The caliph is just playing a role for his time,” says Abu Mustafa, “then we will be done with him.
The caliph was much pleased with my account, and sent me home with a rich present.
He also received a commission from the caliph to refute the doctrine of the Ismailians.
The iman went home well pleased, and drew up a memorial, resolving to present it to the caliph the next day.
“If it is Latin, tell us what is therein,” commanded the caliph.
The caliph commanded the chest to be brought to him, which was of pure gold, and most richly adorned.
When Selim the Learned had thus read, the caliph was overjoyed.
caliph, the charger above alluded to, is spoken of as "the gallant gray."
The caliph was plunged in deep meditation by the story of the Princess.
Never was any man in such a passion as the caliph, when he heard that Ganem had made his escape.
late 14c., from Old French caliphe (12c., also algalife), from Medieval Latin califa, from Arabic khalifa "successor," originally Abu-Bakr, who succeeded Muhammad in the role of leader of the faithful after the prophet's death.