The seventy thousand who will enter Paradise without being brought to account

Discussion in 'Hadith' started by Abu Sarah, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Abu Sarah
    sunnah
    Offline

    Abu Sarah Allahu Akbar Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,116
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    chemist
    Location:
    Egypt
    Home page:
    Ratings Received:
    +81 / 0
    [​IMG]

    The seventy thousand who will enter Paradise without being brought to account

    .......................................................​

    it was reported by the two Shaykhs (al-Bukhaari and Muslim), Ahmad and others from the Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). If you study this hadeeth and think about it, then in sha Allaah the confusion you describe in your question will be resolved.

    Imaam al-Bukhaari (may Allaah have mercy on him) narrated in his Saheeh from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) that the Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I was shown the nations, and some Prophets passed by with a few followers, and some Prophets passed by with no followers. Then I was shown a great multitude, and I said, ‘What is this? Is this my ummah?’ It was said, ‘No, this is Moosa and his people.’ It was said, ‘Look at the horizon.’ There I saw a huge multitude filling the horizon. And it was said, ‘Look there, and there, on the horizons of the sky.’ There was a multitude filling the horizons. It was said, ‘This is your ummah, and of these, seventy thousand will enter Paradise without being brought to account.’” Then he [the Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)] went inside, without explaining further. The people started to discuss what he had said, saying, “We are the ones who have believed in Allaah and followed His Messenger; we are they” or, “It is our children who were born in Islam whilst we were born in Jaahiliyyah.” The Prophet :saw:(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) heard about what was being said, so he came out and said: “They are the ones who do not seek ruqya, do not believe in bad omens and do not use branding; they put their trust in their Lord…”

    What the hadeeth means is that there is a group of this ummah who will enter Paradise without being brought to account, not that the number of inhabitants of Paradise from this ummah is seventy thousand. The seventy thousand referred to in this hadeeth are of a high status in this ummah because of some special qualities that they have, as mentioned in the hadeeth: “They are the ones who do not seek ruqya, do not believe in bad omens and do not use branding; they put their trust in their Lord…”

    The reason why they will enter Paradise without being brought to account and without being punished is stated clearly in another report narrated by al-Bukhaari (may Allaah have mercy on him) from Ibn ‘Abbaas, who said: “The Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘I was shown the nations. One Prophet passed by with a group, another passed by with a small band, another with ten followers, another with five, and another on his own (with no followers). I looked and saw a huge multitude, and I said, “O Jibreel, are these my ummah?” He said “No, but look at the horizon.” So I looked and saw a huge multitude. He said, “These are your ummah, and these are seventy thousand at their head who will not be brought to account or punished.” I said, “How come?” He said, “They do not use branding, or seek ruqya, or believe in bad omens; they put their trust in their Lord.”’ ‘Ukhaashah ibn Mihsan stood up and said, ‘Pray to Allaah to make me one of them!’ He [the Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)] said, ‘O Allaah, make him one of them.’ Then another man stood up and said, ‘Pray to Allaah to make me one of them.’ He said, ‘ ‘Ukaashah has beaten you to it.’”
    (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, 6059).

    They are described further in another hadeeth, narrated by Sahl ibn Sa’d (may Allaah be pleased with him), according to which the Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Seventy thousand or seven hundred thousand [one of the narrators was not sure] of my ummah will enter Paradise, and the first of them will not enter until the last of them do so. And their faces will be like the moon on the night when it is full.”
    (Reported by al-Bukhaari).

    Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘A group of my ummah seventy thousand strong will enter Paradise, with their faces shining like the moon.”
    (Reported by al-Bukhaari).

    Muslim also reported about them in his Saheeh from Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah: “… then the believers will be saved and the first group to be saved will have faces like the moon when it is full, [they will be] seventy thousand, who will not be brought to account. Then will come those who shine like the stars in the sky…”

    There is good news for all of us Muslims in this hadeeth and others. There is more information in a report narrated in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad and the Sunan of al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah, where Abu Umaamah is reported to have said that the Prophet :saw:(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “My Lord promised me that seventy thousand of my ummah will enter Paradise without being brought to account or being punished; with each thousand of them will be another seventy thousand, plus three handfuls of the handfuls of my Lord, may He be glorified.”

    We ask Allaah to make us among them. Just imagine: seventy thousand, with each thousand of whom is another seventy thousand – how great will be the total number of people who will enter Paradise without being brought to account? How many will be in each handful “scooped up” by the Merciful, Compassionate, Generous Almighty Lord? We ask Allaah to make us among that number.

    The second item of good news is that the number of inhabitants of Paradise from this ummah will be two thirds of the total number. More people will enter Paradise from the ummah of Muhammad :saw:(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) than from all the previous nations combined. This good news comes from the Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the hadeeth in which he said to his Companions one day, “Would you be pleased if you were a quarter of the people of Paradise?” They said, “Yes.” He said, “Would you be pleased if you were a third of the people of Paradise?” They said, “Yes.” He said, “Would you be pleased if you were a half of the people of Paradise?” They said, “Yes.” He said, “By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, I hope that you will be half of the people of Paradise. No one will enter Paradise except a Muslim, and among the people of shirk you are like a white hair on the hide of a black bull, or a black hair on the hide of a red bull.”
    (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 6047).

    The final part of the good news comes in another saheeh hadeeth, in which he :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The people of Paradise are 120 rows, of which eighty are from this ummah and the other forty from all the other nations.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 3469; he said this is a hasan hadeeth).

    We praise Allaah for His blessings and ask Him for His grace and mercy, and to make us dwell in Paradise by His mercy and kindness. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad :)saw:).

    Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
  2. hussain.mahammed
    Offline

    hussain.mahammed a lonely traveller

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Messages:
    1,689
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    trying to be steadfast in the path of Righteousnes
    Location:
    Northemisphere
    Ratings Received:
    +10 / 0
    Jazakumullah khair ya akhee for this great hadeeth.
    But I did not understand what is ruqya? Can anybody explain?
    Barakallahu feek
    wa/salam
    your brother
  3. Abu Sarah
    sunnah
    Offline

    Abu Sarah Allahu Akbar Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,116
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    chemist
    Location:
    Egypt
    Home page:
    Ratings Received:
    +81 / 0
    Wa Alaykum Assalam my noble Brother,

    The phrase did not perform ruqyah or ask others to do so” means that they did not ask others to perform ruqyah for them. Although asking someone to perform ruqyah is permissible, it is contrary to that which is better.

    But the Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded us and taught us to seek treatment, as he said: “Allaah has not created any disease without also creating the cure; some know it and some do not.”
    (Reported by al-Bukhaari, no. 5678).

    Ruqyah and seeking medical treatment differ in two ways:

    The first difference is that a person will feel a greater attachment to the one who does ruqyah than to the one who offers medical treatment, because if Allaah decrees that he should be healed through ruqyah, the bond between the person who did the ruqyah and the person who was sick is a spiritual bond, as the cure did not come about through physical means. The fact that it is a spiritual bond may be a source of fitnah (temptation or trial), as he may say, “he is one of the awliya’ (close friends) of Allaah” and so on, which may lead him to shirk (associating partners with Allaah). Hence it was followed by the words “… and who put their trust in their Lord.”

    The second difference is that a sick person may ask for ruqyah from someone who is not qualified to do it, because the latter is not using something tangible that can be identified. So the person who has been asked to do ruqyah may do it, and the sick person may be healed coincidentally, not as a result of the ruqyah which was not done according to sharee’ah, but at the same time as the ruqyah is done, so people may suffer fitnah because of this, and think that this is a person whose du’aa’s are answered and whose ruqyah is blessed, when this is not the case.

    For this reason the Prophet :saw: (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “… those who do not ask for ruqyah..” and did not say “those who do not seek treatment. Seeking treatment is essential, but it is better not to seek ruqyah. However, if a person comes forward and recites something over you and you do not stop him, this does not mean that you are not counted among the people mentioned in the hadeeth, because you did not ask for ruqyah. By the same token, if you do ruqyah for your brother, you are doing him a favour, and this does not rule you out from being one of the seventy thousand. Thus we say that the extra phrase reported in Saheeh Muslim, “… and they did not do ruqyah…” is a dubious addition that is not saheeh. The correct wording is only “Those who did not ask for ruqyah.”

    ...........end Quoted....

    Liqa’ al-Baab al-Maftooh by Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 55/121



    <wasalam>
  4. Proud_2b_Muslim
    Offline

    Proud_2b_Muslim Ahmad M. Al-Marshoud

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    PE teacher (sport)
    Location:
    Kuwait , Rawdha
    Home page:
    Ratings Received:
    +2 / 0
    :salam2:
    jazak Allah khayran

Share This Page