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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Topic: Sunnahs of Prophet Muhammad {Pbuh}
    Posted: 02 May 2009 at 10:21pm
As Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,
 
Dear readers. here's a list of sunnah, compiled from a site { these sunnahs are common and are found on different sites with same data}, as well as few books wherein i looked into way of life of Prophet {Sallal lahu alayhi wasallam}.
 
We all do know these sunnahs, mostly. So its like a check list. If we forget to follow those sunnahs, then let us practice it, since it is the lifestyle of our Prophet whom we are to follow
 

The Qur'an is the last divine book, which was revealed from Allah as a declaration and guidance to mankind. It is an explanation of all things and means for men to be rightly guided. In many verses of the Qur'an, it is commanded to obey the prophet of Allah. This is quite a significant point because understanding the Qur'an fully can only be possible with following the Sunnah of the prophet.

 

The Sunnah is the explanation of the Qur'an. It is the creed of ahl-i Sunnah, which has been constituted with collecting true hadiths of the prophet Muhammad (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam), and interpretation of these hadiths by great scholars in later times.

 

It's worth dwelling upon a point here. The Sunnah is not a concept that can be dealt with separately from the Qur'an. In the Qur'an, it has been mentioned that the prophet removes heavy burdens, makes rules, teaches the ummah (society) the open and hidden meanings of the Qur'an.

 

 

As a matter of fact, when we look at the practices of Sunnah, we see that the prophet of Allah gave His companions a lot of information about numerous subjects. This information was then interpreted by scholars of the time, continued to be practised in daily lives and has passed on to us generations to generations.

{Harun Yahya}

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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2009 at 10:22pm

1. Sunnahs about EATING :

 

Wash both hands before EATING.

 

Recite "Bismillah “ aloud and if we forget we can recite “Bismillahi awwlahu wa aakhirah”.

 

EAT with the right hand.

 

EAT with three fingers if possible.

 

One should not EAT very hot food/do not BLOW on food.

 

EAT from the side which is front of you.

 

If a morsel of food falls down pick it up, clean it and EAT it.

 

 Not criticising food: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that he said the Messenger of Allah did not ever criticise food. If he liked it, he ate it and if he disliked it, he left it.

 
Either sit on both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised while EATING.

 

After EATING one should lick his fingers.

 

Recite DUA after EATING.

 

Clean the plate and other utensils thoroughly after EATING. By doing this the utensils make DUA for one` s forgiveness.

 

After meals wash both the hands, thereafter gargle the mouth.

 

While EATING shouldn`t remain completely silent.

 

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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2009 at 10:24pm
 2. Sunnahs about DRINKING {Water} :

 

Sit and DRINK.

 

Recite "Bismillah" before DRINKING and say "Alhamdulillah" after DRINKING.

 

DRINK in three breaths and remove utensil from mouth after each sip.

 

 3. Sunnahs about SLEEPING:

 

To sleep in the state of WUZU (Ablution).

 

Dust the bed thrice before retiring to bed.

 

To brush the teeth with a meswak.

 

One should sleep immediately after ISHA salaah.

 

To sleep on the right hand side keeping right palm under the right cheek.

 

To keep the knees slightly bent when sleeping.

 

To refrain from sleeping on one`s stomach.

 

To recite Surah Mulk, Aayat-Al-kursi. before sleeping.

 

To recite Surah Iqlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas three times before sleeping thereafter blowing over the entire body thrice.

 
 

Recite before sleeping  33 times Subhan`Allah, 33 Alhamdulillah and 34  Allahu`Akbar.

 

To recite the DUA before sleeping.

 

To wake up for Tahajjud salaah
 


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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2009 at 10:27pm

5. Sunnahs when wearing CLOTHES:

  

Prophet Muhammad (SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) loved white clothing.

 

When putting on any garment RasoolAllah(SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) always began with the right limb.

 

When removing any garment RasoolAllah(SalallahuAlaihiWaSallam) always removed the left limb first.

 

6. When wearing shoes first wear the right shoe then left and while removing first remove left and then right.

 

 

7 Using a miswaak is a great Sunnah of Rasulullah (s.a.w.).

 

8. To take a Ghusl bath on a Friday.

 
 9. To apply perfume {alcohol free} (applies to men only).
 

 10.To show mercy to those that are younger than you.

 
 11.To respect your elders.
 

 12.For men to keep a beard that is one fist in length.

 
 13.To visit a Muslim when he is sick.
 

 14.To be good towards ones neighbour.

 
 15.To meet a Muslim with a cheerful face.
 

 16 To care for the poor and the needy.

 
 17.To keep good relations with all your relatives
 
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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2009 at 10:29pm
 
18. To honour a guest even though he may not be of a very high position.

      To be hospitable towards one's guest.

 

19.To keep the gaze on the ground whilst walking.

 
 20.To speak softly and politely.
 

 21.To command people to do good. And to forbid them from doing evil.

 
22.To make wuzu at home before going to the Masjid.
     To enter the Masjid with the right foot.

      To leave the Masjid with the left foot.

 
23 To exchange gifts with one another.
 

24. To make dua to Allah Ta'ala for the fulfilment of one's needs in whatever language one desires.

 
25 To consult with one's parents, teachers or elders before doing any work.

 

26.Sunnahs of the Toilet :

 

 Recite the dua before entering the toilet.( i.e. Allahumma inni auzbeka minal qubs wal qabaes )

• Enter with the left foot.

• To sit and urinate. One should never urinate whilst standing.

• To leave the toilet with the right foot.

• To recite the dua after coming out of the toilet (i.e. Ghufranaka )

• One should not face Qiblah or show his back towards the Qiblah.

• Do not speak in the toilet.

• Be very careful of the splashes of urine (being unmindful in this regard causes one to be punished in the grave).

• After relieving oneself, to cleanse oneself using water.

 

27. Sunnahs of the Home:

 

 To recite the dua before entering the home.

 

 To greet those that are in the house with "Assalaamu Alaykum". Even though it may be your own house.

 

Seeking permission to enter three times is part of the Sunnah

 

To say , "Alhamdullilah", after we sneeze.

One who listens to , "Alhamdullilah" shud reply by, "Ya rahamakumullah"

 

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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2009 at 1:02am

28.On Eid day these things are Sunnah:

 

Cutting hair , Nails.

Having a bath.

Doing Miswaak (cleaning of teeth with a Miswaak, this is apart from Miswaak done during ablution).

Wear nice clothes, if new wear them, otherwise the best ones you have, to put Ittar on. 

Going to the Eed prayer by one path and returning by another: It is narrated on the authority of Jaabir that he said: “The Messenger of Allah on Eed day used to differ paths” [al-Bukhari: 986]

 

 

29. To greet all Muslims by saying " Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu" .

 

 It has been mentioned in the ahadith of Bukhari and Muslim that once Rasulullah (S) passed by a group of children and he made salaam to them, hence we deduce that it is Sunnat to make salaam to children as well.(Muslim-Vol.2, pg. 214)

 

 The Sunnat method of making salaam is that one should say Assalaamu Alaikum verbally . To make salaam with the wave of the hand, the nod of the head or the indication of the finger or to answer to the salaam in this manner is against the Sunnat. If salaam is being made from far then one should make salaam verbally as well as with the hand. (Mishkaat-Vol.2,pg.399 narrating from Tirmidhi)

 

When meeting a fellow Muslim, then it is Sunnat to shake hands with him after Salaam. Females may shake hands with one another. (Mishkaat-Vol.2, pg. 401 from Bra’a Ibne A’azib)

 

30.  When joining any gathering, one should sit wherever a place is found. To make others stand up and to sit in their place is Makruh and a sin. (Bukhari, Muslim)

 

 31. When a person comes to meet you move a little even though there is ample place. This is also Sunnat and through it, the one arriving will feel honored.

 

32. When yawning, it is Sunnat to prevent it as far as possible. (Bukhari). If the mouth cannot be kept closed despite making an effort to do so, then place the back of the left hand over the mouth. While yawning, any sound should not be allowed to emanate as this is forbidden in the hadith. (Bukhar-Vol.2, pg.919, Muslim-Vol.2, pg. 412, 413)

 

33. When hearing a good name then to regard it as a good omen is Sunnat and to become pleased with this is also Sunnat. to regard anything as a bad omen is strictly prohibited. For instance, when someone sneezes to think that you will not succeed in your work or to regard the cawing of a crow or the sight of a monkey or the hooting of an owl as an indication of an impending calamity is baseless and a result of ignorance and incorrect beliefs. In the same manner to regard someone as a means of bad luck or to regard any day as bad is a very evil act. (Mirqaat-Vol.9, pg.2, 6. etc)

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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2009 at 1:05am
 
34. Rasulullah (SAW) always gave a person he spoke with full attention. So if someone addressed him he wouldn't talk to them over his shoulder or be distracted with something else. He would turn his entire body to face them and listen and speak.

 

35. Trotting (raml) during circumambulation: It is narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar who said: When the Messenger of Allah did the first circumambulation, he trotted for the first three and walked for the four others

 

36. Putting a chewed sweet morsel like dates in the mouth of the new born (Tahneek): It is narrated on the authority of Abu Musa al-Ash’ari that he said: A boy was born to me and I took him to the Prophet . He named him Ibrahim and did tahneek on him with a date and prayed for his blessing.[Agreed upon: 5467 - 5615]

 

37. Always remembering Allah: It is narrated on the authority of ‘Aa`ishah that she said the Messenger of Allah would remember Allah at all times. [Muslim: 826]

 

38. Drinking Zamzam water

 

39.Rinsing one’s mouth after consuming milk: It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah drank milk and then rinsed his mouth. He said: “It contains fat.”

 

40. Saying ‘Allahu akbar’ (Allah is Great) when ascending and saying ‘Subhaanallah’ (Glory be to Allah) when descending: It is narrated on the authority of Jaabir who said: “We used to say Allahu akbar when we ascended and we said subhanallah when descending” [Bukhari 2994]

 

 

41. Staying in `itikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadhan: It is narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar who said: The Messenger of Allah used to practise Itikaf in the last ten days of the month of Ramadan. [Bukhari: 2025]

 

42. Pre-dawn meal (suhoor] is sunnah

 

 

43. Sitting in prayer area after dawn prayers (fajr) until the sun rises: It is narrated on the authority of Jaabir bin Samra that he said the Prophet used to sit in his prayer area when he prayed fajr until the sun had rose well [Muslim: 1526]

 

44. Prayer for divine guidance (Istikhaara): It is narrated on the authority of Jaabir bin ‘Abd-Allah that he said the Messenger of Allah used to teach us istikhaara like he used to teach us a chapter from the Quran” [Bukhari: 1162]

 

45. Sitting in the tawarruk [1] position in the second tashahhud: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Humayd al-Sa’di who said: “When the Prophet sat in the last rak’ah he would push his left foot forward, prop up his right foot, and sit on his buttock.” [al-Bukhari:828] [1] al-tawarruk is to rest the body, while sitting, on the left thigh; put the the left foot under the right leg, while setting the right foot upright; and support the body by grasping the left knee with the left hand.

 

46. Going to the prayer with dignity and tranquility: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said: “When the Iqama is pronounced for prayer, do not go to it running but go walking with [calmness and] tranquillity. Pray however much [of the prayer] you are in time for, and make up whatever you miss.” [Agreed Upon: 1359-908]

 

47.    Being economical with water: Anas, radiallahu ‘anh said: “The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam used to wash with a saa’* to five amdaad, and would do ablution with a mudd“ [Agreed upon: 201 & 737] (*): A saa’ is *****alent to four mudds. A mudd is a handful using two hands cupped together, of an average-sized man

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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2009 at 3:19am
 
47.    To sleep or take a nap in the afternoons after the meals is the sunnah {Khailullah} .

 

48.     To walk for sometime after dinner is the sunnah. Prophet {Saws} never slept immediately after dinner

 

49.    To have vinegar with bread is sunnah

 

50.    To shake hands after salaam, is the sunnah.

 

51.    To accept invitations and attend parties is sunnah

 

52.    To perfom Umrah

 

53.    To forgive else is sunnah

 

54.    To be moderate in any task we do, or in any of our acts.

 

55.    To narrate a good dream to close ones, and not disclose any of our bad dreams is the sunnah

 

56.    To fast for two days on 9th or 10 th of Muharram , or 10th or 11th is the sunnah

 

57.    To perform nikah is the sunnah

 

58.    To abstain from waste and idle talks

 

59.    Good sense of humour, which would not hurt else feelings or involve lies is the sunnah

 

60.    To move any hurdles from the path like those which may hurt people on the way
 
61.    To move any hurdles from the path like those which may hurt people on the way
 
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