Having kids outdoors at the time of Maghrib?
Contrary to belief ...The practice of preventing children from going
outdoors at the time of Maghrib is established from the Hadith.
Sayyiduna Jabir رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه reports that the Prophet of Allah صلى
الله عليه وسلم said:
“When it starts to become dark at night, keep your children indoors for the
Shayateen (plural of Shaitaan) roam around at this time. When the time for
Esha passes, you may let them out” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: 3280)
Due to the time of Maghrib being a time of high traffic for Shayateen and
Jinn, it is emphasized for children to remain indoors as they are most
vulnerable to the interference of such creatures.
In the event of there being a need for children to be taken outdoors at the
time of Maghrib, parents should at least encourage the children to recite
the three Quls (Surah al-Ikhlaas, al-Falaq and an-Naas) thrice each or the
parents should recite and blow on the children if they are not able to
recite it themselves.
May اَللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَال guide us all with understanding and to
وَ عَلَيْكُمْ السَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ