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Seerat Hadrath Abu Bakr as-Siddiq - Ashra-e Mubashara 1/10 {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu}

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Published on Feb 16, 2012

Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {Abdullah ibn Abi Quhafa} was a senior companion Sahabi and the father-in-law of The Holy Prophet {sall'Allaahu ta'aalaa alaihi wa'sallam}. He ruled over the Rashidun Caliphate from 632--634 CE when he became the first Muslim Caliph. As Caliph, Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} succeeded to the political and administrative functions previously exercised by The Holy Prophet {sall'Allaahu ta'aalaa alaihi wa'sallam}, since the religious function and authority of prophethood. He was called Al-Siddiq {The Truthful} and was known by this title among generations of Muslims.
As a young man, Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq became a cloth merchant and he travelled extensively in Arabia and neighbouring lands in the Middle East, through which he gained both wealth and experience. He eventually came to be recognized as the chief of his clan. On his return from a business trip to Yemen, he was informed that in his absence The Holy Prophet Mohammed {sall'Allaahu ta'aalaa alaihi wa'sallam} had openly declared His prophethood. Not long after, Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} accepted Islam and was the first person outside the family of The Holy Prophet Mohammed {sall'Allaahu ta'aalaa alaihi wa'sallam} to openly become a Muslim. He was instrumental in the conversion of many people to the Islamic faith and early in 623, Hadrath Abu Bakr's daughter Hadrath Aisha Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhuma} was married to The Holy Prophet Mohammed {sall'Allaahu ta'aalaa alaihi wa'sallam}, strengthening the ties between the two men.
Hadrath Abu Bakr's {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} Caliphate lasted for a little over two years {or 27 months}, ending with his death after an illness. On 23 August 634, Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} fell sick and did not recover due to his old age. There are two accounts about the sickness of Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu}. One account states that 8 August 634 was a cold day and when Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} took a bath, he caught a chill. Another account indicates that, about a year before, along with some other companions, said he had eaten some poisoned food which did not affect him for a year.
Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} developed high fever and was confined to bed. His illness was prolonged and when his condition worsened he felt that his end was near. Realizing his death was near; he sent for Hadrath Ali {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} and requested him to perform his ghusl since Hadrath Ali {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} had also done it for The Holy Prophet Mohammed {sall'Allaahu ta'aalaa alaihi wa'sallam}.
He appointed Hadrath Omar {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} as his successor after discussing with some companions.
Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} next asked Hadrath Aisha Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anha} as to how many pieces of cloth were used for Muhammad {sall'Allaahu ta'aalaa alaihi wa'sallam} shroud. Hadrath Aisha Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anha} said that three pieces had been used. Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} thereupon desired the same number for his own shroud. On Monday 23 August 634 Hadrath Abu Bakr Siddiq {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu} died. The funeral prayer was led by Hadrath Omar {radiy'Allaahu ta'aalaa anhu}. He was buried the same night by the side of Holy Prophet Mohammed {sall'Allaahu ta'aalaa alaihi wa'sallam} grave in Hadrath Aisha's house near Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

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