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Virtues and Etiquettes of Visiting the Sick

Duaa for the Sick

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Virtues and Etiquettes of Visiting the Sick

Rose gardenعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما  أن النَبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَسَلَّمَ دَخَلَ عَلَى أعْرَابِيٍّ يَعُودُه ، وَكَانَ إذَا دَخَلَ عَلَى مَن يَعُودُهُ ، قَالَ لاَ بَأسَ طَهُورٌ إنْ شَاءَ اللهُ   (البخاري 2/845)

Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that once Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) visited a sick villager, and whenever he would visit the sick he would recite the following duaa:

لاَ بَأسَ طَهُورٌ إنْ شَاءَ اللهُ 

Do not grieve (do not worry), Insha Allah through this sickness you will obtain purity (from your sins)

Duaa for the Cure of the Sick Person

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Virtues and Etiquettes of Visiting the Sick

Roses 2عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: مَن عَادَ مَرِيضًا لَم يَحْضُرْهُ أَجَلُه ، فَقَال عِنْدَه سَبْعَ مِرَارٍ أَسْألُ اللهَ الْعَظِيمَ ، رَبَّ العَرشِ العَظِيمِ ، أَن يَّشْفِيَكَ، إلَّا عَافَاه اللهُ مِن ذَلِكَ الْمَرَضِ.  (أبو داود ص442)

Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Whoever recites the following duaa seven times upon a sick person -who is not destined to die in that sickness-, Allah Ta’ala will cure him from that sickness:

أَسْألُ اللهَ الْعَظِيمَ ، رَبَّ العَرشِ العَظِيمِ ، أَن يَّشْفِيَكَ

I ask Allah Ta’ala, the Almighty, the Lord of the great throne, to cure you.

Visiting the Sick a Quality that Earns one Jannah

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Virtues and Etiquettes of Visiting the Sick

Rosesعَن أبي هُرَيرَة رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَليهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَن أَصْبَحَ مِنكُم اليَومَ صَائِمًا قَالَ أَبُو بَكرٍ أَنَا قَالَ فَمَن تَبِعَ مِنكُم اليَومَ جَنَازَةً قاَلَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ أنا قَالَ فَمَن أَطعَمَ مِنكُم اليَومَ مِسكِينًا قَال أبُو بَكرٍ انا قَالَ فَمَن عَادَ مِنكُم اليومَ مَرِيضًا قال أبو بَكر أنا فَقَال رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَليهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا اجْتَمَعْنَ فِي امْرِئٍ إلَّا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ (مسلم 2/274)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) narrates that once Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) enquired from the Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum): “Who amongst you is fasting today?” Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) replied: “I am fasting today.” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then enquired: “Who amongst you had visited the sick today?” Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) replied: “I had visited a sick person today.” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) further enquired: “Which of you had participated in a Janaazah today?” Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) replied: “I had participated in a Janaazah today.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then asked, “Which of you has fed a poor person today?” Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) replied:  “I have fed a poor person today.”

Thereafter, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who possesses all these qualities will definitely enter Jannah.”

Visiting the Sick

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Virtues and Etiquettes of Visiting the Sick

Flowers 2عَن أبي هُرَيرَة رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَليهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَقُولُ يَومَ القِيَامَةِ  يَا ابْنَ آدَمَ مَرِضْتُ فَلَمْ تَعُدْنِي قَال  يَا رَبِّ كَيفَ أَعُودُكَ وَأَنْتَ رَبُّ العَالَمِينَ قَالَ  أَمَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّ عَبْدِي فُلاَنًا مَرِضَ فَلَم تَعُدْهُ أَمَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّكَ لَو عُدتَّهُ لَوَجَدتَّنِي عِنْدَهُ.  (مسلم 2/318)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “On the day of Qiyaamah, Allah Ta’ala will say, ‘O son of Aadam (Alaihis Salaam), I fell ill but you did not visit Me.’ The person will reply, ‘O Allah, how can I visit You when you are the Lord of the worlds.’ Allah Ta’ala will reply, ‘Don’t you know that My so and so slave had fallen ill and you did not visit him? Don’t you know that had you visited him you would have surely found Me present?’  

Give Hope to the Sick

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Virtues and Etiquettes of Visiting the Sick

give hopeعَن أَبِي سَعِيدٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلىَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا دَخَلْتُم عَلَى الْمَرِيضِ فَنَفِّسُوا لَهُ فِي أَجَلِهِ فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ لَا يَرُدُّ شَيئًا وَيَطِيبُ بِنَفْسِهِ . (ابن ماجه ص104)

Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reported that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When you visit a sick person, then give him encouragement and hope of life, for indeed giving him hope (and lifting his spirits) will not change taqdeer. However, it will be a means of bringing happiness and comfort to him.