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The Sunnah: The Practice and Lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad

The Qur'an and the Sunnah
Narrated Hadrat Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him): The best talk (speech) is Allah's Book (Qur'an), and the best way is the way of Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), and the worst matters are the heresies, and whatever you have been promised will surely come to pass, and you cannot escape (it). (Bukhari)

Hadrat Malik bin Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said, "I have left amongst you two things. You will not go astray so long as you hold fast to them. These are the Book of Allah, and the Sunnah of His Messenger." (Malik)

The Reward of following The Sunnah
Hadrat Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said, "Whoever will hold fast to my Sunnah when corruption shall prevail among men will earn the reward of a hundred martyrs." (Baihaqi)

Not to follow the ways of others
Hadrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "He who copies any people is one of them." (Ahmad and Abu Dawud).

Some Sunnahs of the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him)
Hadrat Abdullah ibn Shikh-kheer (may Allah be pleased with him), relates, "Once I visited the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), when he was offering Salah (prayers). I heard the sound of his weeping coming out of his chest which was like the sound of a boiling pot." (Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

Mother of believers, Hadrat Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her), relates "During the last ten days of Ramadan, the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), used to keep awake the whole night and would call upon the members of his family to do the same and he used to make great efforts and gird himself up (for intensive night-long worship). (Bukhari and Muslim)

Hadrat Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (may Allah be pleased with him), relates that the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), used to pray, "O Allah, I seek from You guidance, piety, chastity and richness of heart." (Muslim)

Hadrat Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him), relates that when the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), sneezed, he covered his mouth with his hand or a piece of cloth to surpress or reduce the sound". (Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

Hadrat Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him), relates that the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), said, "When one of you yawns, he should cover his mouth with his hand, otherwise satan would enter". (into his open mouth) (Muslim)

Hadrat Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), said, "One who brings up two girls right from their childhood till their maturity, will appear on the Day of Judgement attached to me like these" (two fingers of hand) and he joined his two fingers'. (Muslim)

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), relates that the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), said, "One who covers up the failings of somebody in this world will have his short-comings covered up by Allah on the Day of Judgement". (Muslim)

Narrated Hadrat Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him): Allah's Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said, "Were I not afraid that it would be hard on my followers, I would order them to use the siwak (tooth-stick) (as obligatory, for cleaning the teeth) (Bukhari)

Hadrat Imran bin Husain (may Allah be pleased with him) said: 'A man came to the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) and said (only): 'As-Salamu Alaykum' (Peace be upon you). The Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) returned his greeting and the man sat down. The Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: 'This man had earned the merit of ten (good deeds): Another one came and said: 'As-Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah' (Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah). The Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) replied to his greeting and the man took his seat. The Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) remarked: 'This man had earned twenty (merits). A third person came and said: 'As-Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.' Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and his blessings.' The Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) returned his greeting and he sat down. The Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: This man had earned thirty (merits). (Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

Mother of faithful believers, Hadrat 'A'isha (may Allah be pleased with her) said that the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) liked to begin with the right as much as possible in all his affairs, in his purification, combing his hair, and putting on his sandals. (Bukhari and Muslim).

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