Yes, the sunnah - the practice and example of the Prophet
Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is the second
source of inspiration and instruction for Muslims. Belief in the
sunnah is part of the Islamic faith. The Prophet's sunnah and
sayings were documented extensively by his contemporaries
and are known as hadith. Here are a few examples of hadith
from the Prophet:
"None of you truly believe until he wishes for his brother what
he wishes for himself."
"He who eats his fill while his neighbor goes without food is not
"God does not judge you according to your bodies and
appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your
"Whoever does not express his gratitude to people shall never
grateful to God."
"Show mercy to those on earth, the One in Heaven will show
mercy to you."
"God is gentle and loves gentleness."
"The world is green and beautiful and God has appointed you
His guardians over it."
"Forgive him who wrongs you; join him who cuts you off; do
good to him who does evil to you; and speak the truth even if it
be against yourself."
" 'A man walking along a path felt very thirsty. Reaching a well
he descended into it, drank his fill and came up. Then he saw a
dog with its tongue hanging out, trying to lick up mud to
quench its thirst. The man saw that the dog was feeling the
same thirst as he had felt, so he went down into the well again
and filled his shoe with water and gave the dog a drink. God
forgave his sins for this action.' The Prophet was asked:
'Messenger of God, are we rewarded for kindness towards
animals?' He said, 'There is a reward for kindness to every
living being.' "
"O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God Almighty,
perform your five daily prayers, fast during the month (of
Ramadan), give regular charity and perform the pilgrimage if
you can afford to…
Know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. You
are equal. Nobody has superiority over others, except by piety
and good actions…
I leave behind two things, if you follow these you will ne