Question 9: Is it true what was reported about `Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he said, “If it is said that all the people will be admitted into Paradise except for one person, I would think that I am that person.”
Answer: As far as we know it was not authentically reported that `Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said these words. Saying so does not agree with the strong Eemaan (belief) that `Umar had, and his expectation of good and hope of his Lord… read more here.
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.