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Abu Bakr al-Siddiq: The Successor of the Prophet - Part 1

Family Background ~ Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Abu Bakrs real name is Abdullah Ibn Uthman , (his real Name: Abdullah Ibn Uthman Ibn
Amir Ibn Kaab Ibn Saad Ibn Taym Ibn Kaab Ibn Murra Ibn Luay, ) - as-Siddiq is his title (not his
name) and he meets with the Prophet (saw) with the 6th Grandfather and that is Kaab Ibn
Luay (so the Prophet Mohammad (saw) and Abdullah Ibn Uthman goes back 6th Generation
back to the same person, so Abu Bakr is a Qureshi and his subtribe is Banu Taym (not the big
names of the Quraysh), and it is said that Abu Bakr was born with the name Abdul Kaaba (his
father called him Abdul Kaaba) but when he embraced Islam, the Prophet (saw) changed it to
o Abu Bakr is a "Laqab" a Nickname that was given by his father, that was common to
nickname the son, (that is not his Qunya, because he dont have son that is called Bakr,
simply a title, and he was none even in Jahilia as Abu Bakr) Bakr means: the young
energetic camel, (that is the sign of the arab, the yong male camel, (and that is a phrase:
"Abi Bakr Ta Ebihim" and the Abu Bakr is common and it is still common, Abu Bakr
indicated that he is going to be welthy, have lots of camels, basicalliy who controlls this
young camels, and this name stuck in Jahiliya and in Islam,
o And the title of his father was Abu Quhafa, he is name was Uthman (Abdullah ibn
Uthman) and his title was Abu Quhafa (spelled Quhafa with a Damma) Abu Quhafa
accept Islam at the Conquest of Makkah, and while in the Makkan Face and Madinan
face he clearly was not a Muslim and he had phrases of Harshness, he doesnt appear on
of the blaitent enemies of Islam, like Umamayah, Abu Sufyan (when he was converted)
he has even harsh words, in the Story of the Hijra (we remember) he got irritated at
Asma (his grand daughter) when she found out that Abu Bakr had taken all of the
Money and Asma was hidding this from him, he slapped Asma across the Face and he
said Bad things about the Prophet (saw), so he was Angry (the Anger was because his
son doesnt have left Money for the Family) he did have some negative statements
about the Prophet (saw) but his animosity was not open and that harsh as the animosity
of other from the Quraish and he didnt accept Islam, the Story of his Islam is well know
that he accept Islam at a very old Age maybe 90 years old, that he is Half Blind and cant
walk anyomre, and he is carried on a stranger he was put on a shield and carried to the
Prophet (saw) and the Prophet (saw) said that famous Phrase "La Tarqta bin Shaykh Bin
Bay" "Why you leave the Shaykh at home, we would come to him" and Abu Bakr said: "It
is more befitting that we come to you" and Prophet (saw) made Dua for him and
stapped on his Heart" and said "Asslim Tusslim" Accept Islam, Allah will be merciful to
you, he accepted Islam after all of those years and Prophet (saw) congratulated Abu
Bakr, you father has embaraced Islam, and at that time Abu Bakr has began crying and
said that "I willing give ethis up", "I wish that Abu Talib, where here, instat of my own
father" - that was the love he had for the Prophet (saw) , and at that conversion story as
well he said that famous Hadith which is in Bukhari and Muslim: "Diy it some color,
(because he had white hair), but avoid pure Black" - That the Sunnah of Prophet (saw),
the Mother of Abu Bakr is Salma Binte Sakhar, the mother excepted Islam very early, (it
was in the early Makkan stage);

Abu Bakr is described from many Eyewitnesses as: he had light complexion, whitish brown
(abiad) , light brown, white skin (asfar), tall and extremely skinny (many narration are that he
was thin, he dont have flesh), his izar (his belt) kept on always slipping ,razor straight, we
dont know so much about his early life, but there is something that stands out from the
crowd of them, there are explicit reported in many seerahs and hadith: that Abu Bakr was the
most knowledgeable of the Sahaba regarding "ILM UL ANSAAB" - the Science of Gyneology
(this branch of Islamic Knowledge is the least studied of all of the Branches of Islamic
knowledge, it is almost a forgotten science, it is not taught at any university), to be an Arab is a
bloodline, every single Arab is somehow related to an other Arab, every Arab go back to Adnan

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and Kahtaan and every Single Arab go back to this People, but who is goanna interconnect,
that is ILM UL ANSAAB, and incl. Wth ILM UL ANSAAB is a muarriq historian, it is not just a
nasab (genealogy) that also what happened (the history, battle, tragedys etc.) ,

And it happened many times, when Prophet (saw) go and give Dawah to a Tribe, he took Abu
Bakr As-Siddiq (r.a) with him and asks him, who are this people, what I need to know about
them, what are the specialties, Abu Bakr was the personal Ansaab (the historian, geneologist)
of the Prophet (saw), that is in the famous incident of Hassan ibn Thabit , when the Quraysh
wrote a satirical point against the Prophet (saw) and stand up and respond to this point, Gibreel
will help you, and Hassan said: "I dont know anything about the Quraysh, what to say and what
not to say" and Prophet (saw) said: "Abu Bakr stand up, and go with him and thell him all he needs
to know", Abu Bakr (r.a.) was chosen, you give the fact, and Hassan you give the Poem, thats

Ibn Hajar narrates that Abu Bakr was most beloved of the Nasaboon (of the Quraysh) because he
newer uttered a vulgarity, or a bad thing to anybody, he never mentioned that type of stuff, never
a vulgarity, that type of stuff, he overlook it, and everybody only hear the good about his tribe, of
course Abu Bakr knew this stuff, but it was not his nature, to go and smear other people, in
contrast to other geneologyst who would smear others and boost their own, Abu Bakr was a fear
and neutral person, so the people loved him for this: there is a hadith ( narrated in Tirmidhi, Vol 6,
Hadith No 3660) that the Prophet (saw) said: "'From those who were most beneficial to me among
the people in their companionship and their wealth was Abu Bakr. And If I were to take a Kahlil , I
would have take Abu Bakr as a Khalil" So the Prophet (saw) testified of the knowledge of Abu Bakr
As Siddiq (r.a.).

Also of the things that we know from even before Islam have was of a chased, dignified and decent
character, Ibn al-Asyuti (the famous historian) mentioned that Abu Bakr (r.a.) even before coming
to Islam he never drank Alcohol, he never engaged in premarital FAHISHA and he never venerated
an Idol, thats very rare for the Pre-Islamic Arabs, and Abu Bakr was one of the few peoples that
doesnt do that things, there is a report from Aysha (r.a.) there she mentions here father: "Abu
Bakr made Khamr haram on himself even before Islam, because one Abu Bakr passed by (as a
young man) a drunker on the street, and he put his hand in defication on the street and his hand
was full of this and he was waving in the air, and the disgusting thing is coming from his hand, even
though he was a young man, he said i dont trink khamr", Wallahi we ask that ourselves, why would
you act like this, when you drink it, why would you put yourself in that situation,.

Once he was giving a talk to the Sahaba (after the death of Prophet Mohammad (saw) in his Khilafa,
he mentioned something about himself, he said: "I never prostrated to an Idol in my life" and he
told the story, that "When I came to an age, my father took me to the Temple in Makkah (the Idol
Temple) and he told me that there are your Gods, you most whorshipp them and he left me with
them" and Abu Bakr said: "I went to one of the Idols and said Im hungry, feed me" but the Idol
didnt do anything, then he went to another and said: "I want clothes, give me food" the Idol
didnt do anything, Abu Bakr (r.a.) realized that this is ridiculous, infact took a stone and smacked
the Idol, the Idol basically fell down, Abu Bakr said "I never worshipped an Idol in my life" and this
story is reverenced with the Story of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) that simply looking at the Idol you know
that this is Batil, you know that is not going to be effective, Abu Bakr (r.a.) even before coming of
Islam, never bow his head down to prostrate to an Idol, this shows us the purity of the Fitra of Abu
Bakr As-Siddiq, and he was also know threw his life as a gentle, soft hearded, soft spoken man and
because of this he was beloved amongst the people of the Quraysh, and always people of a gentle
nature become beloved, always the modest, the humble people, they are the once that where
most beloved to the community.

When the Banu Taym, his subtribe whithdurw the protection, you know when the persecution
began, the boycott began and Abu Bakr was to migrate to Abysinia as well because his own tribe,
his own father took away the protection, so he was gona go, as we say, if you dont have a
protection you dont have a Visa, its like your Visa is gone, you cant live there anymore, he is
about to leave, one of the other chieftain Ibn al-Daghinna said: "You cant leave us, you are the
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one that are in distress" know thes phrases you heard them before, who said that to whom ?
Khadija said very similar phrases about the Prophet Mohammad (saw) and Ibn Hajr comments on
this that "It is amazing that 2 different people, Khadija and Ibn al-Daghinna said that same thing to
Abu Bakr and Prophet (saw) without having agreed or met and description of this 2 different
people which demonstrates that the both of their similarities and characteristics and Akhlaq
overlap with one another", you see the point here,
Also as a young man, growing up, Abu Bakr was engaged in trade, and took multiple trips to the
Rome, the City of Basra (Busra) which is outside of Damascus, multiple time he went there and
earned a good amount of wealth and Ibn Saad (the famous Historian in his Tabaqat) "When Abu
Bakr embraced Islam he owned 14000 Dirhams", that would make him middle class, he is not
wealthy and he is not poor, then when he embraced Islam, then he become busy with that, he
didnt earned that type of money he used to,
Abu Bakr Siddiq was know for 2 titles that was given to him, first one is Al-Attiq and the 2nd is AsSiddiq, and there are also others, but these 2 are the famous ones,
o Al-Attiq (The one who is freed and it also means the old and the first) - there are numbers
of opinions that who gave him that title
One opinion His mother gave him this title, why? Because she had 2 children before
Abu Bakr, both died, so when Abu Bakr survived, he was freed from death,
Other opinion is that Prophet Mohammad (saw) give him that title in Islam, and this
has his bases in some Ahadith, in one Hadith Musadtrak of Ibn Haqim and Sunnah of
Ibn Mansoor with the Sanad Fihidaf it is said that: "Aysha (r.a.) is sitting in the house
of Prophet (saw) and Abu Bakr came to visit, and the Prophet (saw) said: "Who ever
wants to meet Al-Attiq Minannar (the one who is saved from the Jahannam, look at
this person"- this Hadith is slightly weak but there is an another Hadith in At-Tirmidhi
that Prophet (saw) said to Abu Bakr: "Ab Shir" Be happy and rejoice" because "Anta
Atiiqulahi Minannar" You are Attiqulah Minannar" You are the one that Allah has
saved from the Fire,
Both opinions seems to be correct,
o Al-Siddiq - the famous title that is from him, so much so, that we hear that automatically our
minds turns to Abu Bakr, there are many narration that mentions that as his title the most
authentic one is in Bukhari and Muslim that Prophet Mohammad (saw), Umar and Uthman
climbing the mountain of Uhud, the mountain climb to rumble, the Prophet pattet it and say : "
for the only people to climb you now are a Nabi, A siddiq and two shaheeds, (this is a mutafaq
Alahy Hadith) that Prophet Mohammad (saw) is Abu Bakr calling a Siddiq, (that the most
o The famous story (in the Seerah) is the story of Isra and Miraj, Prophet (saw) announced that in
front of the Kaaba, and the people began to guise him, and ridiculed him and a Man come (and
said to Abu Bakr) in order to draught him he says: "You know what you companion just said" he
said that he gone back to Jerusalem and he came back in the same Night, and Abu Bakr said: "If he
said this, then he is spoken the truth", if he said this, because i dont know who you are, I cant
trust you ,this man said: "Will you believe him and he claims to gone to Jerusalem and come back
in 1 night" and Abu Bakr said: I believe him in something more incredulous and amazing than this,
I believe him when he says that the wahy comes to him morning and evening, what is the big deal
if I believe him that he come from there and go there in the same night" - and of this incidents the
title As-Siddiq comes to him,
o There are also other narrations about the Title "Al-Siddiq" of him, there is a Hadith in Sahih
Muslim: "One the Prophet Mohammad (saw) was sitting in the gathering in the Masjid and Abu
Bakr came rushing into the masjid, with his Izaar raises up, and Prophet Mohammad (saw) looked
at Abu Bakr and said: "Ina Sahibaqum Qad Ghabar" - Your friend (thats what the Arabs say)
seems to have an argument now" (you could see the tension in the face of Abu Bakr) when he
came to the gathering he greeted the Prophet (saw) and said: "Ya Rasullallah, something happen
between me and Umar Ibn Al Khattab, and my soul got the better of me"; (i couldnt control my
tongue) then i regretted it, I asked him to forgive me, but he refuses to forgive me, so I came to
you", he comes to the Prophet (saw) and tells him the story, and the Prophet (saw) said:
"Ghafarallah Laka Aba Bakr" You dont have to come to me, Allah has forgiven you" thats
amazing, saying that without even listening the side of Umar, then in the main time Umar (r.a.)
temper comes down, and he began to regred: "That i should have forgiven, I should havent been
so hot temper that Abu Bakr is asking and telling me Im sorry, and im say that i not gona forgive

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you, he said sorry", Umar Ibn Al Khattab went to the House of Abu Bakr (r.a.) knocked on the
door, he is not there right know, he things he must be in the Masjid, and there is Abu Bakr and the
Prophet (saw) sitting and Abu Bakr says Salam and the Prophet (saw) s face is clearly irritated
with Umar and Umar sits down terrified and his face still remains angry with Umar and Abu Bakr
sensing the tension, gets up on his knees and say (he feels sorry for Umars: "Ya Rasullah, I was
the one who was in the Error of the 2" meaning I said things that i should have said"; - (how
amazing is this hadith, beautiful , how many benefit you can extract of this one hadith, simplest is
that the sahabas are human beings, even if you are Abu Bakr and Umar, you gonna have words
between you, even tough they were the best of the friends, but still even in the best of friends
you have kalam, some back and forth, so both of them got lil bit temper, but what is the role
model that they demonstrate, the both of them calm down immidialty, they resolve the conflict,
not continue the conflict, when they fought they demonstrate such kind of manners, we also
notice Abu Bakrs tenderness, that he feels sorry for Umar now, he actually tells the Prophet (saw)
I did more more wrong, even tough we dont know the real thing, nonderles umars temper is
umars temper, and at this the Prophet (saw) said: "Allah (swt) send me to you, while and all of
you is saying that the Prophet (saw) is lieng, only Abu Bakr said he is speaking the truth (saddaqa)
from that we get the point of siddiq, and it is abu bakr who has made me his partner with himself
and his wealth, (in another hadith he said: Nobody money has benefitet me like the money of Abu
Bakr, and then he said: "Fahalla tariqum bihi safihi" why dont you leave my sahib (companion)
alone, and he is speaking to direct reference to Umar (r.a.) but there is no comparison between
Abu Bakr and Umar, and so after this nobody cross pats with Abu Bakr in a negative Manner,
Al Auwah - turning to Allah all the time, Al Atqa - to one with the most Taqwa (and allah revealed
this verse for Abu Bakr AL-Siddiq "Wasah he is the most noble person after prophet Mohammad

The Family of Abu Bakr (his wifes and his children):


He was married to 4 women over his lifetime, and he has 6 children (3 sons and 3 daughters) very
The first wife (was divorced in the time of jahiliya) her name was Qutaila Binte Abdul Uzza
and Qutaila most likely dont embraced islam (there is no reference) and from her he has 1
son and 1 daughter (these are the elders of them) the first son was Abdullah, Abdullah bin
Abu Bakr, we mentioned in in the Seerah, hiding in the cave (ghare saur) Abdullah was the
one, who would report, from the people of makkah and came back, that the Abdullah, so
Abdullah when the Hijra takes place maybe he was 11, 12, 13 , he wasnt a man when the
Hijra takes place, that Abdullah (btw) not much is mentioned about him in the Books of
seerah, it appear that he didnt play that active role, in early Islam, there is no mention of
him in Badr and Uhud, and he clearly embraced Islam, he did the Hijra, he brought Ume
Ruman (his stepmother, mother of Aysha) along with Aysha and his sister Asma (asma and
abddallah are foul) so he is the one who brought them to madiniah, he was converted to
islam, but it is mentioned that he participate in the battle of Taif and he was severely
injured in the battle of Taif and that injury let him make to his long sickness and death, he
was sick for over 2 years, after the battle of taif, and he died in the Khilafa of Abu Bakr,
after the death of Prophet (saw) within few weeks he died, Abdullah passed away right
after Prophet (saw) within few weeks, - not much is mentioned in the books of seerah
about him,
Asma Binte Abi Bakr (Abdullah younger sister) mother is Qutaila, and she has a very
prominent role, her title was, Dhat an Nitaqayn (the one of 2 belts) he know that her

mother didnt embrace Islam for a very long period, because in Sahih Muslim we
read that Asma was in Madinah, when her mother Qutaila comes to visit her,
initially she refused to accepts gifts from her, or allow her to her own house,
(thinking that is not allowed for an idol worshipper to enter the house of a Muslim)
then Allah revealed in the Quran the famous verse of Surah Al Mumtahina
(Surah 60, Verse 8):

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Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and
do not expel you from your homes - from being righteous toward them and acting
justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly
Then she (Asma Binte Abi Bakr) accepted her mothers gifs and allowed her to come into
her house, which means Up unto late Madinah, she was not a Muslim, then there is no
mentioned of her after that, so this is why the scholars different we dont not, that doesnt
seems to be any occasion that she embraced Islam, so Abu Bakr divorced her in the Days of
Umme Ruman (The Wife that he had when Islam came) Umme Ruman Binte Uaymir was a
another lady from the Quraysh and she was also a mother from a boy and a Girl, and this
boy and Girl are Aysha and Abdur Rahman, and Umme Ruman passed away in the 6th Year
of the Hijra, so Prophet (saw) prayed the Jannaza over her, she passed away in Madinah (in
the time of prophet saw) thats the mother in law, he is already married to Aysha, and she
is also mentioned in the incident of the slander,
Abdur Rahman is Aysha full brother, and he was the one in the incident of Farewell Hajj, he
was the one who companied her in the Taniim, Masjid Aysha, and took her back to Makkah
to do an another Umrah,
3rd wife of Abu Bakr is the wife of Jaffar, Asma Binte Umais, (on of those amazing lady of
the history of Islam) she was married to Jaffar Ibn Abi Talib, (he dies in Battle of Mutah) so
Abu Bakr proposes her, so she marries Abu Bakr, and these are of course the Banu Hashim
(the cousins of Prophet (saw) and then she marries Abu Bakr, anf from Abu Bakr she has a
son, and this son was born in Hajja tul Wadaah, and his incident is the narration of much
Fiqh, of Pregnant Ladys in Ihram, from this incident, thats why she is mentioned in Bukhari
and Muslim, another is that Asma Binte Umais give birth to Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr, in
Hajjatul Wadaa - that was the only child born to Asma and btw so than Abu Bakr dies
obviously Asma is still a relatively young lady who then she marry - Ali Ibn Abi Talib, she
was the only lady to married to 2 Khalifas, and from both of them she had children, and
from Jaffar she had children, (she had children from Jaffar, Ali and Abu Bakr) and the
interesting thing when Ali marries her, Mohammad is 4 or 5 years old, Mohammad grows
up in the household of Ali (r.a.) as a stepson, Ali and Mohammad Ibn Abi Bakr had a very
strong bound together, (now you are understand why Im saying this, there are tension
that some groups have between Ali and Abu Bakr, they say they where tensions, do we
(Sunnis believe that where tensions, NO); there are Million and 1 evidences but of the
simplest evidences Ali marries the Widow of Abu Bakr As Siddiq, and the child of Abu Bakr
is raised like his own son, how could he had anything against Abu Bakr, when he is marrying
her and Mohammad Abu Bakrs son is raised in his household like a son, then when
Mohammad becomes a full adult, Ali appoints him the governor of Egypt, how could he
have anything against Abu Bakr (think about that) right? that is one of millions of things
that, if you look at the history it is wallahi Impossible to construct that Ali (r.a.) had
problems with Abu Bakr and Umar, i. mean Umar Ibn Khattab marry Alis daughter, Ali
becomes the Father in Law, Umar proposes the daughter of Ali Umme Qulthum, and Ali
gives his daughter in Marriage, now you tell me, how you give your daughter to animosity,
can you give a daughter of somebody that do you think that he is an enemy of his
messenger, in early Islam it is impossible to hold this view,
(btw. this Person Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr there are some controversies surrounding him,
there are some controversies surround him, thats why I dont want to to go into the
Details, because there stories harm more then benefit, it is said (I just mentions that
tidbits, inshallah it is not true) some alleged that he participate with the mobs against
Uthman (r.a.) but other Books such as as-Suyt , the story that is in that book (and other

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before him also mentioned) that when Uthman saw Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr in his house,
he said to Mohammad: If your father where here right now, he would be very angry with
you, he would be very disappointed what you are doing - according to one report, when
he said this, Mohammad Ibn Abi Bakr felt so bad, then he left,
(that is one of the reasons because I dont like talk to much about it, and that are the minor
issue, there are much more difficult issues) because in the end of the day, I say this as
explicit as possible, the Sahaba are humans and there

is not like the


our Prophet (saw), the prophet (saw is also an human but his is sanctioned by
Allah, we have to defend the Prophet (saw) 100% , everything he said and did, religiously
we have to, we cannot find 1 fault with him, if anybody would find fault with Rasullullah
(saw) that person is not a Muslim, very explicit here, anybody criticizes Rasullullah (saw),
disagrees with something that person is not a Muslim, but the Sahaba is a different story,
were not allowed to criticize their sincerity, their love for Islam, but we do not have to
agree with each and every interpretation or statement or incident, specially political
decision, clear, and that of course is a very fine line because when you start questioning
decisions it is very ease to jump over and question their intensions which is what the other
group does, whereas for us, we say the sahaba of the Prophet (saw) they had the right
intensions, but maybe they made some mistakes, maybe the temper got the better of
them, maybe some issue happened that wasnt the wisest, but we dont questions their
overall commitment to allah and of course Muhammad Binte Abi Bakr is he a Sahabi well
depends, there is a category of Sahaba, that are basically Baby Sahaba, because
Mohammad Ibn Abi Bakr himself, never saw the Prophet (saw), because he was one year
old or 1 years old when the Prophet (saw) passes away, so he is quite not a sahabi yet is
is a sahabi, half/half, there is a Mukhadram, a category, there is a special category that is
given to them and this category is basically, the children (meaning not 7, 8 years old, if you
are this age and you saw the prophet saw you are a sahabi, if you remember seeing the
prophet saw you are a sahabi) otherwise Hassan and Hussain are sahaba but they where
still not Baligh , but Mohammad Ibn Abi Bakr has no more connection with the Prophet
(saw) so he is a category who calls Mukhadram that you are not quite the full sahabi,
your not quite the taabyi, some people said he is the highest level of Tabiuun and that is
the correct position that the Mukhadramun are the highest level of the Tabiyun, that the
Prophet (saw) saw them but they did not recall seeing the Prophet (saw), he married Asma
and he also married another lady,
so Abu Bakr As Siddiq had never 4 ladys at one, he had one, then one, and then 2, basically
at the end of his life he had 2 wifes, and the 4 th and the final of his wife (the only non
Qureshy Wife), the other 3 are all Qureshi (the other 3 are from Makkah) the only wife of
his who is from Madinah was Habibe Binte Kharija from AL-Ansariya, and he married her in
Madinah, and this was the wife that he was with, when the Prophet (saw) passed away,
(remember in the morning the Prophet (saw) appeared to be better, in the Fajr of the
Monday, and Abu Bakr and everybody thought he was much better now, so he had been
camping in the Masjid, for a week as we said, and he asked permission for the Prophet
(saw) that Can I no go and visit Habiba Binte Kharija and so he gave permission to go, the
news of the Prophet Mohammad (saw) death came, when he was in the house of Habiba
Binte Kharija and her house was also in the district of Madinah called auwali (I always liked
to mentioned this because I live in Auwali at that time, when we lived in Madinah) so Abu
Bakrs house of Habibah was in Auwali, and Abu Bakr on his death bed said to Aysha (r.a.):
Oh Aysha I commend you my wasiya to you is to take care of the 2 younger Brothers and
your 2 younger sisters so Aysha said: I only have one sister, who is the other sister, and
Abu Bakr said: Habiba is pregnant (Aysha did not know that) , I have a premonition, that
she will give birth to a girl; and thats exactly what happened, that after the death of Abu
Bakr, Habiba Binte Kharija give birth to a girl, so this girl was born when Abu Bakr has died,
and this Girl called Umme Qulhtum, so this child is the 6 th and the final child of Abu Bakr
As-Siddiq, - once again let us go over again over his children:

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Abu Bakr

Qutaila (Abu Bakrs 1.



Umme Ruman (Abu

Bakrs 2nd Wife)



Abdur Rahman

Asma Binte Umais

(Abu Bakrs 3rd Wife)

Habib Binte Kharija

(Abu Bakrs 4th Wife)

Muhammad binte Abu


Umme Qulthum

We have to finish here, but 1 interesting point then we conclude:

Of the interesting points is that Abu Bakrs family, is the only family that we know of that embraced Islam from
Makkah in his entirety without a single non Muslim, Abu Bakrs mother and his father, Abu Bakrs wife at the
Time when Islam came, and of course his future wives, and all of Abu Bakrs children, there is no other Sahabi
who can claimed this, at least one person, either the mother or the father (go and look it up, Umar Ibn AlKhattab, Asma) all have 1 or 2, so Abu Bakrs family is a family of Imaan, it is not just Abu Bakr, everybody
embraced Islam in the emidied family without exception and that is the case of only Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, also of
the peculiarity of Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq is that in his family he is the only person who is sahabi for 4 generations,
there is no Sahabi other than the family of Abu Bakr and this is who, that is Abdullah Ibn Zubair (from his
mothers side his grandfather is Abu Bakr), so his mother is Asma, when was Abdullah Ibn Zubair born? as soon
as Asma arrived in Madinah the first baby was born, even before Masjid AL-Quba was build, and the Muslims
rejoiced at his birth, because they took that as a good omen, (we as Muslims are allowed to believe in good
omens) and because the Quraish has predicted that if you leave us, Allah will not give you any children, and so
the Day that they arrived in Madinah Allah blessed them with a child, and that child is the grandson of Abu Bakr
(throw his daughter Asma) Abdullah Ibn Zubair, the son of Asma, she is the daughter of Abu Bakr and Abu Bakr
is the Son of Abu Quhafa, these are the 4 generation,.
As for Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr, he is only 3 generation,
Has Abu Bakr brothers and sisters?
Abu Bakr have half brothers and sister, not full and non of them are playing a major role, NO full brothers and

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Who are the lucky people, the SAHABA?

The word Sahaba is used for the one people that has accompanied the Prophet Mohammd (saw). When you
say saw, what if the person (sahabi) was blind, such as Ibn Ume Maqtum, so the word Sahabi, there is a big
controversy in early Islam, about what is a definition of a sahibi and that are over 10 opinions and what later
Sunni Scholars have basically agreed to, there was a controversy in very early Islam, why because, (this is an
Academic Point, thats not Harmfull Inshallah), think about the Beduoin who urinated in the Masjid, he is
technically also a Sahabi, so we as innocent Muslims say the word sahabi, we think automatically on Abu Bakr
and Umar, but forget the fact the over 100.000 People saw the Prophet Mohammad (saw) in his life, and the
Bulk of them are not like Abu Bakr and Umar, the People who called out behind the house of Prophet
Mohammad (saw) that come out and meet us, and Allah revealed Surah Al-Hujarat, they are Muslims and they
are sahabi, many of the early scholars where hesitant to called that group SAHABA one opinion of them is that
a SAHABI is only those who participated in the GHAZWA with the Prophet (saw) or a SAHABI is one
accompanied the Prophet (saw) for a period of time, because these Delegates come and met him for 10
minutes and thats it, the Bedouin urinates and goes then away, thats not accompanying thats visiting, some
of the early scholars say you have to live with the Prophet (saw) few months like that,
so later scholars say, KHALAS anybody who saw the Prophet (saw) gets the status of a SAHABI and they are the
points of later Sunni Scholars, so anybody accompanied the Prophet (saw) as a Muslim, that a another
condition, because when you accompanied him as a non Muslim, that doesnt make you a SAHABI and there
are some unique and bizarre situation where some people do not remember accompanied the Prophet (saw)
they are called MUQHADRAMOON , some people very few saw the Prophet (saw) as a NON-MUSLIM and later
embraced Islam, and these are NOT SAHABA, - a example of them is the TANUKHI (the Guy who came as the
Ambessary from Hercules, from the Cesar, when the Prophet (saw) said: Accept Islam he Said: Im right now
and ambassador, I cant accept Islam but later he embraced Islam, he is one of those who is very rare people
who saw the Prophet (saw) but not considers as a sahabi, and there are also people who saw the Prophet (saw)
- there a person who came to Madinah to basically become a sahabi and the Prophet (saw) passed away and he
arrived Monday so he prayed the Janaza, so he saw the Body of the Prophet (saw) but we dont considered him
as a SAHABI, - there are some interesting areas there.
To be continued in Part 2
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