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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

Name: ‘Abdullah bin ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Aamir Kunyah (filial title): Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Father’s name: ‘Uthmaan, Abu Quhaafah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Mother’s name: Salmaa bint Sakhr, Ummul Khair (radhiyallahu ‘anha) Titles: Al-‘Ateeq and As-Siddeeq Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had two famous titles. One was Al-‘Ateeq (the one who gained emancipation from the fire) and the …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

The Reason for being given the Title As-Siddeeq: Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports that on the occasion of Mi’raaj, when Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was taken by night from Musjid Haraam to Musjid Aqsa (and thereafter to the seven heavens), then upon his return, he informed the people of Makkah …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

First to Accept Islam from the Men Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was the first among the free men to accept the invitation of Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and enter into the fold of Islam. (Al-Bidaayah-wan-Nihaayah 3/28) Spontaneously Accepting the Invitation of Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Four

Inviting to Islam Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a person with whom his people were well acquainted. He was beloved to his people and he was also soft and gentle in nature. He was the most knowledgeable regarding the lineage of the various tribes that were part of the …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Five

Incident regarding his accepting Islam Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) relates: Prior to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) being blessed with prophethood, I set out on a journey to Yemen. On arriving in Yemen, I came across a learned sheikh from the tribe of Azd who possessed great knowledge regarding …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Six

Incident regarding his accepting Islam (continued) Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiallahu ‘anhu) then says: After completing my work in Yemen, I returned to the learned sheikh to bid him farewell. He asked me, “Do you wish to hear a few verses of poetry which I have composed in praise of …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Seven

Incident regarding his accepting Islam (continued) Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiallahu ‘anhu) then says:   I knocked on the door and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came out. I then asked, “O Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), I have learnt that you have forsaken the ways of your people, and abandoned the …

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