Sunan An-Nasai, Chapter: The Book of Leading the Prayer (Al-Imamah)

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From: Sunan An-Nasai
Chapter No. 10, The Book of Leading the Prayer (Al-Imamah)
Hadith No: 778
Narrated/Authority of Abdullah
"When the Messenger of Allah (saw) passed away, the Ansar said: 'Let there be an Amir from among us and an Amir from among you.' Then Umar came to them and said: 'Do you not know that the Messenger of Allah (saw) commanded Abu Bakr to lead the people in prayer? Who among you could accept to put himself ahead of Abu Bakr?' They said: 'We seek refuge with Allah from putting ourselves ahead of Abu Bakr.'" (Hasan)

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