Testify about piety

Testify about piety

Narrated Abu Al-Aswad (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

I came to Medina when an epidemic had broken out. While I was sitting with

‘Umar bin Al-Khattab a funeral procession passed by and the people praised

the deceased. ‘Umar said, “It has been affirmed to him.” And another

funeral procession passed by and the people praised the deceased. ‘Umar

said, “It has been affirmed to him.” A third (funeral procession) passed by

and the people spoke badly of the deceased. He said, “It has been affirmed

to him.” I (Abu Al-Aswad) asked, “O chief of the believers! What has been

affirmed?” He replied, “I said the same as the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi

Wa Sallam) had said, that is: if four persons testify the piety of a

Muslim, Allah will grant him Paradise.” We asked, “If three persons testify

his piety?” He (the Prophet) replied, “Even three.” Then we asked, “If

two?” He replied, “Even two.” We did not ask him regarding one witness.

Bukhari Vol. 2 : No. 449

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