Shaykh Yasir Qadhi now discusses the subject of argument between the Sunnis and the Shias – the Election of Abu Bakr As Siddiq RA as the 1st rightful Khalifa of Islam.
We have numerous evidences in the Qur’an where Abu BAkr RA has been chosen for the coveted job after the Prophet ﷺ such as in Surah Tawbah and another Surah where the Prophet ﷺ and Abu Bakr RA are hiding in a cave. Rightfully so, there are also innumerable Hadith which highlight the stature and position of Abu Bakr RA.
We have a discussion on the merits of the two famous Sa’ds in the history of Islam. Sa’d ibn Mu’adh, and Sa’d ibn Ubadah. What are they? Listen intently as Shaykh Yasir delves deeper.
Abu Bakr RA, in all probability, chose a delegation which obviously included the senior most leaders such as Umar RA himself and Abu Ubaidah RA. This was done immediately so as to take care of the external matters or matters of the city. As for the internal matters of the household, Abbas RA and Ali RA took charge along with Zubair ibn al-Awwam RA.
When commotion began to ensue among the people on who should be the next Khalifa based on Abu Bakr RA suggestion to choose one amongst Umar RA and Abu Ubaidah RA, Umar RA could not take it any more and he pledged his allegiance to Abu Bakr RA in a raised voice, thus bringing a culmination to all the pandemonium that was happening until then.
The matter of the election of the 1st Khalifa happened in a day. Only when Abu Bakr RA was appointed as the Khalifa and the Khutbah given by Abu Bakr RA was the body of the Prophet ﷺ washed and prepared for burial.
Series by Yasir Qadhi
- 10 Deeds to Jannah
- Ask Shaykh YQ
- Dua The Weapon of The Believer
- Fiqh of Marriage
- Fiqh of Worship
- Kitab At-Tawheed
- Lives Of The Sahaba
- Mothers of the Believers
- Ramadan 2014 - Tafsir Surah Al-Fatiha
- Ramadan 2015 - Quranic Gems
- Ramadan 2019 - Quranic Duas
- Tafseer Surah Al Kahf
- Tafsir of Surah Yusuf
- The Book of Du'a From Sahih Al-Bukhari
- The Day of Judgement
- The Life in The Barzakh
- The Message of The Quran
- Towards Understanding Surah Yusuf
- Understanding The Traditions of The Signs of Judgement Day
- Ramadan 2016 - Beautiful Names Of Allah
- Ramadan 2017 - Pearls From The Quran
- The Branches of Faith
About Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University. Currently he is teaching at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.