The meaning of the word ‘ghasiq’

Question

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

 

Answer

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)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar