My father رحمه الله said, it was narrated to me by Saʿd bin ʿAbd Allāh, who said – it was narrated to us by Aḥmed bin Abī ʿAbd Allāh who said – it was narrated to me by Abū ʿImrān al-ʿAjali, who said – it was narrated to use by Moḥammed bin Sinān, who said – it was narrated to us by Abū al-ʿAlā’ Al-Khaffāf, who said – it was narrated to us by ʿAṭṭiyah al-ʿOwfi , from Abī Saʿīd al-Khidhri who said:

The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وآله said: “I never proclaimed, nor did the proclaimers before me proclaim, the like of [the phrase] ‘There is no god but Allāh.’

أبي (ره) قال حدثني سعد بن عبد الله عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله قال حدثني أبو عمران العجلي قال حدثنا محمد بن سنان قال حدثنا أبو العلاء الخفاف قال حدثنا عطية العوفي عن أبي سعيد الخدري قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ما قلت ولا قال القائلون قبلي مثل لا إله إلا الله