Caliph vs Sultan - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between caliph and sultan
is that caliph
is the political leader of the muslim world, successor of muhammad's political authority, not religious or spiritual while sultan
is originally, a secular office, formally subordinate to -, but de facto the power behind the throne of the (theoretically universal) caliph.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* calif, kalif, kaliph, khalif, khalifa
The political leader of the Muslim world, successor of Muhammad's political authority, not religious or spiritual.
- Ahmadis call their Caliph the Khalifatul Masih .
Originally, a secular office, formally subordinate to -, but de facto the power behind the throne of the (theoretically universal) caliph.
A hereditary ruler in various Muslim states (sultanate), varying from petty principalities (as in Indonesia and in Yemen), often vassal of a greater ruler, to independent realms, such as Oman, Brunei, or an empire such as the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
(card games) A variant of solitaire, played with two decks of cards.
A breed of chicken originating in Turkey, kept primarily in gardens for ornamental reasons. See:
* sultana bird