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70000 people who will enter paradise without account.

According to sahih bukhari hadith no.6059,the 70000 people who will enter paradise without account are those who do not use branding, or seek ruqya, or believe in bad omens; they put their trust in their Lord.”’;so if we wish to be amongst those 70000 people, does this mean that we should not do ruqya,although our beloved prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam did ruqya on himself and others?

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: Allah's Apostle said, 'Nations were displayed before me; one or two prophets would pass by along with a few followers. A prophet would pass by accompanied by nobody. Then a big crowd of people passed in front of me and I asked, Who are they Are they my followers?" It was said, 'No. It is Moses and his followers It was said to me, 'Look at the horizon.'' Behold! There was a multitude of people filling the horizon. Then it was said to me, 'Look there and there about the stretching sky! Behold! There was a multitude filling the horizon,' It was said to me, 'This is your nation out of whom seventy thousand shall enter Paradise without reckoning.' "Then the Prophet entered his house without telling his companions who they (the 70,000) were. So the people started talking about the issue and said, "It is we who have believed in Allah and followed His Apostle; therefore those people are either ourselves or our children who are born m the Islamic era, for we were born in the Pre-lslamic Period of Ignorance.'' When the Prophet heard of that, he came out and said. "Those people are those who do not treat themselves with Ruqya, nor do they believe in bad or good omen (from birds etc.) nor do they get themselves branded (Cauterized). but they put their trust (only) in their Lord " On that 'Ukasha bin Muhsin said. "Am I one of them, O Allah's Apostle?' The Prophet said, "Yes." Then another person got up and said, "Am I one of them?" The Prophet said, 'Ukasha has anticipated you." Sahih Al-Bukhari [Volume: 7, Book: 71, Hadith 606 ]

Dear brother, it is Allah alone who knows who these fortunate 70,000 believers would be, it may be that the majority of them would be from the early generations of the believers and some may be from the later generation of the believers.

Your Question: so if we wish to be amongst those 70000 people, does this mean that we should not do ruqya,although our beloved prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam did ruqya on himself and others?

‘Ruqya’ in islam means the recital of some supplications, seeking Allah’s help for a specific fear or ailment.

Dear brother, it is indeed true that the blessed prophet (pbuh) at times would practice ruqya (seeking Allah’s help to cure an ailment or fear), but this practice was immidatelly stopped after the revelation of the Surahs Al-Falaq and An-Naas,

Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri Allah's Messenger (saws) used to seek refuge in Allah from the Jinn and the 'evil eye' in men till the Mu'awwidhatan (113th Surah Al-Falaq and 114th Surah An-Naas) were revealed, after which he made use of them and abandoned everything else. Al-Tirmidhi [4563]

Ruqya were used by the people in the days of ignorance, the people during the days of ignorance believed that it is the power of these ruqyas that can cure any ailment and put their trust in these rather than in the power of Allah. Islam commanded belivers to put their trust in Allah alone and leave everything else (ruqya, charms etc.). And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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