/ 2014

Historical Forms of Succession in Caliphates

Munir Saami

by Munir Saami

Munir Saami is a writer, public speaker, researcher and community activist who has a deep and thorough understanding of how historical and political issues impact everyday Muslims.

Munir Saami focused on ‘demystification’ of the caliphate and de-romanticized Succession (caliphate) by relentlessly breaking it down to succession decisions made in different ways over time.  His talk can be summarized as: *‘Nail down the succession suitable for modern times and you can have a Succession (caliphate) in the future for no single method, apart from dynastic, of succession in the past.’  *This is a point overlooked by many proponents of the caliphate.