Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra)

This is one of a series of books aimed at educating the younger children about prominent figures in Islam. In this particular book, you will learn about the closest friend of our Beloved Master the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and the first Khalifa of Islam. You will be taken on a journey back in time to help you understand the type of society the Holy Prophet (sa) lived in and the powerful contribution that his beloved friend made to Islam. Discover how he helped our Beloved Prophet (sa) bring the light of faith to the world.

His steadfastness after the demise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) kept the Muslims united at a time of the greatest threat to Islam and set them on the path of success. All Muslims owe a debt of gratitude to Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) for his life-long devotion and services to Islam, and due to the fact it was through him that Allah established Khilafat in Islam.

The Promised Messiah (as) says, “Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) put on the garment of poverty and humility. He had a deep love for his master, Muhammad Mustafa (sa) and his soul was in complete unison with the soul of the Holy Prophet (sa).”

Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) is very highly regarded in the Muslim world as having an exceptional character. This book states many incidents which explore more about his virtuous and courageous nature. His love for the Holy Prophet (sa) was very well-known along with his humility and service to others.

Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) was born in the ancient city of Mecca, home to the Ka‘bah (the first house of worship of Allah). Both the Holy Prophet (sa) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) belonged to the Quraish tribe. Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) was about two-and-a-half to three years younger than the Holy Prophet (sa).

When the Holy Prophet (sa) announced that Allah the Almighty had raised him as a Prophet, Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) happened to be away from Mecca. Upon his return, a group of Meccan chiefs came to visit him and told him scornfully that Abu Talib’s nephew had claimed that he was a Prophet. After the chiefs left, Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) went straight to the Holy Prophet (sa) and asked him whether he had claimed to be a Prophet from God. The Holy Prophet (sa) started to explain, but Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) interrupted him and asked once more if he had declared himself to be a Prophet sent by God. The Holy Prophet (sa) responded that, yes, he had. Whereupon Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) immediately said, “Then I bear witness that you are a Messenger from God.”

This book beautifully describes the life of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) touching upon interesting events and incidents that signify his love for Allah and his devotion towards his faith. There were many occasions where his faith was put to the test however, he maintained steadfast and was able to overcome all hurdles especially ones which Muslims faced at the beginning of Islam.

This book is highly recommended for a read in order to get some faithful inspiration and it encourages one to evaluate our actions to ensure a life of being righteous Muslims and follow the path followed by Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) and the other companions of the Holy Prophet (sa).