- offering worship to allah
- public affairs, and
- personal matters.
"o allah, i die and live with thy name on my lips."on getting up he would say,
"all praise to allah who has given me life after death and towards whom is the return."he used to brush his teeth five times a day, before each of the daily prayers. after midnight, he used to get up for the tahajjud prayers which he never missed even once in his life (bukhari, sahih bukhari). he was not fastidious about his bed: sometimes he slept on his cot, sometimes on a skin or ordinary matress, and sometimes on the ground (zarqani).
on friday he used to give sermons after the weekly "jumma" prayers. he was not annoyed if anyone interrupted him during the sermons for anything. it is stated that once, while he was delivering his sermon, a bedouin approached him and said, "o messenger of allah, i am a traveler and am ignorant of my religion." the prophet (pbuh) got down from the pulpit, explained the salient features of islam to him and then resumed the sermon (tirmizi, sunan tirmizi).
on another occasion his grandson husain, still a child, came tumbling to him while he was delivering a sermon. he descended and took him in his lap and then continued the sermon (ibid).