About the Book
Hadrat Abu Bakr is the most respective and
eminent personality of Islam. He was the ‘second of the two’ according to the
Holy Qur’an. His role was supporting to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and he was
the ‘witness of the truth’. He was like a shadow of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
in his life-time.
He gave strength to Islam after death of Holy
Prophet. His reign was very short but he unified Islam and won outstanding
victories. He set the pace for making Islam a world force.
Although Abu Bakr was the outstanding
personality of Islam but there have not much been written on him in English.
The author has taken great pains in collecting authentic books on him and
prepared this biography in comprehensive language. He has tried to present this
biography in a scientific way. He analysed the causes responsible for the
success of Hadrat Abu Bakr and evaluated the various aspects of his greatness.
This book is a framework and the teachers,
students and other curious readers can ponder and discover the greatness of
Hadrat Abu Bakr.
Next to the Holy Prophet, Hadrat Abu Bakr is the
most outstanding figure of Islam. During the life time of the Holy Prophet,
Hadrat Abu Bakr was in the words of the Holy Qur’an “the second of the two”. He
played a supporting role, and as “witness to the truth” corroborated all that
the Holy Prophet” said or did.
After the death of the Holy Prophet, Hadrat Abu
Bakr rose to his full stature of greatness. When he came to office, many crises
threatened to overwhelm Islam. Through his dynamic leadership he overcame all
such crises. He suppressed apostasy and unified Arabia under Islam. Thereafter
the Muslims marched to Iraq and Syria, and won outstanding victories. Hadrat
Abu Bakr set the pace for making Islam a world force.
Inspite of the outstanding personality of
Hadrat Abu Bakr, it is a matter of some regret that we do not have many books
on him. In English there are hardly three or four books about his biography.
That provides the justification for producing this book on Hadrat Abu Bakr.
The book is divided into twenty chapters and
about a hundred sections. I am conscious of my limitations, and although I have
not been able to make full justice to the greatness of Hadrat Abu Bakr, I have
the consolation that profiting from the existing works on the biography of
Hadrat Abu Bakr, I have produced a work which is an improvement on the existing
works. It will be for the following writers to make further improvements.
I have tried to present the biography of Hadrat
Abu Bakr in a scientific way. I have analysed the causes responsible for the
success of Hadrat Abu Bakr. I have made an assessment of the various aspects of
the greatness of Hadrat Abu Bakr, His effulgence is too dazzling, and one is
apt not to have a full vision. For this disability I seek the indulgence of the
readers. I, however, feel that I have provided the framework where under the
learned readers can ponder and discover the greatness of Hadrat Abu Bakr for
The story of Hadrat Abu Bakr is the story of
faith that moved mountains. I am, therefore, sure that a study of his life
story will not only inspire the readers, but will fortify their faith as well.
May God bless my effort, May God help the readers in
having a better understanding of Hadrat Abu Bakr.
Before and After Conversion to Islam.
Witness to Truth.
Migration to Madina.
The New World of Madina.
Conquest of Makkah and After.
Successor to the Holy Prophet.
Encounter with the Tribes.
Apostasy Campaign Against Taleaha.
Apostasy Campaign against Musailma.
Campaigns in East and South Arabia
Campaigns in Eastern Iraq.
Campaigns in Westeran Iraq.
Campaigns in Syria.
Political. Social. Economic and
Mushaf, Hadith, Tasawwuf, Fiqh and poetry
Anecdotes. Sayings. Sermons and
Death of Hadrat Abu Bakr.
Hadrat Abu Bakr. The Man.
Hadrat Abu Bakr in History.
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