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  • Arabic: Khalifa stewardship.

Caliph is the title for the Islamic leader of the community of Islam, the Ummah. The Caliphate is believed to be the application of Messengership of Prophets (Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad) as the institution to protect and order Moslems according the Law of God.

The interpretation of the Caliphate differs between Sunni Islam and Shi'a Islam.

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