A Day With the Prophet – Ahmad von Denffer


A Day with the Prophet is a short, comprehensive guide to learn about the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) daily life. It invites readers to acquaint themselves with the Prophet’s Sunnah and to apply it with sincerity and devotion.⁠

Paperback 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780860371212
Publisher :The Islamic Foundation, Leicester, UK.

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About The Book

A selection from Hadith showing a typical day in the life of an extraordinary man. Revised edition with Arabic. A short yet comprehensive guide on the Prophet’s daily life.

A Day with the Prophet is a short but comprehensive guide for anyone who would like to know about the Prophet’s instructions regarding daily life.

It invites Muslims and non-Muslims to acquaint themselves with the prophet’s sunnah (acts and sayings) and inspires them to follow it with sincerity and devotion.

The ahadith have been selected from well-known collections of hadith-literature to present a composite picture of the life of the Prophet described in the Qur’an as the best model for humanity.

About The Author

AHMAD VON DENFFER was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamic and social anthropology at the University of Mainz. He was at the Islamic Foundation, Leicester as Research Fellow in 1978-1984. He is currently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich, Germany.

His other publications include: Literature on Hadith in European Languages: A Bibliography; a German translation of Nawawi’s Forty Hadith; A Day With the Prophet in both English and German; and other works.


1. To Begin in the Name of Allah

2.  Regular Deeds

3.  Waking up at Night and Rising in the Early Morning

4.  The Use of the Right Hand

5.  The Call of Nature

6.  Ablution

7.  Bathing

8.  Early Morning Prayer

9.  Daily Prayers

10. Supplication

11. Fajr Prayer

12. Reading the Qur’an at Dawn

13. Forenoon Prayer

14. Morning Toilet

15. Clothing

16. Eating and Drinking

17. Leaving the House

18. Saying Salam

19. Sneezing and Yawning

20. Earning a Livelihood

21. General Conduct

22. Manners of Speech

23. Zuhr Prayer

24. Living with People

25. Sitting Together

26. ‘Asr Prayer

27. Visiting

28. Visiting the Sick

29. Sadaqa

30. Gifts

31. Maghrib Prayer

32. Neighbours

33. Guests

34. The Family

35. Teaching and Learning

36. Isha’ Prayer

37. Witr Prayer

38. Intercourse

39. Sleep

40. Remembrance of Allah⁠