What Does Caliph Mean?

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The English term caliph means the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth. Many radical Muslims believe a Califah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world.
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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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[De] The successors of Mohammed as rulers and religious leaders of the Islamic world, the most powerful being those of the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties.
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The way the word is currently being used politically in the US, it implies a desire by islamist extremists to impose a worldwide Islamic state ruled by Sharia law. Eiman's answer
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ca·liph
[key-lif, kal-if]
NOUN
1.
a spiritual leader of Islam, claiming succession from Muhammad.
2.
any of the former Muslim rulers of Baghdad (until 1258) and of the Ottoman Empire (from 1571 until 1924).
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