Abu Bakr and following the Sunna


Annemarie Schimmel attributes, in her book “And Muhammad is his messenger”, the following statement to Sayyidna Abu Bakr: “I do not omit anything of the things the Messenger of God has done, for I am afraid that if I should omit it, I could go astray.”

Is this hadith authentic? And where is it recorded?

This hadith is sound (sahih) and is recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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