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Another version of the Hadith regarding the reward of visiting the sick

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Can you mention the source of this Hadith?

‘Whoever comes to visit his Muslim brother (when he is sick), he is walking among the harvest of Jannah (Paradise) until he sits, then when he sits he is showered with mercy. If it is in the morning, seventy thousand angels will send blessing upon him until the evening, and if it is in the evening, seventy thousand angels will send blessing upon him until the morning.”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say: “Whomsoever visits his ill Muslim brother, is walking among the harvest of Jannah until he sits. Once he sits, mercy envelopes him. [If he visits] in the morning, seventy thousand angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till the evening. If it is in the evening, seventy thousand angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till the morning.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1442)

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded the Hadith with slight variation in the wording. See here 

 

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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