‘Aboo Bakr said: “I wish I were a tree cut down by the axe of a woodcutter,” is it True?

Question 8: Is it true what was reported about ‘Aboo Bakr Al-Siddeeq that he said, “I wish I were a tree cut down by the axe of a woodcutter”?

Answer: As far as we know it was not authentically reported that ‘Aboo Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) said so; but Ahmad related in “Al-Zuhd”, on the authority of ‘Aboo ‘Imraan Al-Jawnee that ‘Aboo Bakr Al-Siddeeq said, I wish I were a hair on the body of a believer. This Athar (narration from a Companion) is not true either, because ‘Aboo ‘Imraan Al-Jawnee never met ‘Aboo Bakr Al-Siddeeq… read more here.

 

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