I have been told once that it is not good to whistle after Maghrib because it attracts the Shayateen/bad jinn to you. Are there any hadiths on this?

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    +1 Thanks for reminding me of my grandmother who used to scare us so we don't go out after Maghrib... I guess it is an Arabian superstition.. – user37 Jun 23 '12 at 23:52
  • Whistling is considered as bad thing in Islam (at any time). Doing a bad thing during maghrib (or any prayer) is a worse thing. Between a worse thing and a bad thing the bad one is preffered. But it is still a bad thing. – Inshan Jun 25 '12 at 5:57

I seriously doubt if there is a hadith like that. Because whistling in general is considered a bad manner. It is linguistically called: Al-Muka' which is one of pre-Islamic customs and is considered a bad manner. According to some scholars, whistling is not even permissible generally.

Their Salât (prayer) at the House (of Allâh, i.e. the Ka‘bah at Makkah) was nothing but whistling and clapping of hands.

Surah Al-Anfal (8:35)

It doesn't answer your question but just a food for thought.

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    agree with Ershad. after Maghrib seems to be superstition. Quran generally consider it bad. – Battle of Karbala Jun 23 '12 at 5:29
  • I think there's a hadith about don't let your kids out around Maghrib time because that's when shayateen are active. That may play into it thoguh. – ashes999 Jun 28 '12 at 17:40

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