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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:

A man said to the Prophet (peace be upon him): By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, I do love you. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Look, what you are saying? The man said: By Allah, I love you, and repeated this sentence thrice. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If you really love me, then be prepared for acute poverty, for extreme hardship rushes more rapidly towards a person who loves me, than a flood flows towards its goal. "

(Narrated Abdullah ibn Mughaffal - al-Tirmidhi) [src: alim.org]