A person is rewarded for any discomfort or illness that afflicts him

Question

Please verify the following Hadith:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If a person becomes ill, Allah rewards him for his illnesses.”

(Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)

 

Answer

You are probably referring to the following authentic Hadith recorded in Sahih Muslim:

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say, ‘Allah records a good deed and expiates a sin whenever anything afflicts a believer, even if it be a thorn prick.'”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2572)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar