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What were the achievements of caliph Abu Bakr?Hazrat Abu Bakr was the 1st caliph of...

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tooobz | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 8, 2010 at 3:46 AM via web

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What were the achievements of caliph Abu Bakr?

Hazrat Abu Bakr was the 1st caliph of Islam among the 4 caliphs. He became caliph after the death of Holy Prophet pbuh.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 8, 2010 at 4:17 AM (Answer #1)

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As you say, the caliph Abu Bakr was the first caliph of Islam.  He was a personal friend of the Prophet and one of the first men to become a Muslim.

After he became caliph, Abu Bakr helped to spread Islam.  This is his main achievement.  Under his rule, Islam spread out over the entire central part of the Arabian Peninsula.  He also spread the faith outside the peninsula by invading Iraq.

Abu Bakr is also given credit for being the man who made sure that the sayings of the Prophet were written down.  These sayings are what are now the Koran.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted January 11, 2010 at 12:46 AM (Answer #2)

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Abu Bakr (570-634) was one of the first convert to Islam and a very close Associate of Prophet Muhammad. After death of Muhammad in 632, Abu Bakr was elected Caliph (Khalifat-rasul allah) by an Assembly of Muslims in Mecca.

Abu Bakr organized compilation of the teachings of Muhammad in Koran. He suppressed tribal uprising and established Muslim control over central Asia and progressed his armies in Iraq and Syria. In this ways he initiated a process that subsequently led to conquest and Domination of Muslims over a large area.

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