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One of Al-Nayrīzī’s treatises for the caliph discussed how to determine the distance to upright objects.

When ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the False Caliph of Raqqa, announced the creation of the Islamic State, he was declaring war not only against the United States and its allies, but also against al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Already in 2012, people were living as if Baghdadi was the caliph.

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“This is my advice to you,” said the self-proclaimed caliph.

The Caliph is just playing a role for his time,” says Abu Mustafa, “then we will be done with him.

The new Caliph, “Ibrahim,” thoroughly looks the part of a super-villain, and his initial statements exactly fit the bill.

Baghdad officials claimed the self-proclaimed caliph was wounded in an air strike days earlier.

He became the astronomer and physician of the Caliph Motadhid.

I went immediately to wait upon the caliph, and gave him an account of my embassy.

A similar temper was diffused among the subjects of the caliph.

The word Caliph means the vicar or the successor of the Prophet.

If they prefer to continue to recognize the Sultan as Caliph, they should be free to do so.


On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to caliph, such as: emperor, monarch, sultan, baron, caesar, and czar.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.