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    The Succession to the Prophet: The Election of Abu Bakr The death of the prophet seemed like a catastrophe to all Muslims at the time, after all who would be able to lead such a big empire with the same values, respect and power after the prophet. It would have been easier if the prophet had just asked someone to lead the way after his death. This paper will discuss the events that lead to the election of Abu Bakr as the first successor of the prophet and one of the four rightly guided caliphs

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    Hazrat Abu Bakr occupies a unique and significant role in the history of Islam. He was the first adult male to accept Islam, and when he first accepted the new faith, he accepted it right away. The Prophet (S) said, “Whenever I offered Islam to any person, he showed some hesitation when embracing it. But Abu Bakr is an exception. He was the prophet’s closest companion. It was Abu Bakr, who traveled with the Prophet (S) to Madinah for the Hijra. When Prophet Muhammad (S), made the hijra from Makkah

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    initial scramble, it was Abu Bakr (r. 632-34 CE) who was named the first Caliph, or Deputy of God, and began to lead the Islamic community. Though his reign as caliph was short, we find it had a great impact on the early development of Islam. Through close examination of his relationship with Muhammad and his actions as caliph, this work will claim that Muhammad greatly influenced Abu Bakr's decision making as a leader and how Islam began to be shaped. To understand Abu Bakr's reign, we first need

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    The Role Of A Abu Bakr

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    A’isha bint Abu Bakr was the third wife of Muhammad and daughter of one of the Prophet’s earliest and strongest followers Abu Bakr, the first caliph in Islamic history who had embraced Islam before she was born. As a scholar, theologian and political activist, A’isha was involved in the development of the tradition, its laws and of its written scriptures. She is given the title as the ‘’Mother of the Believers’’, having no children of her own, A’isha was seen as the symbolic mother- the universal

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    prophet left behind the religion of Islam but also the Muslims organized as an Islamic government. It was the question of who would prosper and lead the Islamic state. Sunnis claim the Prophet selected Abu Bakr to lead salaat (prayer) while in his deathbed, hence proposing the Prophet identified Abu Bakr as the succeeding leader. However the Shias evidence is that Prophet Muhammad stood up in front of his companions on the way from his last pilgrimage (Hajj), and proclaimed Ali as the spiritual guide

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    Muhammad and had left no details as to who should succeed him. Indications were made for Abu bakr to be the first caliph as the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said ‘If I were to take a friend other than my lord, I would take Abu bakr as a friend’ (hadith). After a heated discussion by the senior members of the community, Abu bakr was selected as the first caliph. However, the confusion did not end with Abu bakr’s accession. Tribes all around Arabia broke out in open revolt, while they continued

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    Muslim committee elected Abu Bakr, as he was the closest companion of the prophet, and so become the first caliphate, also known as ‘The Rightly Guided Caliphs’ because a caliph is someone who truly followed the footsteps of the prophet. Abu Bakr’s first dilemma as a caliph was the dismemberment of the alliances of the following kingdoms ‘Yemen’ and ‘Oman’. Also the false revelations of new prophets seemed to emerge through out of Arabia. To deal with this problem Abu Bakr had no choice but to

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    passages of the Quran. The passages in the Quran are: Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah , and He is th... ... middle of paper ... ...ts had not been required during the caliphate of Abu Bakr. Umar insisted and, when Khalid refused to comply, reduced him to a junior command under Abu ‘Ubayd. Later, in the same year, it was brought to Umar’s attention that Khalid had made a present or payment of 10,000 dirhams to a poet.

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    Rise Of Islam Dbq

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    The first man, named Abu Bakr, many people believed he was a good candidate because he was an old friend and was one of the first ones to convert to Islam. Yet others believed that Ali Talib was the best choice because he was a cousin and a son in law to the prophet. The disputes between the two groups of people would lead to a split; the followers of Abu Bark became the Sunnis and the followers of Ali became the Shia. At the end, the majority of people decided to choose Abu Bark and he became Islam’s

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    Abu Bakr was chosen as the first caliph, and successor to the Prophet Mohammad. The minority group who was in favor of Ali later becomes known as Shiat Ali, or the partisans of Ali finally got their way. Ali finally became the fourth caliph, only after the murders of the earlier caliphs Abu Bakr the father of Muhammad 's wife A 'isha, Omar another father-in-law of Muhammad, and Othman a son-in-law

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