Abu Bakr

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Abu Bakr
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Islamic Empire During The Reign
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Khalifat-ul-Rasūl
(Muhammad's viceregent)
Full Name Abū Bakr
(أبو بكر الصديق)
Reign 8 June 632 – 23 August 634
Born c. 573
Mecca, Arabia
Birthplace Mecca, Arabia
Died August 23, 634(634-08-23) (aged 61)
Deathplace Medina, Arabia
Place of Burial Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, Madinah
Predecessor None
Successor Umar
Father Uthman Abu Quhafa
Mother Salma Umm-ul-Khair
Brother(s) • Mu'taq (Presumably the Middle)
• Utaiq (Presumably the Youngest)
• Quhafah ibn Uthman
Spouse(s) Qutaylah bint Abd-al-Uzza (Divorced)
Um Ruman
Asma bint Umays
Habibah bint Kharijah
Son(s) Abdullah ibn Abi Bakr
Abdu'l-Rahman ibn Abu Bakr
Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr
Daughter(s) Asma bint Abu Bakr
'Aa'ishah
Umm Khultum bint Abu Bakr
Descendants Siddiqui
Other Titles Assiddiq الصدِّيق
Companion of the Cave
Companion of the Tomb
Shaikh Akbar
Attique

Abū Bakr (c. 573–August 23 634/13 AH) was the first Muslim ruler after the Prophet Muhammad (632–634). While Sunnis regard him as his rightful successor (caliph), chosen by the people, the Shias insist that he violated Muhammad's direct orders and made a Coup d'état. International lists have him as the first Muslim Caliph. His name means father of the virgin in reference to Aisha.

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