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Umayyad era, caliphate or monarchy?
By:Kian
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 5:11 am

Salam,

During much of the first 100 years of Umayyad era, SAHABA KIRAAM were alive, was Umayyad "Caliphate" a caliphate system (electing through Shura) or a hereditary monarchy?

If it was caliphate, why was named Umayyad and only Umayyad men elected and not other competent persons (from other families or races/nations) of that wide state?

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Umayyad era, caliphate or monarchy?
Kian -- Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 5:11 am
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Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 12:07 pm
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Kian -- Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 1:09 pm
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Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 1:21 pm
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Kian -- Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 1:28 pm
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Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 1:40 pm