Name: Abdullah ibn Uthmaan (Abu Quhaafa) [1]

Famously known as: Abu Bakr

Titles: AlAteeq ; As-Siddeeq

Mother’s name: Salmah (Ummul Khair) bint Sakhr

How did he receive the title Al-Ateeq:

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiallahu Anha) relates that on one occasion Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to him: انت عتيق من النار (You are Ateeq [the one who has gained emancipation and freedom] from the fire of Jahannum). Thereafter, he became renowned with the title Al-Ateeq.

How did he receive the title As-Siddeeq:

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiallahu Anha) reports that on the occasion of Me’raj, when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was taken by night from Musjid Haraam to Musjid Aqsa (and thereafter to the seven heavens), upon his return he informed the people of Makkah regarding the miraculous journey during the night. The people of Makkah doubted the words of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and thus began ridiculing him. Some people even reneged from Islam, who previously had believed in Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Nevertheless, when Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) was informed by certain people (trying to provoke Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu)) regarding what had transpired, he responded by saying: “Indeed I fully testify to what Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said. When I have believed him in matters which are uncomprehendible and unfathomable to the human mind (i.e. matters relating to the Aakhirat), I believe him night and day regarding the revelation he receives from the unseen, Why should I then doubt him in this matter?” It was after this incident that he received the title As-Siddeeq. [2]


[1] عبد الله بن عثمان بن عامر ابن عمرو بن كعب بن سعد بن تيم بن مرة بن كعب ابن لؤي القرشي التيمي

[2] أسد الغابة

http://ihyaauddeen.co.za/?series=life-of-hadhrat-abu-bakr-radhiallahu-anhu

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