Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra)

  • House of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him)

    This is the approximate place where the house of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was located in Makkah and from where Hijrah to Madinah commenced. It is in the Makkah Towers Hotel block, where a masjid (Masjid Abu Bakr) has been built on the 4th floor.

    • When the decision to assassinate the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had been made by the Quraysh, Jibraeel (upon him be peace) was sent down to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) to reveal to him the plot and to give him his Lord’s permission to leave Makkah.
  • House of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him)

    This is the approximate location where one of the houses of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) in Madinah existed. The house was adjacent to the western wall of Masjid-e-Nabwi at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him).

    • The main door of the house was in the west wall. Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) also installed a small door in the eastern wall of the house that opened into Masjid-e-Nabwi for easy access into the masjid. As mentioned in Bukhari, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said, “Close all those doors which open into the mosque except the door of the house of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him).”
  • The first Hajj under Islam was in the ninth year of Hijra. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was too busy at Madinah to lead the Hajj, so he sent Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) as his agent, he was to lead the Hajj in place of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

    The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam led the prayers himself ever since he arrived to Madinah. During his last illness, the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) could no longer lead the prayers, he (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was too weak to go to the mosque, he (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) therefore had to choose someone to fill such high position after him. Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was also the one who was honored to be chosen by the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for such a task.

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  • Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him), being the closest of Companions to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, took part in all the battles that Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had fought.

    At Uhud and Hunain, some members of the Muslim army showed signs of weakness, however, Abu Bakr’s faith never wavered, he always stood like a rock by the side of the Holy Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

    Abu Bakr’s faith and determination to raise the banner of Islam were so great that at Badr, one of his sons, who had not yet embraced Islam was fighting among the enemies, Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was so eager to find his son in the battle that he was searching for him amongst the enemies in order to slay him.

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  • Islam was growing rapidly in Mecca, the enemies of Islam were getting frustrated by this rapid growth. The Chiefs of Mecca found that it is necessary for them to get rid of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam before Islam can cause a real threat to them, so they planned to kill the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala revealed to his Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) the intentions of the non-believers and ordered him to migrate to Madinah. So the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) quickly went to Abu Bakr’s house who was among the few that were left in Mecca with the majority of Muslims having already migrated to Madinah.

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  • Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was always a very close Companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) , he knew him better than any other man. He (may Allah be pleased with him) knew how honest and upright the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was. Such knowledge of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) made Abu Bakr be the first man to follow the Message of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He (may Allah be pleased with him) was indeed the first adult male to accept Islam.

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