Abu Bakr

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Abū Bakr as-Siddīq (c. 573–August 23, 634/13 AH) was a companion of and the first Muslim ruler after Muhammad (632–634). Sunnis regard him as his rightful successor (caliph) and the first of four righteous Caliphs (Rashidun). The Shi'a believe he violated Muhammad's direct orders and orchestrated a coup d'état. Scholarly consensus lists him as the first Muslim Caliph.


  • "O ye men, whoever amongst you worshipped Muhammad, let him know that Muhammad is dead, and whoever amongst you worshipped Allah, let him know that Allah is Living, there is no death for Him." - Abu Bakr's speach after Muhammad's death; Bukhari, Volume 2, Chapter Manaqibe Abu Bakr; zitiert in: Dawat-ul-Amir, English translation: Invitation to Ahmadiyyat, First Edition, pg. 17-21, by Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad


  • God will help him who moves in the way of God.
  • Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.
  • Co-operate with one another, and do not bare grudges of jealousy.
  • Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
  • Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.
  • Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy.
  • Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.
  • Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God.
  • Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
  • Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
  • Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path.
  • God blesses him who helps his brother.
  • God helps those who fear Him.
  • Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
  • Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
  • He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.
  • He who avoids complaint invites happiness.
  • He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest..
  • He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.
  • He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him.
  • He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.
  • He who prays five times a day is in the protection of God, and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by anyone.
  • I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth.
  • If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse.
  • If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.
  • If you expect the blessings of God, be good to His people.
  • If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.
  • If you want to control other people, first control yourself.
  • In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes.
  • Intentions count in your actions.
  • It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
  • It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.
  • Knowledge is the life of the mind.
  • Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.
  • Muslims should live like brothers.
  • O God his people and his goods and his kindred have forsaken this servant of Yours. His sin was grievous, but You are Merciful and Compassionate.
  • O God verily I ask of You that which may be the best for me in the end. O God vouchsafe that the last good that You bestow upon me, is Your approbation.
  • O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
  • Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest.
  • Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
  • Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.
  • Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
  • Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.
  • The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
  • The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
  • The most deadly of things are the two that are red, gold and saffron.
  • The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction.
  • There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
  • There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
  • To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
  • Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing.
  • When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
  • When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.
  • When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.
  • Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
  • You should not quarrel with your neighbour, for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness will become the talk of the people.
  • Youth is not restored by the dyeing of your hair.

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