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One of the proofs of Abu Bakr's superiority over the companions of the Prophet (PBUH) is the "Kholat Hadith". This hadith has been mentioned in many narrative and theological books of Sunnis, with various documents and methods. Argumentors of this hadith say that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: "If I wanted to choose Khalili from my Ummah, I would definitely choose Abu Bakr", and this is a sign of Abu Bakr's special position in the eyes of the Prophet, and a proof of Abu Bakr's excellence. According to the hadith of Khollat, the reason for this prominent position of Abu Bakr is that no one has sacrificed his life and wealth in the way of the Prophet (PBUH). In spite of its fame, the said hadith is facing problems in its evidence and implication. On the other hand, numerous hadiths prove the superiority of Imam Ali (AS). Also, this view that Abu Bakr sacrificed the most in life and property cannot be proven and contradicts some Quranic verses and historical evidence.