Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq

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29414 Mission Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94544
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Quotes By Abu Bakr as Saddiq (Radi Allah Unho)

On Greatness

Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.


On Good actions

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.
If you expect the blessings of God, be good to His people.
Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.


On Death

Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.


On Knowledge

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
Knowledge is the life of the mind.
When a noble man learns knowledge he becomes humble, [whereas] when an ignoble person gains knowledge, he [becomes] conceited.
When knowledge is limited – it leads to folly. [But] when knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.


On Advice

When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.
When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.
If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.
He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.


On Kindness

If you expect the blessings of God, [then] be kind to His people.
He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.
He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.


On Self-Control

If you want to control other people, first control yourself.


On Patience and Confidence

Patience is half [the] faith, and confidence is full faith.
Society of evil persons
Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.


On Honesty

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.


On Your Brother

Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
God blesses him who helps his brother.
Cooperate with one another, and do not bare grudges of jealousy.
Muslims should live like brothers.
God helps those who fear Him.
Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah.


On Jihad

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
Jihad is obligatory for the Muslims.
To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.


On Intentions

Intentions count in your actions.


On Charity

When you offer any Sadaqah to a beggar, do it with humility and respect, for what you are offering is an offer to Allah.


On Mosques

He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise.


On Life Philisophy

Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path.


On Prayers

He who prays five times a day is in the protection of God, and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by anyone.


On Neighbors

You should not quarrel with your neighbor, for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness will become the talk of the people.


On Appearances

Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.


On Love of God

He who [has a taste for the] love of God can have no taste for the love of the world.


On Becoming a Muslim

He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest.


On Falsehood

He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him.


On Boasting

He who boasts lowers himself.


On Pride

Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.


On Elation

Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God.


On Avoidance of Complaints

He who avoids complaint invites happiness.


On Worldly Attractions

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse.
O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.


On Justice

In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes.


On Deception and Faithlessness

Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy.


On Fair Trade

Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing.


On Sin

It is good to repent from sin; [but] it is better to avoid [it].
It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.


On Evil

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.


On Dying the Hair

Youth is not restored by the dyeing of your hair.


On Early Rising

It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.


On Piety

Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.


On Truth and Falsehood

Truth is a trust, [whereas] falsehood [is] treason.


On Vain desires

Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.


On the Best

Abu Bakr prayed, “O Lord, render the best of my life [at] its close, the best of my deeds as the last, and the best of my days the day of Your meeting.” “O God verily I ask of You that which may be the best for me in the end. O God vouchsafe that the last good that You bestow upon me, is Your approbation.”


On Deadly Things

The most deadly of things are the two that are red, gold and saffron.


On the Reward of a Believer

The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction.


Life of the world

Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest.


On Condolences

While condoling the death of a [fellow]companion, Abu Bakr said to the bereaved family: “There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear than [than] that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.”


On the Prayer for a Dead Man

When praying for a dead man, Abu Bakr said: “O God his people and his goods and his kindred have forsaken this servant of Yours. His sin was grievous, but You are Merciful and Compassionate.”


Here is an eBook about Abu Bakr (RA)’s life and here is another.