Abu Bakr

573 - 634

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Abd Allah ibn Abi Quhafa (Arabic: عَبْد ٱللَّٰه بْن أَبِي قُحَافَة, romanized: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Abī Quḥāfa; c. 573 – August 634), commonly known by his kunya Abu Bakr (Arabic: أَبُو بَكْر, romanized: Abū Bakr), was the first caliph, ruling from 632 until his death in 634. As a senior companion of Muhammad and, through his daughter Aisha, also his father-in-law, Abu Bakr is referred to with the honorific title al-Siddiq by Sunni Muslims. Born to Abu Quhafa and Umm al-Khayr of the Banu Taym, Abu Bakr was amongst the earliest converts to Islam and propagated the faith via dawah, as a result of which many later companions converted. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Bakr has received more than 6,662,958 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). Abu Bakr is the 28th most popular religious figure (down from 26th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 4th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Abu bakr is most famous for being the first caliph of the muslim empire.

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Among religious figures, Abu Bakr ranks 28 out of 3,187Before him are Elijah, John Calvin, Ali, Samson, Mary Magdalene, and Matthew the Apostle. After him are Zoroaster, Saint Stephen, Saint Barbara, Sarah, Husayn ibn Ali, and Abu Hanifa.

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Among people born in 573, Abu Bakr ranks 1 Among people deceased in 634, Abu Bakr ranks 1After him are Suintila, George of Pisidia, Modestus of Jerusalem, Abu Dujana, Illig Qaghan, Cadwallon ap Cadfan, Eanfrith of Bernicia, and Osric of Deira.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Bakr ranks 6 out of 354Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), Fatimah (604), Ali (601), and Uthman (574). After him are Husayn ibn Ali (626), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Osama bin Laden (1957), and Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Bakr ranks 3Before him are Muhammad (570), and Ali (601). After him are Husayn ibn Ali (626), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Aminah (557), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), and Abd al-Muttalib (497).