Carrying out a sunnah action without making the intention

Q: An act that's sunnah. When one started it, it was done with the niyyah of sunnah. After years you become accustomed to it, it becomes a habit like dusting the bed or reading certain duaas or eating with the right hand, etc. Will you still get the thawaab of practicing a sunnnah or will the niyyah be have to made every time you do an action? Some aalima said that one won't get rewarded without the intention.

A: Insha-Allah you will still get the thawaab. When you remember renew the niyyat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)