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Khilafat

the successorship of prophethood

After Prophethood, Khilafat is the most important institution in Islam. Khulafa are ultimately appointed by God through His Divine guidance. Though Khilafat had disappeared, it has been re-established as prophecied by The Holy Prophet, Muhammad (sa). more…

Khilafat in the Qur’an

“Allah has promised to those among you who believe and do good works that He will, surely, make them successors in the earth…” more

Khilafat in the Hadith

“Prophethood shall remain among you as long as Allah shall will. He will bring about its end and follow it with Khilafat…” more

 

The Guided Khilafat

The first four successors after The Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa) are known as the "Guided Khilafat".
Hazrat Abu Bakr(ra)
Lasting a little over two years, Hazrat Abu Bakr's Khilafat successfully maintained the Muslim unity after the death of The Holy Prophet(sa).
Hazrat Umar(ra)
By forming a consultative body of advisors to the Khalifa and dividing the Islamic state into provinces, Hazrat Umar bin Khattab established an effective system of Islamic administration and governance.
Hazrat Uthman(ra)
As Khalifa, Hazrat Uthman bin Affan, oversaw the reproduction and propagation of the Holy Quran throughout the Muslim state. He also spent much of his personal wealth for further.
Hazrat Ali(ra)
Cousin and son-in-law of The Holy Prophet saw, Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib sought to establish peace after Hazrat Uthman's assassination.

The Ahmadiyya Khilafat

The successors after The Promised Messiah(as) are known as the "Ahmadiyya Khilafat".
Hazrat Hakeem Nooruddin(ra)
Like Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat Nooruddin established the unity of the Community after the death of the Promised Messiah.
Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad(ra)
Also known as the "Promised Reformer", Hazrat Mahmud Ahmad introduced many improvements into the administration of the Community.
Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad(rh)
As Khalifa, Hazrat Nasir Ahmad offered great leadership and guidance when Pakistan declared the Community to be non-Muslim.
Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad(rh)
In addition to his many notable achievements, Hazrat Tahir Ahmad launched the first Muslim satellite television network.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(at)
As the current Khalifa, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad is guiding the Community through a time of great global skepticism and animosity towards Islam.

One Hundred Years of Khilafat

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