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Did Ali RA Give Bayah to Abu Bakar Twice?

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Answered by: Maulana Mubarak Patel


Did Ali RA give bayah to Abu Bakar twice? Can you confirm if this narration is sound?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It is mentioned in many Sunni and Shi’a books that Sayyiduna Ali Karamallahu Wajhahul Kareem gave bayah (pledged allegiance) to Sayyiduna Abu Bakar As-Sideeq Radiallahu Anhu on two occasions.

The narration has been classified as authentic. Below are the books in which this type of narration is mentioned:

Sunni books:
Al Mustadrak Al-Hakim – Vol 3, Page 93
Al-Musannif li-Abdi Al-Razzaq – Vol 5, Page 450
As-Sunan Al-Kubra of Imam Bayhaqi – Vol 8, Page 143
Al-I’itiqaad of Imam Bayhaqi – Vol 1, Page 349
Tareekh Damishq of Ibn Asakir- Vol 30, Page 277
Al Bidayah Wa Nihayah- Vol 5, Page 249
Fathul Bari, Vol 7, Page 399
Irshaad Us Saari of Imam Qastalani, Vol 8, Page 158

Shi’a Books:
Al Ihtijaaj of Tabrisi, Vol 1, Page 131
Furoo’ Kafi, Vol 3, Page 15
Al-Rawdah Minal Kafi, Vol 2, Page 75

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mubarak Patel

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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