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Eminence of Siddeeq-e-Akbar mentioned by the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Kashif Shahzad Attari

O devotees of the Prophet! Out of all the creations of Allah Almighty, after the Prophets and Messengers, Sayyiduna Siddeeq-e-Akbar رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ is the greatest. Many virtues regarding him have been mentioned in the Holy Quran and the blessed Ahadees. 22nd Jumadal Ukhra is the day of his passing. In relation to this, 13 sayings of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم are mentioned below regarding the eminence and grandeur of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ:

1. From my Ummah, the most merciful to the Ummah is Abu Bakr Siddeeq (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ). (Ibn-e-Majah, vol. 1, p. 102, Hadees 154)

2.   Allah Almighty dislikes the fact that Abu Bakr Siddeeq (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ) commits a mistake on the earth. (Kanz-ul-‘Ummal, vol. 6, p. 250, Hadees 32570, juzz 11)

3.   Jibra`eel عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام came to me and said: ‘Allah Almighty commands you to consult with Abu Bakr Siddeeq رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ.’ (Jami’-ul-Ahadees, vol. 1, p. 78, Hadees 374)

4.   Every Prophet has two ministers among the dwellers of the sky and two ministers among the dwellers of the earth. My ministers in the sky are Jibra`eel and Mika`eel (عَـلَيْـهِما الـسَّـلَام), whereas on the earth are Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما). (Tirmizi, vol. 5, p. 382, Hadees 3700)

5.   Apart from the Prophets and Messengers, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما) are the leaders of all the former and latter middle age dwellers of paradise. O ‘Ali, رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ do not tell them of this.[1] (Tirmizi, vol. 5, p. 376, Hadees 3686)

Farmatay hayn yeh donon hayn Sardar-e-do jahan

Aye Murtaza! ‘Ateeq-o-Umar ko khabar na ho

(Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish, p. 130)

6.   The dwellers of the higher levels of Paradise will look upon the dwellers of the lower level of Paradise just like you see the stars rise on the edge of the sky. Undoubtedly, ‘Umar and Abu Bakr (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما) are also among those people (of the higher level). (Tirmizi, vol. 5, p. 372, Hadees 3678)

7.   After me, follow Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما). (Tirmizi, vol. 5, p. 374, Hadees 3682)

8.   Both of them (i.e., Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما), in terms of importance) are like the ears and eyes. (Tirmizi, vol. 5, p. 378, Hadees 3691)

9.   On the Day of Judgement, a proclaimer will call out: ‘No one from this Ummah pick up their book of deeds before Abu Bakr and ‘Umar رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما.’ (Jam’-ul-Jawami’, vol. 1, p. 244, Hadees 1757)

10.   I will be the first to come out of my grave, after me will be Abu Bakr and then ‘Umar (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما). (Tirmizi, vol. 5, p. 388, Hadees 3712)

11.   A woman came to the court of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and expressed her matter, to which she was commanded to come again. Referring to the apparent passing, she said: ‘What if I come and do not find you?’ He صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘If you do not see me, then go to Abu Bakr.’ (Bukhari, vol. 4, p. 480, Hadees 7220)

12.   During his last illness, He صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said to Sayyidatuna Aaishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهَا: ‘Call your father, Abu Bakr (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ), and your brother to me so that I write a will. I fear that someone will desire (the Caliphate) and say: ‘I am more deserving (of the caliphate); whereas, Allah Almighty and the believers will only accept Abu Bakr (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ) (as the caliph). (Muslim, p. 999, Hadees 6181)

13.   Sayyiduna Siddeeq-e-Akbar رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ humbly said in the court of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم: ‘O Messenger of Allah صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! Is there anyone who will be called from all the doors of Paradise?’ He صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘Yes o Abu Bakr! I expect[2] that you will be from among those people.’ (Bukhari, vol. 2, p. 520, Hadees 3666)

Ilahi rahm farma Khadim-e-Siddeeq-e-Akbar hoon

Tayri rahmat kay sadaqay wasitah Siddeeq-e-Akbar ka

(Zauq-e-Nat, p. 76)

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[1] i.e., do not tell them before me so that hearing this from me would make them more happy. (Fayz-ul-Qadeer, vol. 1, p. 117, under the Hadees 68)

[2] ‘Allamah Badr-ud-Deen ‘Ayni رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه states: رِجَاءُ النبی صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم وَاقِعٌ مُحَقَّقٌ i.e., the hope of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is certain to occur and is unquestionable. (Umda-tul-Qaari, vol. 11, p. 400, under the Hadees 3666 )



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