The Bay'ah as a Politico-Legal Principle: The Prophet (SAW), the Fuqahā’ and the Rāshidūn Caliphs

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  • Muhammad Yusuf Faruqi

Abstract

The doctrine of bay‘ah was introduced by the Prophet (SAW) and had its application in the era of the rightly guided caliphs (khulafā’ al-rāshidūn). From the practices of the first four caliphs, the Muslim jurists (fuqahā’) developed their theories of bay‘ah. Analysing the practices and perspectives of the fuqahā’ provides an in-depth understanding of the nature of bayʿah, its significance in Muslim social and political thought and its evolution over the years.

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Author Biography

Muhammad Yusuf Faruqi

Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Faruqi is Professor at the Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Published

2009-09-12

How to Cite

Faruqi, M. Y. (2009). The Bay’ah as a Politico-Legal Principle: The Prophet (SAW), the Fuqahā’ and the Rāshidūn Caliphs. Intellectual Discourse, 17(1). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/id/article/view/3

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