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Ja’far’s As Sadiq (rahimahullah) statement regarding Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

Question

Is this narration authentic?

Ja’far As Sadiq (rahimahullah) said:

“Allah disassociate himself from those who disassociate themselves from Abu Bakr and Umar”.

 

Answer

This narration of Ja’far As Sadiq (rahimahullah) is recorded in Fadailus Sahabah of Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal and other Hadith collections.

(Fadailus Sahabah, Hadith: 143)

 

‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) states that this statement of his is mutawatir [i.e. has reached the highest level of authenticity due to the number of chains].

(Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 6 pg. 260)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar