Lesson no. 39 Encouraging & visiting the sick & Dua to recite:-

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Prophet ﷺ’s Guidance on treating the sick: -

Reward to visit a sick: -

1. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ said: Whoever visits a sick person, a caller calls from heaven: May you be happy, may your walking be blessed & you occupy a dignified position in Paradise.
[Ibn Majah: 1510; Book. 6; English vol. 1; Book. 6, Hadees. 1443]

Visiting a sick is like you are in fruit garden of Paradise: -

2. Abu Rabi رضي الله عنه reported directly from Nabi ﷺ that the one who visits the sick is in fact like one who is in the fruit garden of Paradise so long as he does not return.
[Muslim: 2568 A; Book. 45; English Book. 32; Hadees. 6227]

Utter good words when you visit a sick or a dying person: -

3. Narrated by Umme Salmah رضي الله عنها that Nabi ﷺ said: when you visit one who is sick or dying, say good things, for the angels say: Amin to whatever you say.
[Ibn Majah: 1514; Book. 6; English vol. 1; Book. 6, Hadees. 1447]
(It is a part of a long Hadees).

7 things to be done: -

4. Al-Bara Bin Aazib رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ commanded us to do seven things: He  commanded us to attend funerals, visit the sick, to reply say: يرحمك الله may Allah have mercy on you to one who sneezes, to accept invitations, to support the oppressed, to fulfill oaths (when adjured by another) & to return greetings of Salaam.
[Nasa’i: 3778; Book. 35; English vol. 4; Book. 35, Hadees. 3809]

Ask the sick for what he wants & give him that he wishes for: -

5. Narrated by Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما that Nabi ﷺ visited a sick man & asked to him: What do you desire? He answered: I want wheat bread. Nabi ﷺ said: Whoever has wheat bread, let him send it to his brother & said: When a sick person among you desires something, give him.
[Ibn Majah: 3566; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3440]
6. Narrated by Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ visited a sick person & said: Do you want anything? Do you want cake? He said: Yes. So they looked for some for him.
[Ibn Majah: 3567; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3441]

One should not wish for death: -

7. Narrated by Harithah Bin Mudarrib رضي الله عنه: We came to Khabbab to visit him (when he was sick) & he said: I have been sick for a long time & were it not that I heard Nabi ﷺ say: Do not wish for death, I would have wished for it. & said: A person will be rewarded for all his spending, except for (what he spends) on dust, or he said: on building.
[Ibn Majah: 4302; Book. 37; English vol. 5; Book. 37, Hadees. 4163]

Say the following to sick: -

8. Narrated by Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما that Nabi ﷺ went to visit a sick bedouin. Whenever Nabi ﷺ went to a patient, He used to say to Him

لاَ بَأْسَ طَهُورٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ ‏‏‏

don’t worry, if Allah will, it will be expiation for your sins.
[Bukhari: 5656; Book. 75; English vol. 7; Book. 70; Hadees. 560]
9. Narrated by Abu Saeed Al-Khudri رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ said: When you visit the ill, then assure him regarding his lifespan, indeed that will not repel anything; but it will comfort his soul.
[Tirmizi: 2231; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2087]

Pouring ablution (wazoo) water on unconscious person: -

10. Ibn Al-Munkadir رضي الله عنه says that "I heard Jabir say: 'I fell sick & Nabi ﷺ & Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه came to visit me. They found me unconscious, so Nabi ﷺ performed Wazoo & poured His Wazoo water over me.
[Nasa’i: 139; Book. 1; English vol. 1; Book. 1; Hadees. 138]

Sins are forgiven due to illness: -

11. Narrated by Umm Al-Ala رضي الله عنها that Nabi ﷺ visited me while I was sick & He ﷺ said: Be glad, Umm Al-Ala' for Allah removes the sins of a Muslim for his illness as fire removes the dross of gold & silver.
[Abu Dawud: 3092; Book. 21; English Book. 20; Hadees. 3086]

Dua to recite during visiting a sick: -

12. Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما that Nabi ﷺ said: If anyone visits a sick whose time (of death) has not come & says with him seven times:

أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ إِلاَّ عَافَاهُ اللَّهُ مِنْ ذَلِكَ الْمَرَضِ ‏

Translation: I ask Allah, the Mighty, the Lord of the mighty Throne, to cure you; Allah will cure him from that disease.
[Abu Dawud: 3106; Book. 21; English Book. 20; Hadees. 3100]
12a. Ali رضي الله عنه narrated that whenever Nabi ﷺ would visit an ill person, He ﷺ would say:

‏ اللَّهُمَّ أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ فَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا ‏‏

Translation: O Allah! Make the harm go away, Lord of mankind & heal him, You are the Healer, there is no healing except your healing, a healing that does not leave any sickness.
[Tirmizi: 3565; Book. 48, English vol. 6; Book. 46, Hadees. 3565]
13. Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها daughter of Saad رضي الله عنه that her father said: I had a complaint at Mecca. Nabi ﷺ came to pay a sick-visit to me. He ﷺ put His Hand on my forehead, wiped my chest & belly & then said:

‏ اللَّهُمَّ اشْفِ سَعْدًا وَأَتْمِمْ لَهُ هِجْرَتَهُ ‏

Translation: O Allah! heal up Sa’ad & complete his immigration.
[Abu Dawud: 3104; Book. 21; English Book. 20; Hadees. 3098]
14. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ visited an ill man & said: Cheer up, for indeed Allah says: It is My fire which I impose upon My sinning Slave as his portion of fire.
[Tirmizi: 2232; Book. 28; English vol. 4 Book. 2, Hadees. 2088]
15. Narrated by Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما that Nabi ﷺ said: There is no Muslim worshipper who visit one who is ill, (other than at the time of death) & recite 7 times

أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ

will be cured.
[Tirmizi: 2227; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2083]

Ruqyah by Jibrail عليه السلام for Nabi ﷺ: -

16. Narrated from Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه that Jibrail عليه السلام came to Nabi ﷺ & said: “O Muhammad, you are ill. He ﷺ replied: Yes. Jibrail عليه السلام recited (Ruqyah):

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ يُؤْذِيكَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ أَوْ عَيْنٍ أَوْ حَاسِدٍ اللَّهُ يَشْفِيكَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ ‏.‏

Translation: (In the Name of Allah I perform Ruqyah for you, from everything that is harming you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye & may Allah heal you. In the Name of Allah I perform Ruqyah for you).
[Ibn Ma-jah: 3652; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3523]
17. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ came to visit him (when he was sick) & He ﷺ said to him: Shall I not recite for you a Ruqyah that Jibrail عليه السلام brought to me? He replied: May my father & mother be ransomed for you! Yes, O Rasoolullah ﷺ! then He ﷺ recite 3 times:

‏ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ وَاللَّهُ يَشْفِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ فِيكَ مِنْ شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ ‏"‏

Translation: (In the Name of Allah I perform Ruqyah for you, from every disease that is in you & from the evil of those who (practice witchcraft when they) blow in the knots & from the evil of the envier when he envies), three times.
[Ibn Majah: 3653; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3524]
18. Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that when Nabi ﷺ fell ill, Jibrail عليه السلام use to recite this for Nabi ﷺ.

بِاسْمِ اللَّهِ يُبْرِيكَ وَمِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ يَشْفِيكَ وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ وَشَرِّ كُلِّ ذِي عَيْنٍ ‏.‏

Translation: (In the name of Allah, may He cure you from all kinds of illnesses & safeguard you from the evil of a jealous one when he feels jealous & from the evil influence of eye.)
[Muslim: 2185; Book. 39; English Book. 26; Hadees. 5424]

The soil of Madinah used: -

19. Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that Nabi ﷺ used to recite for the patient (who had a wound & use to recite the below Dua on the sand & mixe it with His ﷺ Saliva & apply on wound)

"‏ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ، تُرْبَةُ أَرْضِنَا بِرِيقَةِ بَعْضِنَا، يُشْفَى سَقِيمُنَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّنَا ‏"

Translation:‏ (In the Name of Allah The earth of our land & the saliva of some of us cure our patient.)
[Bukhari: 5745; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 641]
20. Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that Nabi ﷺ used to read in this Ruqyah:

‏ تُرْبَةُ أَرْضِنَا، وَرِيقَةُ بَعْضِنَا، يُشْفَى سَقِيمُنَا، بِإِذْنِ رَبِّنَا ‏

Translation: In the Name of Allah. The earth of our land & the saliva of some of us cure our patient with the permission of our Lord. With a slight shower of saliva while treating with a Ruqyah.
[Bukhari: 5746; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 642]
1. The visitor should recite the following Dua: -

لا بَأْسَ طَهُورٌ إنْ شَاءَ اللهُ، لا بَأْسَ طَهُورٌ إنْ شَاءَ اللهُ

[Hisnul Hasin (English by Muhammed Rafiq)]
2. Or Recite: -

اللهمَّ اشفِ عبدَك ينكأُ لك عَدُوًّا أو يمشي لك إلى جنازةٍ

[Hisnul Hasin (English by Muhammed Rafiq)]
3. While Mentioning the name of the patient recite: -

يا فُلَانُ! شفى اللهُ سقمك وغفر ذنبك وعافاك في دينك وجسمك إلى مدّة أجلك

[Hisnul Hasin (English by Muhammed Rafiq)]
4. Or recite: -

يَا حَلِيمُ ، يَا كَرِيمُ! اشْفِ فُلانًا

[Hisnul Hasin (English by Muhammed Rafiq)]
It is mentioned in Hadees that once a person informed Hazrat Ali رضي الله عنه about illness of a person, Hazrat Ali رضي الله عنه asked him that, will it please him if he becomes well. The person replied: Yes, than Hazrat Ali رضي الله عنه taught him the above Dua & said to him that he will become well.
[Hisnul Hasin (English by Muhammed Rafiq)]
5. When a person is ill he should recite 40 times the following: -

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

[Hisnul Hasin (English by Muhammed Rafiq)]
6. Also should recite many times: -

لا إِلَهَ إِلا الله وَالله أَكْبَرْ، لا إِلَه إلا الله وَحْدَهْ، لا إِلَهَ إِلا الله لا إِلَه إلا الله وَحْدَهْ لا شَرِيكَ لَهْ، لا إِلَهَ إِلا الله لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدْ، لا إِلَهَ إِلا الله وَلا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بالله

[Hisnul Hasan (English by Muhammed Rafiq)]
Please refer lesson no. 60 to 67 in part-1