Monday, February 13, 2012

Reply of a Bedouin

(94) Narrated Ibn Abbas: The Prophet went to visit a sick bedouin. Whenever the Prophet went to a patient, he used to say to him, "Don't worry, if Allah will, it will be expiation (for your sins):" The bedouin said, "You say expiation? No, it is but a fever that is boiling or harassing an old man and will lead him to his grave without his will." The Prophet said, "Then, yes, it is so." (Book #70, Hadith #560)

The visit of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) to the sick was to console and encourage them to face the hardships of sickness. But the Bedouin could not understood the deepness of the words of the Prophet (PBUH) and due to simplicity replied that it is the fever. This saying of Holy Prophet (PBUH) also tells us that we should not differentiate from the little hard words of the sick men.The holy Prophet (PBUH) just accepted what the Bedouin was saying.