April 3, 2015 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “The Most High’s Saying, ‘Every day He has a matter to bring forth,’ [Rahmaan 55:29] He enriches the poor, and reduces to poverty the rich, He causes the healthy to become sick and the ailing to become healthy, gives sanctuary to the afraid and makes fearful those who were safe, and so on.
Allaah, the Most High, does that every day, such matters, without doubt, changing due to His Wisdom.
He, The Most High, said, ‘Thinketh man that he is to be left neglected?’ [Qiyaamah 75:36] So we believe that Allaah does not decree a matter but out of wisdom, only that sometimes we may know what it is and at others we don’t.”
Tafseer Surah Rahmaan, p. 314.
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.
June 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “Along with the fact that visiting a sick person is a fulfilment of the rights a Muslim has over his brother, it also brings about affection and closeness which none except someone who becomes sick and who is then visited by his brothers can perceive, for he finds [a feeling of] great love for those people who visited him and you will find that he tastes it and speaks about it amply. So along with the reward it entails, it establishes closeness amongst the Muslims.”
Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 5, p. 239.