Where in any islamic scripture it is written that all khalifa should be from quraysh ?

  • In his tarikh al-Khulafa' imam as-Suyuti discussed in a whole chapter the ahadith saying that the Khilafa should be from Quraysh.
    – Medi1Saif
    Mar 30 '18 at 20:14


The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Authority of ruling will remain with Quraish, even if only two of them remained." (Bukhari)

The Caliphate will remain among the Quraish even if only two persons are left (on the earth), (Muslim)

If we call anyone else Khalifa we would be saying the opposite of what the Prophet (SAW) said: "Caliphate does not have to remain with the Quraysh" when the Prophet (SAW) said it will. We would basically be, NaOzobiAllah, calling him a liar when he cannot be a liar, so we would have to call the person claiming a non-Quraishi is a Khalifah a liar instead.

So, since no one can truthfully claim a non-Quraishi is a Khalifah, they cannot be a rightful Khalifah.

  • Have you looked at scholarly commentaries on this Hadith? Many scholars reject what otherwise is deemed as saheeh because it goes against basic reason. For example: The Caliphate did not remain only with Quraish, this is a basic historical fact. The Hadith was not restrained to only guided caliphs, and even then, Umar Ibn abdelaziz was not a Quraishi and he is considered by many to be one of them, etc.
    – Shadi
    Mar 30 '18 at 17:38
  • wasn’t he born in Medina?
    – Shadi
    Mar 30 '18 at 17:50
  • who says you can take it back through lineage? Ismael was not from Mecca, are you going to say the Prophet PBUH was not Meccan?
    – Shadi
    Mar 30 '18 at 17:52
  • That’s fine. But the Caliphate did not remain only with the Quraish. This is a fact.
    – Shadi
    Mar 30 '18 at 17:54
  • Let us continue this discussion in chat.
    – The Z
    Mar 30 '18 at 17:55

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