Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) seeing off the army

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Is the following narration reliable?

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) once walked with an army seeing them off. He said, ‘All praise belongs to Allah, our feet have become dusty in His path.’ Someone said, ‘We merely bade farewell [and walked a bit with them].’ Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘We equipped them, bade farewell and made du’a for them’



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah and Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration.

This incident is suitable to quote.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 19870 and As Sunanul Kubra, vol. 9 pg. 173. Also see: Kitabuth Thiqat of Imam Ibn Hibban, vol. 6 pg. 352)

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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