Hadith on Visiting the Sick: A Virtuous Charity in Islam

📖Sahih Muslim 2568 b
Thauban, the freed slave of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ), reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: He who visits the sick continues to remain in the fruit garden of Paradise until he returns.

  • The meaning of this Hadith is that visiting the sick is highly encouraged in Islam and is considered a virtuous act with great rewards. The Hadith highlights the importance of showing care, compassion, and support to those who are ill or in need. By visiting the sick, one not only fulfills a social obligation but also earns immense blessings from Allah (SWT). The Hadith further emphasizes that the reward for such an act of kindness is so significant that the person who visits the sick will continue to be rewarded in Paradise until they return from their visit. This Hadith serves as an encouragement for Muslims to actively engage in acts of kindness and support for the sick, and to strive for Paradise through good deeds.