Hadith on Visiting the Sick

Don’t worry about what so and so will say on the day of Akhirah. Worry about own yourself first, who will rescue you and your family when there will be no one to help one another. Dump the crazy politicians. They are least bothered about you and me. They care only for their popularity, their following, and whatever the duniya can give them in return. Politicians are only interested in leading you to be their ideological servants. You will find them exhorting the youth toline up to work for them so that the self declared leaders can climb to an office of authority enriching themselves plenty. The cost is always born by the innocent followers, never by the political leaders or their families.

Let me tell you something. The greatest thing anyone can do is doing something good for someone. Mere rituals and chants will not get anyone much credit without being backed up by some form of good deed. That is why we are told to be firm in SABR and to be doers of good deeds, as a Commandment from the RABB. Imaan must be followed by a good action. Notice the repetitive emphasis on the word good. Well, what does it mean to be good? Is it subjective or is it a general term which can be used to show any deed as a ´good´ deed?

Muslims, you know from Seerah that the noble Messenger (PBUH) used to visit the sick. Where do you find sick people? You will find them in hospitals and health centers. Is going to hospitals to visit the sick a part of normal Dawah? I don’t know many Dawah groups which do that. How many Dawah groups attend to the poorest people in society? How many Dawah groups pay off debts of orphans or widows or marginalized people? Rather we see ourselves competing to please our Rabb by mostly empty rituals, or by following the dictates of some lunatic who claims to be our Imam. Don’t you think we should ponder about the following Hadith more seriously and give good deeds the priority it deserves…

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Verily, Allah, the Exalted, and Glorious will say on the Day of Resurrection: ‘O son of Adam, I was ill but you did not visit Me.’ He would say: ‘O my Rubb, how could I visit you and You are the Rubb of the worlds?’ Thereupon He would say: ‘Did you not know that such and such a slave of Mine was ill but you did not visit him? Did you not realize that if you had visited him (you would have known that I was aware of your visit to him, for which I would reward you) you would have found Me with him? O son of Adam, I asked food from you but you did not feed Me.’ He would submit: ‘My Rubb, how could I feed You and You are the Rubb of the worlds?’ He would say: ‘Did you not know that such and such a slave of Mine asked you for food but you did not feed him? Did you not realize that if you had fed him, you would certainly have found (its reward) with Me? O son of Adam, I asked water from you but you did not give it to Me.’ He would say: ‘My Rubb, how could I give You (water) and You are the Rubb of the worlds?’ Thereupon He would say: ‘Such and such a slave of Mine asked you for water to drink but you did not give it to him. Did you not realize that if you had given him to drink you would have found (its reward) with Me?”‘

[Muslim].

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