Why imam named his son Abu Bakr

Names of some of those who died in Karbala with Imam Al Hussein RAA:

عمر بن علي بن ابي طالب
ابو بكر بن علي بن ابي طالب
عثمان بن علي بن ابي طالب
ابو بكر بن الحسين بن علي
عمر بن الحسين بن علي
عثمان بن الحسين بن علي
ابو بكر بن الحسن بن علي
عمر بن الحسن بن علي

Umar bin Ali bin abi Talib RAA
Abu bakr bin Ali bin Abi Talib RAA
Uthman bin Ali bin Abi Talib RAA
Abu Bakr Bin Hussein bin Ali RAA
Umar Bin Hussein bin Ali RAA
Uthman Bin Hussein bin Ali RAA
Abu Bakr bin Hassan bin Ali RAA
Umar Bin Hassan bin Ali RAA

Shiite Scholars claimed always that these names mean nothing, and It’s not necessarily out of Love for the first three Caliphs BUT these were famous Names Popular names. However I remind the Shiites Abu bakr is not a name it’s the Kunyah of Ibn Abu kuhafa RAA, Get us ONE person who was also called “Abu Bakr” other than The one we all know.


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7 responses to “Why imam named his son Abu Bakr

  1. sayede

    Surely Allah has right to appoint His caliphs. Muslims elected thier own leader and called them caliph. But Only Allah can Designate Prophets, Caliphs and Imams. All consensus of Muslims of whole world cannot give such Status to anybody they like or elect. Hence we Shia reject the Caliphate of election by the people.

    • Amir


      how come shia pays khums to individual chosen by people or being led by khomeini or khameini who are also chosen by people?

      When did Allah appointed them to collect khums or guide the shia?

  2. According to Dhahabi – the Sunni rijal master – in “Tajreed Asmaa al-Sahabah” there were 29 Umars, 18 Uthmans and – although Abu Bakr is not a name – 6 Abu Bakrs among the companions of Prophet Muhammad. !!

  3. Mohammad Umaid Sheikh

    Can Imam Ali a.s selected the name for his son , the name of killer of syeda fatima s.a, i.e the name of hazrat umar r.a. and Kya baqi saaray naam khatam ho gayay thay, sirf bibi fatima s.a kay qatil ka naam bacha tha.

    Meray Shia bhaion, Dil o Dimagh sai socho aur khud separate karo realities ko stories sai

  4. fizza

    this is totally wrong against the shia. umar was the one who killed Bibi Fatima (SA) and abu bakar was the one who didnt gave him her right and no body can deny this, because Bibi Fatima (SA) martrydom was the first time Ali ibn abi talib cried. keeping personal sunni shia conflicts away you better research from clean heart!

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