I have been chosen caliph, though I am not the best of you. If I prove to be good, please help me. But if I prove to be to the contrary, then don’t hesitate to put me right. Truth means honesty; and lies mean dishonesty. The weak among you is strong before the law until he is redeemed from oppression and the strong among you is weak before the law until he abstains from oppression. As long as I obey God and His Prophet, you have to obey me. But if I become disobedient then you can disobey me.
The first day Abu Bakr R.A became caliph, he delivered this oration.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
The Prophet sent Mu’adh to Yemen and said, “Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.
Hadith no.628. Book.43, Volume.3
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah’s Apostle said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one.
Hadith no. 623. Book.43, Volume 3
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Allah’s Apostle said, “When the believers pass safely over (the bridge across) Hell, they will be stopped at a bridge in between Hell and Paradise where they will retaliate upon each other for the injustices done among them in the world, and when they get purified of all their sins, they will be admitted into Paradise. By Him in Whose Hands the life of Muhammad is everybody will recognize his dwelling in Paradise better than he recognizes his dwelling in this world.
Hadith no. 620. Book. 43, Volume. 3
And also in your ownselves [are signs], will you not then see?
Surah Al Baqara 51:21
Narrated Um Salama:
Allah’s Apostle said, “I am only a human being, and you people (opponents) come to me with your cases; and it may be that one of you can present his case eloquently in a more convincing way than the other, and I give my verdict according to what I hear. So if ever I judge (by error) and give the right of a brother to his other (brother) then he (the latter) should not take it, for I am giving him only a piece of Fire.
Hadith No. 638, Vol. 3
And Allah loves as-Sabirun (the patient).
Surah Al Imran : 3:146