Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==The Khilafa of Abu Bakr== <p style="color:rgb(51,51,46);font-family:Arial,tahoma,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;line-height:normal;">The method by which Abu Bakr became Khalifa was by selection (ikhtiar) though there is a difference of opinion on whether the selection was carried out by a Majlis-ash-Shura or the general populace. There are certain actions of the Prophet which implied that he wanted Abu Bakr to be the first Khalifa.</p> #A woman asked the Prophet who to come back to for help should the Prophet not be there (i.e. if the Prophet had died). The Prophet stated Abu Bakr. #The Prophet said, "Follow the best successors after me: Abu Bakr and Umar." #When the Prophet became ill, Aisha said that he asked her to call in Abu Bakr to write a letter "so that people will not dispute." #The Prophet asked Abu Bakr to lead the prayer in his absence. #The Prophet informed us of a dream he had in which he pulled some water out of a well, followed by Abu Bakr, then by Umar. #During a khutba, the Prophet said, "If I were to choose a best friend from the people, I would choose Abu Bakr." #A man had a dream where the Prophet and Abu Bakr where weighed against each other, and the Prophet was found to be heavier. Then Abu Bakr and Umar were weighed - Abu Bakr being heavier. Then Umar and Uthman were weighed - Umar being heavier. [[Category:Caliphate]] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Daiyah Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://daiyah.fandom.com/wiki/Process_of_Choosing_the_Leader_(Caliph)_of_the_Muslims:_The_Muslim_Khilafa"