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Spread of Islam Under Abu Bakr 632-634 C.E.

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Abu Bakr was the father-in-law and closest friend of Muhammad the Prophet.  When Muhammad died, a group of people accepted Abu Bakr as the first "deputy of the Prophet of God" (or "Caliph").  

Another group of believers preferred that Muhammad's son-in-law, Ali, should be Caliph, but Ali ultimately submitted to Abu Bakr's leadership.

When he was Caliph, Abu Bakr successfully brought all of Central Arabia under Muslim control.  Beyond Arabia, he also spread the Islamic faith by means of conquest.

This map depicts how far Islam had spread by the time of Abu Bakr's death in 634 C.E.


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Map, described above, from an online book entitled "The Islamic World to 1600," by the Department of History, University of Calgary.

 

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