- 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).
|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|
|Place(s) of Residence||Mecca, Medina|
|Death||Jumada II 22, 13/August 26, 634|
|Cause of Death||disease|
|Burial Place||Masjid al-Nabi, Medina|
|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.