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Only Quraish can be Khalifas

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Dear Friend I have heard from someone which he says it is a hadees : that only peple from qabila quresh can be khlifaas is it true?


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Only Quraish can be Khalifas

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.705 Narrated by Ibn Umar

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


There is indeed an authentic hadith that states that the Messenger of Allah (saws) did say that the Khilaafah will remain with the tribe of Quraish.


The scholars of the major schools of thought in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that the connotation to the above saying was to do with the political state of Islam in those times, as the Arabs of the time would never accept anyone as their leader or Ameer other than from the family of the Quraish.


Until the Ottoman Turk rulers took over the Khilaafah, for almost 700 years after the death of the Prophet (saws), the Khilaafah did remain with the Quraish in the Banu-Umayyad era, then the Banu-Abbasid era, and the Fatimid era.


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Your Brother in Islam,





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