Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The first one of this ummah to be given his book in his right hand will be ‘Umar ibnul Khattab and it will shine with rays like the rays of the sun.” It was asked, ‘Where will Abu Bakr be?’ He replied: ‘He will already have been taken by the angels to Jannah.'”
The Muhaddithun have declared this narration a fabrication.
(Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 346. Also see: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 6 pg. 61, number: 5573)
It is therefore not suitable to quote.
Also see here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar