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Jabir b. Abdullah Ansari narrates: Ali b. Abi Talib (a.s.) and I were with the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) when we saw Umar b. Khattab dragging a man whom he had seized by the neck.
The Prophet (s.a.w.a.) asked: What is wrong?
Umar replied: This man narrated to people that you said – Those who testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah will go to Paradise.’ And if people hear this narration they will commit sins. Did you make this statement?
The Prophet (s.a.w.a.) replied: Yes, I did, as long as they love Ali and accept his Wilayat.
Al-Amaali v 1 p 288