caliphate

  1. the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
  2. the office of a caliph

Caliphate

In its earliest days, the first caliphate, the Rashidun Caliphate, exhibited elements of direct democracy (shura). It was led, at first, by Muhammad`s immediate disciples and family as a continuation of the religious systems he had introduced. The Sunni branch of Islam stipulates that as a head of state, a caliph should be elected by Muslims or t....
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Caliphate

• (n.) The office, dignity, or government of a caliph or of the caliphs.
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caliphate

noun the office of a caliph
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Caliphate

Cal'i·phate noun [ Confer French califat .] The office, dignity, or government of a caliph or of the caliphs.
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caliphate

caliphate (kăl'ifāt", -fit) , the rulership of Islam; caliph. (kăl'if") , the spiritual head and temporal ruler of the Islamic state. In principle, Islam is theocratic: when Muhammad died, a caliph [Arab.,=successor] was chosen to rule in his place. The caliph had t...
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caliphate

the office of a Muslim civil and religious leader
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Caliphate

The office or dominion of a caliph, that represents the political unity and leadership of the Muslims. From the time of Prophet Muhammad's death in 632 CE until 1924, the Umayyad, Abbasid, and finally Ottoman (sultans of Turkey) Dynasties held successive
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Caliphate

the political-religious state comprising the Muslim community and the lands and peoples under its dominion in the centuries following the death ( ... [11 related articles]
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caliphate

[n] - the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph 2. [n] - the office of a caliph
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