4. One to Whose Goodness Forty Believing Men Testify

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22-4 حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد ابن الحسن الصفار، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن أبيه، عن ابن سنان، عن عبـدالله بن مسكان، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: إذا مات المؤمن فحضر جنازته أربعون رجلا من المؤمنين فقالوا: اللهم إنا لا نعلم منه إلا خيرا وأنت أعلم به منا، قال الله تبارك وتعالى:إني قد أجزت شهادتكم وغفرت له ما علمت مما لا تعلمون

22-4 Muhammad ibn al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Walid - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn al-Hassan al-Saffar quoted Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Ibn Sin’an, on the authority of Abdullah ibn Miskan thatAba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “What would happen when a believer dies and forty believing men stand over his corpse and they say, ‘O God! We know nothing but good things bout him and You know him better than we do’ is that the Blessed the Sublime God will say, ‘I accepted your testimony regarding him and forgive him regarding whatever I know, but you do not know about him.’”