Will you explain the hadith "When a slave is ill, Allah sends two angels to him and says to them, ‘Go and look what my slave says to his visitors’" about the reward to be given to a person who shows patience and thanks Allah?
A hadith regarding patience in Muwatta, Ayn 5, (2, 940) is as follows: "When a slave is ill, Allah sends two angels to him and says to them, ‘Go and look what my slave says to his visitors’. If that slave…" Will you explain this hadith?
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Dear Brother / Sister,
Ata Ibn Yasar narrates:
"The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,
"When a slave is ill, Allah sends two angels to him and says to them,
‘Go and look what my slave says to his visitors’.
If he praises Allah and lauds Allah when they come to him, they take that up to Allah, who knows best. Thereupon, Allah He says,
'If I make my slave die, I will make him enter Paradise. If I heal him, I will replace his flesh with better flesh and his blood with better blood and I will efface his evil actions.'" [Muwatta, Ayn 5, (2; 940)]
This hadith mentions the great thawab a believing slave will receive when he becomes ill but shows patience, does not complain to Allah about his illness and praises Him. The wording of the hadith expresses this reward as a definite promise.
This hadith mentions the great and special reward a patient will receive if he does not complain to Allah about his illness and continues praising Him. It is stated that if such a person dies, his spirit will be purified and he will go to Paradise directly and that if he does not die, his body will be purified from illnesses.
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