[ kˈalɪf], [ kˈalɪf], [ k_ˈa_l_ɪ_f]
Related words: kaliph the great, sultan kaliph
How to use "Kaliph" in context?
"kaliph" is an Arabic word meaning caliph or successor. In Sunni Islam, a kaliph is the successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad and leader of the Muslim community. Shia Muslims believe that a rightly guided imam is the legitimate successor to Muhammad, and a kaliph is only an honorary title.
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