Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu)

The students are being presented with this opportunity for two reasons. The first being, that it is a tremendous benefit to know the history of the companions, May Allah be pleased with them all aameen. And secondly, because some questions from the lectures will be included on your test. May Allah make you successful aameen

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What do you know about Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu)?

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Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

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The First Caliph of Islam: Lesson 1
What do you know about the beloved friend of our Messenger Muhammad (salla Allahu alaihi wa salaam), the truthful one?

Ya students, alhamdulillah you have embarked on a path for seeking beneficial knowledge, and you have entered into the first of many lessons explaining the blessed companions who were with our beloved prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alaihi wa salaam). From the first book in this series of books and from other authentic text, we will discuss and review the life of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu) – may Allah be pleased with him aameen. And we make dua for you that Allah increases us and you upon knowledge and beneficial understanding about our Prophet Muhammad’s life and about his beloved companions and the religion of Islam.

Students are encouraged to read the text for Book 1; Lesson 1; pgs. 4- 15. If you have any
questions regarding the text you are advised to use available sources to you and parental
assistance, and you may of course ask your instructors.

Also, sending us an email at thmteach2web@gmail.com will provide you with any additional assistance required to complete any of the worksheets listed on the website inshaAllah ta`ala.

Please provide detailed answers for the following questions to the best of your ability inshaAllah

Excerpts from the book entitled Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu) The First Caliph of Islam is written by Abdul Basit Ahmad and edited by Aqeel Walker and Muhammad Ayub Sapra. May Allah be pleased with all of them aameen. Published by Darussalam

Excerpts from the 2nd book entitled The Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa salaam) and His Ten Companions Who Were Promised Paradise; written by al-Hafiz Abdul-Ghani al-Maqdisi (rahimahullah) d.600 AH. with Commentary by Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab al-Aqil, translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee; Published by Authentic Statements Publishing.

Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu): The First caliph of Islam.

*from the text in bk 1., We are told that before converting to Islam that this companion’s name was Abdul Kha’bah and that he was well known for his excellent manners, vast knowledge, and perfect wisdom. The name Abu Bakr is a kunyah and the name Bakr ‘literally means a young camel’ or ‘a very large Arab tribe’ —he was from the Banu Taim clan of the Quraish tribe . His actual name and lineage are as follows:

‘Abdullah bin Abi Quhafah (Abu Quhafah’s name was Uthman bin Amir bin Amr bin Ka’b bin Sa’d bin Taym bin Murrah bin Ka’b, from the tribe of Quraish.) and His lineage connects with the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) at Murrah bin Ka’b.

[bk 3; pg 161] He died 13 AH.

Questionnaire for Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu)
1. Who was the first caliph of Islam?
2. What does the word caliph actually mean?
3. The Prophet (salla allahu alaihi wasallam) was called al-Ameen by the people, what does this wording mean?
4. What was the first thing that the prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) called the people to when he was told to proclaim the message openly about Islam?
5. When and where was Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (radi allahu anhu) born? [2 part]
6. From what tribe did Abu Bakr’s parents belong?
7. What function was assigned to the clan of Bani Taim?
8. Name some of the characteristics of Abu Bakr that were well known to the people.
9. Who is Abu Quhafah?
10. What does al-Ateeq mean? What is the narration given for this specific name?

11. What does as-Siddiq mean? Who gave this name to Abu Bakr (radiAllahu anhu)? Provide your evidence – What is the narration given for this specific name?

12. Describe three characteristics of Abu Bakr as Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu).

13. What was Abu Bakr as Siddiq’s name before he became Muslim?

14. The Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa salaam) preached the message of Islam for how many years?

15. What name did the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alaihi wa salaam) give to Abu Bakr as Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu) after he became Muslim?

16. What is the name given for the supporters of Islam?

17. Abu Bakr as Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu) gave the prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallam) advice regarding captives. What was the advice given?

18. Name the tribe Abu Bakr (radiAllahu anhu) was from.

19. How did the angel Jibreel (alaihi salaam) arrive at the Battle of Badr?

20. During his farewell address the Prophet Muhammad (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered that all doors be closed except_______________________.

21. How many Muslims performed the first pilgrimage?

22. Who was Abu Jahl?

23. What clan was Abu Bakr from?

24. What does Surah 39 ayaat 30 say about death? Provide the tafsir’s explanation as proof.

25. Where is the Euphrates River ?

26. Define successor.

27. Who was it that proposed to dig a trench around Al-Medina to deter attacks?

28. Write in English the dua the Prophet Muhammad (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallam) made in his salaat before the Battle of Badr.

May Allah guide you and make you and your family successful upon the religion and grant us and you true understanding of the religion allahummah aameen

Vocabulary 1


NOTE: Change in the criteria

Activities for this lesson: place words and word phrases in alphabetical order, define words and word phrases, write one or two paragraphs using some or all of the vocabulary words; then list at least 3 benefits gained from the reading inshaAllah. Students in grades 4 down/to Kindergarten are to write a sentence for these words (with help from their parents if needed).

Points/Rewards: 4 (1 point per section completed)

Bonus Points: 5 – Explain the literal meaning of As-Saahib, then provide a textual proof from Quran for its usage regarding Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu).

Additional benefit: Abu Bakr was also called al-Atqaa which means the pious and righteous ones. In the following ayat, al-Atqaa refers primarily to Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radiAllahu anhu).

Apply the 4’Rs to the following ayat: “And Al-Muttaqun (the pious and righteous) will be far removed from it (Hell).” Surah 92: 17

You may submit your assignments in the box below once per assignment. Should you need to submit additional assignments we suggest you do so through email inshaAllah. Watch this page for additional Biographies of Companions, questions, and activities. Jazaakumullahu Khayraa

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