30 Prophetic Sunnah for the month of Ramadan

30 Prophetic Sunnah for the month of Ramadan

Allah’s Messenger (Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)  is reported to have said “ Whoever revives my Sunnah then he has loved me. And whoever loved me, he shall be with me in Paradise.’ [Tirmidhi]

Day 1: Use Miswaak once daily :

 Make a regular practice of the Miswaak, for verily, it is healthy for the mouth and it is a Pleasure for the Creator (i.e. Allah is pleased with the Muslim who uses the Miswaak)’.” (Bukhari)

Day 2: Read Surah Mulk before sleeping :

“Whoever reads ‘al-Mulk’ every night, Allaah will protect him from the torment of the grave…” (Sahih)

Day 3: Recite Dua’a after eating:

“Whoever recites after eating الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا الطَّعَامَ وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلَا قُوَّةٍ

“Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee ‘at’amanee haatha, wa razaqaneehi, min ghayri hawlin minnee wa laa quwwatin”

All Praise belongs to Allah who granted this meal, (which I received) without my power or effort”. all his past sins will be forgiven. (Tirmidhi)

Day 4: Drink water in three gulps/sips:

Anas ibn Malik radiyallahu anhu relates that the prophet drank water in three breaths (i.e. in three gulps/sips) and used to say, “It is more pleasing and satisfying in this manner.”  (Tirmidhi)

Day 5: Sleep with Wudhu:

The Prophet (SAW) told al-Baraa` bin Aazib (RA) “If you go to your bed, then do your wudoo (ablution) as you would do it for prayer, then lie on your right” (Muslim)

Day 6: Read Dua’a when wearing clothes:

When the Prophet (SAW) wore clothes, he said:

Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee kasaanee haathaa (aththawba) wa razaqaneehi min ghayri hawlim-minnee wa laa quwwatin.

Praise is to Allah Who has clothed me with this (garment) and provided it for me, though I was powerless myself and incapable. (Bukhari)

Day 7: Read Dua’a before going to bathroom:

When the Prophet (SAW) went to the bathroom, he said:

“[بِسْمِ اللهِ]

الخَبَائِثِ وَ الخبُثِ مِنَ بِكَ أَعُوْذُ إِنِّيْ اَللّهُمَّ

[Bismillaahi] Allaahumma ’innee ’a’oothu bika minal-khubthi walkhabaa’ith.

(Before entering) [ln the Name of Allah]. (Then) O Allah, l seek protection in You from the male and female unclean spirits] (Bukhari)

Day 8: Pray Salatul Duha (Forenoon Prayer):

Abu Dharr Radhiallahu ‘anhu reported: The Prophet (saw) said, “In the morning, charity is due on every joint of the body of every one of you. Every utterance of Allah’s Glorification (i.e., saying Subhan Allah) is an act of charity, every utterance of His Praise (i.e., saying Al-hamdu lillah) is an act of charity, every utterance of declaration of His Greatness (i.e., saying La ilaha ill Allah) is an act of charity, and every utterance of declaration of His Power (i.e. saying Allah Akbar); and enjoining M`aruf (good) is an act of charity, and forbidding Munkar (evil) is an act of charity, and two Rak`ats of Doha Prayers which one performs in the Forenoon is equal to all this (in reward). [Muslim]

Day 9: Mix honey in water and drink:

The Prophet (SAW) would mix honey in water and drink it in the morning.  (Ibn Qayyim)

Day 10: Clip nails Thursday or Friday

Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to clip his nails either on Thursday or Friday. (Tirmidhi) 

Whie clipping his finger nails Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) started from his right hand from the index finger, then forefinger, ring finger and then little finger. Then to the left hand he started from the little finger across to the ring finger, forefinger, index finger, thumb and then lastly the thumb of the right hand. 

Day 11: Lie down for a short while after Sunnah of Fajr:

`A’isha (Ra) reported: When the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had performed two Rak’ahs before the Fajr prayer, he would lie down on his right side.(Al-Bukhari) 

Day 12: Recite Dua’a after Fajr Prayer:

Muslim Taimi narrates from Prophet Mohammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to recite the following seven times before speaking to anyone:

النَّارِ مِنَ أَجِرْنِي اللَّهُمَّ  Allaahumma Ajirnee minannaar “O Allah, save me from the fire (Jahannam).”
If a person recites the above dua and dies the same night, he will be saved from Jahannam and if he recites it seven times after Fajr Salaat before speaking to anyone and if he dies on that same day, he will be saved from Jahannam. (Mishkaat from Abu Dawood)

Day 13: Read Dua’a when leaving home:

It is stated in a Hadith that whoever reads this du’aa upon leaving the home, Shaytaan abstains from misleading or inflicting harm to him.

Bismillaahi, tawakkaltu ‘alallaahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‘illaa billaah. In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah; there is no might and no power except by Allah. (Dawud, Tirmidhi)

Day 14: Pray Tahiyyatul Masjid when visiting mosque:

Abu Qataadah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:“If any one of you enters a mosque, he should pray two rakaats before sitting.” (Bukhari and Muslim) This is a 2 Rak’ah Nafl prayer which one should perform every time one enters the Masjid. It is very rewarding and takes a matter of minutes.

Day 15: Repeat words of Adhaan after Muazzin (The caller to Prayer):
When one hears the Muazzin (The caller to prayer) calling out Azaan then it is Musthahab (Preferable) to repeat the same words after the Muazzin. In reply to “Hayya alas salaah” and “Hayya alal Falaah” one should say:

La Hawla walaa Quwatha illah billah hilaliyyil Azeem- There is no protection (Against evil) and no power (To do good) except with the help of Allah the Mighty and Great. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Day 16: Recite Istighfar when leaving a gathering: 

When Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam )intended to leave any gathering in which he participated then he would recite Asthaghfaar (asking for forgiveness) 10 to 15 times. (Ibn Sunni)

Day 17: Recite Dua’a before eating:

The Prophet (SAW) would recite:   Bismilllaahi wa ‘alaa barakathillah
“In the name of Allah and with the blessings of Allah”. (Abu Dawud)

Day 18: Take a nap before or after Dhuhr prayer:

 It is stated in al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya (also known as Alamgiriyya),“It is recommended to take the noon nap (Qayloolah), because the Prophet said, “Take the noon nap, for the Shaytaan does not nap.” (Tabarani (Awsat)) This was mentioned in al-Ghiyathiyya.”

Day 19:  Recite Bismillah (In the name of Allah) in the night:

Recite Bismillah (In the name of Allah) before closing the doors of the house, before covering utensils with food in them, switch off or turn off fires, light etc (Bukhari)

Day 20: Do some house work:

The Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, however, used to “sew his own clothes, mend his own shoes and do whatever other work men do in their homes.” (Ahmad)

Day 21: Read Ayaatul Kursi after every obligatory prayer:

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever recites Ayat Al-Kursi immediately after each prescribed prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.” (Nasa’I and Ibn Hibban)

Day 22: Wipe your eyes when you wake up:

When the Prophet (صلىالله عليه وسلّم) woke up he would sit and rub the traces of sleep off his face with his hands. [Bukhari]

Day 23: Pray Nawafil at home:

 Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him )reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “When you have finished your (Fard) Salat (prayer) in the mosque, you should observe some of your (Sunnah and Nawafil) Salat at home; Allah will bless your homes because of your Salat (in your homes).” [Muslim]

Day 24: Drink water sitting down:

The Prophet () forbade us from drinking while standing. Qatadah reported: “We asked him: ‘What about eating?”‘ He said: “That is even worse, (or may be he said) more detestable.” (Muslim)

Day 25: Wash nose three times after waking up from sleep:

Narrated Abu Huraira (ra): Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w) said: When one of you wakes up from his sleep, he must blow of his nose three times, for the Satan spends the night inside one’s nostrils. (Bukhari)

Day 26: Supplicate with whatever you want after final Tashahud in salah:

“When you sit after every two Rak‘ahs, then say: At-tahiyyaat al-tayyibaat As-salawaatu Lillaahi (All compliments, blessed words, prayers, pure words are due to Allaah …” Until he, peace and blessing be upon him, said: “And that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger and then each of you should select the supplication he likes best and supplicate Allaah.” [Reported by Ahmad and An-Nasaa’i]

Meaning, that when one finishes his Attahiyaat, then Ash-hadu Allaah ilaaha and the Durood e Ibraahim, then he may supplicate to his lord with any dua’a he knows or wants to make (but in ‘Arabic only). He may use supplications he knows from the Qur’an (such as rabbana aatinah fid-dunya hasanah wa fil….) or he may supplicate with any dua’a from the sunnah (such as Allahumma Inni zalamtu nafsi… or Allahumma inni ‘audhubika min adhaabil qabr ….).  and then they may say the tasleem (salaam on both sides to conclude the prayer)

Day 27: Leave any arguments:

“I guarantee a house in lowest parts of Jannah for the one who leaves off argument even when he is right, and a house in the middle part of Jannah for the one who leaves off lying even if hes just joking, and a house in the highest part of Jannah for the one with good manners” (Dawud)

Day 28:  Reciting a bit of Qur’an before sleeping or in a day:

Umar ibn Al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever falls asleep and forgets to recite his portion of the Quran or a part of it, then if he recites it between the dawn and noon prayers it will be recorded as if he recited it during the night.” (Muslim)

Day 29: Incorporate olive oil in your food:

Allah’s Messenger said, “Eat olive oil and anoint yourselves with it, for it comes from a blessed tree.” (Mishkat)

Day 30:  Give a gift to family (possibly for Eid)

“The Prophet (s.a.w) said, exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another.” (Bukhari)

submitted by Amina Wasi

5 responses to “30 Prophetic Sunnah for the month of Ramadan”

  1. Day 12: The Hadeeth About Saying “Allahumma ajirni min al-nar” Seven Times

    The hadeeth is not saheeh (authentic) in its narration from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). See al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah by al-Shaykh al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him), 1624. Based on this, it is not mustahabb (desirable) to recite this du’a after Fajr and Maghrib prayers.

    It was narrated that Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever asks Allah for Paradise three times, Paradise will say, ‘O Allah, admit him to Paradise.’ Whoever seeks protection from the Fire three times, Hell will say, ‘O Allah, protect him from the Fire.’” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2572; Ibn Majah, 4340. This is a saheeh hadeeth; it was classed as saheeh by al-Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allah have mercy on him) in Saheeh al-Jami’, 6275). But there is nothing to state that this should be recited in conjunction with any particular prayer, or at any particular time. 

    It is mustahabb for the believer to ask Allah for Paradise a great deal, and to seek protection from Hell a great deal, without saying such words in conjunction with any particular prayer, or at any particular time. And Allah knows best.

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  3. Hello everyone, I have recently converted to islam. I just got married 7 months ago. I'm extremely confused about what I have read, what I know is forbidden and what's not. Are muslim married men allowed to introduce their wife to their male friends, & also female friends, & or female and male aquantances? My husband does and says things that are forbidden, & haram. Like he uses profanity alot. he knows a lot of people men & women he talk to is very friendly kind to many people in our neighborhood he knows everybody in the area. I dont. Sometimes we are at stores. he will introduce me as his wife to men and women. Sometimes he doesn't it could be a man or woman he will stand there and talk. Talk not introduce me.