The Two One Must Follow

Narrated Abu Wail ((raa: Radiallahu Anhu): I sat with Shaiba in this Mosque (Al-Masjid-Al-Haram), and he said, “Umar (raa) once sat beside me here as you are now sitting, and said, “I feel like distributing all the gold and silver that are in it (i.e., the Ka’ba) among the Muslims”.

I said, “You cannot do that”.

‘Umar (raa) said, “Why?”

I said, “Your two (previous) companions (the Prophet (saws: Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam) and Abu Bakr (raa)) did not do it”.

‘Umar (raa) said, “They are the two persons whom one must follow.”

(See Hadith No. 664, Vol. 2)

Companions of the Prophet – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 92, Number 380

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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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