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Dua after Sneezing

Abu Hurairah RadhiAllahu Anhu narrated that Allah’s Messenger SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam said:

« إِذَا عَطَسَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَقُلِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ‏.‏ وَلْيَقُلْ لَهُ أَخُوهُ أَوْ صَاحِبُهُ يَرْحَمُكَ اللَّهُ‏.‏ فَإِذَا قَالَ لَهُ يَرْحَمُكَ اللَّهُ‏.‏ فَلْيَقُلْ يَهْدِيكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيُصْلِحُ بَالَكُمْ ‏»‏.‏

Translation: If anyone of you sneezes, he should say Al-Hamdu Lillah‘ (Praise be to Allah), and his (Muslim) brother or companion should say to him, ‘ YarhamukAllah ‘ (May Allah bestow his Mercy on you). When the latter says ‘Yar-hamuka-llah”, the former should say, ‘ YahdeekumAllahu wa yuslihu balakum ‘ (May Allah give you guidance and improve your condition).

Narrated Abu Hurairah: When the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam) would sneeze, he would cover his face with his hand or with his garment, and muffle the sound with it. (Tirmizi)

Iyas b. Salama b. al-Akwa reported that his father reported to him that he heard Allah’s Apostle when person sneezed in his presence saying to him: May Allah have mercy upon you. And he then sneezed for the second time and Allah’s Messenger SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to him: He is suffering from cold (and no response is necessary). (Muslim)

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