Abu Bakr As-Siddiq: From the day he embraced Islam until the day he died, Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (May Allah be Pleased with Him) was the ideal Muslim, surpassing all other Companions in every sphere of life. During the Prophet's lifetime, Abu Bakr was an exemplary soldier on the battlefield; upon the Prophet's death, Abu Bakr (R) became the first Muslim ruler, remained steadfast and, through the help of Allah, held this nation together.