45 Facts About Abu Bekr


Abu Bekr extensively contributed his wealth in support of Muhammad's work and accompanied Muhammad, on his migration to Medina.

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Abu Bekr remained the closest advisor to Muhammad, being present at almost all his military conflicts.

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Abu Bekr's election was opposed by a large number of rebellious tribal leaders, who had apostatized from Islam.

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Abu Bekr Bakr ordered the initial incursions into the neighboring Byzantium and Sasanian Empire, initiating the Muslim conquests of Levant and Persia respectively.

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Apart from politics, Abu Bekr Bakr is credited for the compilation of the Quran, of which he had a personal caliphal codex.

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Abu Bekr set in motion a historical trajectory that in a few decades would lead to one of the largest empires in history.

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Abu Bekr's victory over the local rebel Arab forces is a significant part of Islamic history.

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Abu Bekr's father Abu Quhafa was a prominent merchant of the Banu Taym clan of the Quraysh.

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Abu Bekr initially opposed the Islamic prophet Muhammad until the Islamic conquest of Mecca in c when he embraced Islam.

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Abu Bekr reportedly received the title due to his caring and love for camels in childhood.

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Abu Bekr had great knowledge of the genealogy of the Arab tribes, their stories and their politics.

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Regardless, it recorded that prior to converting to Islam, Abu Bekr Bakr practiced as a hanif and never worshipped idols.

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Abu Bekr was called Al-Siddiq by Muhammad after he believed him in the event of Isra and Mi'raj when other people did not, and Ali confirmed that title several times.

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Abu Bekr was sometimes called Ibn Abi Quhafa meaning the 'son of Abu Quhafa'.

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Unlike other companions of Muhammad, Abu Bekr Bakr was a childhood friend of the Islamic prophet.

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Abu Bekr's preaching brought many people to Islam as he persuaded his intimate friends to convert.

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Abu Bekr Bakr felt compassion for slaves, so he purchased eight slaves, four men and four women, and then freed them, paying 40,000 dinar for their freedom.

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In 621, Abu Bekr Bakr was the first person to believe in Muhammad's Isra and Mi'raj.

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Abu Bekr subsequently accepted the request and the migration began in batches.

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Consequently, Abu Bekr Bakr was paired to Kharija ibn Zayd, a chieftain of the Banu Khazraj.

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Abu Bekr Bakr went forward with the intention of extracting these discs but Abu Bekr Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah requested he leave the matter to him, losing his two incisors during the process.

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

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

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

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Abu Bekr Bakr led a large company in Nejd on the order of Muhammad.

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Abu Bekr Bakr was almost universally accepted as head of the Muslim community, under the title of caliph, as a result of Saqifah, though he did face contention because of the rushed nature of the event.

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Abu Bekr dispatched Khalid ibn Walid and a body of troops to subdue the uprisings in Najd as well as that of Musaylimah, who posed the most serious threat.

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Abu Bekr Bakr made use of diplomatic means in addition to military measures.

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Abu Bekr Bakr raised an army primarily from the Banu Hashim.

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Abu Bekr appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib, Talha ibn Ubayd Allah and Zubayr ibn al-Awwam, each as commander of one-third of the newly organized force.

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Abu Bekr Bakr appointed Khalid ibn al-Walid as the main commander.

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Abu Bekr Bakr appointed Khalid ibn al-Walid as the primary commander and appointed Ikrimah and Shurahbil as the commander of the corps.

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Abu Bekr Bakr was instrumental in preserving the Quran in written form.

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Abu Bekr Bakr died of natural causes in 634, having nominated Umar, his most able supporter, as his successor.

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Abu Bekr bore Umm Kulthum, who was born after Abu Bakr's death.

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Abu Bekr had a lean face, sunken eyes, a bulging forehead, and trembling knuckles.

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Abu Bekr had little time to pay attention to the administration of state, though state affairs remained stable during his Caliphate.

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Abu Bekr 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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Abu Bekr was the only caliph in the history of Islam who refunded to the state treasury at the time of his death the entire amount of the allowance that he had drawn during the period of his caliphate.

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Abu Bekr Bakr is amongst the only few companions of Muhammad to be referred to in the Quran, being called the al-Sahib of Muhammad in the ninth chapter at-Tawba.

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Abu Bekr Bakr is regarded among the best of Muhammad's followers.

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Abu Bekr was the most knowledgeable Sahabi regarding the genealogy of Arabs.

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Abu Bekr Bakr is reviled by Twelvers primarily for refusing to grant Muhammad's daughter and Ali's wife, Fatimah, the garden of Fadak in Khaybar.

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Abu Bekr claimed that the garden was gifted as inheritance to her by Muhammad, though Abu Bakr maintained that Muhammad once told that prophets of God do not leave as inheritance any worldly possessions.

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Some Twelvers believe Abu Bekr Bakr had no role in the preservation of the Quran, claiming that they should have accepted the copy of the book in the possession of Ali.

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