Emir vs Caliph - What's the difference?

emir | caliph |


As nouns the difference between emir and caliph

is that emir is emir while caliph is the political leader of the muslim world, successor of muhammad's political authority, not religious or spiritual.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

emir

English

Alternative forms

* amir * emeer

Noun

(en noun)
  • a prince, commander or other leader or ruler in an Islamic nation.
  • a descendant of the prophet Muhammad.
  • Derived terms

    * emirate

    Anagrams

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    caliph

    English

    Alternative forms

    * calif, kalif, kaliph, khalif, khalifa

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The political leader of the Muslim world, successor of Muhammad's political authority, not religious or spiritual.
  • Ahmadis call their Caliph the Khalifatul Masih .