Hadith on Torah: The Prophet caused a Jewish man to enter Paradise

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: Allah the Exalted sent His Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, to be the cause of a man entering Paradise. The Prophet entered the synagogue among the Jews and there was a Jew reading the Torah to them. When they came to the description of the Prophet they stopped reading. There was a sick man in the gathering and the Prophet said, “Why have you stopped reading?” The man said, “They came to a description of a prophet so they stopped reading.” Then the man came crawling until he took the Torah and read until he came to the description of the Prophet and his nation. The man said, “This is a description of you and your nation. I bear witness there is no God but Allah and you are the Messenger of Allah.” Later the man died and the Prophet said to his companions, “Take care of your brother.

Source: Musnad Ahmad 3941

Grade: Hasan li ghayri (fair due to external evidence) according to Ash-Shawkani

عَنْ أَبِيهِ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ابْتَعَثَ نَبِيَّهُ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِإِدْخَالِ رَجُلٍ إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ فَدَخَلَ الْكَنِيسَةَ فَإِذَا هُوَ بِيَهُودَ وَإِذَا يَهُودِيٌّ يَقْرَأُ عَلَيْهِمْ التَّوْرَاةَ فَلَمَّا أَتَوْا عَلَى صِفَةِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَمْسَكُوا وَفِي نَاحِيَتِهَا رَجُلٌ مَرِيضٌ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا لَكُمْ أَمْسَكْتُمْ قَالَ الْمَرِيضُ إِنَّهُمْ أَتَوْا عَلَى صِفَةِ نَبِيٍّ فَأَمْسَكُوا ثُمَّ جَاءَ الْمَرِيضُ يَحْبُو حَتَّى أَخَذَ التَّوْرَاةَ فَقَرَأَ حَتَّى أَتَى عَلَى صِفَةِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأُمَّتِهِ فَقَالَ هَذِهِ صِفَتُكَ وَصِفَةُ أُمَّتِكَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَأَنَّكَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ثُمَّ مَاتَ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِأَصْحَابِهِ لُوا أَخَاكُمْ

3941 مسند أحمد مسند المكثرين من الصحابة مسند عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله تعالى عنه

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