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What is the status of the chronically ill in the hereafter?

Salamalaekum,

Can you elaborate on what status is given to sick people, such as chronically ill people whose lives have changed because of it but who accept Allah's SWT decree wholeheartedly- will they be forgiven in the hereafter ?

-junaidindian

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  1. Assalamualaikum,

    The state of the Aakhirah is from the Ghayb. We know only that which has come to us in the Quran and the Sunnah.

    The people of Jannah will have no impurity, no illness, nothing that would displease them. In fact, the illness and hardships are for this world. Jannah is a place of rest for those Chosen by Allah (May He Choose us).

    15:48
    لَا يَمَسُّهُمْ فِيهَا نَصَبٌ وَمَا هُمْ مِنْهَا بِمُخْرَجِينَ
    No fatigue will touch them therein, nor from it will they [ever] be removed.

    56:18
    بِأَكْوَابٍ وَأَبَارِيقَ وَكَأْسٍ مِنْ مَعِينٍ
    With vessels, pitchers and a cup [of wine] from a flowing spring -
    56:19
    لَا يُصَدَّعُونَ عَنْهَا وَلَا يُنْزِفُونَ
    No headache will they have therefrom, nor will they be intoxicated -

    56:25
    لَا يَسْمَعُونَ فِيهَا لَغْوًا وَلَا تَأْثِيمًا
    They will not hear therein ill speech or commission of sin -
    56:26
    إِلَّا قِيلًا سَلَامًا سَلَامًا
    Only a saying: "Peace, peace."

    7:43
    وَنَزَعْنَا مَا فِي صُدُورِهِمْ مِنْ غِلٍّ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهِمُ الْأَنْهَارُ ۖ وَقَالُوا الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَٰذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْلَا أَنْ هَدَانَا اللَّهُ ۖ لَقَدْ جَاءَتْ رُسُلُ رَبِّنَا بِالْحَقِّ ۖ وَنُودُوا أَنْ تِلْكُمُ الْجَنَّةُ أُورِثْتُمُوهَا بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ
    And We will have removed whatever is within their breasts of resentment, [while] flowing beneath them are rivers. And they will say, "Praise to Allah , who has guided us to this; and we would never have been guided if Allah had not guided us. Certainly the messengers of our Lord had come with the truth." And they will be called, "This is Paradise, which you have been made to inherit for what you used to do

    32:17
    فَلَا تَعْلَمُ نَفْسٌ مَا أُخْفِيَ لَهُمْ مِنْ قُرَّةِ أَعْيُنٍ جَزَاءً بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
    And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do.

    Subhanallah, there will be no ill person in Jannah. Like what Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said to an old lady: no old woman will enter Jannah.

    An old woman came to the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and said : "O Messenger of Allah , pray to Allah that I will enter Paradise ." He said jokingly , "O Mother of So- and- so , no old women will enter Paradise ." The old woman went away crying , so the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said , " Tell her that she will not enter Paradise as an old woman, for Allah says : (We have created [ their Companions ] of special creation , and made them virgin- pure [ and undefiled ]) [ Quran 56: 35- 36] ." [ Reported by al- Tirmidhi , it is hasan (hasan lighairihi) because of the existence of corroborating reports.]

    May Allah Make us among the inheritors of the Jannah - Aameen

    Abu Abdul Bari
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  2. Assalamu alaykum
    @ brother Abu Abdul Bari his question was if his sins will be forgiven in the hereafter,if the person was sick in dunya but believed in Allah swt.......

    • If that is what he meant, then he should know that whether Allah Will Forgive someone or not is His Choice. But illness afflicted upon Muslims who have patience will be rewarded due to that.

      The proof is this Hadith in Imam Bukhari's Sahih: Narrated `Abdullâh ﺭَﺿِﻲَ اﻟﻠﻪُ ﻋَﻨْﻪُ : I visited the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ during his ailments and he was suffering from a high fever. I said, ``You have a high fever. Is it because you will have a double reward for it?'' He said, ``Yes, for no Muslim is afflicted with any harm but that Allâh will remove his sins as the leaves of a tree fall down.''

      Another hadith he included in the Sahih:

      Narrated `Ai sh ah ﺭَﺿِﻲَ اﻟﻠﻪُ ﻋَﻨْﻬﺎ , the wife of the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ Allâh's Messenger ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said, ``No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allâh expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn.''

      A person is afflicted with a calamity, which he can bear. Imam at Tirmidhi narrates the following Hadith:

      Mus`ab bin Sa`d narrated from his father that a man said: ``O Messenger of Allâh ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ Which of the people is tried most severely?'' He said: ``The Prophets, then those nearest to them, then those nearest to them. A man is tried according to his religion; if he is firm in his religion, then his trials are more severe, and if he is frail in his religion, then he is tried according to the strength of his religion. The servant shall continue to be tried until he is left walking upon the earth without any sins.'' ( Hasan )

      Another Hadith by Imam at Tirmidhi which is directly referring to what the brother asked:

      Jâbir narrated that the Messenger of Allâh ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said: ``On the Day of Judgement, when the people who were tried (in this world) are given their rewards, the people who were pardoned (in life), will wish that their skin had been cut off with scissors while they were in the world.'' ( Hasan Gharib ) 

      We should always ask Allah for Jannah, just like our Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam taught us:

      Narrated Abu Hurairah ﺭَﺿِﻲَ اﻟﻠﻪُ ﻋَﻨْﻪُ : The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said, ``Whoever believes in Allâh and His Messenger ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ performs Iqâmat-as-Salât and observes Saum (fasts) of the month of Ramadân, then it will be a promise binding upon Allâh to admit him to Paradise, no matter whether he fights in Allâh's Cause or remains in the land where he is born.'' The people said, ``O Allâh's Messenger! Shall we acquaint the people with this good news?'' He said, ``Paradise has one hundred grades which Allâh has reserved for the Mujâhidun who fight in His Cause, and the distance between each of two grades is like the distance between the heaven and the earth. So, when you ask Allâh (for something), ask for Al-Firdaus which is the middle (best) and the highest part of Paradise.'' [The subnarrator added, ``I think the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ also said, `Above it (i.e., Al-Firdaus ) is the Throne of the Most Gracious (i.e., Allâh), and from it gush forth the rivers of Paradise.' ’’]. ( Bukhari )

      Abu Abdul Bari
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  3. Thats a very good question... Chronically ill can be divided into so many categories. Im wondering about the status of those children who were born with almost no mental capacity to think or have any motor skills.
    they will indeed go to heaven but will they get jannatul firdaus or not..it gaib i think. Coz that kind of jannah has to b earned with great hardships, isnt it? Wonder what a scholar has to say.

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