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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 Second Umayyad Caliphate: The Articulation of Caliphal Legitimacy in al-Andalus.
Iraq had been a medieval caliphal province, whereas Lebanon was a mountain and Jordan a river.
In any event, Holland's emphasis on the essential character of the critique of intermediation would seem implicitly to raise another question: the theological-political structure of the early Muslim empire and its successors, the tradition of caliphal rule and the rise of Muslim jurists and other religious scholars as an authoritative class.
The city preserves two of the largest mosques (Al Malwiya and Abu Dulaf) and the most unusual minarets, as well as the largest palaces in the Islamic world (the Caliphal Palace Qasr Al Khalifa, Al Ja'fari, al Ma'shuq and others.
Especially notable among these are the caliphal investitures granted by the phantom caliph of the Abbasids who survived the Mongol hordes in 1258, ekeing out a wretched existence in Cairo.
Soon the caliphal claim of the Ottoman Sultans was widely accepted and their name started to be mentioned in the Friday khutba in some Indian mosques (Khan, 1876: 155).
The Caliphal state or other states that succeeded it, as well as awqaf designated by private benefactors for education, paid for it.
His topics include dirham die production in the caliphal period, Mujib in northern Afghanistan 293/905-302/914, the early years of al-Hasan b Muhammad in the Jabal region of northern Iran 335/946-352/963, and Muhammad the die-engraver in Kakwayhid Isfahan 413/1022-421/1030.
She demonstrates that harems were subdivided by loyalties and conflicts that rendered them "first and foremost a political arena, in which highly positioned women, as well as leading eunuchs, participated in major caliphal politics" (p.
The collection isn't strictly chronological, but it has an overall historical thrust, moving from these early portraits through places like Caliphal Baghdad, Ottoman Turkey, nineteenth-century Tunisia, and twentieth-century Egypt.
In this period, it became clear that caliphal power over the law was to be limited to issues of the public sphere, while the jurists maintained authority over the religio-legal spheres.
The church contained strong Islamic influences in architecture, such as decorations and vaults in the Caliphal style.
It is the historical content of these textile inscriptions, which makes them a valuable resource for historical research into the caliphal administration of the early Islamic period.
For example, the somewhat eclectic forms and motifs from Andalusian, Abbasid, and Moghul architecture in works erected by the Sultan-Caliph Abdul Hamit II express his claim to exert caliphal authority throughout the Muslim world, which consequently was cause for concern to French, British, and Russian imperial powers who claimed authority over large Muslim populations.
46 Umayyad building activity on the qasba hill can be dated from written sources to the late caliphal years of 'Abd al-Rahman III al-Nasir (r 300 AH/912 cE-350 AH/961 CE; amir al-mu'minin from late 316 AH/early 929 ce).