What is the meaning of the word ‘ghasiq’ in the following Hadith, ‘A’udhu billahi min sharri hadhal ghasiq idha waqab’



This du’a is to be recited when one gazes at the moon. See the reference and authenticity here.


The word ‘ghasiq’ has several usages. In the Hadith in question, it refers to the moon.

(Refer: ‘Aridatul Ahwadhi, vol. 6 pg. 409 and Fathul Bari, Hadith: 4976)



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