6 years ago
The once unquenchable soul (Abu-Bakr) has found for herself a fountain overflowing with love and faith and mercy ( Muhammad), a prophet whom Allah says about
The restless soul has found for herself a nest.
Worries are not only that which you face dangers, hunger is not that which you feel when your stomach is not fill, there is another anxieties and hunger that arise when you are lost and can't find the truth, the way and the guide. It is all about faith.
So, now, and since the very beginning, he will learn the fine morals of the Muslims.
The moment Abu-Bakr embraced Islam was the moment of the rebirth of his soul, to appease his anxieties he kept himself close to the prophet, to kill the pains of his spiritual hunger, Abu-Bakr followed the prophet as if he had been his shadow.
Islam, now, has awakened the long sleeping soul in the man; it was like a revolution that swept away all the long-entrenched habits.
No sooner had he embraced Islam that he began to release the weak and the slaves who, like him, aspired for the release of their souls, who wanted to unfetter their souls from the heavy fist of the tyrannies and slave holders.
His wealth when he embraced Islam was forty thousand dirham. All of them was spent on freeing slaves and the spread of the call. His wealth reached five thousand dirham when he migrated with the prophet. When he was elected Caliph (leader) he had zero dirham and when he died his debts reached 6000 dirham.
No one among the early Muslims excelled him in doing charitable acts, Umr Ibn-Alkhatab says
Also even when he became the leader of the Islamic state, he never forgets the poor and the disabled. When he assumed the leadership, all the needy and the disable were distressed because they thought that that the heavy burdens of the new office would busy him but this was not true. He kept on going to the elderly to clean their houses himself, kneading for bread, cooking their foods and milking the goats for them.
It happened that there was an old woman who brought up little orphans; he used to visit her twice in the morning and the evening to milk her goat and prepare it for the old woman and her children. Shortly after he was elected a Caliph, the old woman thought
Soon there were knockings on the door, the young orphan raced to the door to open and then she shouted
This is Islam and this is absolute love that it inspires and this is Mohammed, the master and the exemplary.
The conduct of Abu Bakr was approved by God in the following verses of the Holy Quran: