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

No, Caliphs are not allowed to change the orders of allah nor the prophet. However, the prophet (PBUH) specifically asked us to follow the 4 rightly guided caliphs(Abu baker, Umar, Othman, Ali) ...
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What was the justification for attacking or fighting the Persians in 'Iraq by the Caliphs Abu bakr and 'Omar?

The justification was that they were following the commands of the Quran, among them: يا أيها الذين آمنوا قاتلوا الذين يلونكم من الكفار O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of ...
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Do these accounts of military offensives under Abu Bakr align with Muslim historical scholarship?

This took a lot of research and reading about the incidents you mentioned, but it is very difficult to know exactly which part of an event you are referring to with only the information you have ...
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Did any of the Rashidun Caliphs or their descendants or the companions marry their direct cousins?

Umar ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph, married Atiqa bint Zayd. وفيها تزوج عمر بن الخطاب عاتكة بنت زيد بن عمرو بن نفيل، وهي ابنة عمه Umar ibn Al-Khattab married Atiqa bint Zayd bin Amr bin Nufayl, ...
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Did any of the Rashidun Caliphs or their descendants or the companions marry their direct cousins?

This is not going to be an easy task as not too many companions married their cousins. One companion that I know of is 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar ibn al-Khattab who was married to his maternal cousin, Zainab ...
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Current Shia sect that rejects Uthman's edit of the Quran

I know about the Shiites of 12 Imams who believe that the Qur'an is without distortion. And for them, the Qur'an of Uthman Taha, like any other Qur'an, can be read and referred to. The Shiites, citing ...
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What was the justification for attacking or fighting the Persians in 'Iraq by the Caliphs Abu bakr and 'Omar?

I think what people wrongly think about ancient times (and by extension the times of the Islamic Conquests) is that peace was always assumed. Nowadays, we have the UN and a lot of International ...
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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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