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‘Follow Abu Bakr and ‘Umar after me’

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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

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