Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Familial Bond between Abu Bakr (r.a.) & ‘Ali (k.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

We know from our books of sirah that Abu Bakr (r.a.) and ‘Ali (k.w.) both named their firstborn sons, after the death of the Prophet (s.a.w.), “Muhammad”.  Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Ali (r.a.), also known as “ibn al-Hanafiyyah”, fought as a soldier for his father in all his battles and inherited a great deal of knowledge from him.

Hadhrat Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (r.a.) was raised up by ‘Ali (k.w.) as ‘Ali (k.w.) had married his mother, Abu Bakr’s (r.a.) widow, after the death of Sayyidah Fathimah (r.a.) and Abu Bakr (r.a.).  He was also a noted tabi’un.


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