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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 Quran

“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 saw are known as the "Guided Khilafat".

Hadhrat Abu Bakr

Lasting a little over two years, Hadhrat Abu Bakr's Khilafat successfully maintained the Muslim unity after the death of The Holy Prophet saw.

Hadhrat Umar

By forming a consultative body of advisors to the Khalifa and dividing the Islamic state into provinces, Hadhrat Umar bin Khattab established an effective system of Islamic administration and governance.

Hadhrat Uthman

As Khalifa, Hadhrat 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 furthering the cause of Islam.

Hadhrat Ali

Cousin and son-in-law of The Holy Prophet saw, Hadhrat Ali ibn Abi Talib sought to establish peace after Hadhrat Uthman's assassination.

The Ahmadiyya Khilafat

The successors after The Promised Messiah as are known as the "Ahmadiyya Khilafat".

Hadhrat Hakeem Nooruddin

Like Hadhrat Abu Bakr, Hadhrat Nooruddin established the unity of the Community after the death of the Promised Messiah.

Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad

Also known as the "Promised Reformer", Hadhrat Mahmood Ahmad introduced many improvements into the administration of the Community.

Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad

As Khalifa, Hadhrat Nasir Ahmad offered great leadership and guidance when Pakistan declared the Community to be non-Muslim.

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad

In addition to his many notable achievements, Hadhrat Tahir Ahmad launched the first Muslim satellite television network.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

As the current Khalifa, Hadhrat Masroor Ahmad is guiding the Community through a time of great global skepticism and animosity towards Islam.