Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Wager
Khalifa Abu Bakr - The WagerThe Wager. Ubaiy b Khalf a Quraish leader said to Abu Bakr, "If you are sure, let us have a wager. That will show where the truth lies." Abu Bakr said "Agreed". The revealed verses did not specify any time limit about the fulfillment of the prophesy. Abu Bakr consulted the Holy Prophet as to the time limit and he said that God willing the prophesy would be fulfilled within nine years. Abu Bakr accordingly entered into a wager agreement with Ubaiy b. Khalf. According to the agreement it was stipulated that the party which lost the wager would pay one hundred camels to the other party. The time limit for the fulfillment of the prophesy was fixed at nine years. It was further laid down that the agreement would be binding on the heirs of the parties.
Fulfillment of the prophesy. Within a few years the Byzantines were strong enough to launch an attack against Persia. In the battle of Issus in 622 C.E. the Persians suffered the first defeat. Other battles were fought during 623-25 in which the Byzantines had the upper hand. The decisive battle was fought on the banks of the Tigris near the city of Mosul in 627 C.E. when Persia surrendered and asked for terms. As a result of this reverse there was a revolt against the Persian king Khosroes II who was killed by his own son Sherwayh. Sherwayh made peace with the Byzantines by abandoning all the conquests that Persia had made earlier. Thus the promise of God as made in Surah Ar-Rum was literally fulfilled. By this time Ubaiy was dead, but his heirs honored the agreement and gave a hundred camels to Abu Bakr!
They also accepted Islam, for the fulfillment of the prophesy was a proof positive of the truth of Islam. Abu Bakr gave away all the hundred camels as Sadaqa.
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- 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
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Attack of The Tribes
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Zul Qissa
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Abraq
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Plan of Campaign Against the Apostates
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Taleaha
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Buzakha
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Campaign Against Bani Fazara
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- 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