We are always racing in life to get things done and it just sometimes feels like we are running around in circles and getting nowhere. We run to buy the latest designer handbags, we need to be the first to see who is making the headline news today, and we have to be the first to watch the latest movies…. and the list goes on.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with all of those things as I often see myself doing the exact same thing, but what I want to ask everyone is what are we doing with our time to revive the Sunnah (example) of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)?
In the Quran (Muslim holy book), God repeatedly mentions and asks ‘mankind’ to follow and obey the example of our final Messenger (PBUH). Following him is obeying God and that would be our way to attain Grace from God and ultimately, Heaven as our abode. But what is ‘reviving a Sunnah’ all about? Isn’t this life all about debits and credits? We do good, we do bad, we win, we lose, we rise and we fall. So why don’t we also make sure we revive a Sunnah that may be dormant in our lives in order to add blessings to it? Why don’t we rush to become the first to revive something that our Prophet (PBUH) was known to do?
As a Muslim, if you are not in the habit of praying your five daily ritual prayers (which happen to be obligatory), then you are also not following our Prophet (PBUH). Not only are you ignoring his example but you are also depriving yourself of your very own personal/private appointment with God Himself. In Islam, there is no intermediary between God and His creation. Our prayer is our direct connection to God. Our Prophet (PBUH) spent 23 years of his life to teach and spread the concept of faith in only One God. He is the reason we know that there even IS a God and he has shown us specific ways to conduct and live our lives in the best manner possible.
What can we do to revive his Sunnah and be the first to do so in our homes?
You can start by
Revive a sunnah by smiling at someone today!
Revive a sunnah by giving something from your time, money or efforts to someone who needs it today.
Revive a sunnah by being moderate
Revive a sunnah and respect and be kind to your wife
Revive a sunnah and be mindful of God at all times and be present
Revive a sunnah and care for mankind and the planet
Revive a sunnah by praising God
Revive a sunnah by eating with your right hand
Revive a sunnah by drinking honey (honey has healing qualities).
Revive a sunnah by cleansing your body before you pray
Revive a sunnah by caring for mankind
Revive a sunnah by hugging an orphan child
Revive a sunnah by being positive
Revive a sunnah by swallowing your anger
Revive a sunnah by being merciful to those that wrong you
Revive a sunnah by accepting God’s Divine Decree
Revive a sunnah by believing in Him
Revive a sunnah and love for your brother what you love for yourself
See how easy it is to take a moment to add blessings into your life with just a few simple things. Intention is everything! Next time you do something good, remember that you are ‘reviving the sunnah’