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7. The Caliphate of Abu Bakr and Umar

18. Uthman's Concept of the Caliphate

19. Governors of Uthman

22. Campaigns Against Nubia

25. Conquest of the Island of Cypress

26. Campaigns in Syria, Armenia, and Asia Minor

32. Transoxiana

35. Abdur Rahman bin Auf

50. Naila's Letter to Amir Muawiyah

52. What the Companions Said About Uthman's Assasination

59. Politics in the time of Uthman

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.