How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad SAW) as a witness against these people?
[Surah an-Nisaa’ (4):41]
An explanation of this noble verse has been mentioned in a hadith related by Abu Sa’eed (رضي الله عنه) who said that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
“A prophet will come and with him will be three men, and more and less than that. It will be said to him: ‘Did you convey (the message) to your nation?’ he will reply, ‘Yes’ then his nation will be called, and it will be said to them: ‘Was the message conveyed to you?’ they will reply, ‘No’ So it will be said (to the prophet) ‘Who will testify for you?’ He will reply, ‘Muhammed and his nation.’
So the nation of Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم will be called and it will be said to them: ‘Were you informed of this?’ and they will reply, ‘Yes.’ So it will be asked, ‘How did you come to know about that?’ and they will reply: ‘Our Prophet informed us that the messengers (before him) had conveyed the message, and we believed him.’
He (Abu Sa’eed) said, “So that is what Allah (swt) means when He says in the Qur’an:
taken from: Weeping from the fear of Allah, Shaykh Husayn al-Awaayishah
(translated by: Bint Feroz Din & Bint ‘Abd al-Ghafoor)