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A traveller/ill person receives rewards for good deeds he used to do

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Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

“When a slave of Allah suffers from an illness, he is credited with the equal of whatever good good work he used to do when he was healthy. ”

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Sahih Bukhari and is therefore authentic.

Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When a person falls ill or goes on journey, he will be rewarded for those [nafl/voluntary] deeds that he would do when he was a non traveller or when in good health [and is now unable to do due to illness or travel].”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2996)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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