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    • Jazakallah khair for reading this article Jawwad and your kind words. Please continue to make dua for us & share this and other ProductiveMuslim articles with your family and friends.

      • Maa shaa Allah. This was soo beautiful. I just have one question please…from your understanding, how many hours total of sleep including naps did the Prophet (peace be upon him) take? Sometimes, I think Shaytan whispers and say… ” you need more rest, just go to sleep after Isha, you prayed last night”

        • Assalam U Alaikum.
          I have read some where that our body is actually designed to sleep for 4 hour+ break from sleep + four hour.
          Means a person sleeps for the first 4 hours at night then perhaps wake up for prayer and then head back to sleep for the next available hours.
          I was actually amazed to find this out and I think it makes sense so I guess this is worth sharing.
          Jazak Allah Khairan

      • Asalamualikum wrb
        Jazak ALLAH ho khair to share this beautiful reminder
        May ALLAH SWT put HIS Taqwwa and Love of HIS messenger PBUH and give us tufeeq to follow Him PBUH ameen

      • Very nice article , and actually the best example to all Muslims is our prophet Muhammad SAW, we are using Allah to enable us to reflect what our prophet was doing and guide all Islam ummah in a right watrof life

      • InshaAllah we pray for you for umma, brother thank you for your hard work and dedication towards making this kind of articles and book.

    • JazakiAllah khair for your kind words Aysha. This is from Allah and whatever beauty is in this article is from the beauty of the seerah of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him). Please share this article & others from ProductiveMuslim to your family and friends.

      • TQ Muhammad. May ALLAH love you n your family for your efforts. I miss Rasulullah every moment. I love you YARASULULLAH, pls accept me as your ummat. Aameen

  1. JazakALLH for the informative post..
    After Ramadan I m really finding it hard to wake-up for the Fajr, I’m punctual in all the other 4 Salahs + Witr but Fajr is always missed :(
    I really hope now with this post I implement these points especially the “Isha-Fjr” period.

    Thanks,

    • Assalamu alykum, try to sleep immediately after Ishaa prayer so that you can wake up for fajr. Usually, you have 6 to 7 hours between Ishaa and fajr, and that would be more than enough. I used to be in a similar position as your’s. But I have been trying this after Ramadan, and Alhamdulillah it’s working. Additionally , you can do some dhikr before sleeping , and ask Allah to wake you up for fajr. It works wonderfully. Remember, all actions are based on intentions.
      May Allah makes it easy for you and for all the Muslims.

      • JazakALLAH br. Hameed for your tips..

        Here the Isha Salah is at 9 pm making shorter night :(
        however, last night I immediately slept after my Isha..(I tried to follow the acts what Prophet Muhammad PBUH used to do (mentioned in this Post) ie, Shortening the Maghrib prayer, Dinner aftr Maghrib and sleeping after Isha.. alhmduLILLAH I did so, and before Sleeping I made intention for mid-night Salah + Witr and alhmduLILLAH I Was able to do so.. I hope i can continue with the same.. May ALLAH make it easier for me and for all others as-well.
        and may ALLAH bless ProductiveMuslim Team. Ameen

      • Dear Hameed,

        Thank you for pitching in your suggestions and advice: excellent advice and what we call “Spiritual Solutions” to sleep. InshaAllah, you should check out our upcoming ProductiveMuslim book that contains a lot of this advice and more :).

  2. SubhanAllah. May Allah swt really bless you for your efforts. You made my day with this article.

    Thank you bro.

    • Dear Dr.Ahmed,
      Assalamu’alaikum,

      You made my day with your comment :). JazakAllah khair for your kind words and dua. Please share this article and others from ProductiveMuslim.com to your family and friends.

  3. He sallalahu alaihi wa sallam always had time for people. subhanallah and made time for prayers and had no time for unnecessary worries or procrastination or even stress…. so beautiful and light and pure. simply cool. :)

    • Dear mh,
      Assalamu’alaikum,

      Alhamdulillah, as Allah SWT says in the Quran: “The Messenger of God is an excellent model for those of you who put your hope in God and the Last Day and remember Him often.” [Surat Al-Ahzab, Verse 21].

      Let’s pray that that we continuously work to emulate him in our words and deeds.

  4. Jazakallah Khayr. This is very beneficial. I would really like to discover how the productive women of the salat spent their time, especially those with children.

  5. Thank you so much for that and may you be blessed for your efforts in compiling it. I have never read such a concise, well worded and well structured description of the way the prophet (pbuh) used to use his time in what might be called ‘routine’ days. There are lessons there for all of us, no matter how extremely different our lives may be now.

    • Dear Suleyman,
      Assalamu’alaikum,

      JazakAllah khair for your kind words. This is from Allah and I’m sure there’s a lot to improve on.

      There’s definitely a number of lessons from the beloved Seerah for all of us to adopt and implement in our lives inshaAllah and like you said “no matter how extremely difficult our lives may be now” there’s always something we can do today.

      Thank you for reading this article and please share with your family and friends.

      Mohammed

  6. Alhamdulillah, thank u very much for this lesson. it is very educative and impressing. I have learnt a lot from it. I hope to be getting more of this kind of daily routine. May the Almighty Allah bless you abundantly in this world and the hereafter. I would like to have a lecture about water and its importance as a natural element created by Allah (SWT).

    • Dear Alusine,
      Assalamu’alaikum,

      JazakAllah khair for your kind words and I’m so glad that this article was beneficial for you and that you learnt a lot from it.

      Ameen to your duas and JazakAllah khair for your suggestion to develop an article about the importance of water, how to conserve it, and how it helps us be more productive. Great idea!

      Mohammed

  7. Esselamu alejkum mashaAllah very good post.
    But i think the Sunnah called Qaylulah is sleepeng between dhuhr and asr not before dhuhr. Maybe you could try to read id again..
    Best wishes
    ALMIRA

    • salam alaikum. im not very knowledgeable on the subject, but from what ive read its sunnah to nap one or the other (before dhuhr or after it). they may have just mentioned the first one in this article :)

    • Dear Almira,
      Wa alaikum assalam,

      JazakiAllah khair for reading this post.

      There’s been narrations supporting both a nap before and after Dhuhur.

      Normally, the Prophet would take a nap just before Dhuhur, what was known as “mid-day”. For example, in a narration by Thumama: Anas said, “Um Sulaim used to spread a leather sheet for the Prophet and he used to take a midday nap on that leather sheet at her home.” [Bukhari, Book #74, Hadith #298)]

      However, the Prophet and the companions reported that on Friday there’d not have their naps until after the Jumuah prayer (presumably so they won’t oversleep and miss Jumuah). Narrated Anas bin Malik: “We used to offer the Jumua prayer early and then have an afternoon nap”. (Bukhari, Book #13, Hadith #28) [Notice, they said “afternoon here, and not mid-day”]

      I hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  8. SubhanaAllah. I really amazed to read this article which is most beneficial for our daily life. May Almighty Allah grant us abilities to follow each and every habits of our beloved prophet in our daily routine. Life. May Almighty Allah bless you best reward in this world and Akhera for your priceless effort . Jazakallahu khairan.

    • Assalamu’alaikum Khaleda,

      Truly honoured and touched by your kind words and duas. Please continue to make dua for the ProductiveMuslim team and pray that we can always develop beneficial content for every Muslim’s daily life.

      Mohammed

  9. Jazak Allahu khair sir. May Allah reward you abundantly for this helpful piece and May He make it easy for us to implement the tips.

    Question please; whenever Rasoolullah had a bath, what time did he do it?

    • Dear Sheriff,
      Assalamu’alaikum,

      JazakAllah khair for your kind words.

      Great question. According to narrations, the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to take a bath each time after Janaba. Narrated Anas bin Malik: the Prophet and one of his wives used to take a bath from a single pot of water. (Shu’ba added to Anas’s Statement “After the Janaba”) (Bukhari, Book #5, Hadith #264)

      He (peace be upon him) also ordered a compulsory bath every Friday. Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, “Ghusl (taking a bath) on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim reaching the age of puberty.” (Bukhari, Book #12, Hadith #817)

      More important than to know when he took a bath is how he took a bath. Narrated Maimuna: I placed water for the bath of Allah’s Apostle and he poured water over his hands and washed them twice or thrice; then he poured water with his right hand over his left and washed his private parts (with his left hand). He rubbed his hand over the earth and rinsed his mouth and washed his nose by putting water in it and blowing it out. After that he washed his face, both fore arms and head thrice and then poured water over his body. He withdrew from that place and washed his feet. (Bukhari, Book #5, Hadith #265)

      I hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  10. I have tears in my eyes after going through the blessed routine of our dear Prophet SAW. May Allah bless you and make us all follow his footsteps.

    • Dear Maria,

      Thank you for your kind words. We are heart-warmed that this article touched you deeply. I hope we can all implement some of his blessed routine in our daily lives. Ameen.

      Mohammed

  11. Jazakum Allahu Khayran. Truly thank you for this amazing article. May Allah Subhan Wa Taala accept this amazing service you.

    • Dear Awais,

      JazakAllah khair for reading the article and your kind words and dua.

      If you think this article is worth sharing, please share it to your family and friends and tell them to follow ProductiveMuslim.com for more beneficial content inshaAllah.

      Mohammed

  12. Jazakullah Khayr Bro. Its such a wonderful article. I have to admit I have always thought of coming across something like this. Its a great insight that will help me manage my schedule. I pray Allah makes it easy for us to adapt this routine to our lives and lead a successful life In a way he will be pleased with us. Best regards.

    • Dear Animashaun Saheed,

      JazakAllah khair for your kind words. I’m glad you found the article beneficial and I hope you can adapt some of this routine in your personal life too inshaAllah.

      Remember us in your duas.

      Mohammed

  13. Assalam-o-alaikum,
    JazakAllahukhairun for such an informational article. MashaAllahu la quwata illa billah. May Allah(SWT) put baraka in our knowledge and help us in implementing it sincerely in our lives and may Allah accept it form us. May Allah(SWT) reward you and your team immensely in both the lives, aameen.

    • Wa alaikum assalam Shagufta,

      I’m so happy that you found this article beneficial and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and for your kind words and duas.

      Please share this article with your family and friends so we can spread its benefit far and wide inshaAllah.

      Mohammed

  14. Dear Brother,
    Salaam Alaikum and thanks for the article.
    As it is shown that the Prophet saw life was was organised around prayer times, that is not possible for us now as we are bound to our job timings, and if we see practically, our job starts since 0800 a.m till 0700-0800 p.m (Including the conveyance time). Now how to emerged our schedule with this schedule now?
    Further, in actual what time the night starts? It is quite difficult to divide the night time so one can spend really long time for Tahajjud. From Narrations it is understood that prophet saw use to recite even Surah Baqra and Surah Nisa in a single Rakah, with this in mind, we need to have about 4+ hours for tahajjud.

    jazak allahu Khairan

    Azam

    • Dear Azam,
      Wa alaikum assalam,

      A small advice for you and I hope you take it positively:

      When you look at this routine, start with what’s possible within your current situation and start with the most important. For example, focus on the obligatory acts of worship (e.g. the 5 daily prayers) and build your daily schedule around that. Try to avoid schedule meetings or work obligations before or after prayers but not during salah time itself.

      Once you’ve established the obligatory acts of worship, try adding to your routine bit by bit. For example, you can try fasting one day a week (or month), you can pray just 2 rak’aah before sleeping and wake up 20 minutes before Fajr to play Witr.

      On weekends, when you have more time, you can follow this routine more closely, including visiting family and friends and asking about them and how they are doing.

      Through continuous action and self-improvement, you’ll make yourself better each day and get closer and closer to the Prophetic routine without noticing.

      As Allah (SWT) says in the Quran: “The Messenger of God is an excellent model for those of you who put your hope in God and the Last Day and remember Him often.” [Surat Al-Ahzab, Verse 21].” If we believe in Allah, and His Last Day, we can’t give up too quickly and not implement what’s best for us in Dunya and Akhira.

      I hope this helps. If you need further assistance to help you develop your routine, you can sign up for coaching program where we give customizable solutions for your needs. Check it out here: http://productivemuslim.com/coaching/

      Sincerely,
      Mohammed

  15. SubhaanAllah….just seeing the title of this truly mesmorising article got me soooo excited and throughout intently reading, I couldn’t help but think….”wow…I wonder who this person is who so eagerly looks into the daily routines of successful men and women….while we sit herr and procrastinate on twitter/instagram etc and waste our times” AND IT WAS NONE OTHER….than Abu Productive, Allaahumma baarik lahum!! :) “Lead by example” ~ fits so well here, just, subhaanAllah. I really lovedd this and will be sharing it to friends and family and BI’ITHNILLAAH implementing these blessed actions of Nabi Kareem SAW. Jazaakumullaah Khairan to all who helped in producing this article….may it be a means of sadaqa jaariya for u all! XOXOXOXO

    • Dear Muna,
      Assalamu’alaikum,

      JazakiAllah khair for your kind words! You made me blush :P

      This article was a blessing from Allah and I thank Him for enabling us to write it and share it with you all.

      Please continue to make dua for us. We really need it!

      Sincerely,
      Mohammed

  16. Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah Bro. M. Faris,

    JazakAllahu bi khair for your contributions about the daily routine of our beloved Messenger of Allah Muhammad (SAW). I made some observations from the article. You need to be revising your articles before posting them. There are some mistakes in the article. For instance, in summarizing the Practical tips from the Prophet’s ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) routine between Fajr and sunrise. You mistakenly wrote waking up with the adhan of Fajr! Please, revise the entire article to ensure what you’ve written is correct. At this point, I would like to add Rasul (SAW) used recite the last ten verses of Surah Al Imran as observed by his cousin Abdullah ibnu Abbas when he visited his aunt Maimuna (the wife of Rasul SAW). Likewise, there are numerous activities done by Rasul SAW or encourage others to do such Azkar as reported in many traditions. I will recommend the precise book titled Hisnul Muslim min Azkar al Kitab wa Sunnah (Fortification of the Muslim through remembrance and supplication from the Qur’an and Sunnah) compiled by Dr. Sa’id al-Qahtani.

    • Brother, I don’t understand your comment.

      1. What’s wrong in waking up with the fajr adhan? Back then they didn’t have alarm clock to wake up 20 minute before fair to get dressed and do wudo. The iqamah was only done when the prophet pbuh was in the masjid and ready to pray, your comment seemed unfinished, was there another point?

      2. He, pbuh, may have visited his aunt (or wife? Again I’m quite confused with your comment, and you should also revise your comments before posting brother) and recited the ten verse a certain day or a few days, but this article is highlighting a typical day, not a specific day he visited a aunt or wife that was sick.

      3. Finally, you mentioned hisnul muslim , but this is a compilation of dhikr, this book did not exist during the prophet, pbuh. The article does mention adkar done after fajr and in the night.

      Jazakallakhair for your input.

    • Dear Umar,
      Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

      JazakAllah khair for your kind words and sincere advice. I truly appreciate it. And it’s important for us at ProductiveMuslim that we always hear feedback from our fellow readers so we can improve our content for our audience.

      Even though each article published at ProductiveMuslim goes through several rounds of edits, but perfection is only for Allah, and we welcome any edits/comments that would help us get our content as close to perfection as possible.

      To answer your queries:
      1. Regarding the sentence, “Wake up at the adhan of Fajr” –> this took place in the section of “Practical tips from the Prophet’s routine” and I was referring to the part of the routine where the Prophet would take a nap after a long night prayer just before Fajr, and then Bilal’s adhan would wake him up so he prays the 2 Sunnah before Fajr. I can see where the confusion can be and it may be misunderstood that the Prophet slept the whole night. Therefore, we’ll update the article and that sentence to say “Wake up at the adhan of Fajr (after a short nap from the night prayer)”. Hope this clarifies this issue.
      2. You’re right that he used to recite the last 10 verses of Surat-Al-Imran when he (peace be upon him) woke up, and we mentioned this under the section of “From midnight till Fajr” when the prophet woke up for Tahajjud, he would recite these 10 verses. This is the narration of the hadeeth clearly indicating that he recited these last 10 verses when he woke up for Tahajjud (also that he took a nap before fajr athan): Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas: that he stayed overnight in the house of Maimuna the wife of the Prophet, his aunt. He added : I lay on the bed (cushion transversally) while Allah’s Apostle and his wife lay in the length-wise direction of the cushion. Allah’s Apostle slept till the middle of the night, either a bit before or a bit after it and then woke up, rubbing the traces of sleep off his face with his hands. He then, recited the last ten verses of Sura Al-Imran, got up and went to a hanging water-skin. He then Performed the ablution from it and it was a perfect ablution, and then stood up to offer the prayer. I, too, got up and did as the Prophet had done. Then I went and stood by his side. He placed his right hand on my head and caught my right ear and twisted it. He prayed two Rakat then two Rakat and two Rakat and then two Rakat and then two Rakat and then two Rakat (separately six times), and finally one Rak’a (the Witr). Then he lay down again in the bed till the Mu’adhdhin came to him where upon the Prophet got up, offered a two light Rakat prayer and went out and led the Fajr prayer (Bukhari, Book #4, Hadith #183)

      3. Regarding referring to Hisnul-Muslim; that’s very good advice. Throughout this article, we’ve highlighted in blue whenever a dua is mentioned, and if you click on that, it’ll take you to the website of Hisnul-Muslim so the reader can learn the dua and memorize it.

      Hope this answers your queries. Once again, my sincere appreciation for taking the time to read the article and giving us your feedback. May Allah bless you and reward you and bless us all to follow the footsteps of our beloved Prophet. Ameen.

      Sincerely,
      Mohammed

    • Dear Ahmed,

      Thank you for your comment and inquiry.

      As mentioned in the article, the source for the content of this article is a book in Arabic by Sh. Abdul-Wahab Bin Nasir Al-Torari. The book’s name is “اليوم النبوي” (“The Prophetic Day”) and it’s available to download in PDF. You can check the download link from the article above.

      The book has referenced every part of the Prophet’s day with ahadeeth from the six books of hadeeth.

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  17. was a great study. so praying 5 times or more is dominating the day. everytime, every second pray is the top of the tops as he (sav) said “light of his life”. when we ignore even 1 time pray, now did you realise what happened in that time?
    probably sins…

    • Dear Hüseyin temizel,

      Great observation! Thank you for sharing.

      You’re absolutely right, if we plan our lives around Salah, we’ll avoid a lot of the pitfalls in our lives. As Allah (SWT) says in the Quran: “Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do.” 29:45

      Mohammed

  18. thanks for the great article. i would like to know more details about the Prophet’s wife daily routines in raising kids& their roles in family that make them stay connected to the Quran. i always facing the situation which i am so busy with the house chores & at the same time entertaining the kids that makes me have no time recites the Quran ( i tried but kind of quite difficult as the kids come &play with me& i cant focus recite, so i stop & continue play with them). so i really need some reference & guidance on how to re-organize my time with endless house chores & spend quality time with my husband& kids also have quality time with the Quran. i hope u can publish an article regarding this especially for housewife like me.

    thanks in advance. i look forward for your reply.

  19. As Salamoualeykoum wa rahmatuLlah wa barakatuh,
    This is one of the most beneficial article I have ever read machaAllah. In the Madinah museum there is a routine like this, but yours is really practicle. Although, the other routine began at Maghrib time and it gives it an other view, really interesting.
    Thank you for your work !

    • Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh Cécile,

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement :)!

      I actually remember that poster in the Madinah Museum, I think that’s where I first got inspired to put this article together.

      Interesting tid bit: the reason why the routine begins at Maghrib time is because the Islamic calendar day , e.g. 10th Shawwal, starts after Maghreb with the birth of the new moon. So the “day” starts after maghreb and ends with sunset.

      Hope this helps and please share this article with family and friends!

      Mohammed

  20. Jazaak allah khair,

    Thanks a million for this very informative, motivational and really inspiring article.

    may ALLAH, SWT, bless you for this painstaking effort.

    Mansoor

    • Wa iyyak Mansoor,

      Thanks a million for stopping by and reading the article, then leaving a comment! Means a lot to us.

      Please share this small effort with your circle of family and friends.

      Mohammed

  21. Jazaakallahu Khairan, this is a very nice article that wrote on the routine of our beloved
    Prophet Muhammad (SAW). We can never be exactly like our beloved Prophet (SAW) as he was supernaturally blessed by Allah SWT, but we can try to be as close to his routine as possible and adjust it in our lives so Allah SWT also puts baraqah in our time and work.

    • Dear Hamza,

      Thank you very much for your kind words and advice. You’re right, we’ll never be the same but He (Peace be upon him) was our role model. As Allah SWT says in the Quran: “The Messenger of God is an excellent model for those of you who put your hope in God and the Last Day and remember Him often.” [Surat Al-Ahzab, Verse 21].

      Keep up the productivity and share this routine to as wide network of people as possible!

      Mohammed

  22. As salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
    Very beneficial article. May Allah put barakah in your knowledge and keep us on His deen. Ameen.

    Could you kindly provide the references for 2 rakahs before magrib prayer?? Jazak Allahu Khairan

    • Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

      Ameen to your duas.

      Sure, here’s the reference: Narrated Anas bin Malik: “When the Mu’adhdhin pronounced the Adhan, some of the companions of the Prophet would proceed to the pillars of the mosque (for the prayer) till the Prophet arrived and in this way they used to pray two Rakat before the maghrib prayer. There used to be a little time between the Adhan and the Iqama.” Shu’ba said, “There used to be a very short interval between the two (Adhan and Iqama).” (Bukhari, Book #11, Hadith #598)

      In another narration, ‘Abdullah Al-Muzni said: The Prophet said, “Pray before the maghrib (compulsory) prayer.” He (said it thrice) and in the third time, he said, “Whoever wants to offer it can do so.” He said so because he did not like the people to take it as a tradition. (Bukhari, Book #21, Hadith #277)

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  23. Brother
    Asa
    Jak for reminding us, the best of ummahs, how Allah’s swt best of creation lived !!
    May Allah swt grant us the strength of iman and the ability our Prophet Muhammad sws footsteps….

    • Dear Muhammed,

      You’re brilliant for stopping by, reading the article, and writing a brilliant comment :).

      Ameen to your dua.

      Please share with family and friends.

      JazakAllah khair!

      M.

    • Dear Ubaid,

      JazakAllah khair for your comment.

      My advice is for you to try to emulate it as best you can, even if it’s just on weekends when you’re relatively more free. Start with what’s possible within your current situation and start with the most important. For example, focus on the obligatory acts of worship (e.g. the 5 daily prayers) and build your daily schedule around that.

      Once you’ve established the obligatory acts of worship, try adding to your routine bit by bit. For example, you can try fasting one day a week (or month), you can pray just 2 rak’aah before sleeping and wake up 20 minutes before Fajr to play Witr.

      Through continuous action and self-improvement, you’ll make yourself better each day and get closer and closer to the Prophetic routine without noticing.

      I hope this helps. If you need further assistance to help you develop your routine, you can sign up for coaching program where we give customizable solutions for your needs. Check it out here: http://productivemuslim.com/coaching/

      Mohammed

  24. Wonderful article. May Allah put barakah in your ‘ilm’ and ‘amal’.

    I am interested in knowing all the references you have used and is it also possible to get the duas you have cited in Arabic?
    Looking forward to your response. JazakAllahu khayra.

    • Daer Ofaira,

      JazakAllah khair for your kind words and duas.

      The majority of the references you’ll find in the Arabic book I mentioned in the article by by Sh. Abdul-Wahab Bin Nasir Al-Torari. The book’s name is “اليوم النبوي” (“The Prophetic Day”) and it’s available to download in PDF. You can check the download link from the article above.

      Regarding the duas, you can find most of them (if not all) in Hisnul-Muslim (Fortification of a Muslim) booklet or online here: http://www.makedua.com

      Hope this helps :)

      Mohammed

      • Alhamdu Lillah ; I am halfway through the Arabic book and advice all who can read Arabic to download and read it. There are a lot of inspirational and interesting stories in there. Thanks a lot, Bro Abu. May Allah bless and help you and your team,

        From Br, Fuseini A. Mumin – Ghana

  25. MashaAllah yet another amazingly informative Islamic article from brother in Islam Abu Productive JazakAllahu khair for sharing your Islamic tips and advice brother May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive all our sins, and May Allah the Almighty join us with His righteous friends in Firdaus/Heaven near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

    Include us and all Muslims in your good du’as :)

    Wasalaam from Saudi Arabia and Philippines

    • Wa alaikum assalam Sr.Mariam,

      JazakiAllah khair for your kind words and duas! Ameen to all of them.

      Please share this article with your family and friends.

      Thank you!

      Mohammed

  26. Jazakallakhair for this wonderful and thoughtful article, a few points I want to make:

    1. You quoted: “…….. were not able to live freely in Makkah due to the persecution of the Makkans at that time and hence there wasn’t an established “routine” that they could follow without risking their lives and facing persecution.”

    I’m sorry to say I really disagree, I think we need to know the Makkah “routine” because that really applies to us now, our lives are not at risk but at the same time we are not “free”, we are restricted (and let us not forget our brothers in Burma or Palestine or China, etc)

    As a brother commented before, we work 9-5 and pay bills otherwise another type of persecution engulfs us, this routine suits perfectly for young students living with parents or well established business men, mashallah.

    2. As you mentioned this is not a strict routine of every day, so maybe you can make a SERIES of articles of different routines? It may be reptitivr, but who doesn’t enjoy reliving with the blessed prophet, peace be upon him.

    3. There was no mention of the two rakah prayed to ” greet the masjid”?

    4. So the evening adhkar was done after esha at midnight? I though its normally done between asr and Maghreb or just after.

    As I said maybe it was done differently on different days, but would be lovely if you can make this a regular feature, InshaAllah

    These are not criticism brother, I loved the article so much I wanted to contribute – am not normally for making comments on webpages but this has really lifted my mood and I’m happy to read this. May Allah reward you for your effort. Would love to read routine of the mother of believers, as a sister commented before.

    • Assalamu’alaikum Abu Ibraheem,

      JazakAllah khair for your wonderful feedback and comment. I truly appreciate it and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. To answer your queries:

      1. You’re right; there’s a dire need for us to understand how the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and His companions were truly productive during those first 10 years in Makkah even though they lived under constant persecution. Perhaps instead of sharing a “routine”, what would be more useful is if we read and gather lessons from the Prophet’s time in Makkah and learn about the Prophetic way of dealing with life under persecution or difficult circumstances. The goal of this article was to share a routine that you could perhaps call “ideal” or can be implemented in an “ideal situation” but something for us to aspire to.

      As I mentioned to the brother who said that we work 9-5 and it’s impossible for us to follow this routine, my advice for him was to a) be positive, b) start implementing what we can given our situation, c) continuously adapt and self-improve with the intention of emulating our role model, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

      2. That’s a great idea about having a series of “routines” I was thinking of one on the Prophet’s routine whilst traveling, or his night time routine. InshaAllah we’ll try our best to develop these.

      3. I mentioned that he prayed in the masjid before entering his home if he happened to pass by the masjid in the evening to check on the companions sleeping there. This is found in the section of “From Isha till midnight” in the article above.

      4. The adkhar I was referring to after isha, are the ones before sleeping. The evening adhkar he would do after Asr, as you mentioned.

      Hope this clarifies everything. Please keep the feedback coming :).

      Sincerely,
      Mohammed

    • Dear Zuleikha,

      Thank you for your kind words and duas.

      You can learn all the Zikr/duas that a person needs to make during the day and night from the Fortification of the Muslim booklet, also found online at makedua.com.

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  27. Jazakar llah khayr…may Allah open door as well as ours. May He also grants us the fulfilment of the sunnah and may we all be successful……amin!!!

  28. Assalamualaikum wbt,

    Jazakallah hu khairan for your efforts. However, I strongly feel that when it comes to sharing the practices of our beloved Prophet SAW, they must be accompanied by authentic Hadith or narrations.

    • Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatuhllahi wa barakatuh,

      JazakiAllah khair for your kind words.

      You’re absolutely right that one should be careful about sharing anything from the tradition of Prophet Muhammad without backing it by authentic hadith or narrations. As mentioned in the beginning of the article, the source for the content of this article is a book in Arabic by Sh. Abdul-Wahab Bin Nasir Al-Torari. The book’s name is “اليوم النبوي” (“The Prophetic Day”) and it’s available to download in PDF. You can check the download link from the article above. The book has referenced every part of the Prophet’s day with ahadeeth from the six books of hadeeth. Therefore, rest assured that this article is backed by hadith and narrations. If there’s a particular statement that I wrote about above which you’re not sure about, please let me know and I’ll send you the reference.

      Finally, the goal of this article was to provide a glimpse of the routine of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) and I wanted to make the article readable and concise as possible. If I included every reference, it would have been a very long article that not many people would read. I hope that by providing this glimpse into the beloved Prophet’s routine, everyone should be encouraged to learn from His seerah and read his biography and his sayings.

      I hope this helps.

      Sincerely,
      Mohammed

  29. I have always wanted to know about the routine of Prophet S.A.W but couldn’t find it in one source. Thank you for such a compact, yet comprehensive article. And practical tips are really helpful.
    The amzing thing I found in our Prophet’s routine is: it wasn’t affected by the fact whether his stomach was full or not. He continued to follow his routine, continued to remember and praise Allah, as a gesture of gratitude, and continued to benefit others, without dwelling upon what he did not have.
    That’s where most of our energy is consumed and our dissatisfaction, lack of peace stems from.
    Another important thing is that Prophet’s SAW routine was flexible and adaptable to every day’s needs.
    May Allah help us put into practice what we learned. Ameen
    JazakAllahu Khairan

    • Excellent point that you have mentioned, sister. For most of us, Ramadhan days are mostly spent, waiting for and anticipating the time and menu of breaking the fast, and just managing our jobs/chores till we can eat. Even science tells us that digestion is among the most energy-consuming activities in the body. So eating less actually keeps us energized. Ramadhan needs to be a springboard for us to begin a better routine, not a break in our lives just to gain ‘Ramadhan Rewards.’ It’s a well-known fact that any activity continued for 3 weeks can easily be incorporated as a habit so why not the day and night routine of this blessed month? Yes, we can lighten the activities somewhat, but just think what a rejuvenating month Allah SwT has made an opportunity for us, to earn that amazing place, Jannah. It has to be earned with extra effort, not just a convenient routine.

  30. Mash Allah… tk u for sharing this article on Rasullah s. a.w. In Shaa Allah will strive to follow as closely as Rasullah”s saw routine. Tk u once again for these v precious and informative article. May Allah always give u hidayah.

  31. Very practical article.
    May Allah subhanahu wata’ala help us follow our role model prophet Muhammed sallallahu alaihi wasallam.
    May Allah subhanahu wata’ala reward you immensely for your sincere efforts.
    Jazakallahu Khair

  32. Jazaka Allahu Khair…….In shaa Allah , I wanna try to do as much of these sunnas as possible ..May Allah help us

    • Excellent Yassmine!

      Here’s a tip for you: Have a plan on how you plan to implement these sunnahs; each month focus on 3 new sunnah habits and inshaAllah within a year you’d have implemented a lot.

      All the best! Tell us how it goes :)

      Mohammed

  33. Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah Bro. Abu Ibraheem,
    First of all, let me explain to you that I am not a native speaker of English Language.
    Let me make some clarifications about what I posted and what you raised.
    1. What’s wrong in waking up with the fajr adhan? Back then they didn’t have alarm clock to wake up 20 minute before fair to get dressed and do wudo. The iqamah was only done when the prophet pbuh was in the masjid and ready to pray, your comment seemed unfinished, was there another point?

    Ans. It is very wrong to wake up with the fajr adhan because that is NOT THE SUNNAH OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD SAW. Again, the author of the article didn’t mention in the main body of the text. I think he mistakenly quoted in summarizing the practical tips between Fajr and sunrise.

    2. He, pbuh, may have visited his aunt (or wife? Again I’m quite confused with your comment, and you should also revise your comments before posting brother) and recited the ten verse a certain day or a few days, but this article is highlighting a typical day, not a specific day he visited a aunt or wife that was sick.

    Ans. I didn’t write the Messenger of Allah Muhammad, SAW. I made mentioned Prophet’s cousin Abdullahi Ibn Abbas when he (Abdullahi) visited his aunt (one of the wives of Rasul SAW). Please, go back and read what I wrote.

    3. Finally, you mentioned hisnul muslim , but this is a compilation of dhikr, this book did not exist during the prophet, pbuh. The article does mention adkar done after fajr and in the night.

    Ans. I made mentioned there are numerous daily activities done or encourage by our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW such as azkar. Then, I cited these can be found in the book compiled Dr. Sa’idu al Qahtani.

    I hope you will be among the people of understanding.

  34. Please dont my all my muslim friends. But it would be best for anyone if oneself would concentrate on his responsibilities towards his job and family instead of concentrating on prayers all the time.

    So please concentrate on your work. That would definitely help us all.

    • Dear Anonymous,

      As you can see from routine of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), he lived a truly productive lifestyle taking care of his family and his community’s needs as well as maintaining regular prayers and connecting to the Divine. He was our model of how to lead a productive lifestyle Spiritually, Physically, and Socially.

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  35. jazakAllah for the beautiful article. it would also be great if you could give us these everyday duas in arabic!

    • Dear Madiha,

      Thank you for leaving us a comment.

      The best compilation of these daily duas are found in Hisnul-Muslim booklet (Fortification of a Muslim); it can also be found online at makedua.com in both Arabic and English.

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  36. Assalamo alaikum! ma shaa Allah very informative article, really summarized everything. You have given the arabic version of book al-yomun nabvi. It will be great if you provide us with english version. Jazakllah khair.

    • Dear Farah,
      Wa alaikum assaalm,

      Thank you for sharing your kind words.

      Unfortunately, the book is only available in Arabic and has not been translated into English. The above article is perhaps a concise English summary of the book.

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  37. JazakAllah khair for the great article. Please givr references for following:
    1. “Then the companions gather closer to the Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) and he would face them and talk to them.”
    2. “Normally, at this stage, the Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) would have like a “halaqa” with his family but in a relaxed atmosphere; he would ask his wives questions or they’d ask him questions and the Prophetic house would learn and grow in understanding of their religion.”
    3. “He would then wake his wife to join him for Witr prayer and they’d pray three rak’ahs of Witr together.”

    • Dear Dr.Tariq,
      Thank you for leaving us a comment and for your inquiry, here are the references:
      1. There are many narrations that talk about the Prophet turning to them after fajr prayer and speaking to the companions. Here’s one: Narrated by Samura bin Jundab: Whenever the Prophet finished the (morning) prayer, he would face us and ask, “who amongst you had a dream last night?” So if anyone had seen a dream he would narrate it. (Bukhari, Book #23, Hadith #468)
      Here’s another: Narrated Abu Huraira: Once Allah’s Apostle; offered the morning prayer and then faced the people and said, “While a man was driving a cow, he suddenly rode over it and beat it. The cow said, “We have not been created for this, but we have been created for sloughing.” On that the people said astonishingly, “Glorified be Allah! A cow speaks!” The Prophet said, “I believe this, and Abu Bakr and ‘Umar too, believe it, although neither of them was present there. While a person was amongst his sheep, a wolf attacked and took one of the sheep. The man chased the wolf till he saved it from the wolf, where upon the wolf said, ‘You have saved it from me; but who will guard it on the day of the wild beasts when there will be no shepherd to guard them except me (because of riots and afflictions)? ‘ ” The people said surprisingly, “Glorified be Allah! A wolf speaks!” The Prophet said, “But I believe this, and Abu Bakr and ‘Umar too, believe this, although neither of them was present there.” (See the Foot-note of page No. 10 Vol.5) (Bukhari, Book #56, Hadith #677)

      2. Regarding these conversations he would have with his family, they are not associated with a specific time, but given the Prophet’s schedule and his day, a number of ahadeeth were narrated by his wives and the Seerah scholars assume they were captured around this time. For example: Narrated ‘aisha: That she asked the Prophet , ‘Have you encountered a day harder than the day of the battle) of uhud?” The Prophet replied, “Your tribes have troubled me a lot, and the worse trouble was the trouble on the day of ‘Aqaba when I presented myself to Ibn ‘Abd-Yalail bin ‘Abd-Kulal and he did not respond to my demand. So I departed, overwhelmed with excessive sorrow, and proceeded on, and could not relax till I found myself at Qarnath-Tha-alib where I lifted my head towards the sky to see a cloud shading me unexpectedly. I looked up and saw Gabriel in it. He called me saying, ‘Allah has heard your people’s saying to you, and what they have replied back to you, Allah has sent the Angel of the Mountains to you so that you may order him to do whatever you wish to these people.’ The Angel of the Mountains called and greeted me, and then said, “O Muhammad! Order what you wish. If you like, I will let Al-Akh-Shabain (i.e. two mountains) fall on them.” The Prophet said, “No but I hope that Allah will let them beget children who will worship Allah Alone, and will worship None besides Him.” (Bukhari, Book #54, Hadith #454) Also note, there was no “formal” halaqa he would have with his family daily but by virtue of him being at home, and the wives asking him questions. Here’s another narration: Whenever ‘aisha (the wife of the Prophet) heard anything which she did not understand, she used to ask again till she understood it completely. aisha said: “Once the Prophet said, “Whoever will be called to account (about his deeds on the Day of Resurrection) will surely be punished.” I said, “Doesn’t Allah say: “He surely will receive an easy reckoning.” (84.8) The Prophet replied, “This means only the presentation of the accounts but whoever will be argued about his account, will certainly be ruined.” (Bukhari, Book #3, Hadith #103)

      3. Regarding praying Witr. Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet used to pray while I was sleeping across in his bed in front of him. Whenever he wanted to pray witr, he would wake me up and I would pray witr. (Bukhari, Book #9, Hadith #491)

      Hope this helped and clarified. Please let me know if you have further queries.

      Mohammed

  38. Salam
    JazakAllahu Khairan. BarakAllah filkum.
    Whenever I pray night prayers I oversleep and miss praying faijr on time ,but if I don’t pray night prayers I pray fajr on time.
    Pleas advise on how to overcome this problem.
    Thank you.

  39. SUBHANALAH,verily in prophet Muhammad solalahu alaihi wasalam is d best of example.May Allah help us to impliment dis lifestyle in our daily routine,jazakalahu khairan to productive muslim.com to share dis atticle wit us.

  40. Jazakallah Khair brother Abu…

    MasyaAllah, I cried suddenly when reading 5 points on the ‘summary’ of this beautiful article.

  41. JazakAllahu khayr, brother. Can’t thank you enough for this concise, focussed article on a topic I had frequently wanted information about. In sha Allah, you have created another source of Sadaqa-e-jaariya when any of us benefit from this.
    May we all be together in Jannah, aameen.

    • Dear Iffat,

      Alhamdulillah, who blessed us with the opportunity to write about our beloved Prophet.

      Ameen to all your duas. Please share this article with family and friends.

      Mohammed

  42. This is an excellently written article that is very moving. The “Practical Tips” lists were helpful to gain an overall picture. Thank you for encouraging us to have more quality family time, as part of our Prophet’s (pbuh) sunnah!

  43. May Allah bless you and your family for everything that you do! SubhanaAllah, I am trying to improve my daily habits and this was just what I was looking for. JazakaAllah khair for compiling and sharing this wonderful article.

  44. Jazaakumullaahu khayran for this inspiring article. The Prophet’s ( Peace and blessings be upon him) routine is worth emulating. May Allaah make easy our affairs!

    • Dear Hafsa,

      Wa iyyaki. Ameen to your dua!

      Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a comment – truly appreciate it.

      Please share this article with family and friends.

      Mohammed

  45. Jazakh Allah khayr for such an informative article. May Allah SWT help us in always following the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed( صلى ﷲ عليه وسلم) Ameen

  46. Masha’Allah what an informative article. I’m a teacher and schools are about to open. I was wondering to provide some suggestions to my students to have a proper daily routine and have a productive life. Alhamdolillah I got something very beneficial and practical tips for me as well as for my students.
    May Allah bless you and your team. Ameen:)

  47. Very informative ! But it may be mentioned here that :
    The Witr prayer is one Rak’ah, and the most number of Rak’ahs Muhammad (pbuh) used to pray is eleven. He (pbuh) used to make the salutation after every two Rak’ahs. It is recommended by the Sunnah that the least complete form of Witr prayer is to perform it in three Rak’ahs with two salutations [ meaning performing two Rak’ahs and making the salutations and then one Rak’ah by itself with another salutation at the end of it]. It is also recommended by Sahi Sunnah that one may make Qunoot after bowing ( rukoo’) by raising hands and supplicating aloud.
    Allah knows the best.

  48. Assalamu Alaikkum Brother,

    Jazakallah Khair for the beautiful article. Could you please give me the duas mentioned here in Arabic?

    Jazakallah Khair,

    Musadik Junaid

    • Wa alaikum assalam Musadik,

      Thank you for leaving us a comment.

      The best compilation of these daily duas are found in Hisnul-Muslim booklet (Fortification of a Muslim); it can also be found online at makedua.com in both Arabic and English.

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  49. Jazak Allahu khair for this beneficial article. Please note that the hadith on the 4 Sunnah rak’aat before Asr is weak, and therefore not an established Sunnah.

    • Dear Dawud,

      JazakAllah for your comment.

      According to scholars, it is mustahab (preferable and recommended) that one prays 4 Rak’aat before the ‘Asr Prayer. The 4 Rak’ahs are mentioned by the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) in saying: “May Allaah have mercy on one who prays 4 raka’aat before the ‘Asr Prayer.” Narrated by at-Tirmidhi no. 395 and he declared it a hassan and ghareeb Hadith. Al-Albany rated the Hadith as hassan in Sahih al-Jami’ No. 3493.

      You can find more info here: http://islamqa.info/en/1048

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  50. Jizak Allah. Nicely done and very informative. Loved your reading and hopefully would get my hand on the copy of your book being written at the moment. Hope to learn new things for my life to make it better and acceptable to Allah’s will and mercy (Amen) and may Allah Bless your kind deeds and your information and help people understand, and practice to get better in Iman (Amen)

    • Dear Muhammad,

      JazakAllah khair for your kind words.

      InshaAllah, the plan is to release the book in the last quarter of 2015. Will let you know once it’s out.

      Keep us in your duas.

      Mohammed.

  51. jazaka allahu khair ;something missing on this article. He would have gone for works what was it and how he spend

    • Dear Shahbas,

      Thank you for your comment and your query.

      Remember that after receiving the revelation, the Prophet’s full-time was dedicated towards being a Prophet and Messenger and he didn’t formally “work” in trade. Before Prophethood he was a trader and a shepherd when he was younger.

      However, as you read in this article, the companions would work, but would always try their best to come back to the messenger during prayer times at the masjid to listen to the Prophet and learn from him.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Mohammed

    • Dear Donya,

      Wa iyyaki! Thnk you for taking the time and leaving us a comment.

      Hope you don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends ;)

      JazakiAllah khair.

      Mohammed

  52. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah…
    Masha Allah. Very nice article, which has opened my eyes . I always pray for productive muslim team for their success in this world and hereafter. After I coming across many articles of productive muslim, My Life has been completely transformed. Alhamdulillah. Jazakallahu Khairan for changing the way I live. Always, whenever I do any activity first thing coming to my mind is , Is it productive ?

    All the articles in this is really great and helpful for us being productive emotionally, personally, intellectually, spiritually, professionally, socially. “Productivity is the Key for Everything “.

    I am eagerly waiting for “Productive Muslim “ book written by Abu. I am not sure if it is available in Indian Market. If yes, Insha Allah atleast share those to minimum 25 people/ friends/ family members .
    May Allah bless us to lead our life as Productive Ummah. Productive Muslim team is dedicatedly investing their precious time for “Productivity of Muslim Ummah “with intention to gain pleasure from Allah.

    It is my dream to write article about “ Technology Can Make You or Break You “ and publish in this site. I have already started it. Please , all dua for the success.

    We are living in digitized technological world. Technology is ruling this world. For each & everything we are dependent on technology. However, because of this fastest moving technological world we are forgetting about the purpose of our life. Everyone is busy with their own life. We are behind materialistic world

    I was thinking, How a Day of Muslim Ummah Should be ? There is nothing but if we are able to follow atleast 10% of “ Daily Routine of Prophet Muhammed “ .

    Insha Allah, I am trying my best to adopt this in life and share to all my friends/ relatives etc for leading life as “Productive Muslim Ummah “.

    • Dear Abdul Rauf,
      Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

      MashaAllah, I’m so happy that you wrote to us and left this beautiful comment. It’s wonderful to hear that the ProductiveMuslim team is benefitting you and many Muslims worldwide. Please continue to share our work with your family and friends.

      Also please continue to make dua for us – we truly need it.

      We’ll definitely let you know once the ProductiveMuslim book is out – stay tuned!

      P.S. I look forward to your article on Technology :)

      Sincerely,
      Mohammed Faris (Abu Productive)

  53. assalamu alaikum, jazakAllah khair for this excellent article. Please advise me, when is a good time to memorise/revise the quran? Before fajr, after fajr or after sunrise? Also can you recommend some good fiction or nonfiction books to read. May Allah grant barakah in your efforts.

    • Dear Hasina,

      JazakiAllah khair for your comment and kind words.

      The best time to memorize Quran is when you’re most alert – of course, the early hours are best because they are blessed and the mind is very fresh at that time. Before or After fajr, depends on your routine.

      Regarding good books to read, search for Book Reviews on this website and you’ll find some recommended books for you to read here.

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  54. Jazak Allah khair for the inspiring article. May Allah bless you abundantly and the team of productivemuslim. Ameen.

  55. Thanks for your hard work……My
    1st ques : When Prophet (SW) worked for collecting food for his wives ?
    2nd ques : What type of work Prophet (SW) did for collecting food ?
    3rd ques : When Prophet (SW) taught the little children of others ?
    4th ques : When Prophet (SW) gave da’wah to non-muslims in Madina ?
    5th ques : How much time Prophet (SW) spent sleeping at night only ?
    6th ques : Did Prophet (SW) recite Qur’an except offering Salah ? When ?

    • Dear Shakib,

      JazakAllah khair for your wonderful questions.

      I don’t have answers to all your queries, but here are answers to some of them.

      1. Regarding the Prophet working: Before he became a Prophet, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) worked as a shepherd in Makkah and then he became a Merchant trader for Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her). After he received Prophethood, Allah (SWT) sufficed him from working so that he focuses fully on delivering the Message of Islam by permitting for His Prophet the fay’ (spoils) and ghaneemah (booty) of battles. You can read a full answer here: http://islamqa.info/en/128121

      2. Regarding how much time the Prophet slept at night: It is said he slept from after Isha till midnight, then he prayed till the sixth of the night was left, then he rested till Fajr.

      Hope this helps!

      Mohammed

  56. Can you explain in real terms using a Quran Ayah to demonstrate it how do we do the same as the Prophet and what source is this taken from ? Any source or Hadith.

    “He would read hundreds of verses, verse by verse. If he passes by a verse that has mercy in it, he would ask Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He) for His mercy. If he passes by a verse that has punishment in it, he would seek Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He) refuge from the punishment. And if he passes by a verse that glorifies his Lord, he would glorify his Lord.”?

    Jazak Allahu Khairan

  57. Salam aleykum,
    there are (at least) two things that are confusing for me:
    1. Mohammad s.a.w.s. start fasting AFTER fajr (???) Intention for fasting sholud be done BEFORE fajr. Right?
    2. Mohammad s.a.w.s. pray 2 rak’ahs BEFORE Maghrib (???). One shouldn’t pray after Asr and before Maghrib. Right?
    JazakAllahu khayr

    • Wa alaikum assalam Sarah,

      Great questions! Here are the answers to them:

      1. The intention for Fasting should be done before fajr if it’s a compulsory fast, e.g. fasting for Ramadan. However, for voluntary fasts you can start fasting even after the sunrise with the condition that a person does not eat, drink, or have sexual intercourse since dawn. The evidence of this is the narration mentioned in the article where the Prophet would go home after sunrise and if there’s nothing to eat that day, he’ll start fasting.

      2. The Prophet Muhammad PBUH used to encourage praying 2 rak’ah after the Athan of Maghreb and before the Iqama of Maghreb (so before the Maghreb prayer). Here are the reference: Narrated Anas bin Malik: “When the Mu’adhdhin pronounced the Adhan, some of the companions of the Prophet would proceed to the pillars of the mosque (for the prayer) till the Prophet arrived and in this way they used to pray two Rakat before the maghrib prayer. There used to be a little time between the Adhan and the Iqama.” Shu’ba said, “There used to be a very short interval between the two (Adhan and Iqama).” (Bukhari, Book #11, Hadith #598). In another narration, ‘Abdullah Al-Muzni said: The Prophet said, “Pray before the maghrib (compulsory) prayer.” He (said it thrice) and in the third time, he said, “Whoever wants to offer it can do so.” He said so because he did not like the people to take it as a tradition. (Bukhari, Book #21, Hadith #277)

      Hope this clarifies everything.

      Mohammed

  58. Assalamu alaikum
    An excellent and concise article indeed.Subhanalla..if we could at least follow a small part of this routine..let the outlook of the prophets lifestyle shine the light of iman in our busy daily lives..Jazakalla khair.

    • Salam Koy,

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Regarding his work routine – Great question!

      Before he became a Prophet, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) worked as a shepherd in Makkah and then he became a Merchant trader for Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her).

      After he received Prophethood, Allah (SWT) sufficed him from working so that he focuses fully on delivering the Message of Islam by permitting for His Prophet the fay’ (spoils) and ghaneemah (booty) of battles.

      You can read a full answer here: http://islamqa.info/en/128121

      Mohammed

  59. Sallalahu alaih wasalam, Jazakumllahu for this wonderful write up, may Allah continue to increase you in Knowledge and understanding, ameen.

  60. We should do our very best to immitate our role model to gain hasana in this life and the Akhirat. Chapeau to Production Team for reminding us of our duty.

  61. Its really educative alhamudulillah, i even feel guilty of myself about my poor daily routine and this brought tears in my eyes.May Allah SW guide me to follow this and reward you with the greatest reward both in this dunia and akhira ameen. I really appreciate you endlessly for posting this beautiful educative article.

    • Salam Sukaina,

      Alhamdulillah – I pray that after readhing this article you can develop an awesome routine emulating our Prophet (peace be upon him).

      Please share with your family and friends.

      Mohammed

  62. As Salam aleycum jazakhallahu khieran the article is fantastic that’s what I was looking for alhamdulillah
    But please I have a question:did you study according all the strong had ?it is possible to know where did y take your proof from?dear brother my intention is not because I think bed just I have to make sure that the knowledge I am taking is from authentic sources inshallah jazakhallahu khieran
    Sincerely, umyoussef

    • Wa alaikum assalam Umm Youssef,

      JazakiAllah khair for reading the article and leaving us a lovely comment.

      Of course – you have every right to ask what the source of this content is. As mentioned in the article, the source for the content of this article is a book in Arabic by Sh. Abdul-Wahab Bin Nasir Al-Torari. The book’s name is “اليوم النبوي” (“The Prophetic Day”) and it’s available to download in PDF. You can check the download link from the article above.

      Hope this helps.

      Mohammed

  63. Jzk Kharun for the article. We see the Prophet saw being the busiest man on earth with the most important message and yet spending his days with such simplicity. This really took me back in the Prophet’s saw household.

    Every moment spent in productivity either for Himself saw or for others Subhan Allah.
    May Peace and blessings be upon the Prophet saw and His beloved household.

  64. Salaam Brother- what a wonderful reminder for us to follow this best human being Allah swt has ever created. May Allah swt continue to use you to give these very constructive reminders for a long time in this dunya inshallah and grant you only the best for it in Aahirah inshallah. Just a request though? Is it possible to have the duahs in Arabic from somewhere?

    Was salaam

    RG

  65. Maa Shaa Allah. Jazakumullahu khairan productive team.
    Is very perplexing how a 1400 year old life fits so well in every generation it encounters. It feels as though it was tailored for that generation.
    The article has been, to say the least, fantastically written. I hope all will benefit limitlessly from it.
    May it be an immense pay check in your accounts in the akhira. May Allah increase you in His mercy.
    Jazakumullahu khairan once again. I pray we practice it as well as we enjoyed reading it. May Allah make it easy for us all.

    • Dear Abdul-Hakeem,
      Assalamu’alaikum,

      JazakAllah khair for your kind words and duas! May Allah bless you for taking the time and leaving a positive comment.

      Please make dua for us and share this article with family and friends.

      Sincerely,
      Mohammed

  66. Assaalam o alaikum
    As always,your this article is great too. JazakAllah for giving us such beneficial articles.
    However i really miss one thing in this article,that is what was Holy prophet(SAW) work routine?i understand that being a prophet his job was to preach Islam but there must be some source of earning,please put some light on that too,thanks.

    • Wa alaikum assalam Hina,

      Great question!

      Before he became a Prophet, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) worked as a shepherd in Makkah and then he became a Merchant trader for Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her).

      After he received Prophethood, Allah (SWT) sufficed him from working so that he focuses fully on delivering the Message of Islam by permitting for His Prophet the fay’ (spoils) and ghaneemah (booty) of battles.

      You can read a full answer here: http://islamqa.info/en/128121

      Mohammed

  67. JazalaAllah Khair for this heart warming article it was a blessing for me to read about the routines of our Beloved Prophet S(PBUH)
    May Allah bless you abundantly in this life and the Hereafter

  68. Assalamualaikum & Jajak Allahu Khairan.

    I was really feeling the need of such an article. May Allah help us reshape our life accordingly. Unfortunately, now a days, our daily routines are not encircling prayer times rather around the activities of seeking sustenance. Thus finding a contrast in between our pro-sustenance living and that of the pro-mission living of our prophet. What is your suggestion for me.

    Please share, if there is any article regarding the sustenance of prophets,specially our prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and their/his companions. Do you think productivity of this and after world is conflicting to each other?

    • Dear Mohammad,
      Wa alaikum assalam WR WB,

      You’re asking a great question.

      I don’t believe there’s a conflict between between productive for this dunya and being productive for our akhira. I address your question in my upcoming book and in sha Allah it’ll explain clearly how to balance productivity in dunya and akhira.

      Sincerely,
      Mohammed

  69. Salam .
    Alhamdu liLah .
    May Allah bless you for the reminder guide , for the right orientation.
    May Allah aid us who make effort to follow his example .
    Thank you and Allah bless .

  70. Jazakallah for the article which was great n very fascinating.. I would read it again n again.. Very informative!!!

    • Assalamu’alaikum Umm Taqiyy,

      JazakiAllah khair for your super supportive words! Alhamdulillah, so happy this article resonated with you. Please share with family and friends.

      Mohammed

  71. Mashallah,this is such a wonderful article.It shows to what extent our Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) was productive.It is hard to imagine how he utilized each and every day to its fullest.

    We must strive to follow his actions beacause only then can we be truly successful and lead a fulfilling life.

    I really hope more such articles get published inshallah!

    I pray for the productive muslim team for their enormous hard work.May Allah bless you all with success in this life and in the hereafter.

    Assalamualikum

  72. Ghulami Mein Na Kaam Ati Hain Shamsheerain Na Tadbeerain
    Jo Ho Zauq-E-Yaqeen Paida To Kat Jati Hain Zanjeerain

    In slavery, neither swords or plans are effective,
    But when the taste for certainty is created, then the chains are cut. {Allama Iqbal}

    Without an iota of doubt ,there is certainty of success in following the Sunnah..
    Hope our “mind is without fear and the head is held high” when we do so”

    Takabbal Allahu minna wa minkum

  73. Thanks for a very informative and invaluable account of the daily life of our beloved Prophet Muhammed(pbuh). I was told that water he used as wudhu was never wasted and used to bathe. That he used his left hand to wash private parts is worth emulating. Also,he was very disciplined and caring enough to use the Sivak to brush his teeth so as not to offend persons around him with bad breath. hope you will continue providing more information on this matter.

  74. Alhamdulillah, It was great. I searched this kinds of article but couldn’t found. But at last I got it. Allah will bless you.

  75. Assalamu Alaikum. I wish I could be attentive to my prayer times each and every day. Sometimes I feel so determined, I do my prayers right after the adhan. Some days are bad for me. I miss out prayers. :(
    Now that I have a little baby and she keeps me awake a good late night, I miss the Fajr prayer even after listening the Adhan :(
    I pray to Allah that he forgives me and gives me strength to do my prayers at right time.

  76. Jazak Allah khair.
    Such a great article with so many lessons. Ever since I found this blog, my life is constantly traveling in an upward slope.
    Looking forward to more Posts like this. :)

  77. This post also was in a perfect timing. Because just a while earlier I had a good earful from my mother how much bad my routine has gotten (and the worst kind of scolds are when you feel yourself that you are wrong). I was planning to change my routine and who can be a better inspiration than our beloved Prophet SAW. :)
    And please add an editing feature in the comments… Since I had some more thoughts and couldn’t just edit my previous post :)

  78. Jazakallah Khair, Brother Abu Productive. This article is very beneficial.
    I wonder what will be the routine if someone works from 8:00 to 15:00hrs. During this period, we can’t sleep. Now what I used to do is to sleep between ‘Asr to Maghrib. Due to this sometimes Maghrib prayer become late!
    May Allah, make us to follow the routines of our beloved Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Aameen

  79. MAA SHA ALLAH brother. Such a beautiful article really touched me deeply in my heart. May ALLAH SWT reward you with best in this life n after… Ameen
    JAZAKALLAH HO MIN KHAIR brother

    Dear brother, kindly provide me references so I can tell others with references.
    JAZAKALLAH Ho MIN KHAIR

  80. hands down the most awesome, most beneficial article i’ve read by productive Muslim! I too am interested in peoples daily schedules and habits, this one takes the cake for obvious reasons! Would love it if there were a series on the daily schedules of prominent Muslims now like Nouman Ali Khan, Omar Suleiman, Abdullah Hakim Quick, Yasmin Mogahed etc etc Jazakallah khair can’t wait to read more!!

  81. Awesome article. Jazak Allah khayr for posting it. Found it pretty useful. Hopefully I’ll be able to adopt this blessed routine. In sha Allah!

  82. Assalamu Alykum Abu Productive!

    I have a question and few things where I was confused:

    Can you explain in real terms using a Quran Ayah to demonstrate it how do we do the same as the Prophet and what source is this taken from ? Any source or Hadith.

    “He would read hundreds of verses, verse by verse. If he passes by a verse that has mercy in it, he would ask Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He) for His mercy. If he passes by a verse that has punishment in it, he would seek Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He) refuge from the punishment. And if he passes by a verse that glorifies his Lord, he would glorify his Lord.”?

    Jazak Allahu Khairan

  83. Aa..
    ma shaa Allah!
    That’s what our Deen demands from all of us and we have forgotten the real essence of it.

  84. Great efforts, thank you and Allah bless you.
    It’s highly recommended to share REFERENCES to any findings, to benefit everyone.
    I am curious about the praying of 4 rakaat prior to Asr, can you share the source of this ?
    Best
    Salam

  85. thanks for this post i find it helpful and i need help on how to control myself in my school,and be protected against shaytan,and advise on how to acquire knowledge more,because i observe i function best in secondary school better than university now,please i need help.

  86. JAZAKALLAH KHAIRAN DEAR AND MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU AND YOUR GROUP

    YOU ARE EARNING YOUR AKHIRAH.
    SO MANY THINGS WE DON’T KNOW REGARDING THE LIFE OF PROPHET MOHAMMED

  87. JAZAKALLAH GREAT ARTICLE INSPIRATION TO ALL MUSLIM BROTHERINS !

    One confusing when Prophet Mohammed S.A.W performing ISHRAQ and CHASK Namaaz ?.

  88. Salam walikum,

    I want to know the reference, of the below lines you wrote ,

    “Praying two rak’ahs before Maghrib prayer” – I have never heard of any such Namaz .

    “he either ate it or he would leave the food if he didn’t like it.” – About dinner

    “Speaking during the dinner meal and having a pleasant conversation” – I have been taught ,not to speak while eating.

    Thanks,
    Hasib Rahaman.

  89. Assalamu alaikkum..
    Jazak Allahu Khair. Very useful article.. Insha Allah will try to adjust myself in accordance with the preachings of the Prophet(P.B.U.H).
    May Allah Grant us all in Jannah..

  90. Salam.

    Do you have any reference of the Prophet’s source of income during prophethood? Especially after the pass of Saidatina Khadijah.

    Thank you.

    Afra

  91. SubhanAllah. May Allah swt really bless you for your efforts. You made my day with this article. i really had a tough time gathering how the prophet (s.a.w) organised his day ,you made all that available in one place !!! if there is a book in English translation that can elaborate more on this plz let me know !! thank u so much once again

  92. Ma Shaa Allah!

    Great article, and a greater message.

    I find that the challenge is for us to follow these rutines even in another environment. I live in Sweden so the times of prayer changes alot. Sometimes we have 15 hours between Isha and Fajr and sometimes only 3.

    We should try to follow these rutines as much as possible for a healthy and productive life, in shaa Allah :)

  93. Assalamualaikum.
    Great article. What is the hadith for Rasulullah have dinner after maghrib?
    And, is there any situation of late night eating in Rasulullah’s life? Because Im doing a study of bad effects of late night snacking.

    Please do reply :)

  94. JazakAllah Khair for the beautiful article describing the blessed routine of our beloved Prophet (PBUH).
    You mentioned that the Prophet laughed but I’d heard he never used to laugh but smile. Please enlighten.

  95. Assalamu’alaikum brother Faris,
    I was eagerly searching for Daily Routine of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). please let me know if there is English version of this book and make more webinar on this Routine of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    Request – I’d be very grateful if you could make webinar on “Meanings of Prayer (Salah)” as most of the world population is don’t know what the recite in Salah. this will make a huge difference in many people life. like they can have khushoo in Salah and understand conversions with ALLAH.

    jazakallah khair May Allah Reward you greatest reward Jannat ul firdous al ala
    Understand Salah – Bilal
    https://www.youtube.com/c/understandsalah

  96. Your outstanding collection reg.daily routine of Nabi e Karim ,SAWS (PBUH) is a landmark to his momin Ummah to follow.May Allah Subhan o Tallam bless we all Muslims to remain steadfast behind sunnah of Rasulallah salallah alehioalehi o sallam. Amin

  97. Aoa Brother,
    i read your article. it was really a nice read.
    i almost got all the reference about rest of the things ( i read the book a day in the life of Prophet (S.A.W.W) as well)
    i just want to know that do you know what’s the reference of following:

    – Hazoor (S.A.W.W) use to sit with his back to Ayesha’s (R.A) house during morning gathering??
    – Sahaba (R.A) use to sit in two lines on both sides of Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W)

    Jazak-Allah.

  98. May Allah bless you. Really a wonderful article and written also beautifully. May Allah grant you from his bounty. It is really worth reading and i hope to try to follow the routine of my prophet (SAW) peace be upon him.

    Nadeem from Whitefield, Bangalore (INDIA)

  99. Asalamu alaikaum. Jazakallah khair for this helpful article.
    I just have one question for you brother. Is it true that Muhammad (SAW) has 99 names?

  100. SubhanAllah subhanAllah mashaAllah jazak Allah. ..
    I am very very happy after reading this beautiful bless article of our beloved prophet.
    Allah subhan wa tala bless on you who create this..

  101. Assalaam Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh. Im Tanzanian. I have read the article, I thank Allah that i found this article veru useful. Would like to receive more lectures from Abu Productve.

  102. Jazakallahu khairan.. Itz really a most needed article in our hectic lyf inorder to hv blessngs n barakah in our lyf n deeds.. I am lot benefited from it.. May Allah give u immense reward for ur precious effort..

  103. Asalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu,
    An amazing article, may الله bring barakah into your life. Ameen.

    I’m slightly curious on the 2 rakaats performed before Maghrib. Could you please send the reference for that, jazakallah khayran.

  104. Assalamalaikum wrwb brother in faith. Jazakallah khair for the brilliant and most aspirational article . I feel blessed to be receiving articles from Productive Muslim . Brother , may Allah sbwt bless you and reward you endlessly . Aameen
    Brother, your articles encourage the reader to reflect and be God Concious. . Brother, i request you to share articles how Unification of ummah muslim, beginning with in household , siblings, families is the center for avoiding oppression.
    Jazakallah khair once again brother
    Dr. Arshia Nasreen

  105. Ma Shaa Allah , May Allah Bless you all for the great work you did in collecting the information to get such a wonderful daily routine of the Prophet (saw) .

  106. The Prophet’s ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) day was organised around prayer times. As we say at ProductiveMuslim, plan your life around salah and not the other way round.

    from the article I liked this sentence the most .

  107. i wish i could follow this routine more:( because i’m a schooling student so often my luhr prayer gets delayed and im not able to pray duha salah:( and due to the lots of work its not easy to sleep right after isha:( could you try to give some tips of being a productive muslim in a student’s point of view?that would be very helpful. its a lovely article<3

  108. How about the praying of the two rak’ah before magrib, I was told that there is no prayer between Asr and magrib????

  109. Salam, Jazak Allah,

    Couple of thoughts. As mentioned Sunnah is short nap after night prayer. I recall your course on sleep management doesn’t follow this principle.

    Secondly, in article on blessed routine of Prophet Salla ho Alhe Wassalum, there is nothing mentioned about time for work. Am I missing something?

    Regards

  110. Dear Brother
    Assalamualaikum Wa rahmathullahi Wa barakatuh,

    I am sorry to note that no nick names are allowed in Islam. There is a verse
    in the Quran prohibitting this practice. I dont remember the # of verse.
    It is better to inter act with the original names as far as possible.

    With the best regards
    Jazak Allah Khair,

    Shakir.

  111. Excellent writing. It is must for all muslims to the routine of the Prophet (pbuh).
    It would be better if the sources of every point were mentioned (for example: name of Hadeeth and its number.)

  112. “Plan your life around Salah, not the other way round”. Greatest lesson learnt from this article. May this always be my intention. Ameen

  113. May Allah truly bless you brother!
    Today I listened to a lecture about how part of the covenant upon us is to know of the life of the Prophet SAW. I have read about him in different books but you have shown another side to the best of mankind yet again and every time I read and learn about him, I am in awe of the great creature Allah created him to be and gifted us with his life for us to emulate.

    Truly Allah has blessed you with the gift to see these lessons in everything of our great deen. May this service come to bear for you and your team on the day it counts the most.

    Permit me to share these lofty lessons and I make dua that we imbibe a great part of his life, in ours.

    From the bottom of my heart, Jazakallahu khairan!

  114. Assalam alakum very nice information provided by this website.. Every Muslim should follow these steps. Its a light and right way to go on.insha allah we go on this way as Muhammad s.a.w. Guide us.Allah make us authentic and punctual for salat..aamin..

  115. اسلام و علیکم
    Ur artical ur observation ur effort of knowing prophet’s S.A A W routeen is just awsom…..May Allah grant ur effort ameen

  116. SubhanAllah. Alhamdulillah my brother. JazakAllah Khair for your enormous effort to have this article done up in an easy to understand way to exactly imagine how our beloved Prophet saw. lived his regular days. Especially on his routine before and after his day prayers. After reading this article, it inspires me even more to work around the salah times. May Allah reward you and your family and team, with the highest rank in Jannah and be able to meet Him and be amongst the Anbiyas. Ameen. Btw! I purchesed the Productive Muslim book. MashaAllah! I highly recommend to everyone as it is worth every effort bro Abu has put in. And will worth every effort for the reader to get hold of it. May Allah bring barakah into all our efforts. Ameen.

  117. JazakAllah. I read and re-read this article over and over again every time I’m lost in my worldly activities. Thank you. 😁

  118. Jazakallah I really appreciate this article its so benificial to my life may Allah give u a mighty reward for your hard work

  119. Jazaakumullahu khairan! Well articulated and very useful. I recently joined and I am really enjoying your articles. May Allah continue to bless and guide you. Amin Ya Rabb!

  120. Jazak Allah khair brother….Alhamdulillah you did a great job….may Allah reward you and may He bless us all with high eeman….aameen

  121. Jazakallahu khayran
    Please let me know the hadith about the Prophet saw would recite the dua mentioned above after leaving the house for the Fajr prayer?

  122. In the article it is mentioned that our prophet pillow and bed was filled with fibers, whereas I read somewhere that pillows were filled with dates tree leaves. Please correct me. If fibers are used than what kind of fibers?. As what ever our prophet used and did is benefit for all of us. As many now a days have problem sleeping on bed and using wrong pillows.
    Sorry if I used any wrong statement/word or sentence. Doorud after prophet I said in my heart as I don’t want to add wrong spelling. May Allah forgive me.

  123. Asalamu Alaykum. Jazaakallahu khair. Such a beautiful life our beloved prophet PBUH lead. Ma sha Allah

    I just had one doubt. I heard from somewhere that first thing you should do after waking up and saying the adkar is washing your hands , even before miswak.

    Can you please tell me whether it is there in the seerah of Prophet PBUH?

  124. Alhamdulilah u have made a great research but I have two questions.. first one is you mentioned Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) prayed too long in the midnight till there was nothing left of the night except a sixth of it
    What do you mean by Sixth of it??? Means how u divide the night portion.
    Second question is how many hours total of sleep including naps did the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to take??
    Looking forward jazak ALLAH

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