Abu Bakr Q&A

Abu Bakr Q&A - Q: Who was Abu Bakr? A: Abu Bakr was a...

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Q: Who was Abu Bakr? A: Abu Bakr was a senior companion and Muhammad ’s father-in-law. He ruled over the Rashidun Caliphate from 632-634 CE when he became the first Muslim Caliph after Muhammad's death. As Caliph , he succeeded to the political and administrative functions that were exercised by the Prophet, since the religious function and authority of being a prophet ended with Muhammad's death according to Islam . He was called Al-Siddiq (the truthful) by the Prophet and was known by that title among later generations of Muslims. Q: How did he become a Muslim? A: As a young man, he became a cloth merchant and he traveled mostly in Arabia and other lands in the Middle East, through which he gained money 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 Muhammad had openly declared his prophethood. Not long after, Abu Bakr accepted Islam and was the first person outside the Muhammad’s family to openly
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ECON 143 taught by Professor Robert during the Winter '11 term at Lock Haven.

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