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Chapter 142
ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﷲا ﺪﻤﺣ اذإ ﺲﻃﺎﻌﻟا ﺖﻴﻤﺸﺗ بﺎﺒﺤﺘﺳا بﺎﺑ
Saying 'Al-Hamdulillah' on Sneezing, its reply and Manners relating to
Sneezing and Yawning
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا نأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﷲا ﻲﺿر ةﺮﻳﺮه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋ
َبؤُﺎﺜﱠﺘﻟا ُﻩَﺮْﻜَﻳَو َسﺎﻄﻌُﻟا ﱡﺐِﺤُﻳ ﷲا نإ
ﺎﻤﻧﺈﻓ بوﺎﺜّﺘﻟا ﺎﻣأو ﷲا ﻚﻤﺣﺮﻳ ﻪﻟ لﻮﻘﻳ نأ ُﻪﻌﻤﺳ ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻞآ ﻰﻠﻋ ﺎﱠﻘﺣ َنﺎآ ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﷲا ﺪﻤﺣو ﻢُآﺪَﺣأ ﺲَﻄَﻋ اَذﺈَﻓ ،
نﺎﻄﻴﺸﻟا ﻪﻨﻣ َﻚِﺤَﺿ بءﺎﺜﺗ اذإ ﻢآﺪﺣأ نﺈﻓ ، عﺎﻄﺘﺳا ﺎﻣ ُﻩﱡدﺮﻴﻠﻓ ﻢآﺪﺣأ بءﺎﺜﺗ اذﺈـﻓ ، نﺎﻄﻴﺸﻟا ﻦﻣ ﻮه
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"Allah likes sneezing and
dislikes yawning. When any one of you sneezes and says `Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah)', it becomes
obligatory upon every Muslim who hears him to respond with `Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah have mercy on you)'.
Yawning is from the devil. When one of you feels like yawning, he should restrain it as much as possible, for the
devil laughs when one of you yawns.''
Sneezing lightens the mind of man, and bodily he feels comfort. It is, therefore, something good and
one should glorify Allah for it. Whereas, yawning is indicative of gluttony, sloth and heaviness and is considered
disagreeable. The Prophet (PBUH) commanded us to stop it either by closing our mouth or by putting our hand
across it in order to avoid an act which pleases Satan.
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻪﻨﻋو
ﻞﻘﻴﻠﻓ ﻢآﺪﺣأ ﺲﻄﻋ اذإ
وأ ﻩﻮﺧأ ﻪﻟ ﻞﻘﻴﻟو ، ﷲ ﺪﻤﺤﻟا
ﻪﺒﺣﺎﺻ :
ﻪﻟ لﺎﻗ اذﺈﻓ ، ﷲا ﻚﻤﺣﺮﻳ
ﻞﻘﻴﻠﻓ ﷲا ﻚﻤﺣﺮﻳ
ﻢﻜﻟﺎﺑ ﺢﻠﺼﻳو ﷲا ﻢﻜﻳﺪﻬﻳ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"When one of you sneezes
he should say: `Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah),' and his brother or his companion should say to him:
`Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah have mercy on you).' When he says this he should reply: `Yahdikum-ullah wa yuslihu
balakum (may Allah guide you and render sound your state of affairs).'''
: This Hadith teaches Muslims to have good wishes for one another and to return good for good. This
reciprocity increases mutual love and results in the unity, peace and dynamism of the Muslim society. May we act
upon the golden principles of our religion!
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﷲا ﻲﺿر ﻰﺳﻮﻣ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ُلﻮﻘﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﷲا لﻮﺳر ﺖﻌﻤﺳ
ﻢُآُﺪﺣأ ﺲَﻄَﻋ اذإ
ﷲا ﺪﻤﺤﻳ ﻢﻟ ْنﺈﻓ ، ﻩﻮﺘﻤﺸﻓ ﷲا ﺪﻤﺤﻓ
ﻩﻮﺘﻤﺸُﺗ ﻼﻓ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"When one of you
sneezes and praises Allah (i.e., says Al-hamdu lillah), you should invoke Allah's Mercy upon him (i.e., say
Yarhamuk-Allah); but if he does not praise Allah, you should not make a response.''
Two senses have been attributed to this prayer of Messenger of Allah (PBUH). It means to pray for
the good and growth of somebody. Yet, it may also be interpreted in this way, "May Allah save you from such
things as will please your opponents.''
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﷲا ﻲﺿر ﺲﻧأ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﻟو ﺎﻤهﺪﺣأ ﺖﻤﺸﻓ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﺪﻨﻋ نﻼﺟر ﺲﻄﻋ
ﻪﺘﻤﺸﻳ ﻢﻟ يﺬﻟا لﺎﻘﻓ ، ﺮﺧﻵا ﺖﻤﺸﻳ
لﺎﻘﻓ ؟ ﻲﻨﺘﻤَﺸُﺗ ﻢَﻠَﻓ ُﺖﺴﻄﻋَو ُﻪﺘﱠﻤَﺸَﻓ ٌنﻼُﻓ ﺲﻄﻋ
، ﷲا ﺪﻤﺣ اﺬه
ﷲا ﺪﻤﺤﺗ ﻢﻟ ﻚَﻧإو
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻖﻔﺘﻣ
. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: When two men sneezed in the presence of the Prophet
(PBUH), he responded to one with
"Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah have mercy on you)''
and did not respond to the
other. The latter said to him: "You invoked a blessing on this man but did not do so in my case.'' The Prophet
(PBUH) replied, "
He praised Allah (i.e., he said `Al-hamdu lillah') but you did not.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].