Posted by: uniqinc | September 4, 2012

1) The importance of visiting the sick, praying for them, and trying to alleviate their worries. The Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) was keen to do this and would also teach his companions.

2) It warns us that we should not be discontent with the decree of Allah or object to His Judgement. Sickness is a calamity from Allah, ‘azza wa jaal, and it is a purification for the sick person on the condition that he or she is patient. However, if he or she objects or becomes discontent then the calamity doubles and the pain will increase by form of worries, regret, and heartbreak. This is why the Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) taught us that when we visit a sick person we should say: ‘Do not worry. It is a purification if Allah so wills’. This means that their sickness will expiate their prior sins by the will of Allah and undoubtedly, these words will thereby alleviate the worries of the sick person.

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In Al-Bukhari, Ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) went to visit a bedouin when he was ill and said,“Do not worry. It is a purification if Allah so wills.”He said that the bedouin said, It is a fever which boils in an old man and will cause him to visit the graves.”He said,“It is a blessing then.”

Some important lessons derived from the above hadith:

1) The importance of visiting the sick, praying for them, and trying to alleviate their worries. The Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) was keen to do this and would also teach his companions.

2) It warns us that we should not be discontent with the decree of Allah or object to His Judgement. Sickness is a calamity from Allah, ‘azza wa jaal, and it is a…

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