7. Reward of bearing witness that there is no God except Allah

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أَبِی رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الْمُؤَدِّبُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ الْأَصْبَهَانِیِّ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِیمَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الثَّقَفِیِّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ یَحْیَی عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ أَبِی هَارُونَ الْعَبْدِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی سَعِیدٍ الْخُدْرِیِّ قَالَ: کَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص ذَاتَ یَوْمٍ جَالِساً وَ عِنْدَهُ نَفَرٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ فِیهِمْ عَلِیُّ بْنُ أَبِی طَالِبٍ ع إِذْ قَالَ مَنْ قَالَ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّهَ فَقَالَ رَجُلَانِ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ فَنَحْنُ نَقُولُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص إِنَّمَا تُقْبَلُ شَهَادَهُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ مِنْ هَذَا وَ مِنْ شِیعَتِهِ الَّذِینَ أَخَذَ رَبُّنَا مِیثَاقَهُمْ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلَانِ فَنَحْنُ نَقُولُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهِ فَوَضَعَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص یَدَهُ عَلَی رَأْسِ عَلِیٍّ ع ثُمَّ قَالَ عَلَامَهُ ذَلِکَ أَنْ لَا تَحُلَّا عَقْدَهُ وَ لَا تَجْلِسَا مَجْلِسَهُ وَ لَا تُکَذِّبَا حَدِیثَهُ.


1. Once the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) was sitting with his companions including Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.). The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who recites Laa ilaaha illallaah shall enter Paradise.” Two of the companions sitting there said, “We also recite Laa ilaaha illallaah.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Only the statement of Laa ilaaha illallaah said by him [Ali (a.s.)] and his Shias will be accepted. With whom the Almighty Allah has made a covenant.” They both again said, “We also recite Laa ilaaha illallaah.” This time, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) kept his hand on the head of Ali (a.s.) said, “The sign (of acceptance of the statement of Laa ilaaha illallaah) is that one should not break oaths given to him, nor sit in his place or reject his words.”