Al Qaeda in Iraq broadcasts the Voice of the caliphate on the Internet.
A growing chorus of religious scholars is objecting to their declaration of a caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria.
And then, after the victory, he expects to see the caliphate destroyed.
Because that was the name of the leader of the first Islamic caliphate, established after the Prophet Muhammad died in 632.
Their attitude about al Qaeda leaders is “Al-Khilafah [the caliphate] does not need them, rather, they need al-khilafah,” he says.
El-Mahdi betrayed in his deeds that same fickleness which had signalised the caliphate of his father, El-Mansur.
The new Wahabi state was a close counterpart of the Meccan caliphate.
The very nature of their claims to the caliphate made them more timid.
The Hall of Ambassadors is assigned to the epoch of the caliphate.
Nevertheless, Moslem Spain was to be more important in this respect in the period following the downfall of the caliphate.