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During the time of the beloved Prophet Muhammad [s], Abu Bakr as-Siddiq [r], his closest friend, would go to the homes of the old, the orphans, the weak and the needy in his neighbourhood to help them in whatever way he could. He milked the goats of some, kneaded flour and helped bake bread for others. For all this he was known as the most kind and merciful of people.

After the death of the Prophet [s], when Sayyiduna Abu Bakr [r] became the Khalif and ruler of all Muslims, some of these people feared that they had lost the gentle care and the services of Abu Bakr [r]. They thought that he would be too preoccupied with the affairs of ruling over the vast lands of Islam and would not have time for them.

That very day Sayyiduna Abu Bakr [r] heard an old widow say, “Today, our sheep will not be milked.”

“By my life,” said Abu Bakr [r], “I will continue to milk it for you.”

As soon as he could, he went to the widow’s house and knocked at the door. A little girl opened the door and as soon as she saw him, she shouted excitedly, “The milker of the sheep is here, mother!”