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Ramadan 2006 (Sunnah : The Perfect Example)


What is the Sunnah?

Sunnah is the “Perfect Example” for Muslims to follow. By living our lives in accordance to Sunnah, not only do we benefit physically, but are also greatly rewarded with Allah’s (S.W.T) blessings.

Sadly for some Muslims today, the term Sunnah means nothing. It carries no weight in their lives nor does it inspire them to correct their actions, causing them to slide down the slippery road of destruction and misery.

A common question amongst Muslims is “What is the Sunnah?”
Inshallah during this blessed month of Ramadan we will look at a few Sunnahs and explain their benefits and rewards.

What does Sunnah mean?

In Islam, the Arabic word Sunnah refers to the way our Holy Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) lived his life. The Sunnah is the second source of Islamic law, the first being the Quran. Both sources are necessary in order to practice Islam.  

The Arabic word Hadith is very similar to Sunnah, but not identical.
A Hadith is a narration about the life of Holy Prophet (S.A.W) - as opposed to his life itself (Sunnah).  

The Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) provides us with guidance about every aspect of our life. From our daily living, to worship, to matters such as trade, marriage and so on. The Sunnah guides us to the best way of life, as the Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) is the perfect role model of every Muslim.

According to a Hadith;

If one revives even one Sunnah while the Muslim society is in confusion facings corruption, then he/she will get the "Sawaab” (Reward) of 100 Shaheed (Martyrs).  (Tabrani)