27 Facts About Abu Bakr

1. Abu Bakr was the senior companion of Muhammad Prophet (PBUH), he was the first caliph of Islam as well as he was the father in law of Muhammad (PBUH).

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2. Abu Bakr was always there beside Muhammad at every major event.

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3. Abu Bakr had always been the closest friend and confidant of Muhammad throughout his life.

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4. Abu Bakr has the distinction of purchasing the land for Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

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5. Abu Bakr had the distinction of being the first Caliph in the history of Islam and the first Caliph to nominate a successor.

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6. Abu Bakr was buried the same night by the side of Muhammad's grave in Aisha's house near Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

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7. Abu Bakr developed high fever and was confined to bed.

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8. Abu Bakr sent a force led by Khalid ibn al-Walid to Banu Yerbo.

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9. Abu Bakr commanded all the companions, except for his family, to go with Usama to Syria to avenge the Muslims' defeat at the Battle of Mu'tah.

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10. Abu Bakr led a large platoon in Nejd on the order of Muhammad.

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11. Abu Bakr was appointed as the leader of the delegates.

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12. Thus the forecast of Abu Bakr came to be fulfilled, and the God Himself arranged for the surrender of Ta'if.

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13. Abu Bakr advised that the siege might be raised and that God would Himself make arrangements for the fall of the fort.

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14. Abu Bakr was commissioned by Muhammad to lead the attack against Ta'if.

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15. Abu Bakr showed great courage in guarding the belt of the trench in his sector.

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16. Abu Bakr accepted the challenge but was stopped by Muhammad.

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17. Abu Bakr was a wholesaler, and had his store at Sunh, and from there cloth was supplied to the market at Medina.

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18. Abu Bakr was paired with Khaarij ah bin Zaid Ansari as a brother in faith.

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19. Abu Bakr went back to Mecca, it was a relief for him, but soon due to the pressure of Quraysh, Ad-Dughna was forced to renounce his protection.

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20. Abu Bakr met a friend of his named Ad-Dughna outside Mecca, who invited Abu Bakr to seek his protection against the Quraysh.

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21. Abu Bakr persuaded his intimate friends to convert to Islam.

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22. Abu Bakr hurled the stone at the idol and left the Kaaba.

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23. Abu Bakr used to attend the annual fair at Ukaz, and participate in poetical symposia.

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24. Abu Bakr spent his early childhood like other Arab children of the time, among the Bedouins who called themselves Ahl-i-Ba'eer—the people of the camel, and developed a particular fondness for camels.

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25. Abu Bakr was born in Mecca some time in 573 CE, to a rich family in the Banu Taym clan of the Quraysh tribe.

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26. Abu Bakr was present at the Farewell Pilgrimage in 632 CE.

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27. Abu Bakr is commonly regarded as the fourth person to have accepted Islam, after Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Ali ibn Abi Talib, and Zayd ibn Harith.

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