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Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

The person about whom Allah's Apostle ﷺ said, "If I were to take a Khalil from this nation (my followers), then I would have taken him (i.e., Abu Bakr), but the Islamic Brotherhood is better (or said: good)," regarded a grandfather as the father himself (in inheritance).
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مَعْمَرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ، حَدَّثَنَا أَيُّوبُ، عَنْ عِكْرِمَةَ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ أَمَّا الَّذِي قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏"‏ لَوْ كُنْتُ مُتَّخِذًا مِنْ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ خَلِيلاً لاَتَّخَذْتُهُ، وَلَكِنْ خُلَّةُ الإِسْلاَمِ أَفْضَلُ ‏"‏‏.‏ أَوْ قَالَ ‏"‏ خَيْرٌ ‏"‏‏.‏ فَإِنَّهُ أَنْزَلَهُ أَبًا‏.‏ أَوْ قَالَ قَضَاهُ أَبًا‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih al-Bukhari, 6738
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 8, Book of Laws of Inheritance, Hadith 730
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Laws of Inheritance, Hadith 730