The Legislated Social Interaction for Muslims with non-Muslims #2


The Legislated Social Interaction for Muslims with non-Muslims

The Sunnah to ask Allah to guide a non-Muslims


عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى قَالَ : كَانَ الْيَهُودُ يَتَعَاطَسُونَ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم رَجَاءَ أَنْ يَقُولَ لَهُمْ : يَرْحَمُكُمُ اللَّهُ ، فَكَانَ يَقُولُ : يَهْدِيكُمُ اللَّهُ ، وَيُصْلِحُ بَالَكُمْ

Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Jews used to intentionally sneeze in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) hoping that he would say to them: ‘Yarhamukum-ullah (may Allah have mercy on you),’ but he would respond with: “Yahdikum-ullahu wa yuslihu balakum (may Allah guide you and render sound your state of affairs).”[1]


Important directives  for this topic


  • Imam An-Nawawi said: “When a non-Muslim sneezes it’s Sunnah to make the Dua the Prophet (ﷺ ) did.[2]


  • Ash-Sha’bee said: “When a non-Muslim sneezes you can say , “yahdikallahu or Hadakallahu”[3]


  • Ibn Daqeeq Al-Eid said: If we look at what the people of linguistics say about responding to the non- Muslim sneezer with the  supplication to become Muslim ,then this is a general dua in the command to reply to a person after he sneezes.[4]



  • This hadith  highlights the mercy of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ ) and his concern for the guidance of all of humanity to Islam.


To be continued inshallah- up next , ” The Permissibilty to use non-Muslim Utensils.”

prepared by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight

Doha,Qatar 1437(c)







[1] Ahmed (19584/19586)Abu Dawud(5038)At-Tirmithi (2739)

[2]  مجمع شرح المهذب/4:632

[3] شرح سنن أبي دواد لإبن رسلان

[4] (فتح الباري )10:604

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