Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Salallahu Alaihi Wa Salaam) said,
When anyone of you wakes up, he Must rinse his nose three times. Verily Shaytan spends the night inside a person's nostrils.
(Collected by3121 and Muslim 23)
Benefits for this subject:
- Blowing the nose is an obligation with the Hanbali school of thought and a sunnah with the majority of scholars.
- This hadeeth shows that Shaytaan can't open what's closed or locked. Furthermore it has been reported that when a person yawns he should cover his mouth, so Shaytan can't enter.[ Subulus Salaam]
- Shaykh Muhammad Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) commented on this hadeeth in his explanation for . He said, "This hadeeth proves that Shaytan has the ability to do things and we don't have the ability to perceive it. Shaytan spends the night in our nose and we don't know how. We can't make out how anyone could shape their body for the size of a nostril. However if it was something that crawled the size of an atom we could see how."