Some other Habits

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Friday, January 15th, 2010

Use of right and left hands.

He used to employ his right hand for all purposes excepting the unclean actions involving removal of impurities like cleaning the nose, washing after evacuation and picking up shoes etc. Similarly when he handed over something to any body, he did so with his right hand and when he took over anything, he did so with his right hand. [Zadul Ma’ad, Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Returning a greeting received through a messenger

When he received a salutation from somebody through someone he made a salutation to him as well as to the messenger in these words:

And (peace) on you and on so and so [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]


His noble practice in this matter was to ask the writer to write, BISMILLAAH first and then the name of sender and thereafter the name of addressee. Then he would dictate the text of the letter.


He liked to walk about in the gardens to which he sometimes repaired for relaxation.


He sometimes used to go for swimming also. [Shamail-e-Nabawi]

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