Abdu'l-Rahman ibn Abu Bakr

Abdu'l-Rahman ibn Abu Bakr

Abdu'l-Rahman ibn Abu Bakr was son of Abu Bakr, the first caliph.

Unlike the rest of his family, including his father Abu Bakr, and sister Aisha, he was late to convert to Islam, doing so on the Conquest of Mecca.

Abdu'l-Rahman opposed Muawiya I's appointment of his son Yazid as successor to the caliphate. When Marwan ibn al-Hakam announced this news to the people of Medina, he tried to give it legitimacy by saying that it is the way/custom (Sunnah) of Abu Bakr and Umar. Abdu'l-Rahman objected to this reasoning, saying it is the customs of the Byzantines and the Persians, not the custom of Abu Bakr not Umar, and that neither Abu Bakr nor Umar have appointed their own progeny as their successors. Marwan tried to malign Abdu'l-Rahman by quoting Quran 46:17 and falsely claiming that this was revealed against Abdu'l-Rahman himself. Marwan tried to capture Abdu'l-Rahman, but the latter fled to the safety of the house of his sister Aisha. ref

Some sources claim that Muawiya ordered Abdu'l-Rahman to be poisoned for opposing Yazid's succession. Abdu'l-Rahman is the ancestor of many Albakri Al-Siddiqis families , Aala Atiq found in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq , and the Siddiqui families in South and Central Asia. In the horn of Africa, they are known as Sheekhaal Or Fiqi Umari Family in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya .

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