What is the difference between muslim and caliph?

muslim | caliph |


As nouns the difference between muslim and caliph

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

muslim

English

(wikipedia Muslim)

Alternative forms

* (l) (dated) (other forms) * (l) (rare) * Mooslim (archaic or uncommon Internet slang) * mooselimb/Mooselimb

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who is a follower and believer of Islam.
  • I just saw a group of Shia Muslims praying.

    Synonyms

    * (l) (archaic) * Mohammedan, Mohammedist * Saracen (obsolete) * Muslimah, Muslimette, Muslimess (female Muslim) * mosque-goer, Quran believer, masjid goer, mu'min (practising Muslim) * Muslimist, Muslimite, Muslimoid, Muslimian, neo-Muslim (conditional) * asslifter, muzzie, carpet kisser, mudslime, Quran thumper, muzrat, koranimal, raghead, towelhead, pisslamist, muslimtard (all derogatory and hence offensive)

    Hypernyms

    * Abrahamist; monotheist; theist, religionist

    Hyponyms

    * Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi/Sufist, Ahle Quran, Salafite, Muwahhid, Quranist, Moorish Scientist, Ismaili/Ismailite, Zahirist, Ahmadi (controversial) , , Ibadist, ghair muqallid, Hanafite * jihadist/jihadi, mujahid

    Coordinate terms

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    Derived terms

    *muslimesque *I'm a Muslim *muslimonazi *Muslimess *Muslimlover *Muslimship *Muslimette *Muslimcentric *philo-Muslim *non-Muslim *demuslimize *Muslimologist *Muslimoid *Muslimaniac *Muslimese *Muslimania *anti-Muslimism *Muslimistic *anti-Muslimist *anti-Muslimness *Muslimhood *anti-Muslim *Muslimstan *Muslimville *Muslimize *ex-Muslim *intra-Muslim *Muslimophile *inter-Muslim *neo-Muslim *proto-Muslim *Muslimless *de-Muslimize *muslimtard *Christo-Muslim *Muslimian *Muslimofascist *Muslimology *muslimity *cyber-Muslim *Muslimish *post-Muslim *un-Muslim *pre-Muslim *Muslimo- *Muslimify *Sahih Muslim *promuslim *anti-Muslim mania *pan-Muslimism *semi-Muslim *Muslimly *Muslimicide *Muslimification *Muslimdom *Muslimest *Black Muslim *pseudo-Muslim *Muslimness *Muslimphobia *Muslimphobe *Muslimphobic *Muslimite *Muslimist *Muslimic *Muslimism

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Relating to believers of Islam.
  • Antonyms

    * non-Muslim * kafir

    References

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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 .