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Strong belief in God, if accompanied with avoiding what God forbids, leaves a believer's heart soft and tender, easy to be moved for the smallest incident. Moreover, it fills the heart with peace and tranquility, the love of doing charitable deeds is also one the main features of this person.
Abu-bakr's belief was very strong, he was encountered with many troubles but his belief always remained strong. Abu Bakr (ra) never belied the Prophet (saw) about any of the matters that the idol-worshippers thought he would. The Prophet (saw) said about him,
His strong belief in God and accompanying the prophet and setting with him most of his time developed in his heart a strange tenderness. His virtues went beyond imagination, his attributes were numerous; prime among these was helping the poor and freeing the slaves, these all led his heart to be soft, tender and kind.
Torture against the early Muslims increased because the Muslims' numbers increased. Due to the increasing incessant persecution, Abu Bakr (ra) decided to leave Makkah, leaving behind his large fortune and his family; the Prophet (saw) advised his followers to go to Abyssinia to worship God freely.
On his way, the weak man met an old friend by the name Dughna, who asked him where he was going. Abu Bakr (ra) told him that he was emigrating to the land of Abyssinia where he could worship God freely.
Remembering the uprightness of the old man, his help to the poor in time of adversities and his kindness, the man's heart was moved though he was still polytheist, so he offered Abu Bakr (ra) his protection saying:
Abu-Bakr thought it was a profitable offer; he wouldn't part with the beloved prophet, so he accepted at once especially when the man said to him you can worship your lord freely.
Back to Makkah, Ad-Dughna declared that Abu Bakr (ra) was under his protection and that no one should assault him in any way.
Next to his house, Abu Bakr (ra) built a small mosque. In this mosque Abu Bakr (ra) would pray and recite the holy Qur'an all the day and the night. Abu Bakr (ra) was tender hearted that he tears would flow from his eyes the moment he would begin to recite the words of God. He had a sweet melodious voice, and his recitation of the holy Qur'an had a melody which appealed to the heart.
He was among the few peoples who were well-known for their intelligence and sound judgment of matters, people would gather around his house to listen and watch him reciting the Holy Quran, and they felt that if a man with such a social status and standing could be so overwhelmed with these words, this means that what he read must have been sent from God.
Fearing that Abu Bakr would surely affect the people, the noble of Qurish
Went to Ad-Dughna asking him to advise Abu Bakr (ra) to pray indoors, Abu Bakr (ra) disowned his protection and said,
Another situation that reveals how Abu Bakr (ra) was a soft hearted man was when the Prophet (saw) was so ill that he could not lead people in prayer.
The Prophet (saw) said,
Aisha (ra), the Prophet (saw)'s wife said,