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Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:

Umar used to say, "Abu Bakr is our chief, and he manumitted our chief," meaning Bilal.
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو نُعَيْمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْمُنْكَدِرِ، أَخْبَرَنَا جَابِرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ كَانَ عُمَرُ يَقُولُ أَبُو بَكْرٍ سَيِّدُنَا، وَأَعْتَقَ سَيِّدَنَا‏.‏ يَعْنِي بِلاَلاً‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih al-Bukhari, 3754
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 5, Book of Virtues and Merits of Companions of the Prophet ﷺ, Hadith 98
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Virtues and Merits of Companions of the Prophet ﷺ, Hadith 98