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Blessed footsteps

Question

Please provide the reference and authenticity of the narration which states that an Angel calls out, “Your footsteps are good” when visiting the sick.

Answer

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whomsoever visits a sick person or visits his brother for the sake of Allah, a caller calls out, ‘You have done good, your footsteps are blessed and you have prepared an abode in Jannah”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2008, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1443 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 2961 with slight variation in the words)

 

Imam Tirmidhi has graded the Hadith sound (hasan).

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar