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Leading a Happier and More Productive Life – The 10 Sunnah You Need to Know (Part Three)

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Parts one and two of our Sunnah series looked at the first seven Sunnah you need to know to lead a happier and more productive life.

This final part offers up three more for you to adopt, if you aren’t already following them.

Here they are, starting from number 8.

Sunnah #8 – Say Salaam When Entering a Home

“Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported the Prophet used to repeat his words thrice so that the meaning thereof would be fully understood, and whenever he came upon a gathering of people, he would greet them. He would repeat Salaam thrice.” - Al-Bukhari

The act of saying Salaam upon entering a home isn’t just to greet those within. It’s also protection against the evil forces that may enter your home without Allah’s protection.

That’s why it’s important that you say Salaam when entering any home. Remember that Shaytan is the enemy of productivity. This simple measure protects you and demonstrates your warmth to others. The Prophet would say Salam whenever he arrived at a gathering of people, and he would repeat himself to ensure he was understood.

Sunnah #9 – Engage in Hijama

“Healing is to be found in three things: drinking honey, the knife of the cupper, and cauterization of fire.” - Al-Bukhari

Many see Hijama, which is the act of cupping, as something of a lost Sunnah. Many no longer engage in it despite its many medical benefits.

The Prophet points to it as the best of medicines, even in the face of modern medical techniques.

Regular Hijama removes toxins from your blood, which leaves you feeling energised and thus more productive. It’s also useful in the treatment of joint pain and migraines. Again, this means it tackles medical conditions that may prevent you from leading a productive life.

As a stress reliever, there are few treatments that can match it. Hijama can put your mind at ease and help you to escape the thoughts that may make you unhappy.

Sunnah #10 – Sleep on Your Right Side

“When you go to bed, do wudoo’ as if for prayer, then lie down on your right side…” – Al-Bukhari

Sleep plays an integral role in maintaining your productivity, which is why so many of the Sunnah revolve around it.

This one tells us that it is Sunnah to sleep on your right side. More specifically, you should sleep on your right side with your hand underneath your cheek.

In practical terms, lying on your right side reduces pressure on the heart. You may also experience lower blood pressure and heart rate, which is beneficial for those with heart conditions.

Pregnant women also benefit from sleeping on their right side to reduce the pressure placed on the heart by the internal organs that are already under pressure due to the pregnancy.

The Final Word

This concludes our list of the 10 Sunnah that will help you lead a happier and more productive life.

We recommend following each of them as closely as possible and to share this post with your friends. 

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