Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) will be welcomed by all the inhabitants of Jannah

Question

Is this narration authentic?

يدخل الجنة رجل، فلا يبقى أهل دار ولا أهل غرفة إلا قالوا: مرحبا مرحبا، إلينا إلينا، فقال أبو بكر: يا رسول الله، ما توى على هذا الرجل في ذلك اليوم. قال: أجل، وأنت هو يا أبا بكر

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, 6867)

 

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has also recorded similar words on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 11166, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 485, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 46)

 

Translation

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“A Man will enter Jannah. Every inhabitant [in the various rooms/stages] of Jannah will be welcoming him saying, ‘Come to us, Come to us.’ Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘O Rasulullah! On that day this man will have no regrets/will not be at a loss.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Most certainly, and you will be this man O Abu Bakr.’

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar