Is it true that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did not yawn?
Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded the following narration with a reliable chain [mursalan] from the Tabi’i:
Yazid ibnul Asamm (rahimahullah) who says, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) never yawned in Salah”
(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 8065)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has cited the following narration recorded by Imam Khattabi wherein Maslamah ibn ‘Abdil Malik (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i, says “No Nabi ever yawned”
(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 6226)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) quotes Imam Ibn Sab’ who says:
‘Since yawning is from Shaytan [as recorded in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6226], Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was protected from this.’
(Also see: Ghayatus Sul Fi Khasaisir Rasul, pg. 301/302 and Al Khasaisul Kubra, vol. 1 pg. 117)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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