Lectures on Heros of Islam
Series 1 – The Four Righteous Caliphs
1c. Uthman R.A
1d. Ali R.A
Chronology of Early Scholars of Islam–
(Caliphs from Sahabah, Isna-‘Ashari(12)Imams, Fiqh Imams, Sihah-Sitta Imams, & others)
What is the Khilafah (Caliphate)?
The Khilafah (Caliphate) is a general leadership over all Muslims in the world. Its responsibility is to implement the laws of the Islam system and convey the Islamic Message to the rest of the world. The Khilafah is also called the Imama as both words have been narrated in many sahih ahadith with the same meaning.
The Khilafah ruling system bears no resemblance to any of the governments in the Muslim world today. Although many commentators and historians have tried to interpret the Khilafah within existing political frameworks, it is in fact a unique political system.
The Khaleefah (Caliph) is the head of state in the Khilafah. He is not a king or dictator but an elected leader whose authority to rule must be given willingly by the Muslims through a special ruling contact called baya. Without this baya he cannot be the head of state. This is completely opposite to a king or dictator who imposes his authority through coercion and force. The tyrant kings and dictators in the Muslim world are ample examples of this, imprisoning and torturing the Muslims and stealing their wealth and resources.
Khilafah Organisation Chart
Series 2 – Companions of the Prophet
2d. Abu Hurairah R.A
Reference :Heros of Islam ,By Darussalam Publications-Prof Mahmoud Esma’il Sieny