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(Urdu) صدیقی
Total population
Approx. 1,625,450[1][2][3]
Regions with significant populations
Pakistan Pakistan750,087
Bangladesh Bangladesh315,236
India India171,702
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia76,727
Afghanistan Afghanistan51,404
Algeria Algeria33,876
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates25,405
United States United States15,910
United Kingdom United Kingdom10,548
Morocco Morocco7,533
Sunni Islam 100%
Related ethnic groups

Siddiqui (Urdu: صدیقی‎) are a Muslim Sheikh community, found mainly in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and in expatriate communities in Saudi Arabia and Middle East Region. Siddiqui is a family name or surname belonging to the descendants of Abu Bakr, a companion and[4] father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad through his daughter Aisha[4]

The title "As-Siddiq" (Arabic: الصديق‎) was given to the first Muslim Caliph (one of the Rashidun, or "Rightly guided" Caliphs) Abu Bakr by Muhammad. Siddiqui is an attributive form of the Arabic As-Siddiq.[5] The literal meaning of Siddiqui is "The Truthful".

Pirzada or Peerzada is a surname used by Siddiqui's as many of the Pir were from this lineage and Sufi order.

Also Adding to this that Silsila e Naqshbandi (Persian: نقشبندی‎‎) or Naqshbandiyah (Arabic: نقشبندية‎‎) One of the major Sunni spiritual order of Sufism was originally known as Silsila e Siddiqiyyah before Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, this is the only Silsila which traces its spiritual lineage to the Islamic prophet Muhammad, through Abu Bakr , the first Caliph and Muhammad's companion who is famously known as Siddiq e Akbar

Some Naqshbandi masters trace their lineage to Muhammad through Ali, His son-in-law and the fourth Caliph, in keeping with most other Sufis.


Abū Bakr aṣ-Ṣiddīq ‘Abdallāh bin Abī Quḥāfah (Arabic: أبو بكر الصديق عبد الله بن أبي قحافة‎; c. 573 CE – 23 August 634 CE), popularly known as Abu Bakr,[6] was a companion and a father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his daughter Aisha[7]

Abu Bakr was born in Mecca in 573 CE to Uthman Abu Quhafa and Salma Umm al-Khair.[8] He is commonly regarded as the fourth person to have accepted Islam, after Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Ali ibn Abi Talib, and Zayd ibn Harith.[9] Abu Bakr was present at a number of battles of Islam, such as the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud; his role in the early battles of Islam has been the subject of extensive analysis by historians.[10][11]

Abu Bakr thus assumed power, ruling over the Rashidun Caliphate from 632 to 634 CE. Once in power, Abu Bakr launched the Ridda Wars to quell an outbreak of "apostasy" in various lands outside Medina. The Ridda Wars, however, were expanded to include the use of force against Muslims who did not recognize Abu Bakr's government, instead of solely focusing on those who had left Islam. After the conclusion of the Ridda Wars, Abu Bakr launched campaigns into Syria[12] and Persia, but died before their conclusion.[13] Other significant events during Abu Bakr's reign include an attack on Muhammad's family[14][15] and the seizure of the land of Fadak from Fatimah, Muhammad's daughter.[16]

Rashidun Caliphate during the reign of Abu Bakr.

In 634 CE, Abu Bakr fell ill from a sickness and died shortly thereafter. He was succeeded by Umar.

Abdul-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr (were born sometime between 595 AD to 600 AD.) was the eldest son of Abu Bakr, Abdul-Rahman is also the ancestor of Siddiqui families in South and Central Asia.[17]

According to Sources, ancestors of Siddiqui's moved from Makkah to Baghdad in Iraq, then to Kabul in Afghanistan, and finally to Bareilly near the Himalayas mountains close to Nepal border in South Asia. According to Siddiqui's family history, the ancestors arrived in South Asia during the reign of Sultan Mohammad Ghauri, and later settled in Bareilly during the reign of Mughal Emperor Mohammad Aurangzeb Alamgir. Nearly all members of Siddiqui family resided in Bareilly until 1947, when they moved to Pakistan after partition from India while many stayed back in India. Most of Siddiqui family members settled in Karachi. Now Siddiqui's are scattered around the world


Notable people with the surname include:




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  4. ^ a b Juan Eduardo Campo, Encyclopedia of Islam, Infobase Publishing, 2009
  5. ^ "Shaikh Siddiqui Home". Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  6. ^ "Abu Bakr". Encyclopedia of Islam (2nd ed.). His father was Abu Quhafa ..., and he is therefore sometimes known as Ibn Abi Quhafa. ... The names ‘Abd Allah and ‘Atiq ('freed slave') are attributed to him as well as Abu Bakr, but the relation of these names to one another and their original significance is not clear. ... He was later known by sunni muslims as al-Siddiq, the truthful, the upright, or the one who counts true
  7. ^ Juan Eduardo Campo, Encyclopedia of Islam, Infobase Publishing, 2009
  8. ^ Saritoprak, Zeki. "Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq". Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. ^ Razwy, Sayed Ali Asgher. A Restatement of the History of Islam & Muslims. p. 53.
  10. ^ Razwy, Sayed Ali Asgher. A Restatement of the History of Islam & Muslims. p. 154.
  11. ^ Irving, Washington. The Life of Mohammed.
  12. ^ Williams, John Alden (1971). Themes of Islamic Civilization.
  13. ^ Razwy, Sayed Ali Asgher. A Restatement of the History of Islam & Muslims. p. 429.
  14. ^ History of Ya'qubi, Volume 2. pp. 115–116.
  15. ^ al-Baladhuri. Ansab Ashraf, Volume 1. pp. 582, 586.
  16. ^ Ordoni, Abu Muhammad. Fatima The Gracious. Qum: Ansariyan Publications.
  17. ^ Wikipaedia SiddiquiSheekhaal