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Must muslims establish khilafah?

It is obligatory on the Muslims to appoint an Imam over themselves who will administer Allah's Laws: arbitrate disputes, execute hudud and qisas, collect and distribute zakat, organize jihad, lead the ...
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Is pledge of Allegiance to a caliph\Imam mandatory?

Assalamualeikum deoband, Clearly our allegiance is to Allah alone and Caliphs are just leaders choosen by the community. As they are humans they are bound to make mistakes,so we need not have ...
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Is Indonesian Muslim being Lied to by Al Maidah 51?

A better ayah to use is probably this: The believers should not take the disbelievers as allies instead of the believers, and whoever does that Allah will have nothing to do with him, except when ...
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What is the Shia position on 'Umar ibn 'Abdalaziz and his reign?

This WikiShia entry summarizes the Shia view of him but the translation of one or two words in it is a little inaccurate. You can also check the Arabic version. In sum, his services are recognized ...
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Who elected Khalifah in Rashidun Chalipate?

This answer covers the viewpoint of the Ahl al-Sunnah. You should realize that this is a controversial subject with a lot of disagreement and alternative narratives among the sects. The caliph is ...
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Is Indonesian Muslim being Lied to by Al Maidah 51?

Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country. There should be no non-Muslims running for a governor position in the first place. Imam An-Nawawi in his Sharh said: قال القاضي عياض أجمع العلماء على أن ...
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Can I be Shi'a while still believing that Allah has blessed the khoulafaa (Omar, Othman, Abou Bakr)?

Most of the Shi'ite sects including the Twelvers, which form majority of them, cannot resolve with the matter. But there are some minorities like Zaidiya who believe in the uprightness of the three ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

As a brief response, in regard to the differences between caliphate and Imamate, I should mention that Imamate is a status from Allah to special men, but Caliphate is a status from assembly to special ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

Largest Shiite speakers have such a definition for Imamah: Imamah is a public leadership in the world and in religion and life affairs 1. Allama Helli also brought this: leader Imamah is a ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

This actually has nothing to do with Shia and Sunni, nor anything with religion. It matters on the context of each word being used. Caliph means a successor or a heir in Arabic. A Caliphate is ...
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Did Ali ever say that only house of Muhamad can rule muslims?

Yes, that's the cornerstone of Shia belief. Some Sunnis deny that Ali (as/ra) had any claim to the caliphate against Abu Bakr but others who can't deny the recorded protests by Ali (as) tend to ...
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Was Adam (as) predestined to eat from the forbidden tree?

Sahih al-Bukhari, Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Adam and Moses argued with each other. Moses said to Adam. 'You are Adam whose mistake expelled you from Paradise.' Adam ...
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is fratricide between princes permissible?

The Messenger of Allah [SAW] said: 'I do not want to see you after I am gone reverting to disbelievers, striking the necks of one another (killing one another). No man is punished for the crime of his ...
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Concept of Raza (permission) of Imam in Islam

Your question a little seems to be vague. But if I've perceived well, in case that you mean if Raza (permission) of authoritative leader/caliph/Imam required to lead prayers in Islam for a person to ...
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Requirements for being chosen as a Caliph?

As Mujahid (مجاهد) has pointed out, there are various lists of qualifications in old sources. All the Sunni law schools agree that the Imam/khalifa must be from the family of the Prophet (ahl al-bayt),...
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