Ibn Majah narrated that Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri said, The Messenger of Allah said:
“When you visit a sick person, say good words to him, for the sake of Allah for although that does not prevent any harm, it still brings relief to the patient’s heart.”
The Honorable Remedy of Good Words: Elevating Inner Energy for Healing and Strength
This Hadith contains one of the most honorable remedies, that is, relieving the anxiety of the sick with good words that will enhance his resolve and strength. In this case, the inner energy would be elevated and would help the body against the disease, which is the best the doctor could wish for.
The Healing Power of Compassion: How Visiting the Sick Brings Relief and Strength to Body and Soul
Relieving the anxiety of the sick person and bringing relief to his heart has a surprisingly good effect in curing the body and lessening the effects of an ailment. It will In addition bring strength to the heart and the soul of the sick person, further encouraging the body to fight the disease. People have witnessed that the sick feel refreshed and energized in the company of those they like and respect when they visit them. This is one of the benefits gained from visiting the sick, which carries four types of benefits: for the sick person, the visitor, the sick person’s family, and the general public.
Traditional Healing Practices of Prophet Muhammad: Empathy, Prayer, and Personalized Care for the Sick
The Prophet used to ask the sick about what they complained about and how they felt. In addition, He would ask them about what they had a taste for and would place his hand on the forehead, or even on the chest, asking Allah to bring about whatever benefits them in their condition. Sometimes, the Prophet would perform ablution and then pour the water he used on the sick person. Sometimes, the Prophet would say to the sick person:
“It is alright. You will be purified (cured). Allah willing.”
This, indeed, is the kindest way to treat the sick when visiting them.