Hazrat Usman Ghani – the third Khalifa of Islam
Before his death, Hazrat Umar (, may Allah be pleased with him.) appointed a panel of six men to select a Khalifah from amongst themselves and then sought his approval through Bai’at (Pledge of loyalty) by the Muslim public. He also instructed them to make the nomination within three days. The panel included Hazrat Usman, Ali, Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas, Talha, Zubair and Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf (Ridwanullahi Alaihim) as the members.