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Shaytan enters the mouth when a person yawns

Question

Is there a Hadith which states that Shaytan enter the mouth when a person yawns?

 

Answer

Yes. Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded the following Hadith in his Sahih:

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When one of you yawns, he should place his hand on his mouth, for Shaytan enters.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2995)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar