Hadith on Caliphs: After the Prophet, follow Abu Bakr and Umar

Hudhayfah reported: We were sitting with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Verily, I do not know how much longer I will remain with you. After me, follow these two,” and the Prophet pointed to Abu Bakr and Umar.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3663

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ كُنَّا جُلُوسًا عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ إِنِّي لَا أَدْرِي مَا بَقَائِي فِيكُمْ فَاقْتَدُوا بِاللَّذَيْنِ مِنْ بَعْدِي وَأَشَارَ إِلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرَ

3663 سنن الترمذي كِتَاب الْمَنَاقِبِ اقتدوا باللذين من بعدي أبي بكر وعمر

المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الترمذي 3663