Once Abu Bakr ‘s (رضی اللہ عنہ) wife said to him:”I would like to have a sweet dish.” Abu Bakr: “I have no money to arrange for the dish.” His wife: “If you permit, I shall try to save something daily from our allowance, which will some day make enough to enable us to prepare the sweet dish.” He agreed. A little money was saved in many davs. When his wife brought him the money to make purchases for the sweet dish, he said: “It seems that we have received so much over and above our needs.” He deposited the saving in the Bait-ul-Mal and for the future got his allowance cut down by the amount saved by his wife. Hadhrat A’ishah (Radhiyallaho anha) narrates: “When Abu Bakr (Radhiyallaho anho) was selected as Khalifah. he said to the people: ‘You well know that I live bv trade, and my income therefrom is sufficient to meet mv expenses. Now I have to devote my full time to the affairs of the state and therefore my family allowance shall be paid from the ‘Bait-ul-Mal.'” ~adhrat A’ishah (Radhiyallaho anha) says: “At the time of his death, Abu Bakr (Kadhiyallaho anho) directed rjle to hand over to his successor all that was issued to him from the Bait-ul-Mal for his household needs. It is said that Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhivallaho anho) left no cash after him. Anas (Radhiyallaho anho) savs: “Abu Bakr (Radhivallaho anho) left a milch she-camel, a bowl and a servant.” Acording to some other narrators. he left a bedding also. When all these were made over to ‘Umar (Radhiyallaho anho), his successor, he remarked: “Mav Allah be merciful to Abu Bakr! He has set a precedent for his successors which is very hard to follow.