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What to do when sneeze.

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Dear moulana,

I have doubt,

WHEN I'M EATING FOOD, IF I WILL GET SNEEZING  MEANS WHAT HAVE TO DO?

JUST SAYING ALHAMDULLILAH AND CONTINUE THE FOOD?

OR  ELSE HAVE TO CLEAN THE MOUTH WITH WATER AND EAT?

please tell me the which is curate according to quran and hadith.

 

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What to do when sneeze

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 5013 Narrated by Salim ibn Ubayd

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: When one of you sneezes, he should praise Allah. The one/s who is with him should say to him: Allah have mercy on you, and the one who sneezed should reply to them: Allah forgive us and you. (in another narration it is reported that the one who sneezed should reply: May Allah guide us and you)

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.240 Narrated by Anas bin Malik

Two men sneezed before the Prophet (saws). The Prophet (saws) said to one of them, "May Allah bestow His Mercy on you," but he (saws) did not say that to the other. On being asked (why), the Prophet (saws) said, "That one praised Allah (at the time of sneezing), while the other did not praise Allah."

 

If one happens to sneeze, regardless of while consuming food or otherwise, it would be a preferred Sunnah to declare the Praise of Allah Subhanah by saying Alhamdolillaah (All Praise is due to Allah).

 

There is absolutely no obligation in Shariah on the person who sneezes while eating to wash or rinse their mouth before they continue the consumption of their food; but if for any reason, one wishes to wash or rinse their mouth before they continue eating, there is absolutely no harm and no restriction on them in doing so.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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