Abu Bakr As Sadiqq, The Intimate Friend of The Prophet

Companions come and go, but to find some one truly worthy of granting the title “friend” is a rare thing indeed. We can spend our entire life and not have even one lasting relationship let alone someone we would call a dear and intimate friend. So when the Prophet (saws) expresses and considers one to be such a person, a khalil, then they must truly be a person of unique character.

Chapter 5: The saying of the Prophet (saws) “If! were to take a Khalil…”

AbU Sa’id said that Ibn ‘Abbas (raa) narrated, the Prophet (saws) said, “If I were to take a Khalil, I would have taken Abu Bakr (raa), but he is my brother and my companion (in Islam).”

The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih Al-Bukhari by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin KhanHadith 3656, Volume 5, Book 62 The Virtues and the Merits of the Companions of the Prophet

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Gary Larocque

Born and raised in Canada of French/English heritage. Founder of TSP Muslim (The Straight Path Muslim). Accepted Islam September 12th, 2007 after years of study.

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