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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