Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) was born in a extremely revered household of Banu Tamim of the tribe of Qureysh in Makkah in 573 A.D. His identify by beginning was Abdullah and Abu Bakr was the inherited one. His father was Uthman, generally generally known as Abu Quhafa and his mom was Salma, whose patronymic id was Ummul Khair. He (R.A) was roughly two years youthful than the Holy Prophet ﷺ and his familial department matched with that of Rasullah ﷺ.
He (R.A) was pious, good trying, truthful and a honest particular person from his early youth and was vastly revered for his fabulous character. He was additionally an in depth pal of Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ from an early age. He was variety hearted and used to assist in curing sufferings of others. Relating to his compassionate habits in direction of others, the Apostle ﷺ of Allah SWT is narrated by Anas ibn Malik (R.A) to have mentioned:
“Essentially the most merciful of my Ummah in direction of my Ummah is Abu Bakr…..” (Tirmidhi)
Earlier than the arrival of Islam, he (R.A) all the time used to dislike and keep away from most of the immoralities current within the society particularly consuming alcohol. Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) adopted the occupation of commerce and was well-known for his integrity and honesty in enterprise dealings and accompanied the Messenger ﷺ of God on a variety of commerce missions. He earned a substantial quantity of wealth by way of this commerce which was made potential with the assistance of his nice character. He was additionally requested by many individuals to maintain their possessions as belief with him.
First Grownup To Settle for Islam
When Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ informed Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) about His Prophet Hood and First Revelation of Allah SWT, he (R.A) readily embraced Islam. On account of shut companionship of each, Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) knew in regards to the nice character of Rasulullah ﷺ and will by no means consider Him mendacity. Subsequently, he (R.A), not like others, with out giving a second thought to it, accepted the Message of the Almighty Lord as true and have become first ever Grownup Particular person to have accepted Islam.
Getting The Title of As-Siddiq
When the Holy Prophet ﷺ had a Evening Journey of Isra (Transferring from Kaaba in Makkah to Bait-al Maqdas in Jerusalem) and Miraj (Visiting the seven Heavens and Paradise), nobody believed him. They got here to Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) to ask him about his ideas on this apparently trying dream of Rasulullah ﷺ. He (R.A) mentioned that he believed it to be true. They requested him once more. Once more, Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) mentioned that he (R.A) had full religion in each phrase of the Messenger ﷺ of Allah. Upon this, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ gave him the title of As-Siddiq (the one who’s truthful and probably the most correct in his religion).
Spending His Wealth Within the Approach of Allah SWT
Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) was well-known for his sympathetic character. He used to take away miseries of individuals proper from his early age. With an increasing number of individuals embraced the Faith of Peace; the infidels tyrannized them with nice bodily pains. Hazrat Bilal (R.A), who is taken into account to be among the many most affectionate companions of Rasulullah ﷺ, was made to lie on burning sand by his proprietor resulting from his acceptance of Islam. Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) paid nice amount of cash and made him free. A number of the different new Muslim convert slaves that Sayyidina Abu Bakr (R.A) freed earlier than migration embrace: “Amir bin Fuhairah (R.A), Nazirah (R.A), Nahdiah (R.A), Jariah (R.A), Bani Momil (R.A) and Bint Nahdiah (R.A)” and so forth.
On the time of Ghazwa (battle of) Tabooq, he (R.A) was the one who introduced all of his possessions for sake of Allah SWT and His Messenger ﷺ, upon which Rasulullah ﷺ mentioned:
Abu-Bakr has favored me a lot along with his property and firm. If I had been to take a Khalil (an intimate pal) from mankind I would definitely have taken Abu Bakr.” (Bukhari)
On account of nice standing of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) which is right down to his rightful companionship of the Holy Prophet ﷺ and spending in the best way of Islam, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ regarded him so excessive that He thought of him (R.A) the one particular person to be His Shut Good friend from all mankind within the hereafter.
Being Companion Of Prophet PBUH Throughout Migration
When the instances in Makkah grew to become very strict and disbelievers began to oppress Muslims past restrict, Allah SWT directed His Apostle ﷺ to begin migration in direction of Madina. The Holy Prophet ﷺ left Hazrat Ali (R.A) on his mattress and requested him to return all of the trusts to their homeowners and journey to Madina subsequent day. On the identical night time, Rasulullah ﷺ was accompanied by his most righteous companions, i.e. Hazrat Abu Bakr and each stayed within the “Cave of Thawr” for 3 days as non believers had adopted them to kill (God forbid) them. The Almighty Lord information this occurring within the Holy Quran within the type of following phrases:
Within the above talked about Ayah Kareema, the Most Merciful refers in direction of the occasion of Emigration from Makkah when Rasulullah ﷺ mentioned to Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) to not panic whereas enemies had drawn close to the cave. It exhibits how Sayyindina Abu Bakr (R.A) stood agency together with the Apostle ﷺ of God whereas migrating from Makkah to Madina.
Being Imam of Mosque in Absence of Prophet PBUH
The standing of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) close to the Messenger ﷺ of Allah SWT was so super in diploma that He (PBUH) made him (R.A) the Imam (one who leads prayers in mosque) of Masjid e Nabawi in His personal nonappearance.
“Inform Abu Bakr from my facet to supply Salat to individuals (Muslims). [In absence of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)]” (Bukhari and Muslim)
The above talked about Hadith clearly signifies the good place of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) within the eyes of Rasulullah ﷺ that He made him the Imam of Muslims to guide the Salah.
Having the Strongest Eeman (Religion) amongst Ummah
The Holy Prophet ﷺ vastly admired Hazrat Abu Bakr`s (R.A) assurance in Allah SWT and Steadfastness on Islamic convictions. He (PBUH) used to cite Sayyidina Abu Bakr`s (R.A) instance in entrance of remainder of his companions within the following phrases:
“ If the Eeman of Abu Bakr was placed on one facet of the size and the eman of this whole Ummah on the opposite, Abu Bakr’s eman would have outweighed. “ (At-Tirmidhi and Ahmad)
It implies that Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) had full perception in Allah and His Messenger ﷺ which is why Rasulullah ﷺ has regarded the burden of his Eeman (Religion) heavier than the remainder of the Ummah (Followers of Islam).
Being First Caliph of Islam
Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) was ever closest pal of the Holy Prophet ﷺ all through His Islamic Expedition. He (R.A) fought nearly all of the Ghazwaats (battles by which Prophet PBUH himself fought) and stood firmly by facet of Rasulullah ﷺ. He (R.A) was additionally the one one who agreed with the Messenger`s ﷺ Resolution of going into Pact of Hudaibya, which later proved be the wisest of the selections in type of eventual triumph of Makkah afterwards.
After the demise of Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ, all of the Ashaab (companions of Prophet PBUH) had been in a state of nice gloom. No one knew that who would lead them. In the long run, Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) was made the primary Ameer (Caliph) of Muslims when Hazrat Umar (R.A) reminded everybody about his nice standing and companies to Islam. Throughout his quick reign, he (R.A) gathered the dividing Muslims very effectively and introduced them again to 1 religion along with his resoluteness and steadfastness on the commandments of Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ.
Compilation Of Quran For First Time
On account of elevated variety of Muslims, and passing away of those that remembered the Holy Quran, Hazrat Umar (R.A) suggested Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) to build up Furqan e Hameed in a single single kind to protect it for the long run generations. Subsequently, on the route of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A), Zaid bin Saabit (R.A) achieved the duty of compilation of 1 single Quran efficiently.
In brief, Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) was the person of nice religion, truthfulness, and integrity and did true service of Islam. He was very shut companion of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. He died on the age of 63, and is buried subsequent to the Messenger ﷺ of Allah.