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For other people with the name, see Abu Bakr (disambiguation).

Abū Bakr b. Abī Quḥāfa (Arabic: أبو بكر بن أبي قُحافة) (d. 13/634) was one of the companions of the Prophet (s). Shortly after the Prophet's (s) demise, Abu Bakr and some other companions of the Prophet (s) gathered in Saqifa Bani Sa'ida to choose the caliph of Muslims against the will of the Prophet (s) regarding the caliphate of Imam 'Ali (a).

Abu Bakr
Personal Information
Full Name 'Abd Allah b. 'Uthman
Lineage Quraysh, Banu Taym
Well-Known Relatives Aisha (daughter), Asma' bt. 'Umays (wife)
Birth About 50 years before Hijra
Muhajir/Ansar Muhajir
Place(s) of Residence Mecca, Medina
Death Jumada II 22, 13/August 26, 634
Cause of Death disease
Burial Place Masjid al-Nabi, Medina
Religious Information
Presence at Ghazwas Most of ghazwas
Notable Roles First Caliph after the Prophet (s)

Those present in Saqifa Bani Sa'ida finally gave allegiance to Abu Bakr as the caliph of the Prophet (s). He is the first caliph of Rashidun Caliphs in the view of Sunni people. According to the famous views of historians, he immigrated with the Prophet (s) and hid in the Cave of Thawr. During his short rule, controversial events happened, including the event of Fadak, Ridda Wars (wars erupted due to apostasy), and beginning of the conquests.