Hadith on Care: The Prophet cares for a mentally ill woman

April 10, 2017

Anas reported: A woman with some illness in her mind said, “O Messenger of Allah, I have a problem!” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O mother of a child, come to whichever side of the road you wish that I may take care of your need.” The Prophet spoke privately with her in part of the road until she was free from her need.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2326

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَنَسٍ أَنَّ امْرَأَةً كَانَ فِي عَقْلِهَا شَيْءٌ فَقَالَتْ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّ لِي إِلَيْكَ حَاجَةً فَقَالَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَا أُمَّ فُلَانٍ انْظُرِي أَيَّ السِّكَكِ شِئْتِ حَتَّى أَقْضِيَ لَكِ حَاجَتَكِ فَخَلَا مَعَهَا فِي بَعْضِ الطُّرُقِ حَتَّى فَرَغَتْ مِنْ حَاجَتِهَا

2326 صحيح مسلم كتاب الفضائل باب قرب النبي عليه السلام من الناس وتبركهم به