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Why can’t a woman be a ruler in the Caliphate?

Allah (Most High) has created men and women as equals in terms of their humanity but He has assigned them different roles in this life. These roles are complementary which leads to harmony between the sexes and in society as a whole. يا أَيُّهَا النّاسُ إِنّا خَلَقناكُم مِن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثىٰ وَجَعَلناكُم شُعوبًا وَقَبائِلَ لِتَعارَفوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكرَمَكُم عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتقاكُم ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَليمٌ خَبيرٌ Mankind! We created you from a male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you might come to know each other. The noblest among you in Allah’s sight is the one with the most taqwa. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Al-Hujuraat, 49:13) One such role which has been restricted to men is that of ruling. This includes all ruling positions such as the Caliph, his Assistants and Governors but excludes judiciary and Majlis membership whose positions can be held by both men and women. This is not sexist or misogynistic but simply obedience to the Creator of men and w