Lecture by Imam Imran Nauth given on Friday 26th December 2008 at Birmingham, United Kingdom – Abu Bakr Abdallah ibn Abi Quhafa As-Siddiq (Arabic: أبو بكر الصديق or عبد الله بن أبي قحافة; Transliteration: Abū Bakr as-Siddīq or ‘Abdallah bin Abī Quhāfah, c. 573 CE 23 August 634/13 AH) was an early convert to Islam and a Sahaba of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Upon Muhammad’s death he became the first Muslim ruler, regarded as the first of the Rashidun (righteously guided Caliphs). His caliphate lasted two years and three months, during which time he consolidated the Muslim state. Upon the death of Muhammad, some tribes rebelled, and in return he fought the Ridda wars against these Arab tribes to establish Islamic rule over all of Arabia. He also conquered the lands of Syria and Iraq. Visit our website for more lectures and updates on: http://www.IslamInBradford.com ~ Sound and Authentic Message of Islam