Made a mention of this hadith during tea after class today. The benchmark set by Sayyidina as-Siddiq by possessing these four qualities within one day of his blessed life is truly inspiring.
Once the Prophet (saw) was in the company of his companions, he (saw) inquired: “Who among you is fasting today?” Abu Bakr said: “I am fasting today Ya Rasulullah.”
The Prophet (saw) asked again: “Who from among you participated in the funeral today and followed the bier?” Abu Bakr replied: “I did that, Ya Rasulullah.”
The Prophet (saw) asked the third time: “Who fed the hungry from among you today?” Abu Bakr submitted: “Ya Rasulullah, I did.”
The Prophet (saw) lastly asked: “Who from among you visited a sick person today?” Abu Bakr replied: “I did, Ya Rasulullah.”
The Prophet (saw) said: “The one who has all these four attributes in him will surely enter Paradise.”
... Sahih Muslim