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Speak good when visiting the sick or deceased

Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whenever you visit the sick or the deceased, say good things, because the angels say ‘Amin’ to whatever you say.”



Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his sahih. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 919)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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