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

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While the vizir, Giafar, was talking to the ladies the Caliph was occupied in wondering who they could be, and why the three Calenders had each lost his right eye.
Having done this she begged the Calenders to sit on a sofa on one side of the room, and the Caliph and his friends to place themselves opposite.
Zobeida then got up from her seat between the Calenders and the Caliph and walked slowly across to where the porter stood with the dogs.
The Caliph in particular could hardly contain himself, and made signs to the vizir to ask what it all meant.
The Calenders and the Caliph looked at each other, and whispered together, unheard by Zobeida and Sadie, who were tending their fainting sister.
At length the Caliph could contain his curiosity no longer, and declared that he would compel the ladies to tell them the meaning of their strange conduct.
The seven culprits all thought their last hour had come, and the Caliph repented bitterly that he had not taken the vizir's advice.
The Caliph, who was naturally very impatient, suffered far more than either of the others at feeling that his life was at the mercy of a justly offended lady, but when he heard her question he began to breathe more freely, for he was convinced that she had only to learn his name and rank for all danger to be over.
Its length was equal to that of three of the loftiest trees that grow, and it was as wide as the great hall of audience in your palace, O most sublime and munificent of the Caliphs. Its body, which was unlike that of ordinary fishes, was as solid as a rock, and of a jetty blackness throughout all that portion of it which floated above the water, with the exception of a narrow blood-red streak that completely begirdled it.
"'No sooner had we got rid of these birds, which occasioned us great annoyance, than we were terrified by the appearance of a fowl of another kind, and infinitely larger than even the rocs which I met in my former voyages; for it was bigger than the biggest of the domes on your seraglio, oh, most Munificent of Caliphs. This terrible fowl had no head that we could perceive, but was fashioned entirely of belly, which was of a prodigious fatness and roundness, of a soft-looking substance, smooth, shining and striped with various colors.
Speaking at today's session of the parliament, Saleem said that the Caliph Umar sent a letter to the judge who presided over the case of Caliph Ali's shield and he advised the judge to conduct trial in accordance with the Quran.
Every Muslim wanted him to be the caliph of Islam but he denied.
They operated tours of the mosque followed by evening prayers, before dignitaries and the Caliph (world leader), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, addressed the audience.
At the beginning of the Islamic history and after the murder of the third Caliph of the Islamic Empire Omar Bin Khattab in 657 A.C, the first political dispute in Islam had occurred between Ali Bin Abi Taleb -- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)'s son-in-law- and Muawiyah I -- the first caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate.
Wrongly accused of stealing bread and thrown into prison, his skill at carving wooden models is noticed and he is released into the care of the Grand Caliph who needs his skills to help make a gift for the Emperor Charlemagne.