Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Wafat of Masumah-e-Qum (A.S.)
Nov, 13 2018
4 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


المَرَضُ


SICKNESS




المَرَضُ / Sickness

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): المَريضُ تَحاتُّ خَطاياهُ كَما يَتَحاتُّ وَرَقُ الشَّجَرِ.
1– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The wrongdoings of a sick person shed away from him like the shedding of leaves from a tree.’
[al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib, v. 4, p. 293, no. 56]

2- الإمام عليٌّ عليه‏السلام : المَرَضُ أحَدُ الحَبسَينِ
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Sickness is one of the two confinements.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1636]


المَرَضُ


SICKNESS




3ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ أو الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهمَا الّسَلامُ): سَهَرُ لَيلَةٍ مِن مَرَضٍ أو وَجَعٍ أفضَلُ وأعظَمُ أجراً مِن عِبادَةِ سَنَةٍ.
3– Imam al-Baqir or Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Staying awake from sickness or pain for one night carries a greater reward than the worship of one year.’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 114, no. 6]

4ـ الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا مَرِضَ المؤمنُ أوحَى اللّه‏ُ عَزَّوجلَّ إلى صاحِبِ الشِّمالِ: لا تَكتُبْ على عَبدي مادامَ في حَبسي ووَثاقي ذَنبا. ويُوحي إلى صاحِبِ اليَمينِ أنِ اكتُبْ لِعَبدي ما كُنتَ تَكتُبُهُ في صِحَّتِهِ مِن الحَسَناتِ.
4– Imam al-Kazim (AS) said, ‘When a believer becomes sick, Allah reveals unto the angel on his left
[shoulder], ‘Do not write a sin for my servant as long as he is in My confinement and My grasp, and He reveals unto the angel on his right
[shoulder], 'Write for My servant what you were writing for him in merits when he was healthy.’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 114, no. 7]

كِتمانُ المَرَضِ / Concealing One’s Sickness

5ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): قالَ اللّه‏ُ عَزَّوجلَّ: مَن مَرِضَ ثلاثا فلَم يَشكُ إلى أحَدٍ مِن عُوّادِهِ أبدَلتُهُ لَحماً خَيراً مِن لَحمِهِ ودَماً خَيراً مِن دَمهِ، فإن عافَيتُهُ عافَيتُهُ ولا ذَنبَ لَهُ، وإن قَبَضتُهُ قَبَضتُهُ إلى رَحمَتي.
5– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘From among the treasures of righteousness are: concealing one’s tragedies, sicknesses and charity.’
[Mustadrak al-Wasa`il, v. 2, p. 68, no. 1435]

6ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مِن كُنوزِ البِرِّ: كِتمانُ المَصائبِ، والأمراضِ، والصَّدَقَةِ.
6– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Allah Almighty has said, ‘Whoever becomes sick three times and does not complain to any of his visitors, I change his flesh to flesh better than what he has and blood better than his blood. If I cure him, then I will cure him and he will have no sin, and if I take him
[in death], I will take him to My Mercy.’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 115, no. 1]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كَتَمَ وَجَعا أصابَهُ ثلاثةَ أيّامٍ مِن‏النّاسِ وشَكا إلَى‏اللّه‏ِ، كانَ حَقّاً علَى اللّه‏ِ أن يُعافِيَهُ مِنهُ.
7– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Whoever suppresses pain that he has been inflicted with for three days from people and complains to Allah instead, Allah will rightfully cure him from it.’
[al-Khisal, p. 630, no. 10]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كَتَمَ الأطِبّاءَ مَرَضَهُ خانَ بَدَنَهُ.
8– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Whoever conceals his sickness from physicians has betrayed his body.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8545]

9ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كَتَمَ مَكنونَ دائهِ عَجَزَ طَبيبُهُ عَن شِفائهِ.
9– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Whoever conceals the secret of his sickness, his physician will not be able to cure it.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8612]

كَفى بالسَّلامَةِ داءً / Health Suffices as an Ailment

10ـ داوودُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ كانَ يقولُ ـ: اللّهُمّ لا مَرَضٌ يُضنِيني، ولا صِحَّةٌ تُنسِيني، ولكنْ بينَ ذلكَ.
10– Prophet David (AS), would say, ‘O Allah,
[do not give me] sickness that weakens me nor health that makes me forget
[You], rather a state in between them both.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, p. 134, no. 334]

11ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): كَفى بالسَّلامَةِ داءً.
11– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Health suffices as an ailment.’
[Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 7]

12ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ اللّه‏َ يُبغِضُ العِفرِيَةَ النِّفرِيَةَ الّذي لَم يُرزَأ في جِسمِهِ ولا مالهِ.
12– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Indeed Allah hates hard calamities and tragedies that do not obtain anything from a man’s body or his wealth.’
[al-Da`aawat, p. 172, no. 482]

13ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الجَسَدُ إذا لم يَمرَضْ أشِرَ، ولا خَيرَ في جَسَدٍ يَأشَرُ .
13– Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘If a body does not become sick it continues to make merry, and there is no good in a body that
[only] makes merry.’
[Mishkat al-Anwar, p. 280]

عِيادَةُ المَريضِ / Visiting the Sick

14ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): عائدُ المَريضِ يَخوضُ في الرَّحمَةِ.
14– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The one who visits the sick dives into
[divine] mercy.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 25141]

15ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنَّ اللّه‏ عَزَّوجلَّ يقولُ يَومَ القِيامَةِ: يابنَ آدمَ، مَرِضتُ فلَم تَعُدْني ! قالَ: ياربِّ، كيفَ أعودُكَ وأنتَ رَبُّ العالَمينَ ؟! قالَ: أما عَلِمتَ أنّ عَبديَ فُلاناً مَرِضَ فلَم تَعُدْهُ ؟ ! أما عَلِمتَ أنّكَ لَو عُدتَهُ لَوَجَدتَني عِندَهُ؟!
15– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Allah Almighty will say on the Day of Resurrection , ‘O son of Adam, I became sick and you did not visit Me!’ and he will ask, ‘O Lord, how can I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds?’ He Almighty will say, ‘Did you not know that My servant so and so became sick and you did not visit him?! Did you not know that if you had visited him you would have found Me there with him?!’
[al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib, v. 4, p. 317, no. 3]

16ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن عادَ مَريضاً شَيَّعَهُ سَبعونَ ألفَ ملَكٍ يَستَغفِرونَ لَهُ حتّى يَرجِعَ إلى مَنزلِهِ.
16– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Whoever visits a sick person, seventy thousand angels will escort him repenting for him until he returns to his house.’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 120, no. 2]

أدَبُ العِيادَةِ / Etiquettes of Visiting the Sick

17ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): خَيرُ العِيادَةِ أخَفُّها .
17– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The best kind of visit
[of the sick] is the briefest one.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 25139]

18ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): عُودوا المَريضَ واتبَعوا الجَنازَةَ يُذَكِّرْكُم الآخِرَةَ.
18– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Visit the sick and follow funeral processions, they will remind you of the Hereafter.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 25143]

19ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ مِن أعظَمِ العُوّادِ أجراً عندَ اللّه‏ِ عَزَّوجلَّ لَمَن إذا عادَ أخاهُ خَفَّفَ الجُلوسَ، إلّا أن يَكونَ المَريضُ يُحِبُّ ذلكَ ويُريدُهُ ويَسألُهُ ذلكَ.
19– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The visitor with the greatest reward with Allah is he who when he visits he sits briefly, unless the sick person likes the company and wants and asks for
[him to sit longer].’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 118, no. 6]

20ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العِيادَةُ قَدرُ فُواقِ ناقَةٍ أو حَلبِ ناقَةٍ .
20– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Visiting should be the length of time it takes to milk a camel.’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 118, no. 2]

21ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): تَمامُ العِيادَةِ للمَريضِ أن تَضَعَ يَدَكَ على ذِراعِهِ وتُعَجِّلَ القِيامَ مِن عِندِهِ ؛ فإنَّ عِيادَةَ النَّوكى أشَدُّ علَى المَريضِ مِن وَجَعِهِ .
21– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘The complete visit of the sick should be just long enough for you to put your hand on his arm, and hasten to leave from him, for the visit of the foolish is harder for the sick person to bear than his pain.’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 118, no. 4]

22ـ عن مولىً لجعفرِ بنِ محمّدٍ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَرِضَ بعضُ مَواليهِ فخَرَجنا إلَيهِ نَعودُهُ ونَحنُ عِدَّةٌ مِن مَوالي جعفرٍ، فاستَقبَلَنا جعفرٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) في بعضِ الطّريقِ، فقالَ لنا: أينَ تُريدونَ ؟ فَقُلنا: نُريدُ فُلانا نَعودُهُ، فقالَ لَنا: قِفوا، فوَقَفنا، فقالَ: مَع أحَدِكُم تُفّاحَةٌ، أو سَفَرجَلَةٌ، أو اُترُجَّةٌ، أو لَعقَةٌ مِن طِيبٍ، أو قِطعَةٌ مِن عُودِ بَخورٍ ؟ فقُلنا: ما مَعنا شيءٌ مِن هذا، فقالَ: أما تَعلَمونَ أنَّ المَريضَ يَستَريحُ إلى كُلِّ ما اُدخِلَ بهِ علَيهِ؟ !
22– A protégé of Imam al-Sadiq (AS) narrated, ‘One of his protégés became sick so we went to visit him as a group of the protégés of Ja`afar. We met Ja`afar (AS) on the way, and he asked, ‘Where are you going?’ We replied, ‘We are going to so and so to visit him.’ He said, 'Stop', so we stopped, and he asked, ‘Does any of you have an apple or a quince, or a citron, or some perfume or a piece of sandalwood?!’ We said, ‘No, we do no have any of these?’ He said, ‘Do you not know that the sick man is comforted by anything that is brought for him.’
[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 118, no. 3]
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