Is there any such Hadith which states that a woman approached Nabi (sallallau ‘alayhi wa sallam) with her sick son. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, bring the boy close to him. So he was brought to him. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) spat into the boy’s mouth and said, come out, enemy of Allah. Then, a puppy came out of the mouth of the boy and ran away, and he was cured.

Is there any such Hadith which specifically makes mention of a puppy coming out of the boy’s mouth?

Would that have been a Jinn?

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?


Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that a woman once brought her son to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said:

‘O Messenger of Allah, my son is affected with some type of madness/sickness which affects him when we are eating and he ends up spoiling our food. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wiped his chest and made du’a for him, the boy vomited and something like a black puppy came out, he was then cured’.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 238, Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 18 and Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 12460)

The above narration is reported with a slightly weak chain.

(See; Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 2)

The above narration however is partially supported by the following authentic narration:

 A woman once brought her son who was affected with some sort of madness to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ‘Come out O enemy of Allah, I am the Messenger of Allah, the child was then cured…..

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 171 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 618)

Imam Hakim, Hafiz Dhahabi and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahumulla) have authenticated the above narration.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 618 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 6)


Allah Ta’ala Knows best if that was a Jinn or something else.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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