Abdullah ibn Uthman

From WikiIslam - According to Quran and Sunnah
(Redirected from Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq)
Jump to: navigation, search

Abdullah ibn Uthman (Arabic: عبد الله بن عثمان ) was born after the Year of the Elephant and became to be known by many names but none as recognizable as his kunya Abu Bakr (Arabic: أبو بكر ), father of the young camel. He was known to be the first man to serve Islam and was considered to be the bravest amongst his companions.

Lineage

Abu Bakr was born Abdullah ibn Uthman ibn Aamir ibn Amr ibn Ka'ab ibn Sa'ad ibn Teem ibn Murrah ibn Ka'b ibn Lu'ayy ibn Ghaalib Al Qurashee At-Teemee. [1][2]

His lineage met with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) in their ancestor Ka'b ibn Lu'ayy.

Family

Abu Bakr's father was Aamir ibn Amr and his mother Salmah bint Sakhr.[3]

He had four wives throughout his life Qateelah bint Abdul-Uzzah, Umm Roomaan bint Aamir, Asma bint Umais, and Habeebah bint Khaarijah who bore him six children.[4]

Abdur-Rahman, Abdullah, Muhammad, Asmaa, Aaishah, and Umm Kulthoom.

Names

Abu Bakr was an important individual who became known for his qualities like Al-'Ateeq, As-Siddeeq, As-Saahib, Al-Atqaa, and Al-Awwah.[5]

Description

Abu Bakr was gaunt faced with deeply set eye-sockets and a protruding forehead. his skin was white mixed with yellow. His beard did not grow long on his cheeks, and his back leaned forward to a certain degree. He was skinny to the point that his lower garment would not stay in place and hung loosely to his hips. (hadith about arrogance). His legs were lean, calves were skinny but muscular. [6][7] When his hair became white he would dye it with henna.

Notes

  1. Al-Isaabah, by Ibn Hajr (4/144, 145)
  2. The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq by Dr. 'Ali Muhammad as-Sallābi, Ch. 1, p. 28
  3. The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq by Dr. 'Ali Muhammad as-Sallābi, Ch. 1, p. 33
  4. The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq by Dr. 'Ali Muhammad as-Sallābi, Ch. 1, p. 34-40
  5. The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq by Dr. 'Ali Muhammad as-Sallābi, Ch. 1, p. 28
  6. Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq by Majdee As-Sayyid pg.32
  7. The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq by Dr. 'Ali Muhammad as-Sallābi, Ch. 1, p. 32