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Sunnahs of Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) loved white Clothing.

Source : Agencies / 25 Jan 2013

Sunnahs of the Home

* To recite the dua before entering the home.

* To greet those that are in the house with " Assalaamu Alaikum ". Even though it may be your own house or there no one at home.

Sunnahs of the Toilet

* Enter the toilet with your head covered.

* To enter the toilet with shoes..

* Recite the dua before entering the toilet. (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.

Sunnahs when wearing clothes

* Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) loved white Clothing.

* When putting on any garment Rasulallah (peace and blessings be upon him) always began with the right limb.

* When removing any garment Rasullallah (peace and blessings be upon him) always removed the left limb first.

* Males should wear the pants above the ankles. Females should ensure that their lower garment covers their ankles.

* Males should wear a "topee" or turban. Females must wear scarves at.

* When wearing shoes, first wear the right shoe then the left.

* When removing them first remove the left and then The right.

Sunnahs of Sleeping:

* To sleep in the state of Wuzu.

* To make the bed yourself.

* Dust the bed thrice before retiring to bed.

* One should change into some other clothes (e.g. pyjamas ) before going to sleep.

* It is Sunnah to sleep immediately after Isha Salaah .

* To apply surmah in both the eyes.

* To brush the teeth with a miswaak.

* To sleep on the right hand side.

* To sleep with the right palm under the right cheek.

* To keep the knees slightly bent when sleeping.

* To face Qiblah if possible.

* To recite Surah Mulk, before sleeping.

* To recite Ayatul Kursi .

* To recite Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas before sleeping 3 times and thereafter blow over the entire body thrice.

* Recite Tasbeeh-e-Fathima before sleeping.(33 Subhan Allah, 33 Alhamdulillah & 34 Allahu Akbar).

* To recite the dua before sleeping. (Allahumma bismika amutu wa ahya)

* To wake up for Tahajjud Salaah

Sunnahs on Awakening

* On awakening rub the face and the eyes with the palms of the hands in order to remove the effects of sleep.

* Thereafter recite the dua on awakening. (Al hamdu lillahi allazi ahyana badama amatana wo ilaihunushur)

* On awakening cleanse the mouth with a miswaak.

Sunnahs of drinking:

 A Muslim should drink with the right hand. Shaytaan Drinks with the left hand.

 Sit and drink.

 Recite 'Bismillah' before drinking.

 After drinking say ' Alhamdullilah'.

Drink in 3 breaths removing the utensil from the mouth after each sip.

 Do not drink directly from the jug or bottle. One should pour the contents into a glass first and then drink.

Sunnahs of Eating:

 Sit and eat on the floor.

 Spread out a cloth on the floor first before eating.

 Wash both hands up to the wrists.

 Recite 'Bismillah wa'la barakatillah' aloud.

 Eat with the right hand.

 Eat from the side that is in front of you.

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

 Do not lean and eat.

 Do not find fault with the food.

 Remove your shoes before eating.

 When eating, sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised.

 Clean the plate and other utensils thoroughly after eating.

 By doing this, the utensils make dua for one's forgiveness.

 Recite dua after eating.

 First remove the food then get up.

 After meals wash both the hands.

 Thereafter gargle the mouth.

 Whilst eating one should not remain completely silent.

 Eat with three fingers if possible.

 One should not eat very hot food.

 Do not blow on the food.

 After eating one should lick his fingers.


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