The Love of Ahl-ul-Bayt -RadiAllaah anhum- for theKhalifah of the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam –
Taken from the book ‘The Life of the Greatest Man After the Prophets & Messengers: Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq’
Compiled By Muhammad Uthmaan al-Anjaaree
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
1- On the authority of ‘Alee –RadhiAllaahu anhu– who said: If it was that I heard a hadeeth from the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam –then Allaah would cause me to benefit me from it with whatever He willed.
If anyone other than myself would narrate to me from the Messenger – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam –, I would request of him to swear that he heard it and if he swore then I would believe him.
Indeed Abu Bakr narrated to me, and Abu Bakr spoke the truth, that he heard the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – saying:
‘There is no-one who commits a sin, then performs Wudu correctly, prays two Rakah and seeks forgiveness from Allaah -Azza wa Jal –except that he is forgiven.’
2- Fatima –RadhiAllaahu anha– said to Abu Bakr, the Khalifah of the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam –: ‘You and what you heard from the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – know better.’
3- ‘Alee –RadhiAllaahu anhu– said to Abu Bakr –RadhiAllaahu anhu– in front of Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam –: ‘Indeedwe know well, O Abu Bakr, your excellence,’ and he mentioned their relationship with the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam –and their rights.
4- Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimullaah-: ‘It reached ‘Alee –RadhiAllaahu anhu– that Ibn Sowda’ cursed Abu Bakr and Umar, so he requested his presence. It was said that he requested him to attendin order to kill him, but Ibn Sowda’ escaped ‘Alee –RadhiAllaahu anhu.
‘Alee –RadhiAllaahu anhu– also said: No-one comes to me, preferring meover Abu Bakr and Umar –RadhiAllaahu anhuma– except that I will lash him with the punishment of slanderer.
5 – Shaykhul-Islaam –Rahimullaah- said: ‘Alee –RadhiAllaahu anhu– named his two sons Abu Bakr and Umar.
All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance.
 Narrated by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad (1:2), Shaykh Ahmad Shakir said in his comments on al-Musnad: ItsIsnad is Saheeh and it was narrated by Abu Daawood in his Sunan no.1346.
 From part of a narration narrated by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad (1:4), Shaykh Ahmad Shakir said in his comment on al-Musnad no.14 : Its Isnad is Saheeh.
 From part of a narration narrated by Bukhari no.3508.
 Al-Furqan baynal haq wa al-Batil p. 21-22.
 Mukhtasir Minhaj as-Sunnah an-Nabbaweeyah p.209.