Inquiring from the Family Members of the Patient about his Condition

Ibn ‘Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) reported: When ‘Ali (radi Allahu anhu) came out after visiting the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) during his last illness, the people asked: “How is the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), O Abul-Hasan?” He replied: “Praise be to Allah, he (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) is feeling better.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]


This Hadith shows that if a patient is in a critical condition and people are advised not to visit him, it will be appropriate to enquire of his blood relatives about his health. The family members, too, are supposed to give an encouraging report about the patient’s condition to enquirers.

And Allah knows best!

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