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39. When can we see “Miss Rasha” become President and “Madam Fatma” a Muslim Caliph?

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Article title: 
39. When can we see “Miss Rasha” become President and “Madam Fatma” a Muslim Caliph?
Article pages: 
p.18
Date of source: 
December 1, 2003
Author: 
Khalid Muntasir
Article summary: 

The article comments on the idea that Islamic scholars refuse a female Muslim to hold positions of president and Muslim Caliph. They resort to a hadith narrated by Abu Bakrah that when the Prophet Muhammad was informed that people of Persia were ruled by Kisra´s daughter. He replied that no tribe is going to succeed as long as it is governed by a woman.

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