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What is the definition of Sunnah. What are the types of sunnah. Is there any type of sunnah if we don’t follow resulted in committing sins. Please give example.

What are the rulings in Sharia about Qadaa prayer? Do we have to make up for all the missed prayer in our lifetime. Please give the reference of Hadith to answer this question.

 
Answer

 

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

 

According to Shariah, the definition of Sunnah is “A prophetic way of life”.

Sunnah is categorized into two

  • Sunan Huda

     

  • Sunan Zawaaid

     

 

 

SUNAN HUDA

Are those practices of Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that relate to the matters of Deen. An example of Sunan Huda is the prophetic manner, manner of performing Salaah etc

Sunan e Muakadah (those practices that were not left out by Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم) except on a few occasions) falls in the category of Sunan Huda

 

A person leaving out this type of Sunnah will be sinful.

 

SUNAN ZAWAA’ID

Are those practices of Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that relate to his personal habits and likes. For example, he liked to eat a certain type of food, the type of clothes he wore or the manner he walked, talked etc.

 

If a person practices upon this type of Sunnah, he/she will be rewarded and one will not be sinful for leaving out this type of Sunnah.



Source: http://islamqa.org/hanafi/askimam/1698

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