SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, said:

”I am a guarantor for a house on the outskirts of Paradise for whosoever leaves off arguing, even if he is in the right; and a house in the center of Paradise for whosoever abandons falsehood, even when joking; and a house in the upper-most part of Paradise for whosoever makes his character good.”

[Related by Abu Dawud (no.4800)]

House 8: Narrated Abu Musa (RadhiAllahu Anhu) the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:

“Whoever prays the four Rakat of Ishraq (sunrise Prayer) and four Rakat before the Zuhar Salat, A house is built for Him in Paradise”
[As-Silsilah as-Sahihah]

House 9: Abu Musa Ash’ari (RadhiAllahu Anhu) relates that Allah asks the angels on the death of some one’s child: ‘Have you taken the soul of my servant’s child?’ The angels say: ‘Yes’. Then Allah asks again: ‘Did you take the soul of my servant’s darling child?’ Angels say: ‘Yes’. Allah asks again: “What did my servant say?” The angels say that he glorified Your name and said: “Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Ra’ji’oon.” Allah commands that a house for such of my servants be built in Paradise and be named as “Bait-ul-Hamd” – the house of thanks.

House 10: “If one completes (and perfects) the ablution and then says, ‘I testify that there is no god except Allah, the One Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger,” the eight gates of paradise will be opened for him and he may enter any of them that he wishes.”

House 11: Narrated Sahl bin Sad (RadhiAllahu Anhu) the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:

“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 Paradise for him.”


House 12: Abu Hurairah (RadhiAllahu Anhu) reported that Allaah’s Messenger (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:

“If a woman prays her five (daily) prayers and keeps her private parts chaste and obeys her husband, she will enter Paradise from any of the doors of Paradise she wishes.”

[Reported by Ibn Hibbaan]