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Abu Bakr Is Called 'as-Siddeeq' (radiallaahu 'anh)

25th July 2011

The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) was uplifted to the Heavens (Isra wal Mi'raj) just after the demise of his uncle, Abu Taalib, and his wife Khadeejah (radiallaahu 'anha). It was a time of sadness and disconsolation for the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and the situation for Islam appeared to be dark. It was there that he was assured of the destiny of Islaam. The morning after his ascension, the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) told the Quraysh that he had been carried from Makkah to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, and from there he had ascended to the heavens. He narrated to them what he had seen. When the non-believing Quraysh heard of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam)'s ascension to the Heavens, they regarded it as an absurdity, and began to ridicule the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) for his declaration. 'This is unbelievable!' they exclaimed. 'It takes a month for a caravan to go to the Levant (ash-Shaam) and a month to return, how could you do the return journey in one night?' There were also some muslims who wavered in believing the ascension of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) to the Heavens. Some of them went to Hadhrat Abu Bakr (radiallaahu 'anh) and informed him of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam)'s journey to Jerusalem and ascension to the Heavens. Some expressed doubt about the veracity of the ascension, but when this question was posed to Abu Bakr (radiallaahu 'anh), he silenced them with his unforgettable words: 'If he (the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam)) says so, then he is truthful. There is nothing to be surprised about. I believe him when he says that he received a revelation from Heaven in an hour of the day or night. And that is beyond what you cavail at.' It was on that occasion that he earned the title as-Siddeeq. May Allaah be pleased with him and rest his soul in peace. (Biographies of the Rightly Guided Caliphs - Radiallaahu 'anhum) He then went to the Messenger of Allah (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam), who related the details of the incident to him. Every time the Messenger of Allah (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) made a statement, Abu Bakr (radiallahu anh) would say, "You have spoken the truth." When he had finished informing him, Abu Bakr (radiallahu anh) said, "I testify that you are the true Messenger of Allah (salallahu 'alahi wa sallam)," upon which the Messenger of Allah (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "And I testify that you are indeed the most truthful (as-siddeeq)." (This is stated in al-Tafseer al-Kabeer) 

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