Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (The Age of Bliss)
Paperback, 82 Pages
For Ages 9 and up.
Prophesied in the early scriptures to be the closest Companion of the Prophet of Islam, Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (The Truthful) ranks among the most important and influential figures in Islamic history. Throughout his life he provided an exemplary example to all those around him. Wishing only to earn the pleasure of God and His Messenger, he donated all his possesions in the way of God and was unswerving in his support of the Prophet. The other Companions admitted that no one could outdo Abu Bakr in exemplifying the true faith. His uprightness and sincerity earned him the honor of being the first Caliph of the Muslim world after the Prophet's death. He served the people with the greatest humility, dying almost penniless at the age of the sixty-three. This book brings to life the remarkable character of Abu Bakr from his birth onwards through the early years of Islam.