Week 10 – Manners of Sneezing and Yawning

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

This is the continuation of the series, that focuses on implementing sunnah in our lives. In the last post, we talked about the manners of sleeping. In this post, we will look at the Sunnahs of sneezing and yawning:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Allah loves sneezing but dislikes yawning; so if anyone of you sneezes and then praises Allah, every Muslim who hears him (praising Allah) has to say Tashmit to him. But as regards yawning, it is from Satan, so if one of you yawns, he should try his best to stop it, for when anyone of you yawns, Satan laughs at him." [Bhukari: English reference: Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 245. Arabic reference : Book 78, Hadith 6298]

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Manners of Yawning:

Tip of the Week:

"You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.” Anthony Robbins. All of us probably know many of these manners of sneezing and yawning but the problem is that we don't practice what we know. Make it your goal that for the next seven days, you will practice what you learnt in this post!

Action Item:

  1. Share this post on social networks.
  2. Review the old posts in the series


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5 thoughts on “Week 10 – Manners of Sneezing and Yawning

  1. mariyah

    Assalamualeikum warahmatullahi

    Jazzakallahu kheir, i surely did learn something i was not aware of, but i just wanted to know, that what if a person sneezed for the forth time is one supposed to say; ‘ may Allah have mercy on you’. I dint get that part.

  2. Dr.Samia Aitzaz

    I went through all your 10 week course.Your effort is commendable.I greatly appreciate that u helped me through my daily routine as a muslim.jazakallah!

  3. shiney

    Jazakallah Khair for this amazing post! I knew many of the things mentioned therein but I did not know where to find the evidences. I love this blog…keep up the good work! May Allah Increase you in knowledge and practice and May He have Mercy on you! Ameen!

  4. Ahmad Dan-Hamidu

    My question is about the Sunnah procedure for suppressing the yawn;
    1. Is it placing the back of the right hand (or left) hand over the mouth?
    2. Is it placing the palm of the right (or left) hand over the mouth?
    I understand that there is a particular way the Rasoolillah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) did it but i don’t know how…yet.
    Jazakallahu khairan.

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