Where are they?

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Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (رضي الله عنه) used to say in his sermons:

“Where is the beauty and the handsome? Where are those who were delighted by their youth and good looks? Where are the kings who built cities and fenced them with walls? Where are the victorious in wars? They all perished and ended in the depths of dark graves! Hasten and hurry up [to do good deeds]; but death is faster.”

[Al-Zuhd by Imam Ahmad (2/18), Hilyah al-Awliya’ (1/34) and Sifat al-Safwah (1/261)]

Allah’s worshippers should always be in a state of

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Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (رضي الله عنه) said: “Allah’s worshippers should always be in a state of hope and fear, they shouldn’t wish flimsy wishes about Allah and neither should they despair of Allah’s mercy.”

[Hilyah Al-Awliya (1/18)]

قال الذهبي وهذا خبرٌ ثابت على رغم أنوف الروافض

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: سئل النبيﷺ: أي الناس أحب إليك يا رسول الله ؟
قال : عائشة .
قال : فمن الرجال ؟
قال أبوها .

قال الذهبي : وهذا خبرٌ ثابت على رغم أنوف الروافض

4 by 4

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Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (RA) said: “Four things are completed by four others; prayer with the Two prostrations of Forgetfulness (sajdaty al sahw), fasting in Ramadan with sadaqat al-fitr, hajj with sacrificial slaughter, and Emaan with jihad.”

[Preparing For The Day Of Judgement pg.18 Imaam Ibn Hajar Al-‘Asqalani]