A caliph is a chief civil and religious ruler in the Muslim community believed to be the successor of the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims or their representatives elect a caliph. Ottoman sultans claimed and held the caliph tit... More » Education

Some titles for traditional Islamic leaders include Caliph, Imam, Sheikh, Mufti, Mujtahid and Allamah. The titles of "Ayatollah" and "Grand Ayatollah" exist only in the Shiite sect of Islam. More » World View Religion Islam

A Muslim caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious leader who also acts as political leader of the state. The caliphate is ruled by a caliph who oversees the affairs of the people and government in accorda... More » World View Religion Islam
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A Muslim ruler goes by many names such as emir, khalifah, hakim or khalif. No matter what he is called, a Muslim leader is always a representative of Allah on Earth in the eyes of the Islam religion. More » World View Religion Islam

Some popular Muslim male names are Muhammad, Rayan and Danish. Muhammad is the name of Islam's revered prophet, Rayan means "gates of heaven" and Danish means "clever, merciful and foreseeing." More » Education

Some unique Muslim boys' names are Ahmad, meaning highly praised; Mohammed, originating from the founder of Islam and Naufal and Majid, meaning glorious in Arabic. Unique Muslim girls' names include Khadijah, a variant o... More » Education

Some unique names for a Muslim girl include Ameera, meaning leader or princess; Hayaam, meaning deliriously in love; Nabeeha, meaning intelligent; Rasha, meaning young gazelle; and Zaafira, meaning victorious or successf... More » Education