Shaytan enters the mouth when a person yawns

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



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

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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