When you think of adopting a Sunnah, what is the first thing that crosses your mind? That it’s difficult to follow? That it is something beyond your capability? Think about it – Allah made the Prophet (peace be upon him) an example for us to follow. He wouldn’t set an example which was impossible to achieve for people like you and us. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was a human being with human habits. He would wake up, eat, maintain relationships, pray, work and sleep. The way he did these chores is what Sunnah is. And come to think of it, there are so many easy sunnahs which we can seamlessly adopt in our day to day lives. Here’s highlighting a few.
4 Easy Sunnahs to Follow
Early to bed, early to rise
You’ve probably heard this adage multiple times. But did you know that it is a Sunnah too? Besides helping you to live a healthy life, it helps you earn the rewards of the hereafter too. So break free from the vicious cycle of sleeping late and waking up late.
Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said about the Prophet (peace be upon him):
“He used to sleep early at night, and get up in its last part to pray, and then return to his bed.”
Greet people with a smile
Everyone likes a smiling face, right? What if we tell you that smiling and greeting people with a pleasant face was an inherent part of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) personality.
Ibn Jaz is known to report: “I have not seen anyone who smiled more than the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him).”
When you greet people with a smiling face, you make yourself look approachable and open doors to a conversation. Besides, smiling is one of the 4 easy sunnahs you can adopt in your routine life.
Eat in moderation
Overeating has become a common habit in our lifestyles. It has led us towards glaring health issues which were not prevalent at the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) time. Now let us take a look at his eating habits. The Prophet (peace be upon him) always ate in moderation.
Miqdam bin Madikarib said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say:
‘A human being fills no worse vessel than his stomach. It is sufficient for a human being to eat a few mouthfuls to keep his spine straight. But if he must (fill it), then one-third of food, one third for drink and one third for air.’” [Ibn Majah]
Showing a little restraint while eating is one of the easy sunnahs to follow and it promises you a healthy lifestyle.
Speak good things
We keep associating Ibadah with prayer, Quran recitation and forget about social manners. However, that is not how the Prophet (peace be upon him) was. He not only perfected his prayer, but also his speech and social manners.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“He who believes in Allah and the Hereafter, if he witnesses any matter he should talk in good terms about it or keep quiet.”