The Golden Series of The Prophet’s Companions: Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq - The First Caliph of Islam
By Abdul Basit Ahmad, Darussalam, paperback, 48 pages
This is the story of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) and his rise to leadership of the Muslim Ummah.
Most people have a best friend who they favour amongst all of the people. The best friend of Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) was Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him).
He was the only person, other than the Prophet's (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) own wife, who accepted Islam immediately and believed in him from the first movement that he announced his Prophethood.
Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) always remained at the Prophet's (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) side and he had no reservations about spending his wealth for the sake of Islam and the Muslims. The Prophet's Companions all recognized his superiority, yet he always remained humble and sincere towards all.
About the author:
Abdul Basit Ahmad is a Muslim Sunni author. He was born in 1958 in a village to the north of Aleppo by the name Dabeq. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Aleppo.
In 1982, he left to Saudi Arabia to join Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University as a translator. He is still living in Saudi Arabia as of December 2010.
In addition to translation, he works as an editor of Al-Da'wah Magazine published in English in Riyadh. He wrote several short books on the companions of the prophet Muhammad.