Therearethreerequisitesofthisdemocracy(1)adultfranchise(2)periodicaccountability (3) two or more parties (4) educated electorate. None of these requisites isto be found during the Nizam-i-Mustafa.Therefore if we want a form of government that was in force during the IslamicRepublic, the first question that arises is whether the democratic government was inforce in that period.Before the death of the Holy Prophet, no successor was appointed by him because hewas the last of the Prophets. To that status none could aspire but there was an Islamicstate for which somebody had to be appointed to run it. On this issue there was thepossibility of a conflict between the Muhajirs and Ansars.Syed Amir Ali says that according to the Arab custom Hazrat Abu Bakr was appointedas he was the senior member of the Prophet's family. But the actual fact is that since inthe illness of the Holy Prophet, Hazrat Abu Bakr had been deputed by him to lead theprayers, Hazrat Umar, after consultation with the Companions, proclaimed him as theKhalifa. Therefore it is not right for Syed Amir Ali to say that Abu Bakr was appointedthe Caliph according to some Arab custom, though the services of Abu Bakr demandedthat he should be appointed. Hazrat Umar was nominated Khalifa by Hazrat Abu Bakrhimself. When Hazrat Umar in a wounded condition was lying on bed in death illness,he appointed a committee of six persons, including Hazrat Usman, to choose hissuccessor, and this committee chose Hazrat Usman as Khalifa. On Hazrat Usman'sdeath there were many persons from Madina present and they chose Hazrat Ali as theCaliph; Hazrat Ali refused saying that he would accept the office if people assembled inthe mosque would take the oath of allegiance to him. Accordingly people gathered inthe mosque and chose him as the Khalifa.