Khalifa Abu Bakr - Slavery
Khalifa Abu Bakr - SlaverySlavery. During the times of Abu Bakr, slavery was a deep rooted institution, and was a conspicuous feature of Makkah. Most of the Quraish were slave owners and thus in the society of Makkah there was a considerable sprinkling of slaves. These slaves were the victims of exploitation, and were treated in an inhuman way by their masters. Many of the slaves were attracted by Islam, for in its teachings lay a charter of freedom for the distressed humanity. Islam preached the cult of equality. It stipulated that all persons were the slaves of God, and no person could be the slave of another person. When many slaves accepted Islam, the slave owners of Makkah felt much concerned, and considered such conversions as a threat to their economic interests.
Persecution of the slaves. Of all the persons who became Muslims, the slaves were the most vulnerable. These men of the Quraish who were converted to Islam continued to enjoy the protection of their respective tribes. The slaves enjoyed no such protection. In order to arrest the progress of Islam among the slaves, the Quraish accordingly resorted to a campaign of persecution and torture against the slaves who professed to be Muslims.
Bilal. Bilal, an Abyssinian who later became the 'Muadhdhin' of Islam was a slave of Umayyah bin Khalaf. Bilal accepted Islam and thereupon his master subjected him to great torture. Umayyah would make Bilal lie down on the burning sand, and would place a huge block of stone on his chest. Umayyah would then ask Bilal to give up Islam, or he would be tortured to death Umayyah would ,sometimes tie a rope round the neck of Bilal, and had him dragged in the streets. Sometimes Bilal was made to put on steel armor, and stand in the hot sun for hours. In spite of these tortures and threats, Bilal remained firm and steadfast in his faith in Islam. The condition of Bilal excited the pity of Abu Bakr. He purchased him from his master and set him free.
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of the Ditch
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Banu Quraiza
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Camp at Hudaibiya
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Treaty of Hudaibiya
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Khyber
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Makkah Revisited
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Occupation of Makkah
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Conquest of Makkah
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Hunain
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Taif
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Expedition to Tabuk
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Abu Bakr as Amir-ul-Haj
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Dhat-ul-Salasil
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Farewell Pilgrimage
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Farewell Address
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Illness of the Holy Prophet
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Last Address of the Holy Prophet
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Death of the Holy Prophet
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Abu Bakr's Address to the Muslims
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Ansars
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Debate
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Election of Abu Bakr
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Assembly of the People
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Election of Abu Bakr as the Caliph
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Right of Ali
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Judgment on the Caliphate
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Expedition to Syria
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Campaign
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Judgment of Abu Bakr
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Reply to The Tribes
- Aisha Stacey
- Abraham invites his father Azar (Terah or Terakh in the Bible) and nation to the Truth revealed to him from his Lord.
- An introduction to the person of Abraham and the lofty position he holds in Judaism
- and Islam alike.
- Abraham destroys the idols of his people in order to prove to them the futility of their worship.
- Abraham’s dispute with a king
- and the command of God to migrate to Canaan.
- Some accounts of Abraham’s journey to Egypt
- the birth of Ishmael