Hadith on Persecution: Abu Bakr comes to save the Prophet

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: I saw ‘Uqbah ibn Abi Mu’ayt coming to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was praying. ‘Uqbah put his sheet around the Prophet’s neck and squeezed it tightly. Abu Bakr came and pulled ‘Uqbah away from the Prophet and he said, “Do you kill a man only because he says, ‘My Lord is Allah,’ and he brought you clear evidence from your Lord?”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3475

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ عَبْد اللَّهِ بْن عَمْرٍو قَالَ رَأَيْتُ عُقْبَةَ بْنَ أَبِي مُعَيْطٍ جَاءَ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهُوَ يُصَلِّي فَوَضَعَ رِدَاءَهُ فِي عُنُقِهِ فَخَنَقَهُ بِهِ خَنْقًا شَدِيدًا فَجَاءَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ حَتَّى دَفَعَهُ عَنْهُ فَقَالَ  أَتَقْتُلُونَ رَجُلًا أَنْ يَقُولَ رَبِّيَ اللَّهُ وَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ

3643 صحيح البخاري كتاب مناقب الأنصار باب ما لقي النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وأصحابه من المشركين بمكة