Covering the mouth when yawning

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When one yawns, he should put his hand over his mouth, otherwise the devil will enter.”

[Sahih Muslim]


We benefit from the above Hadith that at the time of yawning, one should put his hand across his mouth. It is a disliked act (mukruh) to yawn loudly, because this act pleases Satan. In other words, we must not miss any chance to degrade and frustrate Satan.

And Allah knows best!

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