The Love of Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Conforming to the Love of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

After Hazrat Abu Bakr’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) father had embraced Islam, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) addressed Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying:

“I take an oath by that Being who deputed you with the truth! Though I am extremely happy that my father has embraced Islam, the happiness I would have experienced had your uncle, Abu Taalib, embraced Islam, would have been far greater than the happiness I am experiencing now. The reason is that if your uncle, Abu Taalib, embraced Islam, this would have brought greater happiness to you (than the happiness you experience over my father’s Islam).”

Hearing this, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) became extremely pleased with Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and testified to his true love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed, you have spoken the truth.” (Musnadul Bazzar #6131)

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