Author: Pure Matrimony
Visiting the sick carries a huge reward for you as the Prophet SAW explained:
“When the Muslim visits his (sick) Muslim brother, he is harvesting the fruits of Paradise until he returns.” Muslim
The reward received by those who visit the sick is similar to the harvest you would gather if you were picking fruit.
The Prophet SAW also said: “Whoever visits a sick person or visits a brother in Islam, a caller cries out to him: ‘May you be happy, may your walking be blessed, and may you occupy a dignified position in Paradise’.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.
This hadith shows the elevated status of a Mu’min who visits a sick person. The dua for visiting the sick is:
Laa ba’sa tahoorun ‘inshaa’Allaah
‘Do not worry, it will be a purification (for you), Allah willing’
So the next time you hear that someone is sick, take the time out to visit them and earn Allah’s pleasure at the same time insha’Allah!