Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi
I was recently asked about this topic and thought i would share the hadeeth and its subject matter with you.
Upon the authority of Anas ibn Maalik – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu who said that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi was Salam visited a man from the Muslims who had become slim and weak and resemblant to a newborn chick (due to an illness). So the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu Alaihi Was Sallam said to him: “Have you been supplicating for anything or asking him (Allah) for anything? so he said yes! i have been saying: “Oh Allah whatever you were going to punish me with in the hereafter, then give me my punishment in the life of this world” so the Messenger of Allah – Sallallhu Alaihi Was Sallam said: “Subhaanallah! You would not withstand that! (or he said) you would not be able! Would it not have been better for you to say “Oh Allah give me good in the dunya, and good in the hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the Fire” then he made dua to Allah for him and Allah cured him”
(Saheeh Muslim 2688)