Islam and the rewards of attending the sick

The rewards of attending the sick

The prophet Muhammad (SAAWW) has said in one sermon:

“Whoever attended the needs of a sick person for one day and one night, Allah will resurrect him in the accompaniment of Ibrahim al’khalil (AS) then he will be allowed on the straight path-alsiratul musta’qeem, in the likeness of brilliant lightning bolt.

And whoever fulfill a desire or need for a sick person, he will be clear of his sins as if his mother has just given birth to him.

Then one man from among the Ansar (the helpers) said:

O messenger of Allah, what if the sick person is a family member?

Then the messenger of Allah (SAAWW) has said: He who deserves the greatest reward is the one who attend the needs of his family members.” (1)

من خطبة رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) : .. ومن قام على مريض يوماً وليلة ، بعثه الله مع إبراهيم الخليل (ع) ، فجاز على الصراط كالبرق اللامع .ومن سعى لمريض في حاجة فقضاها ، خرج من ذنوبه كيوم ولدته أمه ، فقال رجل من الأنصار : يا رسول الله (ص) فإن كان المريض من أهله ؟.. فقال رسول الله (ص): من أعظم الناس أجرا من سعى في حاجة أهله..

(1)Source of hadeeth; albihar
Translation by Katib

Posted on July 27, 2008, in Islam, Islamic thoughts, Islamic wisdom, Religion, Resources, Thoughts, Wisdom and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Salaams Katib,

    Allahu Ackbar! Al hamdu lillah for the blessing of the Rahmatan lil Alameen (alaihi al-salatu wa al-salam)

    And thank you for sharing this with us. Allah bless you and your family.

    Abdur Rahman

  2. Waalaikum assalm Br abdur Rahman

    All thanks be to Allah. Please remember me in your Du’a.


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