Did Ali RA Give Bayah to Abu Bakar Twice?

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Fatwa ID: 05741

 

Answered by: Maulana Mubarak Patel

 

Question:

 

Did Ali RA give bayah to Abu Bakar twice? Can you confirm if this narration is sound?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

It is mentioned in many Sunni and Shi’a books that Sayyiduna Ali Karamallahu Wajhahul Kareem gave bayah (pledged allegiance) to Sayyiduna Abu Bakar As-Sideeq Radiallahu Anhu on two occasions.

 

The narration has been classified as authentic. Below are the books in which this type of narration is mentioned:

 

Sunni books:
Al Mustadrak Al-Hakim – Vol 3, Page 93
Al-Musannif li-Abdi Al-Razzaq – Vol 5, Page 450
As-Sunan Al-Kubra of Imam Bayhaqi – Vol 8, Page 143
Al-I’itiqaad of Imam Bayhaqi – Vol 1, Page 349
Tareekh Damishq of Ibn Asakir- Vol 30, Page 277
Al Bidayah Wa Nihayah- Vol 5, Page 249
Fathul Bari, Vol 7, Page 399
Irshaad Us Saari of Imam Qastalani, Vol 8, Page 158

 

Shi’a Books:
Al Ihtijaaj of Tabrisi, Vol 1, Page 131
Furoo’ Kafi, Vol 3, Page 15
Al-Rawdah Minal Kafi, Vol 2, Page 75

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mubarak Patel

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

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