Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==How the Majlis-ash-Shura selects the Khalifa== <p style="color:rgb(51,51,46);font-family:Arial,tahoma,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;line-height:normal;">There are four conditions which must be met for the Majlis-ash-Shura to legitimately select a new Khalifa.</p> #There must currently be no existing Khalifa. #A qualified and willing individual must accept his nomination by the Majlis-ash-Shura. #The nominee must have been selected freely by the Majlis-ash-Shura - and the members of the Majlis-ash-Shura must give him their bay'a. #The bay'a must be given to the nominee by the general populace - though some scholars say this is optional. <p style="color:rgb(51,51,46);font-family:Arial,tahoma,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;line-height:normal;">Some scholars believe that the bay'a should be given in the presence of two witnesses, whereas other scholars believe this is unnecessary since selecting the Khalifa is a public matter.</p> <p style="color:rgb(51,51,46);font-family:Arial,tahoma,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;line-height:normal;">When the Majlis-ash-Shura votes for the Khalifa, the members must formally select one of the candidates, and there must be no objection against that candidate which can be supported by evidence. However, Muslim scholars have differed on the number of members in the Majlis-ash-Shura needed to select a Khalifa from the list of candidates.</p> *Some scholars say that at least a majority of the Majlis-ash-Shura must agree on the new Khalifa. *Al-Ashari believes the Khalifa could be given to an eligible person even by a single vote if he comes from the Majlis-ash-Shura and has a good Islamic character. There must also be no valid objection supported by evidence or witnesses. *Another group of scholar's opinion is that the Khalifa must have two votes for him in the Majlis-ash-Shura who are good Muslims (two because the Majlis-ash-Shura is a jama'a which is at least three people). *A fourth opinion is that the Khalifa must have four votes (with no countering objection) because witnessing to a charge of adultery in Islam requires four witnesses. *A fifth opinion holds that at least three votes are necessary to make the decision have the strength of a jama'a behind it. *A sixth opinion is that at least five votes are needed to make an even stronger decision. *Finally, a seventh group of scholars believes that it requires 40 members of the Majlis-ash-Shura to vote for the same candidate for him to become the new Khalifa since Friday prayer requires 40 people to be valid (according to some scholars). Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Daiyah Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://daiyah.fandom.com/wiki/Process_of_Choosing_the_Leader_(Caliph)_of_the_Muslims:_The_Muslim_Khilafa"