Leading Companions of the Prophet series This book is about Abu Bakr, the first Caliph to rule the world of Islam after the Prophet had passed away. More important than his achievements as a state leader was his close companionship with Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him; in fact, this relationship was so close that the Prophet referred to him as “al-Siddiq,” the Truthful one, due to his peerless faithfulness to the Prophet and his message. Those who had knowledge of the earlier scriptures knew not only about the awaited Prophet but also his would-be Companion Abu Bakr. He was also the “second of the two” mentioned in the Qur’an (Tawba 9:40), in reference to the great emigration to Medina when Abu Bakr was the only Companion who was privileged to ride alongside the Prophet in this perilous journey, a turning point in the history of humankind. Resit Haylamaz, PhD, is the editor-in-chief of Kaynak Publishing Group in Istanbul. He has authored many books and is renowned for his studies on the lives of the Messenger of God and his Companions.
- October 21, 2013
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