Answer: a ruler of Musilm community, viewed as a successor of Muhammed
Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French caliphe from Arabic ḵalīfa meaning 'deputy (of God') (from the title ḵalīfat Allāh) or meaning 'successor (of Muhammad)' (from the title ḵalīfat rasūl Allāh 'of the Messenger of God)' from ḵalafa 'succeed'.
Scrabble Points: 13
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Caliph definition is - a successor of Muhammad as temporal and spiritual head of Islam —used as a title.
As-Saffah was the first caliph of the Abbasid caliphate one of the longest and most important caliphates (Islamic dynasties) in Islamic history. Al-Mansur was the second Abbasid Caliph reigning from 136 AH to 158 AH (754–775) and succeeding his brother al-Saffah. Al-Mansur is generally regarded as the greatest Caliph of the Abbasid dynasty.
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This is a list of people who have held the title of Caliph the supreme religious and political leader of an Islamic state known as the Caliphate and the title for the ruler of the Islamic Ummah as the political successors to Muhammad.
Caliph in Islamic history the leader of the Muslim community. The title was first used when Abu Bakr companion of the Prophet Muhammad and an early convert to Islam was chosen to assume Muhammad's political and administrative functions after Muhammad's death in 632 CE.
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