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A caliphate (Arabic: خِلافة‎‎ khilāfa) is a form o Islamic govrenment led bi a caliph (Arabic: خَليفة‎‎ khalīfah Aboot this soond pronunciation )—a person considered a poleetical an releegious successor tae the prophet Muhammad an a leader o the entire Muslim commonty.[1]

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  1. Kadi, Wadad; Shahin, Aram A. (2013). "Caliph, caliphate". The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought: 81–86.