Thursday, March 19, 2009

Post Sneezing Effect

My children are having post sneezing effect. Everytime someone sneezes, he would say Alhamdullilah loudly, making sure that others hear it. And if whoever hears it but does not respond Yarhamukallah on time, will be bombarded with why did you not respond, I just sneezed. What? You didn't say Alhamdullilah. I did so! I didn't hear you. Then you'd better be sure you say Yarhamukallah.

Zachary, the oompa loompa is perhaps the most zealous of them all. If he sneezes in the kitchen, he would go around the house finding everyone to tell them that he sneezes expecting a Yarhamukallah. Sometimes I would be praying when he sneezes, and he would wait until I say the final salam, then quickly tell me, "I sneeze".

Masya Allah

It's not my doing I tell you. We have never actually discuss about sneezing per se. I did mention it casually when we discuss the topic of Spreading peace. It was when I mentioned this hadith about the right of one Muslim to another;

Muslim :: Book 26 : Hadith 5379

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Six are the rights of a Muslim over another Muslim. It was said to him: Allah’s Messenger, what are these? Thereupon he said: When you meet him, offer him greetings;when he invites you to a feast accept it. when he seeks your council give him, and when he sneezes and says:” All praise is due to Allah,” you say Yarhamuk Allah (may Allah show mercy to you) ; and when he falls ill visit him; and when he dies follow his bier.

by the way my dear friends, I sincerely pray that we can abide to this beautiful sunnah.

But I never really teach the kids what to say. Informally perhaps. I didn't want to go to this topic because I think it's a popular topic that will be touched in the school anyway. :P

It was Batrisyia actually. She learned it in school. (toldja). So they also teach you that when the other person say Yarhamkullah, you need to respond Yahdikumullah yuslihu balakum. I said, I don't know Sya, I need to find the hadith to confirm this. (But I wasn't putting effort. If you know do tell)

Oh man! I didn't know that one and it was haaaaarrrd for me to remember it. Batrisyia took charge by writing this phrase down, putting it on the fridge and bringing it to me whenever I struggle to remember it.

Apparently we sneeze a lot. Like A LOT. After sometime I am forced to remember it. :P


Subhanallah. I was going through my email. And then Allah guides me to find this hadith.

Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 73 :: Hadith 243

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, " If anyone of you sneezes, he should say 'Al-Hamdulillah' (Praise be to Allah), and his (Muslim) brother or companion should say to him, 'Yar-hamuka-l-lah' (May Allah bestow his Mercy on you). When the latter says 'Yar-hamuka-llah", the former should say, 'Yahdikumul-lah wa Yuslih balakum' (May Allah give you guidance and improve your condition)."


butterflutter said...

I pun tak hafal yg last tu uhuk...uhuk..uhuk...Btw I just received my The Ideal Muslimah book :-)

Nusayba said...

I think the first time I learnt the reply to the reply to sneezing was when I was way older than Sya. Huhu.

You lot are truly blessed. I feel like I haven't sneezed in ages.

Lollies said...

BF - uhuk uhuk. I pun terkial-kial.

Oh BF I do hope you enjoy the book as much as I do. Ada a few jugak yang dah baca (and some learn it). Kalau ada2 input, I love to share.

PB - I just learnt it and I am waaaayyy older than Sya. Betetr late than never kata omputeh.

azGROWLen said...

no comment. bliss

mama pasha said...

diah cm ingat kena balas yahdikumullah sahajerr... :D

famygirl said...

saya pun tak ingat the last one :) thank you Teacher Sya

Lollies said...

azgrowlen - inilah namanya komen yang tidak berkomen. :D

mama pasha - waahh terer diah. tak apa sekarang dah boleh panjangkan sikit.

famy - tulah. saya pun kena thank sya.

mosh said...

you're being modest lah. of course they'd get it in the household too. Alhamdulillah.