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Saturday, Rabi-uth Thani 8, 1435/February 8, 2014 

His proper name was Abdullah bin Abu Quhafah. His father was Uthamn bin Aamir bin Amr bin Ka`b bin Sa`d bin Taim bin Murrah bin Ka`b bin Luai bin Ghalib at-Taimi al-Qurashi. His Lineage met with that of the Messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) at Murrah bin Ka`b.

His mother's name was Ummul Khair (the mother of good) Salma bint Sahkr bin Aamir bin Ka`b bin Sa`d Taim bin Murrah.

Abu Bakr (radiAllahu anhu) lived for 63 years, just like his best friend, the Messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam). He was the first of this nation to accept Islam, and the best of them after Allah's Messenger (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallam). He held the office of Khalifah (caliph) for two and a half years, and some say it was ten days short of two years and four months. Others say it was two years only, while still others say it was twenty months.

His Children

Abdullah who accepted Islam early and was a Companion of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam). He came to the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) and Abu Bakr when they were in the cave. He was hit by an arrow at the battle of At-Ta`if and died during the Khalifah (caliphate) of his father.

Asma was nicknamed Dhatun-Nitaqain (the woman of the two girdles), because she tore her girdle to bind the food to carry it for the Messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) and Abu Bakr (radiAllahu anhu) when they were hiding from their enemies in the cave. She was the wife of Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam and she migrated to Al Medinah when she was pregnant. She later gave birth to Abdullah bin Az-Zubair, who was the first Muslim to be born in Al-Madinah after the migration. Her mother was Qutailah bint Abdul-Uzza from the tribe of Aamir bin Luai. Her mother died having never embraced Islam.

Aisha the truthful was one of the wives of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam).

Abdur Rahman was Aishah's maternal brother. He witnessed and fought in the battle of Badr against the Muslims, but he later accepted Islam. Her mother Umm Ruman, the daughter of Aamir bin Uwaimir bin Abd Shams bin Attab bin Udhainah bin Subai` bin Dhuman bin Al-Harith (bin Ghanm) bin Malik bin Kinanah. She accepted Islam, migrated, and died during the lifetime of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam).

Abu Atiq, Muhammad bin Abdur Rahman was born during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam). And we do not know among the companions of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) any four other than these, some of whom were the parents of others.

Muhammad bin Abu Bakr was born in the year of the Farewell Pilgrimage, and his mother was Asma bint Umais Al-Khath`amiyyah. He was killed in Egypt, where he was buried.

Umm Kulthum bint Abu Bakr was born after the death of Abu Bakr. Her mother was Habibah, some say her name was Fakhitah bin Kharijah bin Zaid bin Abi Zuhair Al-Ansari. She later married Talhah bin Ubaidullah.

He had three sons and three daughters, all of them were Companions of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) except for Umm Kulthum,and Muhammad who was born during the life of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam).

Abu Bakr (radiAllahu anhu) died in Jumadiul-Akhirah while three nights remained, during the year 13AH.

taken from the Short Biography of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa salaam) and His Ten Companions

written by Shaykh Magdisi (rahimahullah)

February 17, 2011 at 12:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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