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HAZRAT ABU BAKR (R.A.)

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT HIM TODAY?

EARLY LIFE ENTRY INTO ISLAM LOVE FOR THE PROPHET (PBUH) MIGRATION TO MADINAH PARTICIPATION IN BATTLES LIFE AFTER PROPHETS DEATH

EARLY LIFE

Hazrath Abu Bakr (R.A.) was the son of Uthmaan and Salma. Belonged to a branch of Quraish. His parents had named him Abdul Kaaba, meaning the servant of Kaaba. Later Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) named him Abdullah. He had adopted the surname Abu Bakr and people knew him by this name.

EARLY LIFEThe Qualities in him:

Known for Good and Upright Nature. Honest and Truthful. Kindhearted.

EARLY LIFEProphet Muhammed (pbuh) has said: No one has been a better companion to me than Abu Bakr. For his generosity and humbleness, the Prophet (pbuh) called him As-Siddiq.

ENTRY INTO ISLAMHazrath Abu Bakr was the FIRST man to accept Islam. Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) told Abu Bakr what had happened at Mount Hira. When Abu Bakr heard this, he at once became a Muslim.

ENTRY INTO ISLAMProphet Muhammed (pbuh) has said: I called people to Islam and everybody thought over it, at least for a while, but this was not the case with Abu Bakr. The moment I put Islam before him, he accepted it without any hesitation. As soon as he became a Muslim, he immediately began to preach Islam to others.

LOVE FOR THE PROPHET

Hazrath Abu Bakr stood by the side of the Prophet (pbuh) throughout his life. He was willing to sacrifice his life for the sake of protecting and comforting the Prophet (pbuh). His only ambition was to serve the Prophet (pbuh) more than anyone else.

LOVE FOR THE PROPHETSuch love and sacrifice were demonstrated when one day the Prophet (pbuh) was performing Salah near the Kaaba. Seeing the Prophet praying, Uqbah bin Abi Mueet took a cloth and put it around the Prophets neck and twisted it hard in an attempt to kill the Prophet.

LOVE FOR THE PROPHETOn seeing this Hazrath Abu Bakr went to the Prophets rescue. He pushed Uqbah aside and took the cloth from around the Prophets neck. Then the enemies of Islam came down upon Abu Bakr and beat him. Abu Bakr did not care of his suffering but was glad of having saved the Prophet.

MIGRATION TO MADINA

Islam was growing rapidly in Mecca, the enemies of Islam were getting frustrated. The chiefs of Mecca decided to kill Prophet Muhammed (pbuh). ALLAH revealed to the Prophet the intentions of the enemies and ordered him to migrate to Madina.

MIGRATION TO MADINA

The Prophet informed Abu Bakr the command of ALLAH and told that he has to accompany him. Abu Bakrs heart was full of joy on hearing this. Meanwhile the Meccans were eagerly searching for them.

MIGRATION TO MADINA

They came to the mouth of a cave. Abu Bakr grew pale. He feared not for himself but for the Prophet. Prophet (pbuh) told: do not fear, certainly ALLAH is with us. These words quickly calmed Abu Bakr.

PARTICIPATION IN BATTLES

Abu Bakr took part in almost all the battles. He always stood like a rock in the battlefield. He gave all his wealth and energy for the sake of Islam.

LIFE AFTER PROPHETS DEATHWhen the news of the Prophets death came out, many Muslims were confused and stunned. Hazrath Umar (pbuh) was also one of them. Abu Bakr addresses the people by the following verse of the Quran:

LIFE AFTER PROPHETS DEATHMuhammed is only a Messenger of ALLAH, there have been Messengers before him. What then, will you turn back from Islam if he dies or is killed? Hearing this all realized their mistake. Finally he was made the Caliph of Islam.