Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) is the first male companion to convert to Islam after the Prophet Muhammad (saas) started to preach Islam. He is the greatest Companion known as Siddik.
In our great book, the Qur’an, he is mentioned in Surah At-Tawba as one of the two people in the cave because he was with Hazrat Abu Bakr Rasulullah (saas) during the migration.
Before Islam, Hazrat Abu Bakr was an honest, respectable, characterful Hanif merchant who did not worship idols and did not have idols in his house. Until his death, he never left the side of Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH).
He spent all his wealth and earnings for Islam and lived like a simple and ordinary citizen. Hazrat Abu Bakr found fame in the Arabian Peninsula with his respectful, knowledgeable, tolerant and chaste behavior.
Although drinking alcohol was a very common practice during the jahiliyyah, he never drank. At that time, he was one of the notables in Mecca and became famous in the Arabs’ Ahbar and genealogy sciences.
Hazrat Abu Bakr was engaged in the trade of cloth and clothing. He was a very rich and great merchant. He was such a magnanimous person that he spent all his wealth for the sake of Islam.
Companions such as Osman bin Affan, Zübeyir bin Avvam, Abdurrahman Bin Avf, Saad Bin Ebi Vakkas, Talha Bin Ubeydullah, who were among the notables of the Companions, converted to Islam on the occasion of Hazrat Abu Bakr.
He has a great contribution to the strengthening of the religion of Islam. Because he lived Islam and always helped the Prophet Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu Alaihi and Sellem. That’s why the Arabs called him the vizier of the Messenger of Allah.
Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) Becoming a Muslim
After the Prophet (saas), who received the first revelation, came down from Mount Hira, when Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) met him, he said to him, “I am the messenger of Allah, I am his prophet.” Hazrat Abu Bakr told him, “I believe in the oneness of Allah and that you are the Messenger of Allah”.
Hazrat Abu Bakr, who was the closest friend of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and witnessed that the Messenger of Allah never lied, did not offend people, and always observed the Truth, believed without hesitation.
The Prophet said: “If the faith of all people was put in one coin, the faith of Hazrat Abu Bakr would outweigh his faith.”
He was the greatest Companion who lived a life devoted to Islam, who was at the forefront of charity works. During the Meccan period, he worked with all his might to convert people from powerful tribes to Islam. Besides, he took care of the weak, slaves and the poor, and always stood by the poor.
Hearing about the incident of Isra and Miraj, when Prophet Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu Alaihi Vesallam went from Mecca to Jerusalem and from there to Sidretül-Müntehâ, will the polytheists come to Hazrat Abu Bakr and do such a thing? When they said that, Hazrat Abu Bakr replied, “By God, whatever the Messenger of Allah said is true.”
“After this incident,” which means that he never lied to Hz.SiddiqIt was nicknamed “. What a good friend he was, in the words of our great book, the Qur’an. He is the greatest Companion whom our Lord praised in Surah Nisa.
Migration with the Messenger of Allah
Hazrat Abu Bakr, who set out from Mecca to Medina with our Prophet Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu Aleyhi and Sallam, entered the cave with our Prophet.
Meanwhile, the polytheists were looking for them everywhere. They sent their men in all directions and began to look for them. Together with Abu Jahl, the polytheists searched his daughter’s house. His daughter Esma did not say where they were. They tormented him, insulted him and beat him.
They followed in the footsteps of our Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (pbuh) and Hazrat Abu Bakr. The Meccan polytheists came as far as the Cave of Sèvres.
He was sitting in a pigeon’s nest in front of the cave. He had immediately spun a web from a spider at the mouth of the cave. It was impossible for anyone to get inside without breaking the net.
Hazrat Abu Bakr describes this event as follows. Messenger of Allah When I was in the cave with him, I looked up and saw the feet of the Quraysh spies. Then I said, “O Messenger of Allah, even if a few of them look down, they will definitely see us.”
The Messenger of Allah shut up to me, Abu Bakr, two comrades, Allah is the third of them, is there any concern? Don’t worry, God is with us.” And with the permission of our Lord, the polytheists could not see them and went away.
Afterwards, Hazrat Abu Bakr, who continued on the road with the Messenger of Allah, reached Medina. Hazrat Abu Bakr fell ill with fever in Medina. The disease progressed and he fell into bed.
Our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) O Allah, make Madina beloved to us as you have made Mecca beloved to us, and keep the fever away from us. He prayed, and Hazrat Abu Bakr and other Companions, who were sick, recovered immediately.
In the meantime, the weddings of Hazrat Aisha and Hazrat Muhammad Salallahu Alaihi Sallam were held. Masjid Nabi was built. Hazrat Abu Bakr covered some of his expenses. When the brotherhood was identified in Medina, the brotherhood of Hazrat Abu Bakr became Harise Bin Zayd.
After the death of our Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH), Hazrat Abu Bakr was chosen as the first caliph.
When our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was not the imam himself, he would give the duty of imamate to Hz Abu Bakr.
Hazrat Omar led him in prayer, O Abu Bakr, on the orders of the Muslims, by the order of the Messenger of Allah. You are his caliph, we pledge allegiance to you. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “We swear allegiance to you, who is dearer than all of us.”
Hazrat Abu Bakr said, “I am not the best of you. But I got over you. Help me if I do my duty properly. If I’m wrong show me the right way. Obey me as long as I obey Allah and His Messenger. If I rebel, your obedience is not required.”
He never deviated from the Qur’an and Sunnah in state affairs and said: Whatever the Messenger of Allah did, I will not stop doing it.”
To understand his personality, it is enough to look at the following incident in my life. The Messenger of Allah A Companion who heard the praises of Abu Bakr Hz. He followed Ebubekir.
After the prayer, he heard him saying in his prayer in a corner. “O Allah, enlarge my body in Hell so much that there is no room for his ummah in Muhammad.” Yes, his faith was so great and he was the greatest Companion, he was truly the Messenger of Allah. caliph was.
May Allah be pleased with Hazrat Abu Bakr and the blessed Companions, that the religion of Islam has come so far with their efforts.