Treat your sick ones by paying Sadaqah

Q 2: Kindly point out to us, may Allah protect you, the following Hadith: Cure your patients with charity. With regard to offering sacrifices to charity to treat a sick person. (Part No. 24; Page No. 442) Is this prescribed for removing affliction? May Allah reward you with the best!

A: The said Hadith is not Sahih (authentic). However, there is nothing wrong with giving charity on behalf of a sick person in order to get closer to Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) hoping that Allah will heal him, on account of the general meaning of some pieces of evidence that point out the merit of charity that extinguishes (the fire of) sin and wards off evil death.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.