Follow the Sunnah of Prophet ﷺ

follow sunnah

The term “sunnah” here, means all the guidance from the Prophet (ﷺ) including his saying, his deed, and his approval. In the matter of aqeeda (creed), ibadah (worshipping), akhlaq (morality) and also muamalah (social interaction).

We must follow the sunnah. Means, we must follow the guidance of the Prophet (ﷺ) in all the above matters.

Allah says:

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

“There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often” [al Ahzab : 21].

In a hadith from al Irbad ibn Sariya (may Allah blesses him), that the Prophet (ﷺ) said,

فَعَلَيْكُمْ بِسُنَّتِى وَسُنَّةِ الْخُلَفَاءِ الْمَهْدِيِّينَ الرَّاشِدِينَ تَمَسَّكُوا بِهَا وَعَضُّوا عَلَيْهَا بِالنَّوَاجِذِ

“You have to follow my Sunnah (way) and the way of my rightly-guided successors (al-khulafa’ ar-rashidoon); bite onto it with your eyeteeth (i.e., cling firmly to it).” [at-Tirmidhi, al-Albani in Saheeh Sunan al-Tirmidhi says that this hadith is saheeh].

Following the sunnah of is how to practice Islam in the right path.


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