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The Islam of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

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After the household of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) accepted Islam, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) began to invite his close friends to accept Islam.

From all his friends, the first person who Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) invited to Islam was Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhyallahu ‘anhu) was a very close friend of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), as they had been friends from the time when they were young children.

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) invited Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to accept Islam, he did not hesitate or have any doubt. Rather, he immediately accepted the invitation and brought imaan.

As soon as Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam, he began going to all his friends and telling them about Islam. That is why many of the famous and great Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) became Muslims through the invitation and da’wah of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu anhu). Some of these great Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were Sayyiduna ‘Uthmaan, Sayyiduna Zubair, Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahmaan bin ‘Auf, Sayyiduna Talhah and Sayyiduna Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhum).

Lesson:

A Muslim does not only worry about himself – he worries about everyone. That is why after Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam, he wanted all his friends to also accept Islam so that they could also learn about Allah Ta‘ala and go to Jannah. In the same way, we must also worry about ourselves, and our friends and family. We must remind them to read salaah, stay away from sins and be good Muslims.

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