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Khalifa Uthman bin Affan - Politics in the time of Uthman

Abu Bakr

On the death of the Holy Prophet, politics erupted among the Muslims with the demand of the Ansar for the election of the Caliph form among them. The viewpoint of the Quraish was that the Caliph should be chosen from among the Quraish, the tribe to which the Holy Prophet belonged. Wiser counsels prevailed, and the Ansar agreed to the election of the Caliph from among the Quraish. Abu Bakr was accordingly elected as the Caliph and the Ansars offered their allegiance to him. Soon after the election of Abu Bakr, politics took the form of the demand for the non-payment of Zakat by the tribes. Abu Bakr did not accept the demand, and all opposition was suppressed as a result of the apostasy campaigns.

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