146 - باب استحباب سؤال أهل المريض عن حاله
Recommendation of Inquiring the Family Members of the Patient about his Condition
910 - عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه خرج من عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم في وجعه الذي توفي فيه فقال الناس : يا أبا الحسن كيف أصبح رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ؟ فقال : أصبح بحمد الله بارئا . رواه البخاري
910. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: When `Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) came out after visiting the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) during his last illness, the people asked: "How is Messenger of Allah (PBUH), O Abul-Hasan?'' He replied: "Praise be to Allah, he (PBUH) is feeling better.''
Commentary: This Hadith shows that if a patient is in a critical condition and people are advised not to visit him, it will be appropriate to enquire of his blood relatives about his health. The family members, too, are supposed to give an encouraging report about the patient's condition to enquirers.
147 - باب ما يقوله من أيس من حياته
Supplication when one is disappointed about his Life