10 Simple Sunnah We All Can Follow

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As Muslim we should be following the Qur’an and Sunnah as this is the true way of Islam. Prophet Muhammad S.a.w said in he’s last sermon that he is leaving two things behind and if you follow them you will never go astray and referred to the holy Qur’an and he’s Sunnah – way of life. You will find hundreds of beautiful Sunnah one can follow and here is a list of 10 Sunnah you can start following today …

  1. Sleeping and waking up early

Aisha raḍyAllāhu 'anha (may Allāh be pleased with her) said about the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him):

“He used to sleep early at night, and get up in its last part to pray, and then return to his bed.” [Bukhari]

2. Have a beautiful smile always

Ibn Jaz reports: “I have not seen anyone who smiled more than the Messenger of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him).”[Tirmidhi]

3. Make use of the siwak

Abu Hurairah raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) narrated that Allah’s Messenger ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said:

“If it were not that it would be difficult on my nation, then I would have ordered them to use the siwak for each prayer.” [Tirmidhi]

4. Oiling your hair

I heard Jabir bin Samurah being asked about the grey hairs of the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him). He said: ‘If he put oil on his head they could not be seen, but if he did not put oil on his head, they could be seen.’” [An-Nasa’i]

5. Keeping up with the one-third rule in eating

Miqdam bin Madikarib said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) say:

‘A human being fills no worse vessel than his stomach. It is sufficient for a human being to eat a few mouthfuls to keep his spine straight. But if he must (fill it), then one third of food, one third for drink and one third for air.’” [Ibn Majah]

6. Speaking good or keeping silent

The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said:

“He who believes in Allah and the Hereafter, if he witnesses any matter he should talk in good terms about it or keep quiet.” [Muslim]

7. Doing Hijama – Cupping

The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said:

“If there is any healing in your medicines, then it is in cupping, a gulp of honey or branding with fire (cauterization) that suits the ailment, but I don’t like to be (cauterized) branded with fire.” [Bukhari]

8. Visiting those who are sick

The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said:

“Feed the hungry, visit the sick, and set free the captives.” [Bukhari]

9. Sitting when you are eating or drinking

It was narrated from Anas raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him): “The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) prohibited that a man should drink while standing.” (Qatadah said) So it was said: “And eating?” He (Anas) said: “That is worse.” [Tirmidhi]

10. Sleeping on your right side

“When Allah’s Messenger ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) went to bed, he used to sleep on his right side.”[Bukhari]

* Always remember to send durood salaam upon Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) and hes family and children and companions.