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Synonyms for caliph

the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth

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The group is trying to make permanent demographic changes in northwestern Iraq to ensure an environment only hospitable for its caliphate and those who believe in it.
Those who fought back were executed, elderly men and women were left to die slowly, women were taken as slaves, and young boys and girls were moved to other areas where they were to be trained as "cubs" of the caliphate.
Jihads, Caliphates and Muslim Militant Groups goes into the history of the Middle East and how it has evolved over time, giving context to the modern issues that we see today.
8220;A range of social and political factors drive the contemporary jihadists and Caliphate groups,” Associate Professor Rane says.
Following the Rashidun Caliphate, a plethora of caliphates emerged in varying parts of the Muslim world, some were Sunni, Shi'a, Arab, and Turkish, but most, following the Umayyad Caliphate, had political leaders rather than prophetic governance.
The claim that a caliphate is preferable to jahiliyya is curious, however; violence, treachery, assassination, and disorder characterized most caliphates, including the Rashidun--three of the first four caliphs were murdered and constant war took place during their reigns.
Umayyad caliphate of Damascus was the outcome their long-term battle with Bani Hashim that started from the Jaheliat ages to the fall of their government in Damascus that is the scope of the investigation.
The Empire in Transition: The Caliphates of Sulayman, aACAyUmar, and Yazid A.
Our withdrawal (comes) after Jbeili's comments about a caliphate.
BAGHDAD: The top US officer in Iraq said on Friday at commemorations marking the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that Al-Qaeda would never set up an Islamic caliphate in the war-torn country.
Summary: As fasting for Ramadan began, a Sunni terrorist group popularly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) proclaimed a caliphate, or religious-political dominion.
The British Muslim leaders declared, "the media, civil society and governments should refuse to legitimize these ludicrous caliphate fantasies by accepting or propagating this name.
Summary: Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party tried Wednesday to restore confidence in its ability to form a coalition government with secular groups following fears that the party was seeking an Islamic caliphate type of rule.
Summary: Tunisia's secularists said their fears about an Islamist takeover were being realized Tuesday after a senior official in the moderate Islamist party which won last month's election invoked the revival of a caliphate, or Islamic state.