Sunnats Upon Awakening from sleep

Sunnats Upon Awakening

1. Immediately upon awakening rub the face and the eyes with both the palms in order to remove the effects of sleep. ( Shamaaile Tirmidhi )

2.  When the eyes open in the morning, say
Al'hamdulillah 3 times

after reciting Kalimah Tayyibah - Laa ilaaha illallaahu Muhammad-ur-Rasoolullaah -

read this du'aa:

Al'hamdu lillaahil lazi a'hyaanaa ba'damaa amaatanaa wa ilayhin nushoor

All Praise be to Allah Who gave us life after having given us death and(our) final return (on the Day of judgement) is to Him.

(Bukhaari, Aboo Daawood, Nasa'ee)

3. When awakening from sleep cleanse the mouth with a Miswaak. (Musnad Ahmad, Abu Dawood- pg.8 )

4. The use of the Miswaak should be repeated when making Wudhu. Using the Miswaak upon awakening is a separate Sunnat .
(Bazlul Majhood,“Commentary of Abu Dawood” Vol.1 pg.35 )

5. When wearing one’s trousers, first put on the right leg, then the left one. When putting on a kurta or shirt, first put on the right sleeve and then the left one. The same procedure should be followed when wearing a vest. When wearing a shoe, first put on the right shoe. When removing any garment or shoe, first remove the left, then the right.This is the sunnat method when removing any garment from the body
(Bukhari, Tirmidhi “ the chapter on clothing” and Shamaaile Tirmidhi )

6. Before immersing the hands into any utensils, wash them thrice thoroughly. ( Tirmidhi - Vol. 1, pg. 13).