The Salaf on Abu Bakr – “The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ was content with Abu Bakr leading us in our religious matters (prayers), therefore we are pleased for him to lead us in our worldly matters.”

Imam al-Sâbûnî [d. 449 AH] – "The scholars of hadith confirmed the validity of Abu Bakr’s appointment as caliph after the death of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ, because he was chosen by the Sahaabah (Companions). They unanimously agreed on that, and they said: The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ was content with Abu Bakr leading … Continue reading The Salaf on Abu Bakr – “The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ was content with Abu Bakr leading us in our religious matters (prayers), therefore we are pleased for him to lead us in our worldly matters.”

The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ told her, “If you do not find me, then go to Abu Bakr…”

Inferences were made both explicitly and tacitly to the role Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) was to play after the passing of the Messenger ﷺ -- a woman approached the Messenger and he ordered her to return to him, and she said, "What if I was to not find you?" - as if she's implying death … Continue reading The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ told her, “If you do not find me, then go to Abu Bakr…”