When a Child Sneezes, Supplicate!


How can you get rewarded for making dua’ for someone, gain hasanaat for reviving an abandoned sunnah, and be rewarded for teaching a child a sunnah habit, inshaa’Allah, gaining ongoing charity for each time they say “alhamdulillah” when they sneeze?

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan said: As for the child if it sneezes you do not respond to it (saying ‘yarhamakAllaah,’ etc.) but rather you make dua’ for barakah for him/her. It is said: ‘BaraakAllaahu feek.’ Because a child sneezed in the presence of the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) whereupon he said: ‘BaarakAllaah feek.’ [Reported by al-Haafidh as-Silafi] And he commanded the child to praise Allah upon sneezing, as to teach the child. [Sharh Mandhoomah al-Aadaab ash-Shar’iyyah 280]

The next time a child sneezes in your presence:
1. Say “BaraakAllahu feek.”
2. Tell the child to say “alhamdulillah.”
3. Teach others this habit, inshaa’Allah.

Praying you will benefit,
The Understand Quran Academy Team


  1. Tauheedah Amatullah-Rahim January 15, 2018 Reply

    I have 5 grandchildren (alhumdullila) and to revive this Sunnah is awesome. Thank you so much for the reminder.

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      UQA_S January 16, 2018 Reply

      Assalamualaikum Br. Rahim,

      JazakAllahu khair for your feedback. Alhamdulillah! we teach Tajweed, understand Qur’an and memorization of Qur’an courses. Our highly dedicated & professional tutors will each you from scratch at your convenient schedule insha Allah.

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