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Abu Bakr (Statesman)
Date of Death:
23 August 634
Abū Bakr was an early convert to Islam and a senior companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Throughout his life, Abu Bakr remained a friend and confidant of Muhammad. Upon Muhammad's death he became the first Muslim ruler , regarded in Sunni Islam as the first of the Rashidun . His caliphate lasted two years and three months, during which time he consolidated the Muslim state. Upon the death of Muhammad, some tribes rebelled, and in return he fought the Ridda wars against these Arab tribes to establish Islamic rule over all of Arabia. He also conquered the lands of Syria and Iraq.