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April 23, 2012

Seriously Short Reminder No. 30: Remember to cover your mouth…

by Umm Muawiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

“You mean while we’re eating so that the whole world can’t see what’s in our mouths?”

Yeah, that too.

However, I was primarily referring to the following two ahadeeth:

إذا تثاوب أحدكم ، فليمسك بيده على فيه . فإن الشيطان يدخل

The son of Abu Said al-Khudri reported on the authority of his father (radiallahu anhu) that Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “When one of you yawns, he should keep his mouth shut with the help of his hand, for it is the devil that enters therein.” [Sahih Muslim, Hadeeth No. 7130]

إن الله يحب العطاس ، ويكره التثاؤب ، فإذا عطس فحمد الله ، فحق على كل مسلم سمعه أن يشمته ، وأما التثاؤب : فإنما هو من الشيطان ، فليرده ما استطاع ، فإذا قال : ها ، ضحك منه الشيطان

Narrated Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu): The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Allah likes sneezing and dislikes yawning, so if someone sneezes and then praises Allah, then it is obligatory on every Muslim who heard him, to say: May Allah be merciful to you (Yarhamukallah). But as regards yawning, it is from Shaytan (the devil), so one must try one’s best to stop it, if one says ‘Ha’ when yawning, Shaytan will laugh at him.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume No. 8, Hadeeth No. 242]

Now we all know why yawning is so contagious….

So, let’s cover our mouths whilst yawning so that Shaytan doesn’t get an opportunity to laugh at us.

PS. I probably won’t post again until next week, insha-Allah. I have lots of work to catch up on…

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