Death of Abu Bakr RA:
Abu Bakr (ra) the siddiq of this ummah, he also tastes death, when he died they went in search for what he had left behind in terms of inheritance. He was the khalifah, he was the leader of the Muslim world, the gold of the dunya where under his hands. They found he had left behind a mule and two garments, he said shroud me with one of the garments and send the other and the mule to Umar Ibn Khattab and say to him; Ya Umar, O Umar, fear Allah! For you will encounter death, the like which I am experiencing. When the mule and garment reached Umar he sat weeping then said, you have made it a difficult task on those khalifahs, on those leaders that will succeed you O Aba Bakr.
Ibn Al Qayyim and others amongst the Muslim scholars have mentioned that Abu Bakr (ra), he used to get up every morning with the rising of the sun to a tent on the outskirts of Medina, he walks in on one of those under his care, an old and blind women, he would sweep the floor of her home, cook her food and milk her cattle, when he would finished he would return to his home.
Umar (ra) begun to say to himself, where is that Abu Bakr going, where does he go every morning? One day after Abu Bakr leaves the tent, Umar enters the tent and he says, who are you? And then the response comes, I am a blind, poor and destitute women, my husband died some time ago and I dont have any one to help me after Allah except this man who comes to my service, he said, do you know him? She said, Wallahi by Allah I dont know him. What does he do Umar said, he sweeps my floor, he cooks my meals and he milks my cattle. So he sat and he wept.
May Allah (swt) shower him with his peace, his blessings and his bounties.
Lecturer: Billal Danoun