Caliph means successor. The Caliph is the chief Muslim civil and religious ruler. There are four Kulafa al-rashidoon/righteous caliphs and they are Abu Bakr, Ummar, Uthman, and Ali.

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What did the prophet said about whom the first caliph should be?

As I know, there is an ongoing discussion on who the first caliph should be, but what did the holy prophet Muhammed s.a.s. said about this matter? What was his commandment? Is there a safe source for ...
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Was a registry of Muslims maintained in past?

It is required in Islam to pay the zakat and other obligations towards the leader of the Muslims, for this a registry of Muslims is essential was such a registry maintained by the Muslims of the time ...
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Purging Shirk and idolatry ensues Peace and Prosperity

I see a pattern that whenever a Prophet or a saint demolished places of Idolatory, Shrines, Dargahs etc . Then Allah brings about lasting peace and prosperity. A recent example from modern history ...
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Requirements for being chosen as a Caliph?

Spawned from this question what is the requirements for becoming and remaining a Caliph (or ruler in general) according to Islam? Is there any requirement at all or whoever could reach the power and ...
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What Sunni brothers know of the Ghadeer-e-Khumm Hadeeth?

Hadeeth of Ghadeer-e-Khumm is maybe one of the strongest reasons (based on Hadeeth) for Shia Muslims to be Shia, for those who have never heard anything about it, in the last year of his blessing life ...
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What is the difference between a King and a Khalif?

In my mind I do not see a difference between a king and a kalipha, a king is usually chosen by the people, and a kalipha is also chosen by the people, I do not really see a difference between them. ...
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Is this Hadith authentic? And if yes, who are those 12 Caliphs?

The Prophet said: There will be after me twelve Amir (Prince/Ruler), all of them from Quraysh. Hadith of the Twelve Successors If this is true, can some one count them by name? Also is Yazid ...
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To what extent can Shura (consultation meeting of Muslims from some tribes) be used for selecting Caliph?

(derived from this question) Shura (mutual consultation) is clearly prescribed in the Qur'an, as follows: وَالَّذِينَ اسْتَجَابُوا لِرَبِّهِمْ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَمْرُهُمْ شُورَىٰ ...