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Method Of Choosing A Leader

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Asalamualaikum brothers and sisters

me and a few of my friends have gotten into an argument over how a leader was chosen in an Islamic government. Maybe someone can help me.

 

I wanted to know whether the caliphs in the past were chosen through western-style elections that are common today or were they appointed by the more educated people(like scholars.)

or was there some other method?

 

thanks

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Salam,

 

I was always under impression that the oldand wise man got together and choose among themselves

not sure about this though

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As-Salaamu aleikum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatahu,

 

There's a couple of valid ways.

 

1. The authoritative people of the Muslim community who contract agreements (ahl al hal wal aqd) elect a leader among themselves and give him pledge.

 

2. A former Calipha can give pledge to a successor to-be, after he dies.

 

W'as-Salaamu aleikum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatahu

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