Why Revive a Sunnah?
1. The Prophet’s (pbuh) way is the best way.
“Truly, in the Messenger of ALLAH you have a good example to follow for the one who hopes for the Meeting with ALLAH and the Last Day and remembers ALLAH much.” [AlAhzab:21]
2. The Sunnah of the Prophet [pbuh] is the way to get ALLAH’s love.
“Say: If you (really) love ALLAH then follow me, ALLAH will love you and forgive you your sins. And ALLAH is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Al-e-Imran:31]
3. Following the Sunnah will help us increase in good deeds.
“…Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear ALLAH. Verily, ALLAH is Severe in punishment.” [AlMaidah:2]
4. The Reward is great for reviving a Sunnah.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 7/443;)