They have taken all the goodness

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قال أبو بكر ذهب الذاكرون الله بالخير كله

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Abu bakr رضي الله عنه said:

Those who remember Allah profusely have taken goodness, all of it.

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Abu Bakr R.A.A 
“Let not any Muslim belittle another Muslim, for the lowest of the Muslims is great in the Sight of Allah.” [Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, 3/400]

Like trying to hide the sun..

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Ibn al-Qayyim said: “Denying Abu Bakr’s virtues is like trying to hide the sun in the middle of the day.”

[Al-Fawaa’id, pg.114]

What Imam Ahmad said about the one who thought Ali رضي الله عنه was better

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عن حنبل بن إسحاق قال: سمعت أبا عبدالله (الإمام أحمد) يقول

من زعم أن علياً أفضل من أبي بكر فهو رجل سوء لا نخالطه ولا نجالسه

السنة للخلال٥٢٤

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal رحمة الله عليه said:

Whoever assumes that Ali رضي الله عنه is better than Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه is an evil man who should no be mixed with or sat with.

Did you see Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه?

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The status of Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه amongst the companions:

قال رجل لعمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه : مـا رأيت مثـلك ، قال عمر : رأيت أبا بكر ؟ قال الرجل : لا قال : لو قلت نعم إني رأيته لأوجعتك ضرباً ؛

A man said to ‘Umar رضي الله عنه “I haven’t seen anyone like you.” ‘Umar said: “Have you seen Abu Bakr?” He said: “No.” ‘Umar said: “If you had answered ‘Yes, I have seen him’ I would have hit you.”

[Ibn Abi Shaybah, 31993]

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)]

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