’Uthaimeen on Bringing Solace to Someone Ill or Struck by a Calamity

April 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Part of lofty manners and praiseworthy characteristics is that when you find a person broken hearted either due to losing someone beloved etc., then you should try to bring him joy and happiness and [try to] lessen his calamity by reminding him of that which is greater. So if he lost some money, you say to him, ‘There are people who have lost all of their wealth,’ and if [for example] he is afflicted with an illness in his eye, you say to him, ‘Some people have been afflicted with blindness,’ [saying such things to him] so that you will ease his affairs, part of which is bringing solace to a person struck with a calamity.”

At-Ta’leeq alaa al-Qawaa’id al-Hisaan, p. 161.

Uthaimeen on Visiting the Sick

February 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “It is fitting that someone who visits an ill person reminds him of repentance and of the obligation upon him of having a will and that he should fill his time with Allaah’s remembrance, the Mighty and Majestic, because a person who is ill is in need of such things, and if he is at death’s door and the person who is by him is certain that death is upon him, then it is right that he should prompt him to say, ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah,’ as the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered.”

Fataawaa fis-Salaati wal-Janaa‘iz, vol. 2, p. 72.

Uthaimeen Asked About How To Know if You’re Too Ill to Fast

August 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “What is the scale/degree of harm according to which a fast becomes harmful for someone who is ill and after which it becomes forbidden?”  He replied, “Indeed, harm is known through feeling and it maybe known by being informed of it.  As for knowing it by feel then it is if an ill person feels that the fast is harming him and making his pain worse and delaying his recovery.  And as for [recognising that] by being informed then it is if a knowledgeable, trustworthy, doctor tells him that [it is harmful], and it is not a condition that the doctor be a Muslim.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 6, pp. 328-329.

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