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Rulership and Justice

Islamic Period

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Explore the path of political power and authority from 610 CE, the classical period of Islamic civilization, until the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in the early years of the twentieth century.

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The Delegation of Caliphal Authority

During the period of the Rāshidūn caliphate, executive authority was concentrated primarily in the hands of the caliph-imām, and he served the community as the chief administrator, military commander, and jurist. However, as the state grew, the maintenance of a large bureaucratic system required the caliph-imām to transfer these responsibilities to trusted deputies through a process of delegation... [IMAGE GALLERY]

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