Ayesha (a-yesh'a), daughter of abu-bekr and favourite wife of Mahomet, though she bore him no child, born in 610 or 611.
His own death, which was that of a warrior, left abu-bekr in possession of an undivided sovereignty.
abu-bekr proved himself quite equal to the difficulties of the situation.
The splendid success of his pioneer induced abu-bekr to support the war in this quarter with vigor.
He repaired immediately to the house of abu-bekr, and they arranged for instant flight.
Some of the disciples took turns to hold a canopy of palm leaves over his head, and by his side rode abu-bekr.
abu-bekr was chosen caliph, or khalif (signifying successor) to Mahomet, but died after a reign of two years.