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 (kā′lĭ-fāt′, -fĭt, kăl′ĭ-)
The office or jurisdiction of a caliph. The last caliphate was held by Ottoman Turkish sultans until it was abolished by Kemal Atatürk in 1924.


(ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt; -fɪt; ˈkæl-) ,




(Islam) the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph


(ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-)

the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a caliph.
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Noun1.Caliphate - the era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community; "their goal was to reestablish the Caliphate"
2.caliphate - the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
3.caliphate - the office of a caliph
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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For example way back in 1920, at the time of Khilafat Movement, he surrendered his title of Rai Bahadur in sympathy with the Muslims of that time in India.
Those were the days when the Khilafat Movement had collapsed and the Muslims were demoralised.
The Khilafat e Rushideen even punished their own children, when they were in the wrong.
According to him the nationalist movement, from the Khilafat agitation onwards, has turned towards a policy of appeasement of the Muslim community, a policy in turn sought to be justified by the need to forge a united front against the British.
These groups also back the political Islamists revolutionary agenda of Khilafat, which has wavered in front of the national context of political gains.
The rise of Daesh, which unlike al-Qaeda, was able to carve out a territory for itself and put in place a khilafat, added further luster to the so-called jihadi narrative.
The Malabar Rebellion of 1921, known as the Mappila Lahala in local parlance, was an armed uprising by Muslims in Malabar, which began as a backlash against British repression of the Khilafat Movement.
His anti-Imperialist movement was also supported by Khilafat Movement which:
However the pain that Jinnah suffered, over his opposition to Gandhi's resolution of Non-Co-operation over the Khilafat issue at Calcutta and Nagpur, was real.
His way of Khilafat is light of beacon for Muslims, he added.
The message was broadcast on the militants' Radio Khilafat station in the Pashto language.
1908 - Khilafat Day - the day of establishment of Khilafat in Islam Ahmadiyya.