|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
On Sneezing and Yawning (234)
| It is reported that the Prophet
said: "Allãh 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
As for Yawning, it is of the shaytãn, so if one of you is going
to yawn, let him hold it back as much as possible, because if one
of you yawns, shaytãn laughs at him."
(239) Shaikh Al-Albãni
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-lãh" 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-Salãm due to
the preceeding hadeeth #221.
Reported by Al-Bukhãri, and is #161 in The Authentic
of Good Sayings.
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