and eat on the floor.
Spread out a cloth on the floor first before
Wash both hands up to the wrists.
Recite 'Bismillah wa'la barakatillah'
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 find fault with the food.
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.
this, the utensils make dua for one's forgiveness.
Recite dua after eating. ( Al hamdu lillahi
lazi atamana saqana wo
jaalna minal musalamin )
After meals wash both the hands.
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.
Muslim should drink with the right hand.
Shaytaan Drinks with the left hand.
Sit and drink.
Recite 'Bismillah' before
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 Sleeping
To sleep in the state of Wuzu.
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.
brush the teeth with a miswaak.
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 sleep on a bed or to sleep on the floor are both sunnah.
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.
before sleeping.( i.e. 33 X Subhan Allah 33 X Alhamdulillah
and 34 X Allahu Akbar).
recite the dua before sleeping. ( i.e. Be ismik allahumma
amutu wo 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 when wearing clothes
Rasulullah (S.a.w.) loved white Clothing.
When putting on any garment
Rasulallah (S.a.w.) always began with the right limb.
When removing any garment Rasullallah (S.a.w.) always removed the
left limb first.
Males must wear the pants above the ankles. Females
should ensure that their lower garment covers their ankles.
should wear a 'topee' or turban. Females must wear scarves at all times.
When wearing shoes, first wear the right shoe then the left.
removing them first remove the left and then The right.
Enter the toilet with your head covered.
To enter the toilet with shoes.
Recite the dua
before entering the toilet.( i.e. Allahumma inni auzbeka
minal qubs wal qabaes
Enter with the left foot.
To sit and urinate. One should never urinate whilst Standing.
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 of the Home
To recite the dua before entering the home.
To greet those that are in the house with 'Assalaamu Alaykum'. Even
though it may be your own house.
To announce ones arrival by coughing,
Other Sunnahs of High Importance
Using a miswaak is a great Sunnah of Rasulullah
(S.a.w.) One who makes miswaak
when making wuzu and thereafter performs salaah will receive 70
times more reward. It will also enable one to easily recite the kalima at the time of death.
To take a Ghusl bath on a Friday.
apply itar (applies to men only).
show mercy to those that are younger than you.
To respect your elders.
It is sunnah to ponder over Allah Ta'ala and His Creation.
For men to keep a beard that is one fist in length.
To visit a Muslim
when he is sick.
To be good towards ones neighbour.
To meet a Muslim with a cheerful face.
To care for the poor and
To keep good relations with all your relatives.
To honour a guest even though he may not be of a very high position.
To greet all Muslims by saying ' Assalaamu alaykum wa
rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu'.
To keep the gaze on the ground whilst walking.
To speak softly and
To command people to do good.
To forbid them from doing evil.
To carry ones shoes in the left
To make wuzu at home before going
to the Masjid.
To enter the Masjid
with the right foot.
To leave the Masjid
with the left foot.
To recite some portion of the Quran Shareef
To be hospitable towards one's guest.
To exchange gifts with one another.
To make dua
to Allah Ta'ala for the fulfillment of one's needs in what ever language one desires.
To consult with one's parents, teachers or elders before doing any work.
To respect one's parents.