Subject: Gems of Wisdom | Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu
..:: Golden Words of Wisdom ::..
Siddiq al-Akbar Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu
Two and a half dirham from a hundred is the Zakah (poor tax) belonging to the poor amongst the people of the World while the Zakah of the Siddiques is to give their entire wealth to charity.
Extend your charity with humbleness towards the poor for to give charity happily is a sign of acceptance.
Wealth cannot be gained by simply wishing for it, nor is youth gained by dyeing or coloring one’s hair, neither can one gain health without medication.
Justice and fairness is good, nay it is better.
It is necessary to ask forgiveness for one’s sins, nay it is absolutely necessary.
Do not bury me in new clothes. The rights of the living and needy is greater upon it.
Keep your mouths closed from complaints and vulgarity. By keeping your mouths closed one obtains solitude.
Strange are the passing of time yet stranger are the conditions of wanton carelessness (i.e. In remembrance of the Supreme Creator SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala)
Adopt abstention, for abstention is profitable and do good deeds, for good deeds are highly accepted in the court of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
Weep for the days gone by in which you have but earned little rewards.
Weeping is for the day in which you have wasted without any good deeds being done.
There is no trouble in patience and there is no benefit in complaining.
Do not kill any woman, children or cripple.
Do not cut down a fruit bearing tree.
Do not be lavish or miserly.
Striving against the enemies (Kuffar) is regarded as a small striving while striving against one’s (Nafs) desires is regarded as a great striving (Jihad al-Akbar).
Fear of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala is likened to knowledge while being oblivious of your Creator SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala is likened to ignorance.
Ikhlas (good conduct) is: when one does not require reward in exchange for a good deed.
Whosoever gets involved in the work of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala then Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala gets involved in his work.
Man is weak, yet it is astonishing that he is insistent in disobeying the commands of the Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
He should know that his heart is empty of Faith (Iman) when good advice has no avail upon him.
Worship and prayer is a career, It’s business premises is the creation, The fear of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala is it’s wealth and it’s profits is Paradise.
It is difficult to be patient but to waste the rewards for patience is worse.
Strange are the passing of time yet stranger is the fact when one does not notice this.
Life comes to pass yet Death is very much closer.
To seek forgiveness in old age is good but to seek it when young is better.
To forgive the rich is good but to forgive the poor is better.
Sin committed by a young person is bad but an old person committing sin is worse.
Being an accomplice by ignorance is bad, knowingly being an accomplice is worse.
Laziness in worship by the general public is bad, but a knowledgeable person or a seeker of knowledge showing laziness is worse.
The pride of the rich is bad but the pride of the person in need is worse.
Humility shown by the poor is good but humility shown by the rich is better.
Sajdah of Sahw (Prostration if a mistake is made in Salah) completes Salah if a minor mistake is made. Sadqah-e-Fitr completes one’s Fast, Fidya completes one’s Hajj and Struggle completes one’s Iman (Faith).
Those that do not have the strength to cry then they should show mercy upon that person who cries.
Stop complaining and you would be blessed with a good life.
Cry on that day when you realize that life has passed you by and you have not done any good deeds.
Nobody wishes for death except that person who has complete confidence on his good deeds.
It is compulsory for the one questioned to answer and to give an excellent reply shows superb ethics and morals.
There is a perception as to the rewards for every virtue except patience, for patience is that virtue whose reward is unknown (Infinite).
A thankful person is very close to safety.
True generosity is to remove the burdens of Creation and place it upon one’s own shoulders.
Good manner is not to ask for rewards in exchange for good deeds. Leave the World for the Hereafter and leave the Hereafter to Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala Most High.
You are busy pursuing the comforts and luxuries to make your life comfortable in this World while the World is in earnest preparation to expel you from her.
It does not benefit the tongue to speak of the losses incurred upon a person’s Worldly investments.
No person with knowledge has ever claimed godhead by comparison to those with immense wealth.
Whenever one goes to offer his condolences to the bereaving family then one should say – Adopt patience for there is no calamity in it and do not cry for there is no benefit in it. Remember the Messenger of Allah r and the great loss sustained through his departure from this World and your misfortune shall seem small in comparison.
The redness of gold and the “pallor of saffron” has destroyed women. (p.s.: Take heed “redness of gold” and “pallor of saffron” are used figuratively and could stand for rich make-up and to laugh instinctively)
Those people, who demised at the beginning of the early days of Islam, are very fortunate.
If only I was a strand of hair on a Mu'min’s (believer) chest.
Oh! People! Be modest in the presence of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala. Thereafter in your actions or deeds think of the omnipotence of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala then continue with fear and modesty. I swear by Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala that whenever I present myself in front of him with any need or desire, I bow my head in modesty.
When speaking then talk precisely. That speech is only beneficial which could be listened to with ease. Long speeches tend to bore people who then lose an element of the subject matter.
Knowledge is the legacy of the Prophets Alaihim as-Salam while wealth is the legacy of the Kuf’far, the likes of which are Fir’oun and Qaroon etc.
The life of a dead heart is knowledge. The life of knowledge is the search of it.
Rising early in the morning surpasses the beauty of the rooster thus becoming a reason for repentance/forgiveness.
Those 'Ulama are the enemies of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala who seek only the rich while those wealthy are the friends of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala who seek the 'Ulama.
Always hold the tip of your tongue and say, you have entrapped me in many places.
When the camel’s bridle falls then one gets down and picks it up. The question never arises to ask somebody else to do it. (p.s. endeavour to do things on your own without relying on others to do it for you)
When a servant of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala marvels at the beauty of this material World then Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala becomes his enemy until he isolates himself from that beauty.
Alas! If only I were a tree so that I could be chopped down and eaten. (The reason for such an extreme is the status of fear and sorrow overpowering it)
The heart is the acceptor of advice, Remember! Keep no one more beloved or closer than death.
Those people are not preferred who relinquish the Hereafter for the World but inclination is towards those who give preference to both the World and the Hereafter.
Make amends for your wrong doings with zeal and replace your bad deeds with good deeds.
That amount of knowledge which creates fear of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala Almighty is only necessary for a believer (Mo'min).
After journey and shortages a person fears provisions.
The foundation for all a persons troubles is his speech.
A believers fear and hope when weighed would be equal.
When an honourable person obtains knowledge it humbles him and when a legislator obtains knowledge he becomes proud.
It is better to be alone than to sit in bad company while it is better to keep and be in good company than be alone.
A seeker of knowledge shows excesses in age while a seeker of the World show a high handedness in knowledge.
Hadrat Junayd Radi Allahu Anhu says that among the sayings of the Companion of the Holy Prophet regarding Tawheed (oneness of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala) the saying of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddique Siddiq Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu is the most excellent and he said this: There is no other road created besides submission/humility and helplessness for the creation and Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala is most high, most pure.
If any good deeds, for whatsoever reason is unaccomplished, then endeavour to accomplish it and if a good deed is accomplished then make an effort to accomplish more.
When good advice does not affect a change in ones ways then know this that, ones heart is empty from Iman (Faith).
The strength of knowledge when it surpasses the boundaries gives birth to deceit and cunningness and when it is deficient or worthless then it gives birth to stupidity and gullibility.