Following the Sunnah everyday life.

Assalam o Alaikum rahamutullahi wa barakuthu brothers and sisters,

As we are Muslims, Allah has told us that if we love Him, then we should follow His Messenger, this is mentioned in the Quran,

قُلۡ إِن كُنتُمۡ تُحِبُّونَ ٱللَّهَ فَٱتَّبِعُونِى يُحۡبِبۡكُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَيَغۡفِرۡ لَكُمۡ ذُنُوبَكُمۡۗ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ ١٣

“Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”

We are ordered to follow Sunnah of Prophet peace be upon him.

Instead of Sunnah, biddah is widespread everywhere, therefore, I wanted to write on the subject. I pray and hope that Allah will make it beneficial for you. Please share the knowledge.

Teach your children the Sunnah, so they can be on the right path.

All ahadith are taken from the website

1. Sleeping

Sleeping in the state of ablution and lying on the right side saying the dua (below down) (Sahih Muslim 2710a and Sahih Bukhari 247)

It is also sunnah to make wudu if one is in the state of Junub.

Dua: “Allahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fauwadtu `Amri ilaika, wa alja’tu Zahri ilaika raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika. La Malja’a wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta wa bina-biyika-l ladhi arsalta”

Dusting off the bed (Sahih Bukhari 7393)

To recite Ayat Kursi (Sahih Bukhari 2311)

Surah Mulk (Abu Dawood 1400)

Two last verses of Surah Baqarah (Tirmidhi 2881, Sahih Bukhari 4008)

Surah Kafiroon (Abu Dawood 5055)

Cupping your hands and blowing on it after reciting 3 last surahs (Surah Ikhlas, Falaq, and Anas) 3 times on each surah, and then rubbing your body parts whatever you are able to.

Reciting 33 times Subhan Allah, 33 times Alhamduiliah, and 34 times Allah Akbar, (Sahih Bukhari 5362). It is also sunnah to count on your fingers, as it will be questioned on Day of Judgment (Abu Dawood 1501)

Reciting “By Your Name, O Allah, I die and I live” when going to sleep. (Adad Mufrad 1205)

بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا

Sleeping on your right hand underneath your cheek, and say this dua 3 times (Ibn Majah 3877)

اللَّهُمَّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ – أَوْ تَجْمَعُ – عِبَادَكَ

Going to sleep as soon as Isha is performed, and avoiding to talk to anyone (Sahih Bukhari 568)

If one gets a nightmare, this dua should be recited. (Abu Dawud 3884)

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ وَمِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ

I seek refuge in Allah’s perfect words from His anger, the evil of His servants, the evil suggestions of the devils, and their presence.

2. Waking up from sleeping

Using miswak (Sahih Bukhari 245)

Blowing nose and washing hands 3 times, (Sahih bukhari 3295, and Sahih Muslim 278a)

Waking up for Tahajjud (Surah 17:79)

Rubbing face (Sahih Bukhari 183)

Reciting these duas, after waking up. (Adad Mufrad 1205)

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ

Praise be to Allah who gave us life after He made us die, and to Him is the gathering

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ ثُمَّ دَعَا رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي – غُفِرَ لَهُ ‏

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. His is the dominion and all praise is to Him, and He is Able to do all things. Glory is to Allah, praise is to Allah, none has the right to be worshiped but Allah, Allah is the Most Great, and there is no power and no strength except with Allah, the Most High, the Most Supreme

Sunan Ibn Majah 3878

3. Eating and Drinking.

Saying Bismillah before eating or drink, (Riyad Salihin 758)

If one forgets to mention Bismillah before eating, then recite Bismillah fi awwalihi wa aakhirihi (In name of Allah, at the beginning and at the end of it.” (Abu Dawood 3767)

Washing your hands before eating or drinking (Nasai 258)

Do not use the left hand when eating or drinking, use your right hand. except in necessity like your right hand is injured, then you can use left, (Tirmidhi 1800)

Eat with your fingers, it is sunnah to eat with 3 fingers. (Tirmidhi 1803)

Picking any piece of foods that were dropped on the ground and removing anything harmful from it then eat. (Tirmidhi 1802)

Eat what is the front of you (Ibn Majah 3267)

Licking your fingers (Tirmidhi 1801)

Finishing dish (cleaning) after eating (Tirmidhi 1803)

Asking your companions for permission before taking two dates. (Sahih Bukhari 2490)

Sitting to eat and drink (Sahih Muslim 2024 b)

Do not criticize foods, if you dislike it, leave it without saying anything (Ibn Majah 3259)

Eat together (Ibn Majah 3287)

While raising food to the mouth, recite this dua

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ حَمْدًا كَثِيرًا طَيِّبًا مُبَارَكًا غَيْرَ مَكْفِيٍّ وَلاَ مُوَدَّعٍ وَلاَ مُسْتَغْنًى عَنْهُ رَبَّنَا

Praise is to Allah, abundant good and blessed praise, never-ending praise, a praise that we will never bid farewell to, and indispensable praise, He is our Lord

After eating foods, reciting these duas, best to recite them after each time to follow maximum Sunnah

Ibn Majah 3284

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلاَ قُوَّةٍ غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ

Praise is to Allah Who has fed me this and provided it for me without any strength or power on my part

Ibn Majah 3285

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي كَفَانَا وَأَرْوَانَا، غَيْرَ مَكْفِيٍّ، وَلاَ مَكْفُورٍ

Praise be to Allah Who has satisfied our needs and quenched our thirst. Your favor cannot be compensated or denied

Sahih al-Bukhari 5459

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ كَثِيرًا طَيِّبًا مُبَارَكًا فِيهِ، غَيْرَ مَكْفِيٍّ، وَلاَ مُوَدَّعٍ وَلاَ مُسْتَغْنًى عَنْهُ، رَبَّنَا

Sahih Bukhari 5458

Drinking milk (Sahih Bukhari 5612), Prophet peace be upon him, actually took milk when he was shown milk and wine by Jibrael peace be upon him, as reported in Isra and Miraj hadith.

Rinsing mouth to wash off fats after drinking milk (Sahih Bukhari 211)

Making wudu when one is in the state of Junub, before eating or drinking. (Sahih Bukhari 305)

To eat edible sweet things and honey (Sahih Bukhari 5431)

Eating Seven Ajwa dates (Sahih Bukhari 5779)

To eat third, drinking third, and breathing third (Tirmidhi 2380)

Bringing your servant to eat with you when he brings it (Sahih Bukhari 5460)

Praising Allah while putting a morsel of food in your mouth and after every gulp of water. (Alhamdulillah) (Sahih Muslim 2734a)

Adding water to foods to increase quantity, so that one can share it with other, as part of good manner (Sahih Muslim 2625c)

Some foods that Prophet ate

  • Gourd (Sahih Bukhari 5433)
  • Butter (Abu Dawod 3837)
  • Talbina (Sahih Bukhari 5417)
  • Snake cucumber (Sahih Bukhari 5447)
  • Sawiq (Sahih Bukhari 5454)
  • Chicken (Sahih Bukhari 5517)
  • Black seeds (Tirmidhi 2041)
  • Bread (Tirmidhi 2360)
  • Vinegar (Sahih Muslim 2052a)

4. Going to the toilet

Before entering the toilet, say bismillah and then this dua (Bismilliah reference is Tirmidhi 606, graded sahih by Al-Albani, and dua reference is Sahih Muslim 375b)

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الْخُبْثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ

I seek refuge with Allah from the wicked and noxious things.

Avoid using your right hand to wash your private part, use your left instead, (Tirmidhi 15)

Avoid soiling your clothing with urine (Tirmidhi 70)

Do not give salam nor return salam back (Muslim 370)

Using water for cleaning (Nasai 45)

Going far away from where no one can see for toilet (Ibn Majah 333)

Don’t relieve in watering places, thoroughfares, and shade of trees (Abu Dawood 25)

After leaving the toilet say


I seek Your forgiveness (Ibn Majah 300)

5. Sunnah of one’s family and house

Taking care of the family (Tirmidhi 2489)

Being best and kind to your wife, helping her (Ibn Majah 1977)

It is praiseworthy to clean house, as cleanliness is half of faith Muslim (223)

It is sunnah to show affection and kiss your children (Ad-Adab Mufrad 91)

Greeting children (Sahih Bukhari 6247)

To spend on your family, seeking Allah’s pleasure (Sahih Bukhari 4006)

Be just to your children, do not neglect others out of love to one only (Sahih Bukhari 2587)

Maintaining ties of kinship (Surah Nisa 4:1)

Playing with your children (Sahih Bukhari 5884)

To offer aqidah for your newborn children (Ibn Majah 3163)

Joking with family and children (There are conditions for joking, it should not be lies, blasphemy, backbiting or slandering, and scaring,) (Tirmidhi 1990)

Do not let your children and animals that you own, go after Maghrib until the first and darkest part of the night is over (Muslim 2013a)

Being dutiful to your parents (Quran 17:23) and pay more attention to your mother (Sahih Muslim 2548 b)

Waking up spouses for Tahajjud (Abu Dawood 1451)

Waking up the family for the last 10 days of Ramadan (Tirmidhi 795)

Be the protector of your womenfolk, (mother, sisters, daughters, wives, nieces.) (Surah Nisa 4:34)

More sunans will come more, in sha Allah