Revive a Sunnah

What is Revive a Sunnah?

Revive a Sunnah is a project dedicated to bringing back the forgotten Sunnahs of the Prophet [SAWS], in their purest, most undiluted form. In sha Allah.

Why Revive a Sunnah?

1. The Prophet’s way is the best way.

“Truly, in the Messenger of Allah [SAWS] you have a good example to follow for the one who hopes for the Meeting with Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.”


2. The Sunnah of the Prophet [SAWS] is THE way to get Allah’s love.

“Say: If you (really) love Allah then follow me [SAWS], Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”


3. Following the Sunnah will help us increase in good deeds.

“…Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment.”


4. The AJR! Large amounts of ajr (reward) is up for grabs!

“Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.”

[Reported by al-Tirmidhi]

5. The Revival of the Ummah can only come by following the Sunnah of the Prophet [SAWS]

The last of this Ummah will not be corrected except by which the first of this Ummah was corrected by and that is the Book and the Sunnah.

[Imam Darul Hijra, Malik ibn Anas {r} d. 179]

Revive a Sunnah


Tag Name (if you have a blog): ReviveASunnah

  1. Recitation in Sunnahs of Fajr and Maghrib
  2. The Takbeer of Dhul Hijjah
  3. Protecting Ourselves with Al-Maani’ah
  4. Recitation After Waking Up
  5. Give a Gift
  6. Sitting mutawarrikan
  7. Feet Together in Sajdah
  8. Using the Right Hand
  9. Switching Tashahhuds
  10. Ditching the Prayer Beads
  11. Hijama For Diseases
  12. Going to Eid-ul-Adha

Help Needed

Jazak Allah khair for reading this far. You can help yourself with some ajr by:

  • Forwarding this to anyone who you know will benefit.

“Whoever guides anyone to goodness, his reward shall be the same as those who follow his guidance without lessening a bit of their reward.” – Rasool Allah [SAWS]

  • Contributing to the blog by commenting below or emailing me at:

“Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.”

21 replies on “Revive a Sunnah”

Asalaamu alikum wa rahmatullah,

I was very glad to have discovered your blog. Alhamdulillah, there is soe much I had learnt from just a short visit- its really valuable.

I really like this section- masha’allah- if only we would pay attention to the sunnah…

Perhaps I might suggest, reviving the sunnah of sadaqa- be it a smile, taking steps to prayer or removing an obstacle from the road…just simple kindness, which often Muslims have forgotten. Kindness is something that can transcend many every day barriers.

Jazak’allah khair,

Wa salaamu alikum wa rahmatuallah

Dont be sad


Jazak Allah khair for your contribution to Islam. How do you plan to add the Sunnahs of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in this blog and how one can contribute to it?

Wa’alaikum as Salam br. Kashif

Jazak Allaho khairan for your interest in this project. You can help in this by:

1. Reviving as much of the sunnah as you can in your life
2. Writing posts and submitting them to me via email (aarij67 AT gmail DOT com). I will review them and add them, in sha Allah.

Assalamu Alaykum
I accidentally got on this blog after running a search on google. Alhamdulillah it is good to finally see some one who is trying to revive the true sunnah of the prophet peace be upon him. I don’t know where to start as there are many sunnahs of the prophet peace be upon him that are forgotten or ignored by many muslims during a time when the innovations have become more popular than sunnahs. Here are a few sunnahs that need to be revived:

1) praying towards a Sutrah or barrier infront of you so that people don’t interrupt your prayer is obligatory.

“He (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to stand near to the sutrah, so that there was (a distance of) three cubits between him and the wall” and “between the place of his prostration and the wall, (there was) enough space for a sheep to pass.”

He used to say: “Do not pray except towards a sutrah, and do not let anyone pass in front of you, but if someone continues (to try to pass) then fight him, for he has a companion (i.e. a shaytaan) with him.”

He would also say: “When one of you prays towards a sutrah, he should get close to it so that Shaytaan cannot break his prayer.”

Sometimes “he would seek to pray at the pillar which was in his mosque.”

“When he prayed [in an open space where there was nothing to use as sutrah] he would plant a spear in the ground in front of him and pray towards it with the people behind him” and sometimes “he would take his saddle; set it lengthways and pray towards its end.”

He would say: When one of you places in front of him something such as the stick on the end of a saddle, he should pray and not mind anyone who passes beyond it.

Once “he prayed towards a tree” and sometimes “he would pray towards the bed on which ‘Aa’ishah (radi Allaahu anhaa) was lying [under her sheet].”

He (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), would not let anything pass between him and his sutrah, hence once “he was praying, when a sheep came running in front of him, so he raced it until he pressed his belly against the wall [and it passed behind him].”

He also used to say: If the person who passed in front of someone praying knew (the sin) on him, it would be better for him to wait forty than to pass in front. (Abu an-Nadr said, “I do not remember exactly whether he said forty days, months or years.”).

2)”He (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to place his right arm on his left arm” and “He used to place them on his chest.” during prayer.

3) the prophet peace be upon him used to raise his hands when saying the takbeer before bowing down (ruku’) and when straightening up from the ruku’ and when coming back up from the sujood, he used to raise his hands when saying the takbeer in those positions.

4) the prophet peace be upon him used to sit for a short pause after the second sajda before getting back up for the next rak’a, and when getting back up, he used to support himself on the ground by clenching his fists.

5) pointing the finger towards the qiblah and moving it during the tashahhud and looking at it (the finger) while moving it in a vibrating manner, without completely moving it up and down as some people do. the prophet peace be upon him used to only move his finger slightly up and down without ever turning it away from the qiblah.

6) making your intention in your heart only WITHOUT saying your intention out loud. infact, saying one’s intention out loud before praying or fasting for example is an innovation. intentions belong in the heart and the prophet peace be upon him and his companions never used to say their intentions out loud.

7) eating with your right hand and saying bismillah before you start eating and licking your fingers before you wife them after you are done eating.

8) putting the right shoe on first and then the left shoe, but when taking off your shoes you start with taking your left shoe off first and then your right shoe.

9) using the siwak before every prayer.

10) keeping your clothes (pants, thawb, etc..) above your ankles.

Al-Bukhaari reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whatever of the izaar (lower garment) is below the ankles is in the Fire.”

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There are three whom Allaah will not look at or praise on the Day of Judgement and theirs will be a painful punishment: the one who wears his garment below his ankles, the one who reminds others of his favours, and the one who sells his product by means of making false oaths” (reported by Muslim)

Ibn ‘Umar said: “I passed by the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and my izaar had slipped down. He said, ‘O ‘Abdullaah, pull up your izaar!’ so I pulled it up. He said, ‘More!’ so I pulled it up more, and always made sure it was pulled up properly after that.”

Wiping one’s face after making dua’a is NOT from the Sunnah of the prophet peace be upon him.

excellen website mashaAllah!

could anyone tell me the name of the qur’an reciter?

barakallahu fikum




Salam alaikum.

I wonder if you would be able to list the previous published posts somewhere, either by enabling the archives or having a previous posts category.

I was trying to search for a specific post on prayer which dealth with the ruling on one who left or neglected prayer. And I’m not even sure whether it was this blog that I saw it on or

Can you help?



ASAK Masha Allah u r doing a great job but i read above “Wiping one’s face after making dua’a is NOT from the Sunnah of the prophet peace be upon him.”
sorry to say but request please people to be mindful of what are they r saying…it is a sunnah, it comes in Tirmizi..narrater Umar RA, “when he SAL would raise his hands in dua,he would not lower them until he passed them over his face.” and ofcourse Allah knows best.

Sunnatul Wudu is a sunnah some people never even heard of. 2 rakat after you make wudu, for the wudu.

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