The Beloved Prophet’s Sunna
Muhammad Jawaid Attari Madani
The final Prophet of Allah, our master Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:
مَنْ اَطَاعَنِي دَخَلَ الجَنَّةَ
"Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise."
To obey the beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is to follow his Way (Sunna), i.e., his teachings and practices.
Dear children! Following the beautiful teachings and practices of the final Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is a very noble thing to do. The honourable Companions paid attention to every detail of the Prophet’s behaviour and teachings and tried to emulate him in every way. For example, Sayyidunā Abū Dardāʾ رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ would always smile when speaking. One day, his wife asked him to stop this practice as people would think him a fool. He replied by saying, "Whenever I saw the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم speak, he would smile.” In other words, Sayyidunā Abū Dardāʾ رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ observed the sunna of smiling when talking and made sure to adopt it.
Here are 12 sunnas which you can start following straight away:
(1) Using the right hand when taking, giving, eating, and drinking anything; (2) reciting the basmala before eating; (3) respecting elders; (4) being kind to children; (5) using the miswak; (6) being the first to give salam; (7) not complaining about food that is served to you; (8) growing hair according to the sunna length; (9) wearing white clothes; (10) for boys to wear an imama; (11) parting the hair in the middle; (12) using oil in your hair.
With the intention of following the sunna, applying oil to the head, using the miswak, and carrying out other sunnas will lead to earning great reward. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه
May Allah Almighty grant us the honour of following the sunna and attaining the company of the final Messenger of Allah in Paradise.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ خاتَمِ النَّبِیّیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم