Day: September 15, 2022

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Abu Bakr’s place in history. Abu Bakr became the Caliph on the 8th of June 632 C.E. and he died on 23rd August 634 C.E. The period of his caliphate covers two years, two months and fifteen days only. Judged by the usual standards this period was too short to make an impact on history.…

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Western writers. Some of the western writers have paid glowing tributes to Abu Bakr. The assessments made by non-Muslim writers give objective view of the greatness of Abu Bakr. Encyclopaedia of Islam. In the Encyclopaedia of Islam, it is stated about Abu Bakr: “His was a gentle character. During recitation of the Quran he shed…

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Personal description. According to Waqidi, Abu Bakr in personal appearance was a man having a fair color and a slender body. His waist was slightly bent so that the cloth that he wore round it often slipped down. He had a thin face with deeply set eyes and broad forehead. He had no flesh on…

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Most virtuous. The Holy Prophet said that if all the virtues were catalogued these would be three sixty in number and Abu Bakr possessed all the three sixty virtues. Among the Companions Abu Bakr was the most virtuous. Special way. The Holy Prophet said, “Allah will show His glory to the people in a general…

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References in the Holy Quran. Abu Bakr has the unique distinction of being referred to in the Holy Quran in several verses. Al-Bara’at. In Sura “A1-Bara’at’, there is a reference to Abu Bakr in the following verse: “He being the second of the two, When they were in the cave and when Muhammad said to…

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Abu Bakr was a man of many distinctions. A study of his life reveals that in many respects he had the unique distinction of being the first or the topmost person. Hereunder we attempt to catalogue the main distinctions of Abu Bakr. Acceptance of Islam. Outside the family of the Holy Prophet, Abu Bakr was…

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Abu Bakr married four wives in all. He had six children, three sons and three daughters. Qutaila. His first wife was Qutaila. She belonged to the Bani Aamir tribe. She was the mother of two children, Asma and Abdullah. She did not accept Islam, and Abu Bakr divorced her. Some time after ‘Hijrat’, Qutaila went…

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Kufaf bin Umayr. On the death of Abu Bakr, Khufaf b Umayr wrote an elegy mourning the death of Abu Bakr. He was a descendant of the famous Arab poet Imraul Qais. He was also known as Iba Nudbah, the latter being his mother’s name. He was present at the battle of Hunain. At the…

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Ali’s oration. When Ali came to know of the death of Abu Bakr, he rushed to his house, and standing outside the house wherein lay the dead body of Abu Bakr, delivered an oration, which is a masterpiece of oratory, and is a beautiful summing up of the character and personality of Abu Bakr. Master…

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The first thing which he did not do, but wished that he should have done it was that when Asha’as bin Qais was brought to him as a captive he should have ordered him to be killed, and should not have pardoned him.  The second thing was that when he sent the forces against the…