Etiquette of Visiting the Sick

Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) visiting the Sick;

Visiting the sick is a Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallalahu Allayhi Wassallam and there are many virtues mentioned in the Ahaadith concerning this. Hadhrat (RA) often visited friends who were ill ensuring that he fulfilled all the sunnats whilst doing so. Once, when Hadhrat (RA) came to Dhabhel, Moulana Shafi Mia Saahib (RA) was ill in hospital. The hospital was a distance away in another town. It was extremely hot with hot winds blowing. Hadhrat (RA) performed his salaah early and left for the hospital. He only returned at the time of Maghrib having only spent a few minutes at the hospital. Moulana Shafi Saahib (RA) insisted that he stay longer but Hadhrat (RA) mentioned the Hadith “One should visit a sick person for the duration of milking a camel.” Thereafter, Hadhrat (RA) left.

Once Hadhrat Mufti Ahmad Kanpuri Saahib (db) met in an accident and fractured both his legs. Hadhrat (RA) undertook a difficult journey to visit him. After making dua for him, he said, “One handicapped person has come to visit another handicapped.” They both had a good laugh. This was how Hadhrat (RA) lifted his spirits and made him comfortable.[1]

[1] (Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi raḥimahullāh His life and works, Publsh. Ta’limi Board, KZN, Pg 118)