Daily Hadith Sat 16-Mar-2019 - 11 Rajab 1440 حديث اليوم
Recommendation of Inquiring the Family Members of the Patient about his Condition
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."[Al-Bukhari].

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.

146/910 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
بابُ استحباب سؤالِ أهلِ المريضِ عَنْ حاِلهِ
عن ابن عباسٍ ، رضي اللَّه عنهما ، أَنَّ عليَّ بنَ أَبي طالبٍ ، رضي اللَّهُ عنهُ خرجَ مِنْ عِنْدِ رسولِ اللَّهِ صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم في وجَعِهِ الذِي تُوُفيِّ فِيهِ ، فقال النَّاسُ : يا أَبَا الحسنِ ، كَيـفَ أَصْبَحَ رسولُ اللَّه صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم قال : أَصْبحَ بِحمْد اللَّهِ بَارِئاً . رواه البخاري .
910/146 - رياض الصالحين
Sat 16-Mar-2019 - 11 Rajab 1440