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The last strong Caliph

By: The Balkan Chronicle Source: The Balkan Chronicle Throughout Islamic history, one of the uniting aspects of the Muslim world was the caliphate. After the death of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing upon him, his close companion, Abu Bakr, was elected as the first khalifah, or caliph, of the Muslim community. His job as leader combined political power over the Muslim state as well as spiritual guidance for Muslims. After the third caliph Umar, the person who holds the tile is also known as the Emir al-Mumiminum (the leader of the faithful). Eventually, after the rule of the fourth rightly guided caliph Ali, caliphate becomes a hereditary position, occupied at first by the Umayyad...

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