A person continuously receives reward when visiting the sick

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، قال: من عاد مريضا لم يزل في خرفة الجنة قيل يا رسول الله وما خرفة الجنة؟ قال: جناها

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

Sayyiduna Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever visits a sick person remains in ‘khurfatul Jannah.’ When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked what is ‘khurfatul Jannah’, he replied, ‘The harvest [of Jannah].'”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2568)

 

This Hadith explains that when a person is visiting the sick, he is receiving reward. It is as though he is picking fruit from the harvests of Jannah.

(Refer: Takmilah Fathul Mulhim, Hadith: 6512)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar