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‘Follow Abu Bakr and ‘Umar after me’

Question

Is this authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Follow the two after me” and he pointed to Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

 

Answer

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