Having faith in Allah

Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “I was shown the past nations. I saw a Prophet who had a very small group (less than ten in total) with him, another Prophet who was accompanied by only one or two men and some did not have even one. Suddenly I was shown a huge crowd and I thought that they were my Ummah, but I was told: ‘This is Musa and his people, but look towards the other side.’ I looked and beheld a great assemblage.
I was told: ‘These are your people and amongst them there are seventy thousand who shall enter Jannah without being taken to account or torment”. Then the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) stood up and went into his apartment, and the Companions began to guess who may be those people who would enter Jannah without any accounting or torment. Some said: “Probably, they are the ones who kept company with Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)”.
Others said: “Probably, they are the ones who have been born as Muslims and have never associated anyone with Allah in worship”. Then the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) came out and asked, “What are you discussing?” So they told him. He then said, “They are those who do not make Ruqyah (blowing over themselves after reciting the Qur’an or some prayers and supplications the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to say) nor seek it, nor perceive omens (i.e., they are not pessimistic) but keep trust in their Rubb (Allah).” On this Ukashah bin Mihsan stood up and asked: “Pray to Allah to make me one of them.” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “You are one of them.” Then another man stood up and asked the same thing. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) answered, “‘Ukashah has surpassed you”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

We learn the following from this Hadith:
1. This Hadith mentions the importance of faith in Allah, inducement for having trust in Him and the distinction of people who have these qualities.
2. Although the practice of blowing over someone after reciting the Qur’an or supplications of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and medical treatment are permissible but they who avoid them because of their extreme trust in Allah and save themselves from bad omen, enjoy a distinguished position.
3. These conditions of various communities were shown to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) in dreams for the dreams of the Prophets reflect the truth, or by means of Revelation, or he had witnessed them in the event of Isra (the Night Journey) of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).
4. The followers of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) exceed the followers of other Prophets in number.
And Allah Knows Best!

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