بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

‘Umar bin Al-Khattab said:  I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) say, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for.”[1]

These collections of Hadeeth are some of the authentic narrations that mention the acts of Sunnah which the Prophet [ﷺ] did say, and we are therefore advised to follow. Each hadeeth has a brief commentary from scholars past or present. This project was something I started several years ago when I noticed people turning away from the Sunnah and following the regular norm, or when I would do certain acts they’d question me and ask me why I was doing certain actions.

The most important thing any Muslim can do daily is to worship Allah according to the Sunnah of Muhammad in his speech and actions. Doing this earns the love of Allah. He said: Say if you love Allah then follow me and then Allah will love you and forgive you for your sins.[2]

Thu Nun Al-Misri said: A sign that shows that a person loves Allah is when he follows His beloved Prophet in his manners, actions, commands, and traditions.

Hasan Al-Basri said: A sign that a servant loves the Prophet is when he follows his Sunnah.

Reviving the lost Sunnah of the Prophet is a rewarding task for any Muslim, especially today, in a time where the Sunnah is practically unheard of or spoken about. Abdullah ibn Ad-Daylamee said, “The first thing to leave the religion is the Sunnah. This religion will weaken Sunah by Sunah the same way rope slackens, knot by knot.

Today I encourage myself and the readers of this book to revive the Sunnah of the Prophet by sharing the hadeeth mentioned with their families, friends, and community in hopes of Allah’s reward and the spread of Islam. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: The person who introduced some good practice in Islam which was followed after him (by people) would be assured of a reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And the person who introduced some evil practice in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this (evil practice) without theirs being diminished in any respect.

Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle [ email-]

[1] Sahih Al-Bukhari #1

[2] Al-Imran:31