Tashmit for a sneezing woman

Q: If my mother, sister, or wife sneezes, should I say, "Yarhamuki-Allah" i.e. (May Allah bless you!)? Or is this to be said only to men? I heard some people say that tashmit (saying 'Yarhamuka-Allah' i.e. 'May Allah bless you') should be said to men but not women, and that when they sneeze one should say Al-hamdu lil-Allah' i.e. 'Praise be to Allah'. Is this correct?

A: It is permissible to say Tashmit for the person who sneezes then says 'Praise be to Allah' whether they are males or females. So you may say to your mother or other women: ('Yarhamuki-illah' also 'Yarhamukom-allah' i.e. 'may Allah bless you!') as it is authentically reported from (Part No. 26; Page No. 113) Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said, Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) stated: Five are the rights of a Muslim over his brother: responding to salutation, saying Yarhamuk Allah (may Allah have mercy upon you) when anybody sneezes and says al-Hamdulillah (Praise be to Allah), visiting the sick, and following the bier. (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim). Muslim related in his Sahih Book from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he said: “The rights of the Muslim over the Muslim are six.” It was said, “What are they, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “When you meet him, greet him with peace. When he invites you, respond to him. When he seeks your advice, give him sincere advice. When he sneezes and then thanks Allah (says: “Al-Hamdu lillah”), pray for mercy upon him (say to him, “Yarhamuk Allah” - May Allah have mercy upon you). When he falls ill, visit him. And when he dies follow him (i.e., his funeral).” .May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.