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Hadrat Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “Among my Ummah, the person who is the most merciful among them for the sake of my Ummah is Abu Bakr. In the religion of Allah, the most severe among them is ‘Umar. ‘Uthman is the true symbol of bashfulness and the best among them in making a decision is Ali. The best among them who reads the Quran is Ubay bin Ka’ab. The one who is most learned in the laws of inheritance is Zaid bin Thabit. The one who knows the most about the laws of Halaal and Haraam is Ma’az bin Jabal and in every Ummah there is an Ameen and the Ameen in my Ummah is Abu Ubaidah bin Jarrah” – may Allah be pleased with them all. (Ibn Maja, Imam Ahmed, Tirmidi, Nisaa’i and Imam Bahiqi).