Here we will build a database of sahih ahadith related to the Caliphate and ultimately the call to reestablish the Caliphate in our times.

Narrated Jabir b. Samurah:

I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say: “This religion will continue to be strong till the time of twelve caliphs.” The people then uttered: “Allah is more great and uproared.” He then silently a word which I could not understand. So I said to my father: “What did he say, father?” He said: “All of them will belong to Quraish.”
Sunan Abi Dawud 4280 – Sahih

A different narration says, “The religion will continue to be established till there are twelve caliphs over you, and the whole community will agree on each of them.”

Another narration says: “This religion would continue to remain powerful and dominant until there have been twelve Caliphs.” (Muslim)

Another narration, “Islam will continue to be triumphant until there have been twelve Caliphs.” (Muslim)

Another narration says, “There will be twelve Amir after me.” (Tirmidhi)

Narrated Safinah:
The Prophet (saw) said: “The Caliphate OF PROPHECY will last thirty years; then Allah will give the Kingdom of His Kingdom to anyone He wills.”
Sa’id told that Safinah said to him: “Calculate Abu Bakr’s caliphate as two years, ‘Umar’s as ten, ‘Uthman’s as twelve and ‘Ali so and so.” Sa’id said: “I said to Safinah: They conceive that ‘Ali was not a caliph.” He replied: “The buttocks of Marwan told a lie.”