Abu Bakr

  • Leader
  • Born 573
  • Died 634

Abdallah ibn Abi Quhafah (Arabic: عبد الله بن أبي قحافة‎; c. 573 CE – 23 August 634 CE), popularly known as Abu Bakr (Arabic: أبو بكر‎), was a companion and—through his daughter Aisha—a father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Abu Bakr was born in Mecca in 573 CE to Uthman Abu Quhafa and Salma Umm al-Khair. He is commonly regarded as the fourth person to have accepted Islam, after Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Ali ibn Abi Talib, and Zayd ibn Harith. Abu Bakr was present at a number of battles of Islam, such as the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud; his role in the early battles of Islam has been the subject of extensive analysis by historians.He ruled over the Rashidun Caliphate from 632 to 634 CE when he became the first Muslim Caliph following Muhammad's death.

Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God.

Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.

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.

He who avoids complaint invites happiness.

To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.

Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah.

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.

He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.

Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.

In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes.

Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path.

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.

There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.

Intentions count in your actions.

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.

Jihad is obligatory for the Muslims.

Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing.

It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.

If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.

When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.

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.

When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.

Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.

God helps those who fear Him.

Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest.

Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.

He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise.

Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy.

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.

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.

Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.

Muslims should live like brothers.

Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.

It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.