Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that Sickness is a Purification. The Dua which is to be recited when visiting a sick person means: “It is a purification. It is a purification. There is nothing wrong. Insha Allah”

Sickness is also a bounty of Allah Ta’ala. It purifies the Mu’min from his sins. The unbearable purifier of sins in the Aakhirah is Jahannum. Out of his mercy, Allah Ta’ala purifies His devotees from sin by means of sicknesses which they can bear.

During illness, never should one complain. Complaint during sickness is a sign that the sickness is a punishment. With Sabr, the Mu’min is purified and higher ranks are bestowed to him.

However, many of our sickness are self-inflicted. Abuse of our bodies and health by excessive indulgence I food and also in sin leads to the punishment of diseases.

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