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A follow up query regarding keeping children indoors when night sets in

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Question

In the question you have answered here regarding keeping children indoors when night sets in, does this also apply to adults?

 

Answer

The Hadith specifically mentions children and animals. The commentators explain that children are unmindful of impurities. The shayatin take refuge and gravitate towards impurities, therefore they are likely to affect children. Children also do not usually recite the du’as to protect themselves against the attacks of shaytan and are therefore vulnerable.

(Refer: Fathul Bari and ‘Umdatul Qari, Hadith: 3280)

 

See here and here for the references and further explanation of the Hadith in question.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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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