Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

The rightly guided Caliphs, May Allah be Pleased with them, followed the steps of Messenger of Allah . Among many things, they give special attention to the poor and catered for the needy, took interest in social solidarity among the entire society’s people and exerted their utmost in saving all those in distress or in need. It is no wonder that they did so, as they were nurtured by the Messenger and learned from his purely divine...

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The Rightly Guided Caliphs

The Rightly Guided Caliphs

  With the death of Muhammad , the Muslim community was faced with the problem of succession. Who would be its leader? There were four persons obviously marked for leadership: Abu Bakr al-Siddiq , who had not only accompanied Muhammad to Medina ten years before, but had been appointed to take the place of the Prophet as leader of public prayer during Muhammad’s last illness; ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab , an able and trusted Companion...

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