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Bay'ah in Islam is a pledge of allegiance to a Muslim leader. It was practiced by the prophet Muhammad.[1] It is sometimes done under a written agreement by citizens as long as the leader follows the Sharia, the people have to continue to pledge allegiance to him. It is still practiced in Saudi Arabia and Sudan.[2] In Morocco, bay'ah is only compulsory for the royal family of the country.[3]


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  2. Lesch, Ann M. (March 22, 2001). "THE IMPASSE IN THE CIVIL WAR". Arab Studies Quarterly. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2019 – via Encyclopedia.com.
  3. Al Khamlichi, Ahmed (January 2014). "The relationship between religion and the state: the institution of 'Commandment of the Faithful' in Morocco". Contemporary Arab Affairs. 7 (1): 54–81. doi:10.1080/17550912.2013.869991. Retrieved February 1, 2023.