Rasulullah’s visit to the sick
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Maulana alaluddin Rumi (Rahmatullah ‘alaih)
relates, in his Mathnavi Sharief, a story of a Sahabi who fell ill.
Having heard of the extreme sickness suffered by this Sahabi(), Nabi
The Sahabi was overoyed with the blessed presence of Rasulullah,
and seemed to have been endowed with a new lease to life.
…As a poet aptly says : “ Seeing
the shine on the face of him who arrives; It
is understood that the afflicted one is well.”
*A Companion of the Holy Prophet
After having spent some time with the Sahabi, Nabi took leave. However,
before departing, Rasulullah (SAW) asked him if he had made any specific
dua whilst he had had his good health.
After reflecting a little, the Sahabi replied in the affirmative,
saying that he had asked Allah Ta’ala to grant him, in this
world, the punishment for his faults and shortcomings, which would
be meted out to him in the Aakhirah (Hereafter).
Rasulullah (SAW) expressed his displeasure at this and forbade him
from making such a prayer.
…A person making such a request is in reality making a bold
claim that he has the power and strength to endure the punishment
of Allah Ta’ala. This attitude goes against ‘Abdiyat (servitude).
Rasulullah (SAW) advised him to rather make dua :
“O Allah, Our Lord and Sustainer, grant
us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from
the torment of the Fire.”
When the Sahabi followed through with the counsel of Nabi , he very
quickly regained his health.