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As for Sunan Al-Fitrah (actions related to the natural disposition of man)

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
436 2022/06/30 2024/05/24
Article translated to : العربية

He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would start with his right side while wearing his shoes, combing his hair, performing ablution and giving and taking. He used his right hand for eating, drinking and ablution, and his left hand was for answering the call of nature and removing harmful objects.

As for cutting his hair, he used to either shave it all off or let it all grow. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not shave parts of it and leave other parts unshaven.

The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to like using the Siwaak (tooth stick used to clean the teeth) during all times; after waking up from sleep, during Wudhoo’ (ablution), before prayer and when entering his house.

He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, applied perfume abundantly and never refused perfume when offered to him.

He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, liked combing his hair. Sometimes he would comb his own hair, and sometimes he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would let (his wife) ‘Aa’ishah comb his hair for him.


The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, taught us sound morals and behavior by personal example, in the tradition of  the Messengers and Prophets who preceded him.

We learn from his example to place our priorities correctly. The most important thing is to lead a righteous life, obeying Allah and seeking His pleasure and to do our best in every endeavor. Life is not about how much money, power or fame we amass, but how sincere and devoted we are to Allah and how much effort we spend in order to help others, improve their lives and guide them to Allah.

Allah Himself described Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as the best role model for us to follow. Allah exalts his mention and His angels send praises upon him, and He commands us to do the same saying (what means):

«Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O you who believe! Call for Divine blessings on him and salute him with a becoming salutation.»

[Quran, 33:56]

The life experiences of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophets and Messengers who preceded him are full of lessons on dealing with the many trials we face on a daily basis. People are still affected by the same weaknesses and problems that they were centuries ago. If we stick to the example of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and follow his guidance in all matters, we will have the best chances for success in this life and, more importantly, in the life to come in the Hereafter.

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