1. No one should accept any opinion that I give unless and until they are convinced that it is correct.

2. “A Khalifa will die and there will be arguments concerning succession”.

My opinion is that the khalifa who would die would be a *King* of Saudi Arabia.

3. No Muslim would ever recognize the present Saudi Kingdom as Khilafah in the Islamic sense.

4. Therefore I understand the term Khilafa in the hadith to refer – not to the authentic Khilafah (‘ala minhaj al-Nabuwwah) – but rather to a ruler. And Allah Knows best.

Transcribed and posted by brother Deenuzzaman Choudry