When people attest to the good of a person, Allah Ta’ala will grant him entry into Jannah

Question

Is this an authentic narration

“Allah will admit into Jannah a person whom four people attest to his good ways”

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

The full Hadith is as follows:

Abul Aswad (rahimahullah) relates, “I came to Madinah during an epidemic. I was sitting with ‘Umar ibn Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when a janazah passed by and the dead person was praised. Sayyiduna ‘Umar  (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘It has become necessary/is inevitable.’ Then another janazah passed by and was praised. ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘It is inevitable.’ Then a third janazah passed by and they spoke regarding him. ‘Umar said, ‘It is inevitable.'”

Abul Aswad (rahimahullah) said, “I asked, ‘O Leader of the believers, What is inevitable/become necessary?’ He replied, ‘I say as Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah will admit into Jannah a person whom four people attest to his good ways/habits” We asked, ‘And if three do?’ He replied, ‘Three as well.’ We asked, ‘And two?’ He said, ‘Two also.’ Then we did not ask him about one.'”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1368 and 2643)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar