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Some of Sunni commentators and theologians have tried to find Quranic documentation for events that happened after the death of the Holy Prophet (pbuh). One of these documentations is the 69th verse of Surah al-Nesā, along with the 6th and 7th verses of Surah al-Hamd, which, according to Sunni commentators, holds an important place in the discussions of regency (caliphate), using it to substantiate Abubakr’s caliphate. It seems that disagreement as to the reference of Seddiq (veracious, pious) which has been formed because of contrary citations, has been the basis of disagreement on this verse, and clarification of the reference of this word will do away with such differences of opinion. This article has inspected and analyzed Sunni and Shi’ite documents and analyses, and has shown that the Sunni narrations as to Abubakr being the Seddiq—even based on the words of the people from their own sources—is weak and unprovable and is thus of no scientific value.