The Shaykh of Knowledge Abu Bakr Effendi
Errors about Abu Bakr Effendi
A number of errors have been made by scholars surrounding certain aspects of Abu Bakr Effendi's life.These errors have
been repeated by other scholars one after the other and thus the same mistakes have been repeated over and over again
which then began to appear as if they were true historical facts.We hope that the articles in this section will throw light upon
these errors and establish once and for all the facts.
Errors about Abu Bakr Effendi's birth date and age at death
Everywhere one reads about Abu Bakr Effendi there one will find that it is written that he was born in 1835 and he died in 1880.
From this incorrect birth date historians and other scholars and those who make reference to them have made a number of
inaccurate conclusions such as:
.......Abu Bakr was born in 1835
.......the brilliant young man came to the attention of the Sultan in 1862
.......Abu Bakr arrived in South Africa at the age of 27.
.......Abu Bakr died in 1880 at the fairly young age of 45.
The correct historical facts which we shall provide proof for are as follows:
.......Abu Bakr was born in 1814 (and not 1835)
.......Abu Bakr and his ancestors were well known to the Sultan and his ancestors and were teachers and advisers to them.
.......Abu Bakr arrived in South Africa in January 1863 at the age of 48 (and not 27).
.......Abu Bakr died in 1880 at the age of 66 (and not 45).
As you can see due to misguided information they stripped Abu Bakr of twenty one years of his life - the age of a full
bodied legal man in modern times.Just imagine how one must belittle the stature of a man in the minds of men when one
removes from him one half of the most productive part of his life.You will see that from the day Abu Bakr Effendi set foot
in Cape Town, South Africa, right up to the day of his death and even afterwards until this very day there have been men
at work trying very hard to discredit and malign him in every way whatsoever.
Proof of Abu Bakr Effendi's correct age
...(1)-information from the family members.
...(2)-from the Raqiym- the Secret Family Ancestral Inscription.
...(3)-from the passport issued to Abu Bakr in 1862 by the Sultan of The Ottoman Empire.
...(4)-analysis of the unique historical group photograph taken on the second day of his arrival.
...(6)-from a letter written by a student to a newspaper soon after his death.
to be continued (Tuesday 05 July 2011)