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Give your children a good-deed challenge they have to do every single day and make it into a game. Everyone in the family has to do one, and you all act out your good deed every evening together during the month of Ramadan or any month of the year really (winter vacations or summer vacations, etc.). If you plan on doing this in Ramadan, this is something your child can get involved in, even if they are not fasting to help them catch onto the spirit of Ramadan (which focuses on building long-lasting good habits). Ensure you commend them and get excited about their good deeds, as children catch onto your enthusiasm, and if you are showing passion about what they’ve done, they will become all the more excited to share it with you in shaa Allah.

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Following is the list of authentic ahadith that I compiled. I designed this with my 7-year-old in mind too as I wanted to do this activity with her to benefit from and have something relevant to talk about in terms of our spiritual development. I pray that these free GOOD DEED COINS help you too. You can download them for free. All the reference links are embedded in each mentioned hadith (the underlined part) so you can go read it in Arabic too and recheck the references easily. The references are not mentioned in the printables to maximise the space so the text is not too small for you to read. If you won’t be printing the freebies, please come back to this article every day to read the whole hadith, or when narrating it to your child/children. If you benefit from this freebie bundle, please make dua for us (AYEINA and Muslim Kids TV – who helped us bring this post to life) and feel free to share it forward: 

1) Donate to a masjid-building project

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “Whoever builds a Masjid for (the sake of) Allah, then Allah will build a similar house for him in Paradise.” [Hadith; Tirmidhi 318]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • Documentaries – Arctic mosque S1 Ep 20 (a documentary that captures a 4000 km road and river journey from Winnipeg (Canada), where the mosque was built, through two provinces and the Northwest Territories, down the Mackenzie River to Inuvik, a community just north of the Arctic Circle – Before the mosque arrived in Inuvik, Muslims in the community worshipped in a one-bedroom trailer. But now, the Muslim community of about 100 worships in the world’s northernmost mosque).

2) Plant a seed

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity.” [Hadith; Bukhari 6012]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • The miracle in the seed – ebook with scientific information wrapped up in an Islamic perspective.
  • Game – Go garden grow
  • Seeds – coloring pages (which you can print for the child to colour and record their planting journey along with it).

3) Learn the dua recited after Wudu and recite it each time

It is mustahabb to keep oneself in a state of purity so if you can, you may also aim to stay in wudu the whole day (whenever the wudu breaks, you may try to redo it immediately). 

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ”Whoever performs Wudu’ and does it well, then says: “Ashhadu an la ilaha ill-Allah was ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasuluh (I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is his slave and Messenger),” eight gates of Paradise will be opened for him, and he may enter through whichever one he wishes.” [Hadith; Nasa’i 148]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

4) Use Siwak / Miswak before every prayer

Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said: “If I had not found it hard for my followers or the people, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak for every prayer.” [Hadith; Bukhari 887]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • S1 Ep12 (brushing teeth) – Hurray for Baba Ali – Even though it shows a big human-size toothbrush (which is funny for kids) but it is great to help kids learn why Prophet ﷺ used to love cleaning his teeth with miswak.

5) Pray all 5 Salah at its prescribed time

Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said: “The best of the deeds is the (observance of) prayer at its proper time and kindness to the parents.” [Hadith; Muslim 85e]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • Picnic of poems – S1 Ep18 (Prayer) – no music in this very soothing rhyme – but other episodes have some music. It also highlights praying with parents (covering the second part of the hadith too).

6) Clean your street/ road

The Prophet(ﷺ) said: “There was a branch of a tree that annoyed the people. A man removed it, so he was admitted to Paradise.” [Hadith; Ibn Majah 3682]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

7) Make your dua list and include duas for other people in your list too

ALLAH’S MESSENGER ﷺ SAID: “He who supplicates for his brother behind his back (in his absence), the Angel commissioned (for carrying supplication to his Lord) says: Amen, and it is for you also.” [Hadith; Muslim 2732b]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • My Special Prayer – Dua for others
  • HAIYA BID DOA (although it has a bit of music, it can be muted to benefit from the rest of the content).

8) Go to the Masjid to pray

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who goes to the mosque in the morning or in the evening, Allah prepares for him a place in Jannah…” [Hadith; Riyad as-Salihin 1053]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

9) Give water to the animals/birds

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “A man saw a dog eating mud from (the severity of) thirst. So, that man took a shoe (and filled it) with water and kept on pouring the water for the dog till it quenched its thirst. So Allah approved of his deed and made him to enter Paradise.” [Hadith; Bukhari 173]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

10) Visit your sick Muslim brother/sister in Islam

Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said: “Indeed, when a Muslim visits his brother in Islam he is supposed to remain in the fruit garden of Paradise until he returns.” [Hadith; Muslim 2568c]

In another narration, the sick person is specifically stated – “Whoever comes to his Muslim brother and visits him (when he is sick), he is walking among the harvest of Paradise until he sits down, and when he sits down he is covered with mercy. If it is morning, seventy thousand angels will send blessing upon him until evening, and if it is evening, seventy thousand angels will send blessing upon him until morning.’”

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • Hi Ho Hygiene (the series generally highlights different aspects of health and hygiene).

11) Make a handmade card for your father

Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said: “The father is the middle door of Paradise (i.e. the best way to Paradise), so it is up to you whether you take advantage of it or not.” [Hadith; Ibn Majah 3663]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • Ep 20 of Poetry Party – Around the world with my dad
  • Hafiz and Hafizah – Thank you Dad (although this has a bit of music but even with sound off, it’s a cute episode of a dad teaching the Quran to the kids while taking care of his baby – something we may not see in our communities often but something that is an important example for our kids to see).
  • Ready Set Say – Dua for parents

12) Make a handmade gift for your mother

a person said: “Allah’s Messenger, who amongst the people is most deserving of my good treatment?” He ﷺ said: “Your mother, again your mother, again your mother, then your father…” [Hadith; Muslim 2548b]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • S1 E1 Poetry Party – My mom is a super hero.
  • Aya and Yusuf – Teamwork (I wish they had a music-free version because the animation is of such good quality – I hope that at least they can have the subtitles because watching it on mute isn’t as effective but the stunning visuals are still entertaining – I sometimes sit with my kids doing the dubbing myself when the sound is off lol.)
  • According to kids – When I am a parent (it will get a lot of giggles from your kids – it has music in some places that we mute).

13) Sponsor an orphan

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “I and the one who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise,” showing his middle and index fingers and separating them.” [Hadith; Bukhari 5304]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • Check out Imagine Jannah Art Series to discuss with the kids what is Jannah and what will be therein to help them with self-motivation to do good for the sake of Allah alone.

14) Learn about the stories of Prophets

Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever takes a path upon which to obtain knowledge, Allah makes the path to Paradise easy for him.” [HADITH; Tirmidhi 2646]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • Ep10 of Imagine Jannah Art Series on hearing stories of Prophets in Jannah by the Prophets themselves. Letting kids’ sense of wonder and imagination run wild with this one!
  • The Azharis – Series ‘Juz by Juz’ has many Prophetic stories from the Quran
  • Check out this free ebook for the kids on Prophet Isa السلام‎ عليه 

15) Call the nearest relative you haven’t talked to in a while

Allah ‘s Apostle (ﷺ) said: “Whoever loves that he be granted more wealth and that his lease of life be prolonged then he should keep good relations with his Kith and kin (relatives).” [Hadith; Bukhari 5986]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

16) Tell your family you love them

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “When a man loves his brother (for Allah’s sake) let him tell him that he loves him.” [Hadith; Riyad as-Salihin 383]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

17) Solve someone’s problem

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Make things easy for the people, and do not make it difficult for them, and make them calm (with glad tidings) and do not repulse (them ).” [Hadith; Bukhari 6125]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

18) Help your family members without them asking

Narrated Al-Aswad: I asked `Aisha what did the Prophet (ﷺ) use to do at home? She replied. “He used to keep himself busy serving his family and when it was time for the prayer, he would get up for prayer.” [Hadith; Bukhari 6039]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

19) Share a meal with your neighbour

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Gabriel (Jibreel) continued to recommend me about treating the neighbors Kindly and politely so much so that I thought he would order me to make them as my heirs.” [Hadith; Bukhari 6014]

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) also advised Aisha to give her gifts to the neighbour whose gate is nearer.

In another narration, it is clear how Prophet Muhammad ﷺ loved sharing – Whenever a meal was brought to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ), he would ask whether it was a gift or Sadaqa (something given in charity). If he was told that it was Sadaqa, he would tell his companions to eat it, but if it was a gift, he would hurry to share it with them.

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

20) Give your sibling a gift

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: ”Give gifts and you will love one another.” [Hadith; Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 594]

As stated in another hadith, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to accept gifts and used to give something in return.

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

21) Pray in congregation with your friends (lead the salah)

the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “The prayer in congregation is twenty seven times superior to the prayer offered by a person alone.” [Hadith; Bukhari 645]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

22) Send Salawat upon the Prophet ﷺ

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Whoever sends Salat upon me, Allah sends Salat upon him ten times.” [Hadith; Tirmidhi 485]

Ubayy bin Ka’b (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: … I said: “O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), I frequently invoke Allah to elevate your rank. How much of my supplications should I devote to you?” He said, “You may devote as much as you wish.” When I suggested a quarter, he said, “Do whatever you wish, but it will be better for you if you increase it.” I suggested half, and he said, “Do whatever you wish, but it will be better for you if you increase.” I suggested two-thirds, and he said, “Do whatever you wish but it will be better for you if you increase it.” I said, “Shall I devote all my supplications invoking Allah to elevate your rank?” He said, “Then you will be freed from your worries and your sins will be forgiven.”

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

23) Be the first to greet with a long salam and shake hands

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Two Muslims will not meet and shake hands except that their sins are forgiven before they separate.” [Hadith; Abi Dawud 5212]

Of course, it means shaking hands with mahrams only. As mentioned in the hadith how the Prophet (ﷺ) said to women who came to him for allegiance: ‘(I accept your pledge) with regard to what you are able to do. But I do not shake hands with women.’

Also, according to another hadith: “A man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: ‘As-Salamu ‘Alaykum (Peace be upon you).'” So the Prophet (ﷺ) said: ‘Ten.’ Then another came and he said: ‘As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah (Peace be upon you, and the mercy of Allah).’ So the Prophet (ﷺ) said: ‘Twenty.’ Then another came and said: ‘As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh (Peace be upon you, and the mercy of Allah, and His Blessings).’ So the Prophet (ﷺ) said: ‘Thirty.'”

This shows how the reward is multiplied with each additional dua with the main greeting of Salam.

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

24) Recite Quran at Fajr time

The Messenger of Allah recited: “And recite the Qur’an during the Fajr. Indeed, the recitation of the Qur’an during Fajr is ever witnessed.” He said: “It is witnessed by the angels of the night and the day.” [Hadith;  Ibn Majah 670]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

25) Donate your clothes/toys/books

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Save yourself from Hell-fire even by giving half a date-fruit in charity.” [Hadith; Bukhari 1417]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

26) Repeat the adhan after muadhin

The Prophet ﷺ said: “When you hear the Adhan, you should repeat the same words as the mu’adhdhin pronounces.” [Hadith; Abi Dawud 522]

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Supplications at two times are never turned down (or said, “Are seldom turned down”), a supplication after the Adhan has been proclaimed…”

Also, it was narrated that ‘Alqamah bin Waqqas said: “I was with Mu’awiyah when the Mu’adhdhin called the Adhan. Muawiyah said what the Mu’adhdhin said, but when he said: ‘Hayya ‘alas-salah (come to prayer),’ he said: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah (There is no power and no strength except with Allah);’ and when he said: ‘Hayya ‘alal-falah (come to prosperity),’ he said: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah (There is no power and no strength except with Allah).’ After that he said what the Mu’adhdhin said, then he said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) saying exactly like that.'”

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

27) Learn a new Surah and teach it forward

The Prophet ﷺ said: “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.” [Hadith; Bukhari 5027]

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • S1 Ep3 – learning with Zaky (learn Quran)
  • Entire Quran recitation section in Muslim Kids TV (great for memorisation – plays Ayah by ayah and can repeat the times you want).
  • Juz Amma memorisation videos with cute little cats.

28) Say SubhanAllah 33 times, Alhamdulillah 33 times, and Allahu akbar 34 times

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “…When you go to your beds, say: ‘Allahu Akbar for 34 times, and ‘Al hamdu Lillah for 33 times, and Subhan Allah for 33 times…” [Hadith; Bukhari 3113]

اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ – ‘Allahu Akbar’ means Allah is Greatest

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ – ‘Alhamdulillah’ means all the praises are for Allah

سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ – ‘SubhanAllah’ means Glorified be Allah

It would be best if the kids do this tasbeeh on their little fingers before bed (following the sunnah of Rasool Allah ﷺ).

According to another narration, this tasbeeh is to be done after each Fard salah, but beginners (especially kids) can start this habit each night. It’s important to start small to maintain consistency because Allah loves consistent good deeds – even if they are little.

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

29) Say Alhamdulillah for 5 things

…Umar رضي الله عنه‎ said: ‘O Messenger of Allah what kind of wealth should we acquire?’ The Prophet ﷺ said: ‘Let one of you acquire a thankful heart …” [Hadith; Ibn Majah 1856]

In another narration, it’s described how ‘Alhamdulillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fills the scales or fills that which is between heaven and earth.

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • Thankful – ebook
  • I love my body – eBook (body positive with beautiful set of illustrations to start the conversation around thanking Allah for how He made us and what He gave us).
  • Ready Set Say – Teaching kids to say “jazakumullahu khairan” (to be thankful to other people because as the hadith mentions, “Whoever is not grateful to the people, he is not grateful to Allah.”)

30) Memorise the 99 Names of Allah

Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said: “Allah has ninety-nine Names, one-hundred less one; and he who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise.” [Hadith; Bukhari 7392]

In another narration, it clarifies how beneficial it is to make dua with Allah’s Greatest Names – the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) heard a man saying: O Allah, I ask Thee, I bear witness that there is no god but Thou, the One, He to Whom men repair, Who has not begotten, and has not been begotten, and to Whom no one is equal, and he said: You have supplicated Allah using His Greatest Name when asked with this name He gives, and when supplicated by this name, He answers!”

Relevant resources (from Muslim Kids TV) to solidify the concept:

  • Allah made everything nasheed/rhyme
  • The Azharis – Season 2 (we love this series because kids get to see real kids learning Islam while being kids – super relatable).

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