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Sickness wipes out all sins

Question

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

“Indeed Allah Ta’ala tests his servant through sickness until that sickness wipes out all his sins”

 

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. He has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 348)

 

See similar Hadiths here and here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar