Secret in Abu Bakr RA Heart


Is there any hadith or athar that Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam put the secret in Abu Bakr RA’s heart? Plz give me its references.


Alaykum Salam,

Athar of Bakr b. `Abd Allah al-Muzani: “Abu Bakr is not better than you because of praying or fasting more, but because of something that has firmly settled in his heart.” Narrated by al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi in Nawadir al-Usul.

Ibn Taymiyya in his Majmu` al-Fatawa (2:385) considered this “something” to consist in yaqin and iman while Mulla `Ali al-Qari said “It is something immutable, deep-rooted, continuous, and permanent, consisting in the remembrance of the Lord.”

Regardless of the above, it is mass-transmitted (mutawatir) that the best of creation after Prophets is Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (radiya Allahu `anh) and this is enough proof.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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