Abu Bakr (c. 573-634 CE) was the first caliph and a close companion of Prophet Muhammad in the early years of Islam. He was born in Mecca, in modern-day Saudi Arabia, around the year 573 CE, into the Banu Taym clan of the Quraish tribe. Abu Bakr was known for his leadership, wisdom, and dedication to the cause of Islam.
He was one of the earliest converts to Islam, having accepted the faith after hearing the message from Prophet Muhammad. Abu Bakr was a trusted friend and advisor of the Prophet and played a pivotal role in the early development of Islam.
Following the death of Prophet Muhammad in 632 CE, Abu Bakr was chosen as the first caliph, or leader, of the Muslim community. During his two-year caliphate, Abu Bakr worked to consolidate the power of the new Islamic state, establish a system of governance, and expand the Muslim territories through a series of military campaigns.
Abu Bakr died on August 23, 634 CE, in Medina, Saudi Arabia, at the age of around 63. He was succeeded as caliph by Umar ibn al-Khattab, another prominent companion of Prophet Muhammad. Today, Abu Bakr is highly respected and revered by Muslims worldwide for his contributions to the early Islamic community and his leadership during a critical time in Islamic history.
Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah.
Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.
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.
If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.
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 avoids complaint invites happiness.
He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in paradise.
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 want to control other people, first control yourself.
In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes.
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.
Jihad is obligatory for the Muslims.
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.
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.
Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.
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 people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
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.
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.