Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.004A.

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 them, and I said: ‘O dear father! How are you (now)?’ And, ‘O Bilal! How are you now?’ She (further) said: ‘When Abu Bakr had high fever he would recite:

Every man is amongst his family, yet death is nearer to him than his shoe laces.

And when Bilal recovered from fever, he would recite: Would that I could stay overnight in a valley wherein I should be surrounded by izhkhir and jalil (kinds of fragrant grass). Would that one day I could drink of the water of Majinna, and would that (the two mountains) Shama and Tafil would appear to me.

‘Aishah added: “Then I went to Allah’s Messenger and told him about it, whereupon the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: ‘O Allah! Bestow on us the love of Madinah as we love Makkah, or even more than that. O Allah ! Make it healthy and bless its sa’ and mudd (measures of food) for us, and divert its fever to (the place called) al-Juhfah.”

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