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

2 thoughts on “Islam and the rewards of attending the sick”

  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


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