Forty Hadith on The Superiority Hazrat Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه › Hadiths 11-20

Chapter 2. Hadiths Eleven to Twenty

Hadith eleven

Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Abu Bakr and Umar are like the eyes of my head, Uthman ibn ‘Affan is like the tongue in my mouth, Ali ibn Abu Talib is the soul in my body.”

Ibn Al-Najar

Hadith twelve

Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Abu Bakr and Umar are to me in the station of Haroon from Musa.”

Al-Khatib in Tarikh

Hadith thirteen

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) reports that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Abu Bakr is from me and I am from him. Abu Bakr is my brother in the world and the afterlife.”

Al-Daylami.

Hadith fourteen

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Abu Bakr and Umar are the best of the inhabitants of the heavens, the inhabitants of the earth, and the best until the day of judgement.”

Al-Daylami.

Hadith fifteen

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) reports that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Allah has given salvation to Abu Bakr from the fire.”

Abu Na’yim

Hadith sixteen

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Abu Bakr is my minster and shall take my place, Umar converses upon my tongue, I am from Uthman and Uthman is from me; It is as if through O Abu Bakr my nation intercedes.”

Ibn Al-Najjar

Hadith seventeen

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Jibreal came to me and took me by the hand then showed me the door of paradise from which my nation will enter.” Abu Bakr said, “I would love to be with you when you see it.” He replied, “As for you O Abu Bakr you shall be the first of my nation to enter paradise.”

Abu Dawood and others. Authenticated by Al-Hakim by a different chain

Hadith eighteen

Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Jibreal came to me I asked, “Who shall I emigrate with?” He said, “Abu Bakr he will lead your nation after you and he is the best of your nation.”

Al-Daylami

Hadith nineteen

Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with them) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, “Jibreal came to me and said, “O Muhammad, Allah has ordered you to consult Abu Bakr.”

Reported Tamam

Hadith twenty

Abu Al-Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I saw the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) walking in front of Abu Bakr. So I asked, “Do you walk after him and he is better than you?” (He replied) “Abu Bakr is better than what the sun risen or set upon.”

Taken from Abu Na’yim, on the virtue of the companions, who narrates as follows, “Do you walk after him and he is better than you?” “Do you not know that the sun does not rise or set on anyone better than Abu Bakr? The sun has not risen or set upon anyone better than Abu Bakr except the Prophets and the Messengers.”