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Choosing and Electing the Caliph

Reader comment on item: What Do Jihadis Want? The Caliphate
in response to reader comment: Allow me to make a prophesy about the Islamic caliphates

Submitted by Mike Ramirez, Mar 20, 2017 at 08:33

Prashant, as noted in an earlier comment, there already exists an Islamic "Caliphate Constitution" that had been written and posted shortly after 9/11. The document is 29 pages long and actually addresses your comment where you stated, " You see, the Islamic doctrine do not precisely define how caliphs will be elected and replaced."

Here are two specific points from within the mentioned "Constitution" that address, in part, who can be elected as Caliph and what happens in the case of a vacancy:

Article 31
There are six conditions of agreement that are necessary for an individual to become a Khaleefah. They are:

1. male
2. Muslim
3. free
4. mature
5. sane and
6. just (adl).

Article 32
If the post of the Khaleefah becomes vacant, due to death, resignation or dismissal, the appointment of a new Khaleefah must take place within three days of the date when it became vacant.

As you see, this is farther along than what most in the western world have realized and will continue to gain strength as long as politicians retain the dismissive attitude that this can really never happen and it is only the wishful thinking of a "JV" team.


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