- a.d. 573–634, Muhammad's father-in-law and successor: first caliph of Mecca 632–634.
Also A·bu-Bekr [uh-boo-bek-er] /əˌbuˈbɛk ər/.
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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.
- 573–634 ad, companion and father-in-law of Mohammed; the first caliph of Islam
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