English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Aamir bin Sad bin Abi Waqqas narrated from his father Hazrat Saad bin Abi Waqqas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported & said, I have never heard The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) saying about anybody walking on the earth that he is from the people of Paradise except Hazrat Abdullah bin Salam (May Allah be pleased with him). The following Verse was revealed in Surah Al-Ahqaf (Ayat 10) concerning him: " Say: "Tell me! If this (Qur’an) is from Allah, and you deny it, and a witness from among the Children of Israel (Abdullah bin Salam) testifies that this Qur’an is from Allah [like the Taurat (Torah)], so he believed (embraced Islam) while you are too proud (to believe)." Verily! Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists, disbelievers and wrong-doing). (46.10)
[Al-Bukhari Book 05, Chapter 58, Hadith # 157].
Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 53. “Indeed even before it we have been from those who submit themselves to Allah in Islam as Muslims” This Hadith also highlights the merits of Ahlul-Kitab means the people of the Scriptures that is the Jews and the Christians. This Hadith has an inducement for them that if they embrace Islam, they will be entitled to a reward.