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2. Hazrat Abu Bakr as-Siddiq e


[ to be translated in English ]

یا الٰہی کر عطا دل کو مرے سوز و گداز
[ to be translated in English ] حضرتِ صدیق تاج الاتقیا کے واسطے

- Extracts from Sijra-ay-Tayyiba - Shiekh Syed Mahmood Hassan Rizvi (Rehmat'ullah Alaiyh)
حضرت سیدمیاں محمّد حسن محمود رضوی نقشبدی مجددی عزیزی رحمتاالله علیه

Translation to English by Anwar-un-Nabi [please forgive any mistakes]

The first caliph of Islam Ḥaḍrat Amīr al-Muʾminīn Sayyidinā Abū Bakr aṣ-ṢiddīqradiyAllahu anhu is the best of humans after the prophets, the direct caliph of the Messenger of Allah sallAllahu ta’ala alaihi waSallam and his best friend. His name on earth was ʿAbd-Allāh and his name in the heavens was al-Ḥalīm (gentle and forbearing). Today he is known as Abū Bakr and his title is aṣ-Ṣiddīq (the most truthful), Allah be pleased with him.

He was Abū Bakr son of ʿUs̱mān Abū Qaḥāfah ibn ʿĀmir ibn ʿAmr ibn Ghālib ibn Fahr ibn Mālik ibn Naḍr ibn Kinānah ibn Mudrak ibn Ilyās ibn Maḍr ibn Nazār ibn Maʿdan ibn ʿAdnān.

He was born two years and few months later than the Final Prophet sallAllahu alaihi waSallam. He was the first among men who converted to Islam.

Abu Bakr as-Siddiq
May Allah Be Well Pleased With Him

"The moon traverses the constellations of the zodiac in a single night,
so why do you deny the mi`raj (Ascension)?
That wondrous, unique Pearl (the Prophet) is like a hundred moons
--for when he made one gesture, the moon was split in two.
And the marvel that he displayed in splitting the moon
was in keeping with the weakness of the creatures' perception.
The work and business of the prophets and messengers
is beyond the spheres and the stars.
Transcend the spheres and their revolution!
Then you will see that work and business."
Rumi, Mathnavi.

The Secret was transmitted and flowed from the Master of all Nations, the Messenger of Allah to the first Khalif, Imam of Imams, Abu Bakr as-Siddiq . Through him the religion was supported and the Truth protected. Allah mentions and praises him in His Holy Qur'an in many verses:

"It is narrated by Mu‘ādh bin Jabal that he heard the Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) saying:

   Allāh the Exalted and Almighty said: ‘My love has been made obligatory for those two persons who love each other on My count and spend time together for My sake, and see each other for My sake and give money to each other generously for My sake.’"

This sahīh (sound) hadīth narrated by Mālik bin Anas in al-Muwattā, b. of sha‘ar (hair) ch.5 (2:954#16), and Ibn ‘Abd-ul-Barr said its chain is good. Ahmad bin Hambal also transmitted it in his Musnad (5:233); Hākim in al-Mustadrak (4:169), who graded it sahīh, and also confirmed by Dhahabī; Baghawī in Sharh-us-sunnah, (13:49-50#3463); Khatīb Tabrīzī in Mishkāt-ul-masābīh, b. of ādāb (good manners) ch.16 (3:75#5011). [src: Ch3 of Beseeching for Help, Tahir-ul-Qadri]