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Visiting my Sick brother or sister can make seventy thousand angels pray for me !

Assalamu Alikum Warahmathullahi wa barakathuhu

My dear sisters and brothers in Islam ,Today my article will be about virtue of visiting the sick.As we know we are so busy these days working and enjoying the blessings given to us , but as a Muslim we are not even ready to fulfill the right of our brother in Islam. Do you all know visiting a sick brother is a right of him which we should fulfill?
It was mentioned in a hadith Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Every Muslim has five rights over another Muslim (i.e., he has to perform five duties for another Muslim): to return the greetings, to visit the sick, to accompany funeral processions, to accept an invitation, to respond to the sneezer [i.e., to say: ‘Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah bestow His Mercy on you),’ when the sneezer praises Allah].”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

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what is the Virtue of Visiting sick?

In this Para let us speak about the virtue of visiting a sick brother or a sister according the sunnah (tradition) so that we can strive to be among the good  doers. Without delay let us discuss the virtues of visiting the sick .

‘Ali bin Abu Talib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “When a Muslim visits a sick Muslim at dawn, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till dusk. If he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till the morning; and he will have (his share of) reaped fruits in Jannah.”[At- Tirmidhi].

In another hadith:
Thauban (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “He who visits his brother in Faith, will remain engaged in picking the fresh fruits from the garden of Jannah till he returns.”[Muslim].

 According to al-Tirmidhi (2008), the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever visits a sick person or visits a brother in Islam, a caller cries out to him: ‘May you be happy, may your walking be blessed, and may you occupy a dignified position in Paradise’.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

What should i do when i visit my sick brother or sister?

Let us learn through the tradition of prophet what to do when we visit our sick brother or sister.
When the Prophet (ﷺ) visited any ailing member of his family, he would touch the sick person with his right hand and would supplicate:
‏”‏اللهم رب الناس، أذهب البأس، واشف، أنت الشافي لا شفاء إلا شفاؤك، شفاءً لا يغادر سقماً”
“Allahumma Rabban-nasi, adhhibil-ba’sa, washfi, Antash-Shafi, la shifa’a illa shifa’uka, shifaan la yughadiru saqaman[O Allah! the Rubb of mankind! Remove this disease and cure (him or her)! You are the Great Curer. There is no cure but through You, which leaves behind no disease].”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her):
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When you visit a sick or a dying person, you should utter good words because the angels say `Amin’ at what you say.” She added: When Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) died, I came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: “O Messenger of Allah, Abu Salamah has died.” He (ﷺ) directed me to supplicate thus: “Allahummaghfir li wa lahu, wa a`qibni minhu `uqba hasanatan [O Allah, forgive me and him, and bestow upon me a better future (give me a better substitute)].” So I supplicated as he directed, and Allah gave me a man who was better for me than Abu Salamah (i.e., the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)). (The Prophet (ﷺ) married Umm Salamah afterwards.)[Muslim].
One should not sit too long with the sick person rather the visit should be short so that it does not cause any hardship to him or his family. Haashiyat Ibn Qaasim, 3/12; al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 5/174
(View of the scholars )
Allah knows the best