Jesus (a.s.) & the Afflicted Man

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

It is related that Jesus (a.s.) passed a man who was blind, leprous, lame, paralysed on both sides, whose flesh was falling from elephantiasis, but who was saying, “Praise be to God who has Kept me free from that with which He has Afflicted many of His creatures.”

Jesus (a.s.) said, “O man, what affliction do I see Removed from you?”

He replied, “O Spirit of God, I am better than he in whose heart God has not put the knowledge of Himself which He has Put in my heart.”

Jesus (a.s.) said to him, “You have spoken the truth; give me your hand.”  He gave him his hand, and he became the most beautiful of men in face and the finest in figure, for God had Removed from him what he was suffering from.  So, he accompanied Jesus (a.s.) and worshipped with him.


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