caliphate caliphate

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community
  2. (n) the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
  3. (n) the office of a caliph

Usage(s):

  1. But by the 1980s, a reaction would set in, and the cause of the caliphate eventually would be taken up by, among others, Osama bin Laden.
  2. As a result, the Taliban, once an organization of seminary students seeking to establish a caliphate, is embracing criminal elements that feed on insecurity for financial gain.
  3. The Sunnis believed that the caliphate should go to whoever would be best equipped politically to maintain the burgeoning Muslim empire, backing Muhammad's father-in-law Abu Bakr.

News

  1. Farewell, ataturk

    Istanbul For centuries, Ottoman sultans dreamed of conquest in the name of Islam. When they failed on the battlefield they sought glory in building mosques. Eighty years after the Caliphate was abolished to make way for a Western-style republic, the tradition is being revived by Turkey’s current leaders. Led...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Rebel capture of Syrian city leads to power struggle between moderates and extremists

    BEIRUT — A slogan painted in small letters on a school wall reads, "We the people want Syria to be a civil, democratic state." Scrawled next to it in bigger letters is the response from an unknown Islamic hard-liner: "The laws of the civil state contradict the Islamic caliphate."
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Power struggle underway in rebel-held Syrian town

    BEIRUT (AP) — A slogan painted in small letters on a school wall reads, "We the people want Syria to be a civil, democratic state." Scrawled next to it in bigger letters is the response from an unknown Islamic hard-liner: "The laws of the civil state contradict the Islamic caliphate."
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "It's this century's nightmare, Jihadism - violent, radical Islamic fundamentalism," Romney says to the camera from the yard outside his Belmont, Mass., home. "Their goal is to unite the world under a single Jihadist caliphate. To do that,...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Herald

  2. For instance, in a Sept. 5, 2006, speech, Bush declared, "This caliphate would be a totalitarian Islamic empire encompassing all current and former Muslim lands, stretching from Europe to North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia," Bush...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Consortium News

  3. TERRORISTS' ultimate aim is to establish "a caliphate covering a region from Spain, across North Africa, through the Middle East and South Asia, all the way to Indonesia -and it wouldn't stop there," the US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, warned...
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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