Author: Pure Matrimony
Did you know the rewards for visiting a sick person are tremendous? In fact, the Prophet SAW said that one of the five duties you owe to your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters is to visit them when they are sick.
In an authentic hadith, the Prophet SAW said:
“No Muslim visits a sick Muslim in the morning but that seventy thousand angels will bless him until the evening, and he does not visit in the evening but that seventy thousand angels will bless him until the morning and he will reap the fruits of Paradise.”
In another narration, the Prophet SAW said:
“When the Muslim visits his (sick) Muslim brother, he is harvesting the fruits of Paradise until he returns.”
Visiting the sick is also something that Allah SWT Himself holds in esteem. In a Hadith Qudsi, Allah SWT says:
“O son of Adam, I was ill and you did not visit Me.’ The man will say, ‘O Lord, how could I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds?’ He will say, ‘Do you not know that My slave so-and-so was ill and you did not visit him? Do you not know that if you had visited him, you would have found Me with him?
So no matter how busy you are, take even ten minutes out of your day to visit someone you know who is sick for the sake of Allah.
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