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Day 13: Visit the Sick-30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 13: Visit the Sick The idea of visiting the sick is a very emphasized concept in Islam. This practice serves to show empathy to the sick individual, let them know they are not alone, and provide some company. Of course, all this is done in a way that brings joy to the person, rather […]

Do We Have a Right to Visit the Sick?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I know someone who was told by his sick brother-in-law not to come visit him. He responded by telling his brother-in-law that he has a right to visit him. Is this true? It has always been my understanding that we have a responsibility to visit the sick. […]

Forgotten Sunnas: Healthy Relationships Through Visiting the Sick

The Prophet (peaceful prayers and blessings be upon him) said, “Every Muslim has five rights over another Muslim: to return the greetings, to visit the sick, to accompany funeral processions, to accept an invitation, to respond to the one who sneezes.” [al-Bukhari, Muslim] When in good health, we visit each other and hang out. If […]

Can I Sit for Prayer If My Legs Are Painful Due to Exercise?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I sit for prayer if my legs are painful due to exercise? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, you cannot sit for the obligatory (fard) prayer unless you (a) experience severe, unbearable pain in the standing (qiyam) position, or (b) are reasonably sure that standing […]