Abu Bakr

573 - 634

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Abu Bakr (Arabic: أبو بكر, romanized: Abū Bakr; c. 573 – 23 August 634) was the founder and first caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate ruling from June 632 until his death. He was the most prominent companion, closest advisor and a father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (c. 570–632). Abu Bakr was born in 573 CE to Abu Quhafa and Umm Khayr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Bakr has received more than 4,822,024 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Abu Bakr is the 23rd most popular religious figure (up from 28th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia 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 23 out of 2,272Before him are Elijah, Solomon, John Calvin, Aaron, Ali, and Saint Joseph. After him are Pope Benedict XVI, Mary Magdalene, Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, James, son of Zebedee, and Jonah.

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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, Cadwallon ap Cadfan, Eanfrith of Bernicia, and Osric of Deira.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Bakr ranks 4 out of 222Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), and Ali (601). After him are Uthman (574), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Aisha (605), Fatimah (604), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Muawiyah I (603), 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), Malik ibn Anas (711), Aminah (557), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Hurairah (600), and Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619).