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
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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