Abu Bakr Al-Siddeeq (May Allah be pleased with him):

1.      The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Follow the example of those after me: Abu Bakr and Umar.’ [1]

2.      He was the first adult male and the first free man to accept Islam; [2]

The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) informed his Companions (radhiyAllahu ‘anhum) that, whenever he invited a person to Islam, that person would hesitate before making up his mind to embrace Islam – except for Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu), who neither hesitated nor wavered. [3]

3.      Immediately upon embracing Islam, Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) made it his primary mission in life to spread the message of Islam to others. [4] Many embraced Islam at his hands; here are some examples: ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan, ‘Abdur-Rahman ibn ‘Auf, Sa’d ibn Abee Waqqaas, Az-Zubair ibn Al-‘Awaam and Talhah ibn ‘Ubaidullah (radhiyAllahu ‘anhum). These particular five were the fruits of Abu Bakr’s Dawah. Once these five brave men entered the fold of Islam, others began to follow. [5]

4.      The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) said: “Abu-Bakr has favored me much with his property and company. If I were to take a Khalil (an intimate friend) from mankind I would certainly have taken Abu Bakr.” [6]

5.      He was the one and only companion whom RasulAllah (salAllahu’alayhi wasallam) chose to accompany him in the Hijrah to Madinah. [7]

6.      If the eman of Abu Bakr was put on one side of the scale and the eman of this entire Ummah on the other, Abu Bakr’s eman would have outweighed. [8]

7.      Throughout his life, the Prophet (salAllahu’alayhi wasallam) appointed only one man to lead Muslims in prayer in his place, and that man was, ofcourse, Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu). [9]

8.      When the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) died, people fell into a state of shock and disbelief. It was Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) who then brought them back to their senses, saying to them his now-famous words: “Whoever used to worship Muhammed, Muhammed has indeed died. And whoever used to worship Allah, Allah is alive and never dies.” [10]

9.      He was the first khalifah after the death of Muhammed (sallAllahu’alayhi wasallam) [11]

10.   Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) was the first to begin the compilation of the Qur’an, under the advice of Umar (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu). [12]

11.  Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) said, “I do and apply (in terms of actions, policies, etc.) everything that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did and applied, for I fear that, if I abandon any part of his way (or system of rule), I will go astray.” [13]

12.  Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) lived in the moment, using every second of his time to better himself as a Muslim.

Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) said to his companions, “Who has observed fast among you today?” Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) replied, “Me.” He (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) said, “Who among you followed a funeral procession today?” Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) replied, “Me”. He (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said, “Who among you has fed a poor person (today)?” Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) replied, “Me”. He (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) said, “Who among you visited a sick person today?” Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) said, “Me.” Upon this the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said, “Anyone in whom (these good deeds) are combined will certainly, enter paradise.” [14]

13.  Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) died at the age of 63, which was the exact age at which the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) died. As per his instructions, [15] Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) was washed by Asmaa bint ‘Umais (radhiyAllahu ‘anha) and was buried alongside the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam). [16]




[1]  Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3662

[2] “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 158

[3] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 51

[4] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 742

[5] “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 159

[6] Sahih Bukhari, Book #8, Hadith #455

 [7] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 743

[8] AlBaihaqi, At-Tirmidhi and Ahmad

[9], [10] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 745

[11] http://islamqa.info/en/13713

[12]  Bukhari, Book #60, Hadith #201

[13] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 750

[14] Sahih Muslim, Book #5, Hadith #2242

[15]  At-Tabaqaat, Ibn Sa’ad (3/203, 204), and the chain of this narration is authentic.

[16]  Taareekh Al-Islam, by Adh-Dhahabee; and ‘Ahd Al-Khulafaa Ar-Raashidoon (pg. 120)




About the Designer:

Bint Mirza is an Interior Designer currently residing in Jeddah. Her interest in learning about her deen and implementing it lead her to use to her professional skills for the sake of Allah.

“We were taught how to present our architectural spaces and designs on a presentation board. It is like presenting a story of how it started from an idea & conceptual sketches to the final design outcome. I was able to best use the knowledge of presentation boards in Islamic infographic designs, where you present the whole lengthy story (content) with few visuals and words. I enjoy this work because it helps me retain the knowledge of my deen and share it with others. All Praise is due to Allah Alone.” Bint Mirza



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18 replies on “The Best Generation: Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq (may Allah be pleased with him)”

  • azeez5x@gmail.com'
    March 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm


  • rahimehab21@gmail.com'
    March 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    JazakAllahu Hairan. Useful post

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    Raees ganie
    March 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Jazakallah brothers u r doing a fantastic job to spread our din i.e. Islam d only way of life… May allah increase ur eman.. Allah hafiz

  • latifa_13@hotmail.dk'
    March 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    mashallah tabarakaAllah

  • ashefu@yahoo.com'
    March 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    AlhAmdulilah. I appreciate this may Allah swt continue to provide you with knowledge and you provide us to with it, Salam

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    March 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Very nicely done Masha Allah. Keep up he good work!

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    usman yahya
    March 19, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Masha Allah, May Allah SWT reward you abundantly. This is a nicely motive and enlighten articulated work. May Allah Subhanah Help us to restructure our ways of life according to islamic standards. Ameen

  • Ridwana.kowsar@gmail.com'
    March 19, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Subhan Allah, May Allah be pleased with him

  • munirul1964@yahoo.com'
    Munirul Islam
    March 19, 2014 at 7:57 am

    SM MOHAMMED: (570-632) Founder of the Muslim. Born in Mecca. Plot to kill him led to his flight (Hegira) to Medina (622) where he established Islamic theocracy. Conquered Mecca in 630 establishing basis for Mohammedan empire. I have nothing without Almighty Allah and Prophet (SM)is my strong recommended to save me in every stage, every situation, every moment, every period and every where.

    Dr. Munirul Islam

  • mail2shaik@gmail.com'
    March 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Masha Allah, very nice to read…May Allah swt bless all Muslims

  • ummuyahya03@gmail.com'
    March 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Jazakumullahu khairan, for this important posting, may Allah be pleased with Abubakar Siddiq and all the compainions of the prophet Muhammad Sallahllahu alaihi wa sallam, we are indebted to pray for them for the sacrifice the have done for us, we should always say, as Allah commanded us to do: ربنا اغفر لنا ولإخواننا الذين سبقونا بالإيمان ولا تجعل في قلوبا غلا للذين آمنوا ربنا إنك رءوف رحيم

  • nthamby@gmail.com'
    April 2, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Alhamdulilah i learned something useful,Masha Allah the way of explanation using images

  • muhammadsharif120@gmail.com'
    May 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Best Method of preaching Islam. Allah Almighty bless you

  • sarahkhan1712@gmail.com'
    October 30, 2015 at 8:18 am


    Masha allah very insightful. is it possible that i can use this designed characteristics of companions of yours to sell along with my tot trays?

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    Aabid H Bhat
    June 12, 2016 at 8:42 am

    May Allah Reward You Sister And Increase Your Skills.. Such designing makes it easy to understand and attracts to follow it.

  • ambarinansari1234@gmail.com'
    February 7, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Alhumdulilah, mashallah all articles are so much beneficial. I write all these articles in my books and teach them to my tudents.