Ahl al-hall wal-aqd
Ahl al-hall wal-aqd (Arabic: أهل الحل والعقد, romanized: ahl al-ḥall wa’l-‘aqd, lit. 'the people of loosing and binding') is a term used in political aspects of Islam that refers to those qualified to appoint or depose a caliph or another ruler on behalf of the Ummah.
- "Ahl al-Ḥall wa'l-'Aḳd". The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition. I. Leiden: Brill. 1986. pp. 263–264.
- "Ahl al-Hall wa'l-Aqd". Oxford Islamic Studies Online. From Esposito, John L., ed. (2003). The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Missing or empty
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