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I wants to know if a muslim sneeze or cough a muslim.

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I wants to know if a muslim sneeze or cough a muslim has to say hastakfirulallah or something else


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What to say when sneeze or cough

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 5013 Narrated by Salim ibn Ubayd

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: When one of you sneezes, he should praise Allah. The one/s who is with him should say to him: Allah have mercy on you, and the one who sneezed should reply to them: Allah forgive us and you. (in another narration it is reported that the one who sneezed should reply: May Allah guide us and you)


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.240 Narrated by Anas bin Malik

Two men sneezed before the Prophet (saws). The Prophet (saws) said to one of them, "May Allah bestow His Mercy on you," but he (saws) did not say that to the other. On being asked (why), the Prophet (saws) said, "That one praised Allah (at the time of sneezing), while the other did not praise Allah."


To the best of our knowledge, there is no specific guidance in the authentic and established Sunnah regarding a declaration when one coughs; but when one sneezes, The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believer who sneezed to declare the Praise of Allah aloud by saying Alhamdo-lilaah. The believers who heard one amongst their brethren sneeze and declare the praise of Allah should make a supplication for their brethren aloud by saying: Yar-ham-komulaah (May Allah have Mercy on you). Upon hearing this supplication from their believing brethren, the person who sneezed should respond with the supplication: Ahdini wa ahdi kumulaah (May Allah guide us and you).


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