Is this narration authentic?
‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘I am but a good deed among the good deeds of Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)’
Imam Abu Talib Muhammad ibn ‘Ali Al ‘Ushari (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) through a suitable chain. Hafiz Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahullah) has also recorded this narration.
(Fadailu Abi Bakr As Siddiq, Hadith: 29, Tarikh Ibn ‘Asakir, vol. 30 pg. 383. Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 5 pg. 542/543)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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