Our Ramadan Day 25 thought for the day from my new book The History of Jihad comes from Muhammad’s first successor (khilafa) as the leader of the Muslims, Abu Bakr, the first of the four “Rightly-Guided Caliphs”:
“If I am upright, then follow me, but if I deviate, straighten me out…. I have a Satan who takes possession of me; so when he comes to me, avoid me so I may have no effect on your hair and your skins”—that is, not harm them.
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