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Section : Sickness, Expiation of Sins.There are many hadith which explain that sickness expiates evil deeds and wipes out sins. Of these, some are given below:Abu Hurairah narrates that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him with some hardship."Abu Hurairah also reports that Allah's … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.001.

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Section : Patience During Illness.Anyone suffering from an illness should remain patient, for there is no reward better or more enriching than that reserved for those who endure in patience.Suhaib ibn Sinan narrated that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "How remarkable is the case of the believer! There is good for him in … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.001A.

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Section : To Complain of One's Illness.It is permitted for a patient to complain of his pain and illness to a physician or a friend, provided he does not do so to express his or her anger or impatience. It was mentioned earlier that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "My fever is as … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.002.

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Section : A Sick Person is Rewarded for All the Good Deeds that He Would (usually) Perform in a State of Health.Abu Musa al-Ash'ari reports that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "If a servant (of Allah) falls sick or goes on a journey, he (continues to be) rewarded for the good deeds that … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.002A.

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Section : Visiting the Sick.It is Islamic etiquette to visit a sick Muslim, to provide him moral support, and to make sure that he or she is well taken care of.Ibn 'Abbas said: "The first visit to a sick person is sunnah, while any subsequent visit is a voluntary act (a good deed)." Abu Musa … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.003.

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Section : Reward for Visiting the Sick.Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: "A caller from heaven calls out to the person who visits a sick person, 'You are good and your path is good. May you enter your residence in Paradise'."Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.003A.

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Section : 059.Etiquette of Visiting the Sick|It is recommended that the visitor pray for the recovery and health of the patient and that he should urge him to endure his trouble patiently. He should say nice words to cheer him up and keep his spirits high. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "When you … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.004.

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Section : Women Visiting (Sick) Men.Bukhari reports: "Umm ad-Darda went to visit one of the Ansar who used to come to the mosque.'' It is narrated from 'Aishah that she said: "When the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, migrated to Madinah, both Abu Bakr and Bilal fell sick. So I went to see … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.004A.

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Section : Muslim Visiting a Non-Muslim Patient.It is permissible for a Muslim to visit a sick non-Muslim person. In the chapter, "Visiting a Sick Polytheist," Bukhari says: It is narrated on the authority of Anas that "a Jewish boy, who used to serve the Prophet, peace be upon him, once fell ill. The Prophet, peace … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.005.

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Section : Asking the Sick for a Prayer.Ibn Majah narrates on the authority of Umar that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: "When you visit a sick person, ask him to pray for you. Indeed, the prayer of a sick person is like the prayer of angels." According to the author of … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.005B.

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Section : Seeking Medical Treatment.There are many hadith which encourage the Muslims to seek medical treatment.Usamah ibn Shuraik narrated: "I came to the Prophet, peace be upon him, and found him with his companions. They were calm and serene as if there were birds over their heads. I greeted them and sat down. Then some … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.005C.

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Section : Using Prohibited Things As Medicine.The majority of scholars hold that the use of wine and other prohibited things as medicine, is unlawful. They base their arguments on the following hadith:Wa'il ibn Hujr al-Hadrami reported that, "Tariq ibn Suwaid asked the Prophet, peace be upon him, if he could use liquor as medicine. The … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.006.

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Section : Treatment by a non-Muslim Physician.In his book, Al-Adab ash-Shar'iah, Ibn Muflih writes that Shaikh Taqiyyuddin Ibn Taymiyyah said: "A credible Jew or Christian who has medical expertise may treat a sick Muslim. Such a person may, likewise, be entrusted with funds or other financial transactions, for Allah, the Exalted, says: 'Among the People … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.006A.

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Section : Permission for a Woman to Seek Medical Treatment from Men.In cases of necessity, it is permissible for a man to treat a woman, and for a woman to treat a man. Bukhari reports from Rubayyie' bint Mu'awwizh ibn 'Afra that she said: "We participated in battles with the Messenger of Allah, peace be … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.007.