The traditions of our Prophet (PBUH) were recorded in the hadith. They serve as a guidance for living for all of us Muslims. Here are 10 of those traditions of our Prophet (PBUH) that many of us still try to carry out today.
10. Sadaqah – giving charity. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was known for performing sadaqah. He regularly gave to the poor. He said: “He is not a Muslim whose stomach is full while his neighbours goes hungry.”
9. Smiling – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was always smiling. Abdullah ibn Haarith said: “I have never come across a person who smiled as much as Prophet Muhammad. Prophet Muhammad regarded smiling to a brother as an act of charity.”
8. Self-reflection – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had a tradition of doing self-reflection. He used to go to the cave of Hira to seclude himself and pray.
7. Dental hygiene – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) always cleaned his teeth using a miswak.
6. Drink water slowly – todays science claims that drinking water at once can cause headaches and imbalance. “Do not drink in one gulp like a camel, but in two or three (gulps). Mention the name of Allah when you start drinking and praise Him after you have finished (drinking).”
5. Waking up early – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would wake up early for the morning prayer. Being an early riser is scientifically linked to better productivity.
4. Fasting – this was a regular tradition of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Our Prophet didn’t just fast in Ramadan. He fasted regularly at different times, especially Mondays and Thursdays.
3. Don’t sleep on your stomach – “The Messenger of Allah came out in the night to check upon his guests, and saw me lying on my stomach. He prodded me with his foot and said, “do not lie in this manner, for it is a way of lying that Allah hates.” Ya’eesh ibn Tihfah Al-Ghifaari.
2. Dates – dates are recommended to break your fast with. Dates can help with the preparation of your digestive system.
1. Praying – there are many prayers that were personally said by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is a compulsory requirement for Muslims all around the world.