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Sayyiduna ‘Ali praises Sayyiduna ‘Umar at his funeral

Is this narration authentic?

Narrated by Ibn `Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma):

“While I was standing amongst the people who were invoking Allah for `Umar Ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who was lying (dead) on his bed, a man behind me rested his elbows on my shoulder and said, “O `Umar! May Allah bestow His Mercy on you. I always hoped that Allah will keep you with your two companions, for I often heard Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saying, “I, Abu Bakr and `Umar were (somewhere). I, Abu Bakr and `Umar did (something). I, Abu Bakr and `Umar set out. So I hoped that Allah will keep you with both of them.” I turned back to see that the speaker was `Ali Ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

 

Answer

This is part of a narration that is recorded in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3677 and 3685.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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