Hadith of the succession of Abu Bakr

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Hadith of the succession of Abu Bakr, is a famous recorded oral tradition among Muslims, relates the succession to Abu Bakr, the first Sunni Caliph.

Although the narration is prominently quoted and referred to, it is not given any formal name, in contrast to other hadith such as the Hadith of the pond of Khumm or the Hadith of Qur'an and Sunnah.

Introduction[edit]

Umar helped Abu Bakr to come into power during the Succession to Muhammad, and Abu Bakr appointed Umar as his own successor.

Narration[edit]

Husain Mohammad Jafri, a 20th century Shi'a Islamic scholar writes:

Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari, a 10th century Sunni Islamic scholar writes:

Ibn Abu al-Hadid, a 13th century Mu'tazili Islamic scholar writes:

Other scholars quote:

Then they state: "When Abu Bakr declared Umar his successor, the Sahaba were so fearful of the consequences they ran to Abu Bakr and said 'What response will you give to Allah for placing Umar over us?'" [7]

Suyuti, a 16th century Sunni Islamic scholar writes:

A narration reports:

Muslim view[edit]

Muslims view this hadith as notable and important on several accounts: several prominent persons are mentioned in the hadith and several controversial issues are dealt with.

Sunni view[edit]

Shi'a view[edit]

Husain Mohammad Jafri, a 20th century Shi'a Islamic scholar writes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ See the whole account in Tabari, I, pp.2137 ff.; Ya`qubi, II, p. 136 f.; Hadid, Sharh,, I, p.163 ff.
  2. ^ a b c The Origins and Early Development of Shi`a Islam p.58-079
  3. ^ History of the Prophets and Kings pp. 2138-9.
  4. ^ a b Imamate: The Vicegerency of the Prophet Al-islam.org [1]
  5. ^ Comments on the Peak of Eloquence (Ibn Abu al-Hadid) vol. 1, pp.163-5.
  6. ^ The Origins and Early Development of Shi`a Islam p.58-079, referencing "Ya`qubi, Ya`qubi, II, p. 136 f.; also see Tabari, I, p. 2138 ; 'Iqd, IV, p. 267, with slight variations in wording"
  7. ^ Answering-Ansar.org :: Mut'ah, a comprehensive guide
  8. ^ History of the Caliphs by Suyuti [2]
  9. ^ Tabari, I, p.2137; Ya`qubi, loc. cit.; Hadid, Sharh[disambiguation needed],, I, p. 164. Also see Mubarrad, Kamil, I, p.7
  10. ^ cf. Masudi, Muruj, II, pp.332 f.