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How was a successor to Muhammad chosen? Muhammad named his successor before dying. An angel was said to have revealed Muhammad’s successor. Muhammad’s successor was elected by the clans. The successor to Muhammad was named in the Qur’an.

Craig Stewart

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Carlton Burgess on August 20, 2018

First: a successor of Muhammad had to be chosen, because none of their children survived to adulthood, suggesting that a hereditary succession, was not in question. A successor of Muhammad (or, in general, a religious and political leader) is called caliph. The first caliph was chosen by recommendation of many of the companions of Muhammad, especially by Umar (who was a caliph later), and it was Abu Bakr. The election was disputed and some believed it should be Ali should be the rightful successor. In general, the successor was chosen by recommendation of other people and the choice between the main figures.

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