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On Sneezing and Yawning

On Sneezing and Yawning (234)
It is reported that the Prophet said: "Allăh likes sneezing, and he hates yawning. So if one of you sneezes, and praises Allah, then it is a duty upon anyone that hears him(239) to sayL Yarhamuka 'allăhu.(240)
 
As for Yawning, it is of the shaytăn, so if one of you is going to yawn, let him hold it back as much as possible, because if one of you yawns, shaytăn laughs at him."
Footnotes

(239) Shaikh Al-Albăni said in his footnottes to The Authentic of Good Sayings (Saheeh Al-Kalim At-Tayyib) that this is evidence that anyone that hears the sneezing person say "'Al-hamdu lil-lăh" must reply. The belief that if one person says it the rest do not have to is a misconception. This is different than the greeting with As-Salăm due to the preceeding hadeeth #221.

(240)

Reporters

Reported by Al-Bukhări, and is #161 in The Authentic of Good Sayings

 

On Sneezing and Yawning (235)
It is reported that the Prophet said: "If one of you sneezes let him say:Al-hamdu lil-lăhi
 
and let his brother or companion say to him: Yarhamuka 'allahu(241)
 
then if he says Yarhamuka 'allahu
 
, let him say:Yahdeekumu 'allăhu wayuslih bălakumu(242)
 
and in one narration: Al-hamdu lil-lăhi `ală kulli hălin(243)
 
Footnotes

(241) May Allah have mercy on you.

(242) May Allah guide you and better your affairs.

(243) All praise is to Allah upon all circumstances.

Reporters

Reported by Al-Bukhări and is #162 in The Authentic of Good Sayings.

On Sneezing and Yawning (236)
The Messenger of Allah said: "If one of you sneezes and praises Allah then shammitooh(244),but if he does not praise Allah then do not make tashmeet upon him".
Footnotes

(244) Imperitive of tashmeet which means say:yarhamuka 'allăh.

Reporters

Reported by Muslim, and is #163 in The Authentic of Good Sayings.

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