The Chosen Ten #1 He was First Place – Abu Bakr r.a

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The first of the 10 biographies of those promised paradise belongs to a man who accompanied the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam more than any other. His companionship was tireless, his support was unconditional, so blessed it was this individual that Allah the most unjust Aladdin allowed him to accompany the messenger beneath the earth just as he had accompanied him above it. Even today, mere inches separate the graves of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Abu Bakr. Though famously known as Abu Bakkar. His real name was Abdullah, son of Earth man, he was referred to as a Siddiq, the one who was always attesting to the truth and living by it, a title which Allah

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you've never thought if swore had descended from the heavens, the Eman the face of apobec had weighed more than the Eman of the entire owner combined. And this is not a claim made lightly. For there were many great men and women who were alive during the time of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu. However, in an expression of utmost all, Omar Abdullah hubub himself would say, Lo Wu Zina, email me back in my email in Nursey, la Raja ha email whoever you backer if the Eman the faith of Abu Bakr was weighed against the Eman of the entire Ummah, his side of the scale would be heavier in Allah

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Subhan Allah or a spectacle of a human being he must have been, what spectacular heights must Abu Bakr have reached during his lifetime to be praised like this by Omar Abu Bakr was no ordinary individual but a true wonder of Allah's creation and work it was, by the way, if this had been his only virtue, it would have been enough. He was the most beloved of men to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu.

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You and I, we can claim to love the messenger. But how many of us are sure that we are loved in return? As for you and I,

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we're never going to have this type of guarantee in the life of this world. As for Abubaker that matter was different. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once asked, Who is the most beloved of people to you? He said, I Isha. That's his wife.

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And then the question are, he said, No, I mean from the men. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said her dad, meaning Abu Bakr,

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Allahu Akbar, then the question are asked, who was next, who was next on the Prophet was continually naming individuals until the question or just stopped asking, because of the fear that perhaps he would be named last.

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So not only was Abu Bakr so loved by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was a unanimous agreement amongst the Companions, that the greatest of this ummah, after its prophet was none other than Abu Bakr, Abdullah, son of honorable kappa would say. We used to compare the people as to who was better at the time of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we used to regard ie the Companions we used to regard Abubakar as the best, then honorable Hapa, then automatic Northen.

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And those very words were echoed by none other than highly human.

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So how ignorant must a person be to claim that there were ill feelings harbored between the companions and the household of the Prophet and he thought it was or that they had competed for worldly positions after he died. This type of behavior is unbecoming of the average 21st century Muslim, let alone those who are divinely selected to be the students of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the son of Ali of nebulous by the name of Muhammad Abu Hanifa. He asked his father Ali, who is the best of people after the Messenger of Allah, He said Abu Bakkar his son said, then who father he said that Omar, so his son said, I was afraid that my father would then

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say, us, man, after Omar, so I said, then you Dad, it's you. He said, Raju don't mean Muslim mean, I'm just an ordinary person from non Muslims. Allahu Akbar, an amazing display of humbleness from Allah you cannot be attractive despite the fact that he was most certainly not an average Muslim.

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Imagine for a moment what it could possibly be like to be guaranteed paradise in the life of this world. Imagine living day to day eating, drinking, trading, sleeping, praying, washing shopping, all whilst knowing that you're going to paradise for sure. Imagine that the verses of Quran which speak of paradise and its delights definitely apply to you.

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Abu Bakr was one such man.

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And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once asked its companions, who is fasting today and doubleback it he said I am a messenger of Allah. He asked, Has anyone followed a funeral procession today and I will bet that he said I have a messenger offer

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Allah.

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When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked, Has anyone fed a poor person today? Abu Bakr, he said, I have a messenger of Allah. And then the Prophet finally asked, Has anyone visited an ill person today? That will be clear, he said, I have a messenger of Allah Subhana Allah. So the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remarked

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Majid tema, in a familiar in India the whole agenda. Whenever these qualities gather in any one person, Paradise will definitely be his home.

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So not only did he have this guarantee,

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listen to this Abu Bakr will also be invited to enter paradise through every one of the eight gates of Jenga. Among these gates, you have the gate of prayer, the gate of charity, the gate of jihad, the gate of fasting called Orion. And Abubakar learned that people would be invited to enter paradise through the gate according to which act of worship he or she had excelled in. And so in the display of Titanic aspirations, and limitless hope and Allah subhanaw taala. He asked the Prophet will anybody be invited to enter paradise through every one of the gates of agenda all eight?

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And the Prophet said, Nam what aren't you and tekun Amin home? Yes, and I hope you will be one of them. In another narration, he said Nam, one demean home. Yes. And you are one of them. You are one of them. You see a question.

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reveal so much about the Enquirer, a seasoned Scholar can garner a lot of unspoken detail, and insight into a question or personality and aspiration simply by virtue of his or her inquiry. So on that note, take a moment to reflect on Abu Becker's huge ambitions, and how positively he viewed Allah. Far from being modest in his expectations of Allah. He took aim at all eight gates of paradise and Allah did not let him down. So do the same.

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Our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said either Ultima Lucha sallahu infidels, the inner who else that will agenda What are an agenda without Gohara Shura nanny warming? Jota Giroux unhearable agenda he said when you ask Allah Almighty asking for an Fidel's because this is the name of the very middle of paradise at its very highest part. And above it is the Throne of Allah and from its spring forth the rivers of paradise.

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So it's key that we rid ourselves of this under achieving scraping a pass mentality, and that we are never satisfied with mediocrity. Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu was foremost in all acts of righteousness. He refused second place. So naturally, he will be foremost in the hereafter. Allah Almighty, He said was Serbia Hoonah Serbia Quan, those who are foremost will be the foremost what does that mean? The scholars they say in beautiful words,

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a Serbia owner Phil Hira de la Ridwan, he will Jannat Homosassa the Hakuna for dunya Elan karate work ba y cada recepty Hoonah yaku sabko Huneck, they say the first to enter paradise and to earn the pleasure of Allah in the hereafter will be the ones who were first in performing good deeds in the life of Earth today. And how for most you shall be then depends on how for most you are today.

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So ask yourself the question Sister, why should I for example, be the last who adopts the hijab? Brother? Why should I be the last to put out the cigarette for my family and friends? Why should I wait for my friends to start praying before I start to? Why should I always be the last to set a vision for my life? Why should I be the last who joins the bandwagon of the God fearing and change my ways? take initiative, be the first to repent. The first to excel become a model lead the way influence others and aspire to become an imam in goodness. We beg you Oh Allah subhanaw taala to grant us healthier dose the highest parts of Jannah to inspire our hearts to crave it and to inspire

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our limbs to do what it requires.