Prophet’s Sunnah: Spiritual and Scientific Blend

An anecdote reflects that compassionate person try to be a reflection of his lover. For Muslims the one true love is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) whose entire life is encoded in his Sunnah. Prophet Muhammad is a beacon and walking Quran, following him is walking on the path of solace, leading towards utmost contentment. Sunnah entails character, manners, habits, and legislative rituals of beloved Prophet in order to draw a worshipper closer to Allah Almighty. Those who yearn to learn, for them Allah has sent a messenger who encompasses vitalities in his persona for the betterment of his Ummah. Allah says:

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“There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.” [Quran 33:21]

Following Sunnah is not obligatory but deemed compulsory for the ardent followers because it exhibits spiritual and scientific benefits. For every step of Sunnah, a Muslim has benefits of virtues along self-recreational bounties. Prophet in his entire life has been commanded what Allah has revealed onto him in the form of Divine revelation. He practiced all the teachings to become himself the sole role model for his Apostles. The advent of science has proved, after number of years, the scientific benefits of every single habit that removes the ambiguity of Him being the preacher of falsehood.

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  1. Use of Miswak

Miswak or siwak is a teeth-cleaning twig that has been extracted to make from the Salvadora Persica tree, a natural alternative for the modern toothbrushes with paramount effectiveness that is hard to refute.

i. Spiritual Significance:

Teeth are the churning machine that gives input to the stomach that is later processed by intestinal system. Number of toothpastes have been introduces and used for the dental care yet they cannot replace the benefits and spiritual effectiveness of Miswak. It was Prophet’s habit to use Siwak once he wakes up as it leads to the oral hygiene, the emphasis on siwak can be gauged from the Hadith, stated:

“If it were not that it would be difficult on my nation, then I would have ordered them to use the siwak for each pray.” [Al Tirmidhi]

ii. Scientific Benefits:

The scientific usage of miswak has extensively recorded and prescribed to those who have severe dental issues. Several researches have conducted that entails the advantages of miswak as splendid anti-microbial toothbrush that eliminates plagues, gum soreness, tooth decay and maintain long lasting oral aroma.

  1. Early to Bed and Early to Rise:

Nobody can conquer the world while sleeping nor is it productive in any perspective. Rising early in the morning is the best way to greet the new day that has bestowed as a blessing upon us all to accomplish the unfinished tasks like social surfing, assignments or else tasks.

i. Spiritual Significance:

It was the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to rise early and offer prayers, which helps in reshaping a person in the start of the day into his proper frame. A human body requires adequate amount of sleep to be in proper functioning to bear the pressure of daily tasks. Narrated by Hazrat Aisha (RA) that:

“He used to sleep early at night, and get up in its last part to pray, and then return to his bed.” [Al Bukhari]

ii. Scientific benefits:

Making one punctual and less distractive are the side charms of waking up early along the scientific implications associated with this habit. Plants release polluted-less oxygen in the morning that is helpful for the efficient flow of flood by maintaining the internal bio clock.

  1. Sleeping in Right Posture:

Many of us struggle while sleeping leading to lack of sleep due to inappropriate postures. Posture of sleeping is of paramount importance because it helps in the functioning of organs alleviating heart attacks, dementia, and diabetics. Appropriate posture sleeping is best for peaceful sleeping and accurate operation of body vital organs.

i. Spiritual Significance:

In lieu of Prophet’s Sunnah, a Muslim must sleep and adopts the posture that He has recommended. Islamic narrations shed light on the imperativeness of sleeping on right side as stated:

“When the Messenger of Allah, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to retire to his bed, he would lie on his right side and then say, ‘O Allah, I surrender my soul to You and I turn my face to You.” [Al Bukhari]

ii. Scientific Benefits:

Lying on abdomen results in short breathing while lay down on the back leads to respiration via mouth prone to cold and oral inflammation. While resting on right side is preferable because the scientific results sated that the left lung is smaller than the right hence the weight on heart will be less.

  1. Sunnah of Cupping:

Cupping therapy is the modern form of regulating blood flow via putting suctions on human skin to mobilize the flow of blood for healing wide range of medical ailments.

i. Spiritual Significance:

Cupping has declared the best remedy by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as he would be cupped in daily basis. This form of healing due to its vast significance has been used in various countries throughout the histories and was recommended by our beloved Prophet as well. Hadith narrates:

“I there is any healing in your medicines, then it is in cupping, a gulp of honey or branding with fire (cauterization) that suits the ailment, but I don’t like to be (cauterized) branded with fire.” [Al Bukhari]

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ii. Scientific Benefits:

With age, the human body accumulates toxins especially in the non-moveable part of the body that clots the blood and creates disastrous problems. Cupping on daily basis helps in removal of hazardous toxins that human body accumulate on daily basis along effectiveness for fertility, migraine, and joint pains.

  1. Prostration and Warding off Satan

Human life is acronym to a machine life, engaged in work, making money for productive life. The nano-tech age has engulfed the globe in its rays, to which the early man already and automatically has succumbed. The monotonous routine has snatched the daily contentment of hearts cultivating hatred, despondencies, and ordeals. The mere path left is the path of absolution, path towards divinity.

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i. Spiritual Significance:

Since start Satan is the worst enemy to distract Muslims from their paths by trapping them in their tribulations and lullabies. The path of Satan is a path of havoc and miseries, making person weak enough that results in daily raise of suicide ratings. Allah knows the contentment lies in His words hence asked a person to enter into the peaceful religion as narrated:

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“Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” [Quran 13:28]

ii. Scientific Benefits:

The rays embed in our bodies leads to genes mutation that leads to the strange behaviors. While prostration when the forehead touches the earth, it serves as ground pole, and earth soaks all the rays that a human body has absorbed in daily routine of his life. Such persons are peaceful sleepers and enjoy successful life.

Concisely, west is the evident follower of Prophet Sunnah because of the significant scientific implications associated with them. The practices of Prophet (PBUH) have both the implications of spiritual and scientific advantages. The portals reveal and assure the health along the divine virtues, as Sunnah is equivalent to the divine orders of Mighty lord.

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“Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.” [Quran 3:31] 

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