ENGLISH TRANSCRIPTION We thank Allah and send peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ How do I persist on performing the Sunnah or Prophetic actions? The persistence on Sunnah acts is part of preserving our religion Because the Sunnah is complementary to the Book of Allah SWT Unfortunately, people associate the Sunnah with voluntary extra actions So you hear them say, Sunnah is performing two extra prayers after Maghrib prayer, And the remembrance (Dhikr) after prayers, And so and so… There are Sunnah acts that are acts of worship and There are Sunnah actions which are considered natural instincts Like cutting one’s nails, growing your beard…   These Sunnah actions are part of human’s natural instincts As per Sunnah as a form of worship, there are different levels of those But the Sunnah acts I want to discuss are those that are performed in our daily actions So people start seeing the Prophetic ways through my daily dealings and actions That people witness a portion of the light of the Prophet ﷺ In my words, actions, movements, and dealings So people would start saying this Person is Muslim This person is treading on the Prophetic path of Muhammadﷺ This person has a connection to Allah because He resembles the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet ﷺ Some of the pious predecessors have reached such A high level in performing these Sunnah acts    Like Sahl Ibn Abdullah may Allah send mercy upon his soul He used to refrain from eating watermelon And people would ask him, why and if there is something wrong with the watermelon And he’d say that he hadn’t received any knowledge of How the Prophetﷺ used to eat it Oh, Allah, these people have reached a very high status Abdullah Ibn Umar was once on his camel’s back And he made a full 360 degree turn with the camel When asked why he did that He said that he saw the Prophet ﷺ do that so he did the same without asking why Umar Ibn Al-Khattab used to say to the Black stone whenever he sees it I know that you are a stone and you can’t benefit or harm anyone And if I hadn’t seen the Prophet ﷺ kissing you I would never have kissed a stone There are certain things in life that we have to accept Submitting and surrendering to them Submitting like our Prophet Ibrahim When his Lord said to him,
“Submit”, he said “I have submitted [in Islam] to the Lord of the worlds.” (Quran 2:131)
Oh Allah make our hearts surrender to your will And help us to follow the Prophetic Sunnah. Peace and blessings be upon you