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Do the caliphs have the right to alter an Islamic ruling established by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?

Do Prophet's successors have the right to alter or abolish parts of Prophet's Sunnah or Sharia Law? The second caliph Umar bin al-Khattab (رضی الله عنه), for example, is known for having forbidden ...
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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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Abu-Bakrs, Omars, and 'Aishas in the offspring of Imam Ali

I heard that in the offspring of Imam Ali bin Abu-Talib (may Allah be pleased with him and honor his face), there were ones who were called: Abu-Bakr Omar 'Aisha Is this true? could you mention ...
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What different versions are there of the history of the Rashideen caliphs? Why?

I know there are at least two versions of the history of the first caliphs, i.e., how those people came to be caliphs: A simplified version, where the first three caliphs were elected by popular ...