Smiling is a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Smiling has a magical effect on others. Almighty Allah created mankind with an innate inclination to love those who are friendly. A person who meets others with a smile drives away the daily life tension, anxiety and troubles. Islam is not only the religion it teaches us the complete code of life. It teaches us how to behave from morning till night, the best positions to sleep and other rules that are beneficial for us in our daily life. Smiling is a kind act and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He (PBUH) was well known to have a pleasant smiling face, and it is part of one’s character. Companions of Holy Prophet are also kind-hearted, well-mannered and have a smiling face. Islam mostly spread through the kind and sweet behavior of Muhammad (PBUH).

‘Abdullah ibn-Haarith ibn Hazm, said: “I never saw anyone smile more than the Prophet (PBUH)” (Tirmidhi). Jeerer ibn ‘Abdullah Al-Bajali, said:” The Prophet (PBUH), did not keep himself from me ever since I embraced Islam, and whenever he saw me, he received me with a smile” (Al-Bukhari). Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) smiled, often and with real joy. In fact, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) smiled so regularly that His smile and kind behavior are mentioned many times.

When one of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) companions was asked if he sat with the Prophet he replied, “Yes, very often. He (the Prophet SAW) used to sit at the place where He (PBUH) observed the morning or dawn prayer till the sun rose or when it had risen; He (SAW) would stand, and they (his Companions) would talk about matters (pertaining to the days) of ignorance, and they would laugh (on these matters) while (the Prophet) only smiled.”

Smiling is the sign of friendliness across the world and it is the natural way that shares our happiness with others. Smiling has also been seen to increase productivity. Smiling lowers, the heart rate and also calms your blood pressure and reduces stress and anxiety. Smiling boosts your mood by producing more endorphins that in turn diminish stress hormones, this act also lessens your pain. Thus, Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the smiling has many benefits in our general health. smiling boosts, the immune system by relaxing the body and allowing the immune system to react more quickly and effectively to invaders.

As a Muslim Adopting the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) providing us many benefits in our physical health and many rewards in life hereafter. Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the real guidance path for us. So, it’s best for us to adopt the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to get the success and rewards in this world and hereafter. We can spread the message of Islam by our kind behavior, smiling and through love. Always smile and make the best relations with the people around you. May Almighty Allah provide us the courage to follow the Sunnah of Muhammad (PBUH). Ameen!