Caliph vs Abbasid - What's the difference?

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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 .

    abbasid

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Abbassid * Abbasside

    Noun

    (wikipedia Abbasid) (en noun)
  • A member of the dynasty of caliphs that ruled from Baghdad, from about 750 to 1250, claiming ancestry of Abbas.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or relating to the Abbasid caliphs.
  • See also

    * Serkland