CHAPTER No: 3
Who purifies Tauhid (from Shirk..etc) will enter Paradise without giving an Account
Allah the Most Exalted said:
"Verily Abraham (May Allah be pleased with him) was indeed a model, devoutly obedient to Allah, unswervingly true in faith and he was not of those who ascribed partners to Allah."
And He further said:
"And those who ascribe not anyone (in worship) as partners with their Lord."
Husain bin Abdur-Rahman narrated:
Once when I was with Sa'id bin Jubair, he asked, "Who among you did see the shooting star last night?" I answered, "I had seen it," and then explained that I was not at the prayer at the time because I had been stung by a poisonous scorpion. He said, "What did you then do?" I replied, "I used Ruqyah to cure it!" He said, "What compelled you to do that?” I said, "A Hadith I heard from Ash-Sha'bi." He asked, "Which Hadith Sha'bi narrated?" I replied, "He reported from Buraidah bin Al-Husaib, who said that Ruqyah is not allowed except for the treatment of 'evil eye' ('Ain) and (poisonous) sting." He (Sa'id bin Jubair) said, "He has done well by stopping on what he has heard (i.e. to act according to the knowledge as opposed to ignorance). However Ibn Abbas narrated us that the Prophet(May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said, 'All the nations were made to pass before me, and I saw a Prophet with a small group with him, and a Prophet with two or three people and a Prophet with none. Then there appeared a large group of people which I took to be my nation (Ummah). But I was told that those were of Musa and his people. Later, a larger group appeared and I was told that those were my people. Among them were seventy thousand who would enter Paradise without reckoning or punishment.' The Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) then got up and went to his house, and the people went into discussion as to who they might be. Some said, 'Perhaps they are the Companions of the Messenger of Allah.' Others said, 'May be they belong to those who were born in Islam and therefore had never ascribed anyone partner with Allah.' And while they were exchanging their views like this, the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) came out and was informed about the news. He said, 'Those people are those who do not treat themselves with Ruqyah, 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 'Ukashah bin Mihsan got up and said (to Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) 'Invoke Allah to make me one of them.' He (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said, 'You are one of them.' Then another man got up and said, 'Invoke Allah to make me one of them.' He (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said, 'Ukashah has preceded you.' "
Important issues of the Chapter
1) In Tauhid, people are classified into various ranks.
2) What is the meaning of 'purification of Tauhid'.
3) Ibrahim (May Allah be pleased with him) was praised by Allah for he was not of the polytheists.
4) Allah praised all those Auliya for they did not make anyone with Him as the partner (did not practice polytheism).
5) Keeping away from cauterization and Ruqyah is the fullest purification of Tauhid.
6) Possessing these characteristics (traits) is Tawakkul (trust in Allah Alone).
7) The deep knowledge of the Companions of Prophet Muhammad (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) who knew that such degree of trust (Tawakkul) in Allah could not be attained without action.
8) This shows how earnest the Companions were in doing good deeds.
9) The superiority of the followers of Muhammad (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) quantitatively as well as qualitatively.
10) The superiority of the Ummah (followers) of Musa (May Allah be pleased with him).
11) All the Ummah (nations) will be paraded before Prophet Muhammad (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) .
12) Every Ummah (nation) will be accompanied by its respective Prophet.
13) Generally, few people responded to the call of Prophets.
14) The Prophets, whom nobody responded to, will come alone before Allah.
15) The substance of these facts is that man should not worry about numbers, neither must he feel proud about huge numbers nor be disheartened by less numbers.
16) The permission of using Ruqyah to treat effects of evil eye and poisonous sting.
17) By the Hadith "He has done well by stopping on what he has heard”, the depth of knowledge of the predecessors is known, and it is also known that the first Hadith does not contradict the second.
18) The avoidance of the predecessors of praising anyone undeservedly.
19) The Prophet's statement that 'You are one of them' is a sign of Prophethood.
20) The excellence of Ukashah (May Allah be pleased with him)
21) Using Ma'areed (to mention something casually among other things, or a description open to various interpretations).
22) The excellent manners of Prophet Muhammad (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) .
 Translator's footnote: To translate Ruqyah as 'incantation' may bring to mind connotations of magic or sorcery which are forbidden in Islam. To use the term "By spiritual means" may not convey the meaning in full. [See Ismail L. Faruq's Translation] Ruqyah is when a person recites part of the Qur'an such as Al-Fatihah or makes supplication using words transmitted from the authentic Hadith of the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) upon someone. What appears to be a blanket forbiddance of doing so except for the two exceptions mentioned is actually a strong pronouncement of its allowance in these cases. It is confirmed in the authentic Seerah that the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) himself allowed Ruqyah in other instances, but he (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) admonished against a person doing so for other than himself. (Ref. Fath-ul-Majid)