Why do we sneeze?
Fatwa No: 98817

Question

asalaikium bro, my Q is why? we sneezing? i hope that u can anw my q. walaikium salam.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

Simply, the answer is that we sneeze because Allaah has decreed so for our benefit. Sneezing is one of the natural sensations Allaah has granted us to get rid of the harmful secretions, or to clear the air passage (respiratory cavity) as physicians confirm. Regarding the Prophetic guidance on sneezing, we have issued many Fataawa. Please refer to Fataawa 87729 and 91115.

Allaah Knows best.

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