100 Authentic Sunnah part 1 and 2


100 Authentic Sunah !


  1. Sleeping on Wudu

The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam told al-Baraa  bin Aazib, radiallahu ‘anh, If you go to your bed, then do your wudoo` (ablution) as you would do it for prayer, then lie on your right” [Agreed upon, No. 6311.]


  1. Reading Surat al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and an-Nas before sleeping:

From Aishah radiallahu ‘anha, the Messenger, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam used to recite “Qul huwallahu ahad”, “Qul a’oothu birrabilfalaq” and “Qul a’oothu birrabinnaas” every night when he went to sleep, then wiped his face and whatever he was able from his body, beginning with his head and face, and what faces him from his body, three times”. [al-Bukhari: 5017]

  1. Doing takbeer and tasbeeh when going to sleep:

Ali, radiallahu ‘anh narrates that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam said when Fatimah asked him for a servant, “Shall I not lead you to that which is better for you than a servant? If you go to your mattresses, or rest to sleep, then say Allahu Akbar thirty-four times, and say subhan Allah thirty-three times, and say alhamdulilah thirty-three times, for they are better for you than having a servant” [Agreed upon: 6318 & 6915]

  1. Supplicating when awoken from sleep:

Ubadah bin as-Saamit, radiallahu ‘anh narrates that the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam said: “Anyone awoken in the night and says: Laa ilaha illa Allah, wahdatu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul hamd, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay`in qadeer, alhamdulilah was-subhaan Allah, wallahu akbar, wa laa hawla wa laa quwata illa billah, then said, Allahumma aghfirli or invoked Allah, he will be answered, and if he does ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted” [al-Bukhari 6313]

  1. Supplicating once awake with the following supplication:

Alhamdulilah alathee ahyaanaa ba’da maa amatana, wa ilayhin-nushoor (Praise be to Allah Who granted us life after death, and to Him we will be ressurected) [al-Bukhari, 6312, from Huthayfah bin al-Yamaan, radiallahu ‘anh]

  1. Rinse water and sniff in one go:

Abdullah bin Zayd, radiallahu ‘anh narrates that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam said: “Rinse water in your mouth, and sniff it with one hand (in one go)” [Muslim:555]

  1. Ablution before Ghusl:

Aishah, radiallahu ‘anha narrates that the Prophet of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam: “Used to, if he wishes to wash from janaabah (complete impurity), began by washing his hands, then would do ablution as he would for salah, then he would enter his fingers into the water, and would touch the roots of his hair with it, then would pour (water) over his head with his palms, and then would let water cover his entire body” [al-Bukhari: 248]

  1. Tashahhud after ablution:

Umar bin al-Khattaab, radiallahu ‘anh said: The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam said: “None of you perfects his ablution, then says: Ashhadu al-Laa ilaha illa Allah, wa anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu warasooluh, can except that the eight gates of paradise open for him, and for him is to enter it from wherever he wants” [Muslim: 553]

  1. Being economical with water:

Anas, radiallahu ‘anh said: “The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam used to wash with a saa’* to five amdaad, and would do ablution with a mudd [Agreed upon: 201 & 737] (*): A saa’ is equivalent to four mudds. A mudd is a handful using two hands cupped together, of an average-sized man

  1. Two rakah prayer after ablution:

The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam said: “Whosoever performs ablution like that of mine, then prays two rak’ah without having any other concern on his mind, all of his past sins will be forgiven.” [Agreed upon: 159 & 539]

100 Authentic Sunah !
part 2



Repeating the words of the adhan after the mu’adhdhin then supplicating for the Prophet :

It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr that he heard the Prophet  say: “When you hear the mu’adhdhin (caller to prayer) make the adhaan, then say what he says, and then supplicate for me, for whoever supplicates for me once, then Allah will do so for him ten times.” [Muslim : 849]*N.B. The dua to be made after the adhan is:
‘O Allah, Owner of this perfect call and Owner of this prayer to be performed, bestow upon Muhammad al-waseelah and al-fadeelah and send him upon a praised platform which You have promised him. Verily, You never fail in Your promise.’



Frequent use of the siwaak (tooth stick):

 It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said: “If it weren’t for causing difficulty for my nation, I would have ordered the use of the siwaak at every prayer” [Agreed upon : 887/ 589] Just as it is from the Sunnah to use the siwaak when waking up, at wudu` (ritual ablutions), when the smell of one’s mouth changes, when about to read the Quran and when entering one’s house.



Going early to the Masjid:

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah  that the Prophet said: “Were the people to know [the reward] of going to the masjid early, they would race for it…” [Agreed upon 981/615]



Walking to the masjid:

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said:“Shall I direct you to that by which Allah erases [peoples’] sins and raises them in rank?” The people replied, “Yes, O Messenger of Allah.” He said: “Performing the ablution thoroughly despite odds, frequently walking to the masjid, and waiting for the prayers from one to the next, and this is a Ribat [1] for you.” [Muslim: 587][1] Ribat: Guarding the frontlines of the Muslims, the reward for which is very great. So in this context, the Prophet  is saying that the reward for these things is very great.



Going to the prayer with dignity and tranquility:

 It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said: “When the Iqama is pronounced for prayer, do not go to it running but go walking with [calmness and] tranquillity. Pray however much [of the prayer] you are in time for, and make up whatever you miss.” [Agreed Upon: 1359-908]



Making dua  upon entering and leaving the masjid:

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Humayd al-Saa’idee and Abu Usayd  that the Prophet said: “When any of you enters the masjid, he should say, ‘O Allah, open the gates of Your Mercy for me,’ and when he leaves he should say, ‘O Allah, I ask you from Your Favour. ‘ [Muslim : 1952]



Praying behind a sutra [barrier]:

It is narrated on the authority of Musa ibn Talhah on the authority of his father who said: the Prophet  said: “If any of you places something in front of him, [at least] equal [in height] to the back of a saddle, he should pray without caring who passes [in front of him] on the other side of it.” [Muslim:1111] Note: A sutrah can be anything a person puts in front of himself while he is praying, such as a wall, or a long stick, and the such.The back of a saddle is approximately two thirds of a cubit in height [so the sutrah should be at least the same length].



Sitting in al-iq’aa’ between the two prostrations:

 It is narrated on the authority of Abu Zubayr that he heard Tawus say: We asked Ibn ‘Abbas about al-iq’aa’ [1]. He said: “It is sunnah.” We said to him: “We find it hard upon the feet.” Ibn ‘Abbas said: “It is the sunnah of your Prophet . [Muslim: 1198] [1] al-iq’aa’ is to prop up the two feet and sit on the heels. It is done when sitting between two sajdahs (prostrations) .



Sitting in the tawarruk [1] position in the second tashahhud:

 It is narrated on the authority of Abu Humayd al-Sa’di who said: “When the Prophet  sat in the last rak’ah he would push his left foot forward, prop up his right foot, and sit on his buttock.” [al-Bukhari: 828] [1] al-tawarruk is to rest the body, while sitting, on the left thigh; put the the left foot under the right leg, while setting the right foot upright; and support the body by grasping the left knee with the left hand.



Making lots of supplication before ending the prayer with ‘as-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullah’(duaa’s only in arabic and from Quraan)

 It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Umar who said: “We used to when we were with the Prophet …he said, ‘Then let him be free to choose whatever supplication impresses him and supplicate with it.’” [al-Bukhari: 835]  



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