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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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This book contains an intriguing historical account that traces the lineage of the powerful concept of the caliphate from its inception to its modern manifestations.
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.
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.
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.
Such is the case with the self-proclaimed caliphate known as the Islamic State, also ISIS, ISIL or IS, which now controls extensive strands of territory in Syria and Iraq.
Our withdrawal (comes) after Jbeili's comments about a caliphate.
Caliphates were a totalitarian system of Muslim government established by Mohammed, who made himself the first Caliph, reigning until 632 C.
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.
However well any nationality thinks it has done under Caliphate colonialism, it stands to do much better after we jointly free ourselves from these arrogant caliphate parasites, that is to say, after the Caliphates lions share of the national cake is taken from them and redistributed.
The Collapse of Sufyanid Authority and the Coming of the Marwanids: The Caliphates of MuaACAyawiyah II and Marwan I and the Beginning of The Caliphate of aACAyAbd al-Malik A.
On a broader level, this book provides a wealth of information on the understanding of the caliphal institution in al-Andalus that invites comparison and contrast with the thinking of political and religious figures about the Syrian Ummayad, Abbasid, and Fatimid caliphates.
When one of the world's most dangerous man proclaimed himself "Caliph" on July 5, 2014, at the Al Nouri Mosque in Mosul, Iraq, few stopped to ask why it was necessary to advocate a restoration of the Caliphate a century after it was abolished with the demise of the Ottoman Empire.
An incitement to genocide by Bala Ibn N'Allah of Kebbi State, a Caliphate member of the Nigerian House of Representatives.
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.