Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I said to Jibril when he took me on the Night Journey (al-Isra) up to heaven: “O Jibril, will my ummah be brought to account?” He said: ‘All of your ummah will be brought to account except Abu Bakr as-Siddiq. On the Day of Resurrection, it will be said to him: ‘O Abu Bakr, enter Jannah’. He will say: I will not enter it until those who loved me in the previous world enter it with me.'”
This narration is recorded in Tarikh Baghdad.
(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 2 pg. 482/483)
However, ‘Allamahs Dhahabi and Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith unauthentic.
(Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 75, number: 6912, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 7 pg. 34, number: 6589 and Al ‘Ilalul Mutanahiyah, vol. 1 pg. 190/190, Hadith: 295-296)
The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar