Virtues of visiting the sick

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “He who visits his brother in Faith, will remain engaged in picking the fresh fruits from the garden of Jannah till he returns.”

[Sahih Muslim]

In another narration: “When a Muslim visits a sick Muslim at dawn, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till dusk. If he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till the morning; and he will have (his share of) reaped fruits in Jannah.”

[Sunan At-Tirmidhi]

Commentary:

We benefit from the above Ahadith the importance and virtue of visiting a sick person so as to obtain the Divine reward.

The second Hadith mentions “dawn” and “evening” to mean at all times, and not necessarily at those particular times.

And Allah knows best!

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