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Is Mehdi Hasan right when he argues there is no such thing as an Islamic caliphate?

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Is Mehdi Hasan right when he argues there is no such thing as an Islamic caliphate?

No, he's totally mistaken. Coming from a shia tradition, they hold the alternative perspective of imamate rather than caliphate. Islamic sunni scholarship has always had agreement and consensus on the ahkam of the caliphate - the Islamic form of governance.

This piece critiques Mehdi's stance on the subject in some detail:

It highlights evidences from all the Islamic sources of law on the caliphate and reviews what Muslim and non-Muslim scholars say on the issue and what those who currently think like Mehdi, the modernist thinkers both secular and non-secular, say and have said through their recent history.

It is pretty comprehensive.

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