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The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, testified to the virtue of the virtuous among them and their service to the religion

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
164 2023/11/02 2024/04/24
Article translated to : العربية

Abu Ad-Dardaa’ (a Companion) said

“There was an argument between Abu Bakr and ‘Umar and Abu Bakr made ‘Umar angry, so ‘Umar left him. Abu Bakr then followed him, asking ‘Umar to forgive him, but he did not, until he shut his door in Abu Bakr’s face. Then Abu Bakr went to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. While I was sitting with the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr came, lifting up one corner of his garment until his knee showed. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Your Companion has had a quarrel.” Abu Bakr greeted him and said: “O Messenger of Allah! There was something (i.e. an argument) between me and the son of Al-Khattaab and I talked to him harshly and then regretted that, and requested him to forgive me, but he refused to do that. So I came to you.” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said three times: “May Allah forgive you, O Abu Bakr.” Then ‘Umar regretted (that he did not forgive him), and he went to Abu Bakr’s house and asked if Abu Bakr was there. They replied that he was not. So he came to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and greeted him, and the face of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, changed (due to anger). Upon seeing this, Abu Bakr knelt down on his knees and said: “O Messenger of Allah, by Allah, I was more unjust (than him).” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah sent me to you, but you said: ‘You are telling a lie,’ while Abu Bakr said: ‘He has said the truth,’ and he consoled me with himself and his money.” He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then said twice, “Won’t you then give up harming my Companion?” After that nobody harmed Abu Bakr.”

bu Hurayrah (a Companion) said

A“The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘No one’s wealth helped me as much as the wealth of Abu Bakr helped me.’ After which, Abu Bakr began to weep and say, ‘And is my self and my wealth for anything besides you, O Messenger of Allah?’

This narration shows the level of etiquette and humbleness that Abu Bakr had in the presence of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, for he likened himself to a slave of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, by saying that his wealth was only for the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as well as his soul and self. This comes as no surprise, for the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, has more right on the believers than themselves.

He spent his wealth in the cause of Allah, and he consoled the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, through his own self. So the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, recognized that for him, and said: in order to build his stature and to remind the Muslim nation of his virtues:

“No one’s wealth helped me as much as the wealth of Abu Bakr helped me.”



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