Hadith on Trials: Believer purified by illness like iron in a fire

Abdur Rahman ibn Azhar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the parable of the believer, when he is afflicted by illness or fever, is only that of a piece of iron placed in the fire; its defects vanish and its goodness remains.”

Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá 6544

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَزْهَرَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّمَا مَثَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِ حِينَ يُصِيبُهُ الْوَعْكُ أَوِ الْحُمَّى كَمَثَلِ حَدِيدَةٍ تُدْخَلُ النَّارَ فَيَذْهَبُ خَبَثُهَا وَيَبْقَى طَيِّبُهَا

6544 السنن الكبرى للبيهقي

2370 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الجامع