Category: Misc. Fiqh
Fatwa#: 32388
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Oct 11,2018

Title: Fallible Khalifah


Can non infallible lead a caliphate. Answer please I already asked this with no response.


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islaam,

Every person, besides the Prophets (‘Alaihimus salaam)[1], is fallible. This is clearly understood from the following Hadith:

كل بني آدم خطاء، وخير الخطائين التوابون[2] 

Translation: “Every human being is a sinner, and the best of sinners are those who repent.” (Ibn Maajah 4251)

Accordingly, since the era of prophethood has ended, there is no person that is infallible.


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] بريقة محمودية في شرح طريقة محمدية وشريعة نبوية (2/ 110)

الحادي والستون : وأن الأنبياء معصومون من الصغائر عمدا ومن الكبائر مطلقا .


السيف المسلول على من سب الرسول (ص: 499)

ونحن نوافق القاضي عياض على اختيار أن الأنبياء معصومون من الكبائر والصغائر عمدًا وسهوًا.


بدء الأمالي

وإن الأنبياء لفي أمان       عن العصيان عمدا وانعزال


ضوء المعالي شرح بدء الأمالي (ص: 92)

فالأنبياء عليهم السلام معصومون عن أنواع الكفر مطلقا، قبل البعثة وبعدها بالإجماع، وكذا عن سائر الكبائر عمدا باتفاق العلماء المعتبرين


[2] سنن ابن ماجه (2/ 1420)

4251 - حدثنا أحمد بن منيع قال: حدثنا زيد بن الحباب قال: حدثنا علي بن مسعدة، عن قتادة، عن أنس، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «كل بني آدم خطاء، وخير الخطائين التوابون»


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