As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 4


Reviling Fever is prohibited

Jabir (radhi allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu aliahi wa-sallam) visited Umm Sa'ib (or Umm Musaiyyab) and asked her, 'What ails you O Umm Sa'ib (or Umm Musaiyyab)? You are shivering.' She replied, 'It is a fever, may Allah not bless it!' He said to her, 'Do not revile fever, for it cleanses out the sins of the sons of Adam in the same way that a furnace removes the dirt of iron.' [Saheeh Muslim]

Diseases are part of fate - the Will of Allah and a means of expiation of sins, and therefore, should not be criticized. However, one should take necessary measures to overcome them because Sharee'ah makes it obligatory to do so.

Rejoicing over another's trouble is prohibited
A true Muslim is one, who feels unhappy to see other Muslims suffering, and rejoices on the happiness of his Muslim brothers. It is contrary to the conduct of a true believer to rejoice over the trouble of another Muslim. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu aliahi wa-sallam) said, 'Do not express pleasure at the misfortune of a (Muslim) brother, lest Allah should bestow mercy upon him and make you suffer from a misfortune.' [At-Tirmidhee]

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