Ever wonder why
a Muslim is allowed
by Allah, subhana watallah, to
- Bukhari 7:564
while he was suffering from a high
fever. I touched him with my hand and said, "O Allah's Apostle! You
have a high fever." Allah's Apostle
said, "Yes, I have as much fever as two men of you
have." I said, "Is it
because you will get a double reward?" Allah's Apostle
said, "Yes, no Muslim is afflicted with harm
because of sickness or some other inconvenience, but that Allah will
remove his sins for him as a tree sheds its leaves."
- Muslim & Bukhari
al-Khudri r.a. reported that the Prophet
said: Whenever a Muslim is afflicted with a
hardship, sickness, sadness, worry, harm, or depression --even a
thorn's prick, Allah expiates his sins because of it.
Recorded by Bukhari in
al-Adab ul-Mufrad (no. 493), verified authentic by al-Albani
good, because Allah (s.w.t.) makes a believer's sickness an expiation
(for his sins) and a period of repose. As for a disbeliever
falling sick, he is like a camel whose owner ties it and then lets it
loose --it does not understand why it was tied, nor why it was freed."
Sahih Bukhari, Book 25, Number 5466, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah
said: There is a remedy for every
malady, and when the remedy is applied to the disease it is cured with
the permission of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious.
- Muwatta 50:12
related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam that a man received a
wound in the time of the Messenger of Allah . The blood clotted in the wound and the man
called two men from the Banu Ammar tribe. They looked at it and claimed
that the Messenger of Allah said to them, "Which of you is the better doctor?" They said, "Is there any good in medicine,
Messenger of Allah?" Zayd claimed that the Messenger of Allah said, "The one who sent down the disease sent down
Narration - Ahmad
"Worshippers of Allah, use medical
Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi
#2170, Narrated AbdulMalik ibn Umayr
said, "Fatihat al-Kitab contains healing for every
and Bayhaqi, in Shu'ab al-Iman, transmitted it.]
for those Firm in their Religion
- Al-Tirmidhi 1562, Narrated Sa'd
was asked which people suffered the
greatest affliction, he replied, "The
prophets, then those who come next to them, then those who come next to
them. A man is afflicted in keeping his religion. If he is firm in his
religion his trial is severe, but if there is weakness in his religion
it is made light for him, and it continues like that till he walks on
the earth having no sin."
Ibn Majah and Darimi transmitted it, and Tirmidhi said this is a hasan
- Al-Tirmidhi #1570, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah
said, "On the Day of Resurrection, when people who
have suffered affliction are given their reward, those who are healthy
will wish their skins had been cut to pieces with scissors when they
were in the world."
transmitted it, saying that this is a gharib tradition.]
Recorded by Ahmad , verified authentic by
al-Hakim, ath-Thahabi, and al-Albani
ailment is intensified for the righteous. Whenever a believer
is afflicted with a hardship, be it a thorn or more, a sin is taken off
him because of it, and he is elevated on level (in Jannah [Paradise]).
Hadith - Al-Bukhari
traveller's or sick person's deeds are recorded in accordance with what
he used to do when he was resident or well.
- Al-Tirmidhi, Narrated AbuUmamah
[Ibn Majah transmitted
The Prophet stated that Allah, who is Blessed and Exalted, said "Son
of Adam, if you show endurance and seek your reward from me in the
first affliction, I shall be pleased with no lesser reward than
Paradise for you."
Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, and Nasa'i, Narrated 'A'ishah
The Prophet of Allah, upon him
be peace, said, "Do not say, 'I
feel rotten*.' Instead, say, 'I do not feel well."
*or any expression that involves corruption of
- Bukhari 7:555, Narrated 'Ata bin Abi Rabah
'Abbas said to me, "Shall I show you a woman of the people of
Paradise?" I said, "Yes." He said, "This black lady came to the Prophet
and said, 'I get attacks of epilepsy and my body becomes uncovered;
please invoke Allah for me.' The Prophet
said (to her), 'If you wish, be patient and you will have
(enter) Paradise; and if you wish, I will invoke Allah to cure you.' She said, 'I will remain patient,' and
added, 'but I become uncovered, so please invoke Allah for me that I
may not become uncovered.' So he invoked Allah for her."
- Mishkat, Narrated Abu Sa'id
Messenger said, "When
you go in to visit an invalid, express a hope that he will live long.
That will not avert anything, but it will comfort him."
- Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 40, Narrated An-Nu'man bin
Apostle said, "You
see the believers as regards their being merciful among themselves and
showing love among themselves and being kind, resembling one body, so
that, if any part of the body is not well then the whole body shares
the sleeplessness (insomnia) and fever with it."
Visit the sick
son of Adam, I fell ill and you visited Me not. He will say: O Lord,
and how should I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds? He will
say: Did you not know that My servant So-and-so had fallen ill and you
visited him not? Did you not know that had you visited him you would
have found Me with him? O son of Adam, I asked you for food and you fed
Me not. He will say: O Lord, and how should I feed You when You are the
Lord of the worlds? He will say: Did you not know that My servant
So-and-so asked you for food and you fed him not? Did you not know that
had you fed him you would surely have found that (the reward for doing
so) with Me? O son of Adam, I asked you to give Me to drink and you
gave Me not to drink. He will say: O Lord, how should I give You to
drink whin You are the Lord of the worlds? He will say: My servant
So-and-so asked you to give him to drink and you gave him not to drink.
Had you given him to drink you would have surely found that with Me.
of an Invalid
said, "When you visit an invalid tell him to make
supplication for you, for his supplication is like that of the angels."
[Ibn Majah transmitted
- Muslim, narrated Jabir Bin 'Abdillah
said: Every disease has a medication: If the
medication for a particular disease is found, it will be cured with
Allah's (swt) permission.
- Bukhari 7:610, Ibn 'Abbas and 'Aisha,
Radiya 'Llahu 'anhuma
kissed (the forehead of) the Prophet
when he was dead. 'Aisha added: We
put medicine in one side of his mouth but he started waving us not to
insert the medicine into his mouth. We said, "He dislikes the medicine
as a patient usually does." But when he came to his senses he said, "Did I not forbid you to put medicine (by
force) in the side of my mouth?"
We said, "We thought it was just because a patient usually dislikes
said, "None of those who are in the house but will
be forced to take medicine in the side of his mouth while I am
watching, except Al-'Abbas, for he had not witnessed your deed."
Noble Qur'an - Al-Isra 17:82
send down from the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy to those
who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the
Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) nothing but loss.
Ruqyah (plural: ruqa) is du'a
or dhikr used for protection or cure.
- Muslim, Narrated 'Awf Bin Malik al-Ashjai
Bin Malik al-Ashjai said to the Prophet , "O Allah's Messenger! We used to
apply ruqa during Jahliyyah. What do you think of that?" He
replied: "Present your ruqa to me. There is nothing
wrong with them as long as they do not involve shirk."
- Muslim and others
al-Khudri r.a. reported that Jibril came to the Prophet
and said, "O Muhammad, are you
sick?" He replied, "Yes." He said: "Bismillahi arqik, min
kulli shay'in yu'thik, min sharri kulli nafsin aw 'ayni hasid
-- With Allah's Name I shelter you (give you ruqyah), from all that
ails you, from the evil of every soul, or that of the envious eyes.
May Allah cure you; with Allah's Name I shelter you."
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Action Items for the uttaqun:
Study tawheed as it relates to
all acknowledgement to Allah, subhana watala, for
healing and ailments.
not jump to the conclusion that all sicknesses are punishments from
Allah, subhana watala.
woman may be treated by a male physician (including treatment or
examination of private parts, etc.) only if a female physician cannot
be obtained through all means possible, and it is recommended that a
mahram male or trustworth muslim female be present to prevent the
occurance of khulwah.
should avoid treatment by non-mahram female doctors or nurses, except
when male doctors or nurses are not available.
Do not look down on a person who
is sick, merely because of the sickness.
ruqyah is permissible so long that it does not
contain shirk or anything else haram. But do not seek
ruqyah, because that can prevent you from being among the seventy
thousand who immediately enter Paradise. You may,
however, volunteer on your own and perform ruqyah over an individual if
s/he has not requested it and still be eligible to be among the seventy
thousand who immediatley enter Paradise... Allah knows best.
Count your blessings while you
are sick, using the opportunity to seek forgiveness of sins and
remaining patient during the affliction.
Allah, subhana watala, sees everything we do!