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The Talbina gives rest to the heart of the patient and makes it active and relieves some of his sorrow and grief

January 28, 2014

Aisha (may Allaah be pleased with her) used to recommend Talbina for the sick and for one who is grieving over a dead person. She (may Allaah be pleased with her) used to say, “I heard the Messenger (Sallallaahu ءlayhi Wasallam) saying, ‘The Talbina gives rest to the heart of the patient and makes it active and relieves some of his sorrow and grief.’ ” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5689)].

Aisha (may Allaah be pleased with her) said that whenever one of her relatives died, the women assembled and then dispersed (returned to their homes) except her relatives and close friends. She (may Allaah be pleased with her) would order that a pot of Talbina be cooked. Then Tharid (a dish prepared from meat and bread) would be prepared and the Talbina would be poured on it. Aisha (may Allaah be pleased with her) would say (to the women), “Eat of it, for I heard the Messenger (Sallallaahu ءlayhi Wasallam) saying, ‘The Talbina soothes the heart of the patient and relieves him from some of his sadness.’ ” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5690)].

Hisham’s father (may Allaah be pleased with them) said, “Aisha (may Allaah be pleased with her) used to recommend Talbina and used to say, ‘It is disliked (by the patient) although it is beneficial.’ ‘ [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5690)].

The Messenger (Sallallaahu ءlayhi Wasallam) said, “I encourage you to use that which is disliked but beneficial (Talbina) for by the One whose hand Muhammad’s soul is in, it cleans the stomach of one of you just as dirt is cleaned from the face with water.” [Mustadrak of Haakim (7455), Saheeh as Dhahabi mentioned in ‘Talkhees’ taken from Maktaba Shaamilah, See also Mustadrak (8245) whose chain is upon the condition of Bukhaaree as Dhahabi mentioned].

Aisha (may Allaah be pleased with her) narrated, “If any of the Messenger’s (Sallallaahu ءlayhi Wasallam) family became ill, the Messenger (Sallallaahu ءlayhi Wasallam) would say, ‘It soothes the grieving heart and cleanses the ailing heart just as one of you cleans dirt off his face with water.’ ” [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3445), hadeeth hasan].

Aishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) narrated that the Messenger (Sallallaahu ءlayhi Wasallam) said, “You should eat the beneficial thing that is unpleasant to eat (Talbina), meaning broth. If any member of the Messenger of Allaah’s family was sick, the cooking pot would remain on the fire until one of two things happened, either the person recovered or died.” [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3446) hadeeth hasan].

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