The decisive role of the rightly guided caliphs in the history of Islam (The reign of Abu Bakr)

Thesis Type: Doctorate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2020

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: İlhami Oruçoğlu


This thesis focuses on the period of Hz. Abu Bakr. This period of Islamic history is especially important because it follows the Prophet (pbuh) and his time immediately. Throughout the research, along with necessary primary sources, special attention has been paid the secondary sources as well. Sources of Islamic history were considered firstly. This doctorate thesis comprises of an introduction and three chapters. Introduction is composed of brief presentation of the thesis and its methodology. First chapter deals with the place and importance of sahabah in Islamic civilization. This chapter also explores the place and prominence of Abu Bakr among other sahabah. In the second chapter, I deal with the main developments of Abu Bakr's reign. And finally, the third chapter is mainly concerned with some of administrative dealings of Abu Bakr.