Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Beautiful, Simple but Great = SUNNAH

The word Sunnah (Arabic: سنة) is an Arabic word meaning "tradition" or "way." For Muslims, Sunnah means "the way of the prophet". The Sunnah is made up of the words and actions of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. Muslims believe Muhammad's life is a good model for them to follow in their own lives.
Muslim scholars learn about the Sunnah by studying thousands of stories about Muhammad, his family, and his first followers. These stories are called Hadith
There are so many Sunnah that we can do everyday and it's very simple like this :')

 Sunnahs to drink a glass of Water :

1. Drink water with Right Hand. 
2. Drink water by sitting.
3. Start Drinking water with Saying “Bismillah”.
4. See the water before Drinking.
5. Drinking water in 3 periods.
6. After finishing saying “Alhamdullilah” 


Sunnahs of Eating: 
  1.  Sit and eat on the floor.
  2. Spread out a cloth on the floor first before eating.
  3.  Wash both hands up to the wrists.
  4. Recite Du'a before eating aloud.
  5. Eat with the right hand.
  6.  Eat from the side that is in front of you.
  7.  If a morsel of food falls down, pick it up, clean it and eat it.
  8.  Do not lean and eat.
  9.  Do not find fault with the food.
  10.  Remove your shoes before eating.
  11.  When eating, sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised.
  12.  Clean the plate and other utensils thoroughly after eating.
  13. By doing this, the utensils make dua for one’s forgiveness.
  14.  Recite dua after eating.
  15.  First remove the food then get up
  16.  After meals wash both the hands.
  17.  Thereafter gargle the mouth.
  18.  Whilst eating one should not remain completely silent.
  19.  Eat with three fingers if possible.
  20.  One should not eat very hot food.
  21.  Do not blow on the food.
  22.  After eating one should lick his fingers. 
Sunnahs of sleeping :
  1.  To sleep in the state of Wudhu. 
  2. Do miswaak before sleep (brushing teeth)
  3.  Dust the bed thrice before retiring to bed after reciting so if there are any insects they will be removed. 
  4. One should change into some other clothes (e.g.pyjamas) before going to sleep. 
  5.  It is Sunnah to sleep immediately after Isha Salaah. Don't sleep after Asr Salah, as you are in danger of losing your intellect.
  6. Keep your face to the direction of KAABA Sharif & sleep on your right side with your right hand on your cheek. 
  7. To keep the knees slightly bent when sleeping. 
  8. To refrain from sleeping on ones stomach. 
  9.  To sleep on a bed or to sleep on the floor are both sunnah. 
  10. Recite the sleeping DUA, To recite Surah Mulk, before sleeping,  To recite Ayatul Kursi, To recite Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas.
  11. Do the zikar of Allah & send blessings on the Prophet , think about the beauty of MADINA and fall asleep.
  12. When you are about to go sleep think about the darkness & loneliness of the grave where one will be alone.
  13.  At night if you have a bad dream look on your left hand side and spit 3 times then read Aaoozoo Billa then turn on the other side (Right side) When you have a good dream you should do Hamd of Allah (Read Alhamdulilla).
  14. You should try to wake up in the middle of the night at pray Thahajud Salah.
  15. When you wake up you should wash your hands and clean your nose.
  16. When the eyes open in the morning say “ Alhamdullilah” thrice and then recite Kalima Tayyibah. 
  17.  Thereafter recite the dua on awakening. 
  18. On awakening cleanse the mouth with a miswaak. 
  19. When you wake up you should fold your blanket otherwise the Shaiytaan will use it.
* It isn't a good thing to sleep too much. Our life is very short & if we spend half of it by sleeping then this will be damaging for us.
Other Sunnahs of High Importance:
  1. Using a miswaak is a great Sunnah of Rasulullah. One who makes miswaak when making wuzu and thereafter performs salaah will receive 70 times more reward. It will also enable one to easily recite the kalima at the time of death. 
  2. To take a Ghusl bath on a Friday. 
  3. To apply itr (applies to men only). 
  4. To show mercy to those that are younger than you. 
  5. To respect your elders. 
  6. It is sunnah to ponder over Allah Ta’ala and His Creation. 
  7. For men to keep a beard that is one fist in length. 
  8. To visit a Muslim when he is sick. 
  9. To be good towards ones neighbour. 
  10. To meet a Muslim with a cheerful face. 
  11. To care for the poor and the needy. 
  12. To keep good relations with all your relatives. 
  13. To honour a guest even though he may not be of a very high position. 
  14. To greet all Muslims by saying ” Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu”. 
  15. To keep the gaze on the ground whilst walking. 
  16. To speak softly and politely. 
  17. To command people to do good. 
  18. To forbid them from doing evil. 
  19. To carry ones shoes in the left hand. 
  20. To make wuzu at home before going to the Masjid. 
  21. To enter the Masjid with the right foot. 
  22. To leave the Masjid with the left foot. 
  23. To recite some portion of the Quran Shareef daily. 
  24. To be hospitable towards one’s guest. 
  25. To exchange gifts with one another. 
  26. To make dua to Allah Ta’ala for the fulfillment of one’s needs in what ever language one desires. 
  27. To consult with one’s parents, teachers or elders before doing any work. 
  28. To respect one’s parents. 
....and many other Sunnah.  
Hopefully we can do it in real life so that our lives are filled of barokah by Allah SWT. Aamiin.

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