Speaking of one’s suffering during illness

Ibn Mas’ud (radi Allahu anhu) reported: I visited the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) while he was suffering. I said: “(O Messenger of Allah!) You suffer too much.” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Yes, I suffer as much as two men of you.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith throws light on the fact that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was merely a human being. Besides, it tells us that one is at liberty to speak of one’s suffering.

And Allah knows best!

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