Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallahu anhu) gives his garden
"When Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallaho anho) was about to
die, he said to his daughter, Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallaho anha),
'I did not like to take anything from the Bait-ul-Maal, but Hadhrat
Umar (Radhiyallaho anho) insisted on it, to relieve me of my occupation,
and to enable me to devote my full time to the duties of the 'Khilafat;
and I was left no choice. Now make over that garden of mine to
my successor, in lieu of what I have received from the Bait-ul-maal'.
When Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallaho anho) died, Aishah (Radhiyallaho
anha) asked Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallaho anho) to take over that garden,
as desired by her late father. Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallaho anho)
"May Allah bless your father! He has left no chance for anybody
to open his lips against him."
Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallaho anho) received his subsistence allowance
from the Bait-ul-maal in the interest of all the Muslims, and that
too at the request of the most prominent Sahabah. Again the amount
taken was almost the minimum possible, and hardly sufficient for
him, as we have already seen in the story (in the last chapter)
about his wife's inability to cook one sweet dish during the whole
In spite of all this he was so scrupulous that he made over his
garden to the Bait-ul-maal in lieu of what he had received from
the public funds.
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