When You See a Friend Suffering from Anxiety

The shaikh, Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Ḥajr, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

When a person sees his friend is anxious [about something], it’s commendable [in Islām] that he say things to him that will remove his anxiety and cheer him up, ʿUmar ibn Al-Khaṭṭāb having said, “I am most definitely going to say something that will make the Prophet ﷺ laugh.”

Fatḥ Al-Bārī, vol. 9, p. 292. And the like of it is in Sharḥ Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, vol. 10, p. 81 by Al-Nawawī, may Allāh have mercy on him.

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff

Date published: December 6th, 2020