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Abu Bakr
Name Abdullah ibn Abi Quhaffah
Died 634 AD
Era 1st Century
Region Islam

Abu Bakr (Arabic أبو بكر )"Al-Siddiq" (ca 573 CE – 23 August 634/13 AH) was one of the earliest Muslims and a senior sahaba (companion) of Muhammad. Throughout his life, Abu Bakr remained a close friend and confidante of Muhammad. Upon Muhammad's death he became the first caliph (632–634), regarded by the Sunnis as the first of the Rashidun caliphs (first four righteously guided ). His caliphate lasted two years and three months, during which time he consolidated the Muslim state. Upon the death of Muhammad, some tribes rebelled, and in return he fought the Ridda wars against these Arab tribes to establish Islamic rule over all of Arabia. He also conquered the lands of Syria and Iraq.

Accepting Islam[]

According to the Majority of the Scholars, Abu Bakr was the second person to accept Islam. Almost all the Scholars have agreed that He was the first Man to accept Islam. He was the only person to immediately accept Islam without any hesitation.

Title of Siddiq[]

Abu Bakr was given the Title of Siddiq by the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).


He was democratically agreed as the first caliph. He was known as "Khalifa tur Rusool - The Caliph of Prophet". He left the world two years after Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).