Is this authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Follow the two after me” and he pointed to Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).
This Hadith has been recorded through several chains in various Hadith books.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3662, 3663 and 3799, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 385 pg. 402 & others)
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan -li ghayrihi-) due to corroboration.
(Refer: Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 32605)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar