CHAPTER: CURING OF THE PATIENT WITH THE RECITATION OF MU'AWWIDHATAN (SURAS CXIII., CXIV.)
'A'isha reported that when any of the members of the household fell ill Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to blow over him by reciting Mu'awwidhatan, and when he suffered from illness of which he died I used to blow over him and rubbed his body with his hand for his hand had greater healing power than my hand.
'A'isha reported that when Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) fell ill, he recited over his body Mu'awwidhatan and blew over him and when his sickness was aggravated I used to recite over him and rub him with his band with the hope that it was more blessed.
This hadith has been narrated through some other chains of transmitters but with a slight variation of wording. In the hadith transmitted on the authority of Yanus and Ziyari (the words are):" When Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) fell ill, he blew over his body by reciting Mu'awwidhatan and rubbed him with his hand.