Abu Bakr

(Abū Bakr aṣ-Ṣiddīq ‘Abdallāh bin Abī Quḥāfah)

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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 is loyalty and disregard for truth is treachery. The weak amongst you shall be strong with me until I have secured his rights, if God wills; and the strong amongst you shall be weak with me until I have wrested from him the rights of others Leaders & Leadership
It is forbidden for Muslims to have two Amirs for this would cause differences in their affairs and concepts, their unity would be divided and disputes would break out amongst them. Leaders & Leadership
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
Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it. Death
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. Religion & God
Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God. Religion & 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. Life
God blesses him who helps his brother. Religion & God
God helps those who fear Him. Religion & God
Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
Have an earnestness for death and you will have life. Life ;Death
He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.
He who avoids complaint invites happiness. Happiness & Unhappiness
He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest.
He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise. Religion & God
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. Religion & God
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. Religion & God
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. 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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.
If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people. Religion & God
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. Morning
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
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 man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest. Life
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. Society
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty. Truth
The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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. Religion & God
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. Religion & God ;Death ;Patience
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God. Religion & 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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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.