Channel: Omar Suleiman
The Ultimate Healer
There are angels that visit you when you’re sick and monitor how you react to other visitors. What rewards lay in store for those who are patient with their illness?
So I want to pull back and not talk about the person visiting the one who's sick, talked about the reward of visiting your brother just for the sake of Allah or your sister just for the sake of Allah, just out of that love for Allah, just to establish that connection, when they're sick, the reward is definitely multiplying. But I want to speak about it from the perspective of the one who actually is sick, the one who is in bed, going through some sort of fever or going through some sort of illness, whether they're in a hospital or at home, what is their status with a lot at that moment? And what role do the angels play in accompanying that person, as they're in that situation?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that when a person is sick, Allah sends two angels to accompany that person in their illness. So as you're laying in bed, you have a special two angels that come and they reside with you. And they monitor the guests that come to visit you, obviously, they're going to record the reward for the ones that came to visit you. But I want you to think about when you were sick, the last time you were sick, and if you're sick right now, may Allah cure you, when you're sitting in bed, and someone asks you, how are you feeling, and you're not feeling good at all right, you have a choice to actually talk about how bad you feel. Or you can say at home
that a lot, you can praise a lot. And thank a lot for what you still have, you can say Alhamdulillah, I'm making it through. And if you talk about your situation, it's only to describe it for the sake of giving an accurate picture of what you're going through, but not to complain, not to laminate the situation, but to say Alhamdulillah to say, you know, all praises and thanks are due to Allah for what he has spared me in the midst of this illness and the sickness, right, so you're sitting there, and you have that opportunity. And that could come, you know, through someone sending you a text message when you're in bed, and saying, How are you doing, and you could respond with a
long list of how horrible Your life is right now and how you're feeling. So what actually is happening is that you have two angels that are with you, that are going to monitor the response that you give to your visitor or give to the one who's checking on you, and report that back to Allah. So the Prophet sly Some said, these two angels sit with you, and they see the guests that come to visit you or check up on you. And they monitor your response. If you praise Allah and glorify Allah, then they take that response back up to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah Subhana, WA tada responds, and Allah says, If I caused my slave to die as a result of this illness, then I will surely grant that
person, gentlemen, I will give that person a garden in general. And Allah subhanaw taala then goes on to say, and should I heal my abs, should I heal my slave, then I will replace their blood with that which is better, they're flush with that, which is better. And I will wipe out their sense. So Allah subhanaw taala says, I will give that person lemon height and me flesh that is better than the flesh that they already have demin heightened and dummy blood that is better than the blood that they already have. And I will wipe out their sense. And so if a loss of hundreds out of causes you to die, then you have been assured because of the way that you responded. If you live then Allah
subhanaw taala will restore you in a better way and at the same time, wipe out the sins that you carried with you to that illness. Now, that's something that only belongs to the sick person. In general, if you're patient in the midst of hardship, Allah subhanaw taala gives you rewards as a result of that. But there's something special for the one that is sick and that would help us understand the reward of the one that's visiting the sick. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that on the Day of Judgment, when a person stands before Allah, Allah says to the servant, oh, my servant, oh, son of Adam, I was hungry, and you did not feed me. And the person would say, Yeah,
oh my lord, how can I feed you and you are the Lord of the worlds. And Allah subhanaw taala would respond and say, Don't you know that my servants so and so was hungry? And had you gone to my servants and fed him? loa Jetta talica or nd Edna Adam, then you would have found that reward with me. Or with that person, oh, son of Adam, meaning had you gone to feed that hungry person, you would have found my edge of my reward in place of the and Allah says, Oh my servant, oh, son of Adam, I was thirsty and you did not nourish me and a person would say, Oh Allah, how could I nourish you and you're the Lord of the worlds and Allah subhanaw taala respond once again, that Don't you know that
my servants so and so was thirsty and had you given my servant something to nourish themselves with no agenda that he can do? You would have found that reward with me, Oh son of Adam. But then Allah subhana wa tada says,
Oh son of Adam, I was sick and you did not visit me. And the person would say, How can I visit you? And you are the Lord of the worlds and Allah subhana wa tada gives a different answer than the one that he gives to the previous to Allah subhanaw taala says Don't you know my servants so and so was sick? And had you gone to him lower doctor who had you gone to visit him? Language attorney or in the who you have not? You would have found me with him, oh, son of that. You would have found me with that person. Oh, son of Adam, not my reward. You would have found me with that person. Oh, son of Adam. And so when you are sick and patient with that illness, it's not just the reward of a lot
that's with you. It's a lot himself. That's with