Fun Fact Friday
“A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.”
Remember your mom advice when you’re having sneeze?
Cover up your mouth and nose with your hand!
Logically speaking, a sneeze is a way out for the ‘bad stuffs’ get out from your body. Such ‘bad stuffs’ contain disease, bacteria, virus, etc. Therefore, sneezing is a form of natural healing for our body.
That’s why, in certain religion, i.e. Islam, when a Muslim is having sneeze, s/he is encouraged being grateful by praying “Alhamdulillah” (Thanks to Allah/God), and if there is another Muslim hears a Muslim sneezes, it is a noble deed to pray for her/him who sneezes and says Alhamdulillah.
Sneezing lightens the mind of man, and bodily he feels comfort. It is, therefore, something good and one should glorify Allah for it.
Hadith (a collection of the sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), used to supplement the Qur’an)
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “When one of you sneezes he should say: `Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah),’ and his brother or his companion should say to him: `Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah have mercy on you).’ When he says this he should reply: `Yahdikum-ullah wa yuslihu balakum (may Allah guide you and render sound your state of affairs).’ [Al-Bukhari].
Explanation: This Hadith teaches Muslims to have good wishes for one another and to return good for good. This reciprocity increases mutual love and results in the unity, peace and dynamism of the Muslim society.