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Many men named Omar have been murdered by Shi’ite death squads simply because they have the name of the second Caliph of Islam.
  the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
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  • Many men named Omar have been murdered by Shi’ite death squads simply because they have the name of the second Caliph of Islam.
  • The man chosen to be the leader or caliph was Hazrat Abu Bakr, a close friend and adviser of the Prophet, PBUH, and the man he chose to lead prayers as he lay on his deathbed.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He dreamed of Annie Wilkes in the court of some fabulous Arabian caliph, conjuring imps and genies from bottles and then flying around the court on a magic carpet.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Milo was not only the Vice-Shah of Oran, as it turned out, but also the Caliph of Baghdad, the Imam of Damascus, and the Sheik of Araby.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • VOICES: (Subdued) For the Caliph.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • This canal served commerce until the century of Rome’s Antonine emperors; it was then abandoned and covered with sand, subsequently reinstated by Arabia’s Caliph Omar I, and finally filled in for good in 761 or 762 A.D. by Caliph Al–Mansur, in an effort to prevent supplies from reaching Mohammed ibn Abdullah, who had rebelled against him.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Muhammad himself was progressive on gender issues, but some early successors, such as the Caliph Omar, were unmitigated chauvinists.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "Thy lot or portion of life," said the Caliph Ali,[275] "is seeking after thee; therefore be at rest from seeking after it."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • He stood huge in food stained whites, a man with a crude-oil complexion whose ancestry was a quarter black, a quarter yellow, a quarter from the South Islands, now almost forgotten (the world had moved on), and a quarter God knew what He shuffled about three high-ceilinged steamy rooms like a tractor in low gear, wearing huge, Caliph-like slippers.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Ultimately Aisha even led an armed rebellion against a longtime adversary, Ali, after he became caliph.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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  • Bloom, parting them swiftly, draws his caliph’s hood and poncho and hurries down the steps with sideways face.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ] [Footnote 275: Ali, Arabian caliph, surnamed the "Lion of God," cousin and son-in-law of Mohammed.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • ] [Footnote 206: In the story of Abou Hassan or The Sleeper Awakened in the Arabian Nights Abou Hassan awakes and finds himself treated in every respect as the Caliph Haroun Al-raschid.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • This canal served commerce until the century of Rome’s Antonine emperors; it was then abandoned and covered with sand, subsequently reinstated by Arabia’s Caliph Omar I, and finally filled in for good in 761 or 762 A.D. by Caliph Al–Mansur, in an effort to prevent supplies from reaching Mohammed ibn Abdullah, who had rebelled against him.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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