Ahl al-hall wal-aqd

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Ahl al-hall wal-aqd (Arabic: أهل الحل والعقد‎, romanizedahl 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 |title= (help)

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