By Carool Kersten

In Western renowned mind's eye, the Caliphate frequently inspires an array of destructive photographs, whereas rallies organised in help of resurrecting the Caliphate are handled with a mix of apprehension and disdain, as though they have been the 1st steps in the direction of usurping democracy. but those photographs and perceptions have little to do with truth. whereas a few Muslims could be nostalgic for the Caliphate, merely only a few this day search to make that dream come precise. but the Caliphate might be evoked as a strong rallying name and an emblem that pulls on an imagined previous and eager for reproducing or emulating it as an excellent Islamic polity. The Caliphate this day is a contested proposal between many actors within the Muslim international, Europe and past, the reinvention and imagining of that may look confusing to such a lot folks. Demystifying the Caliphate sheds mild on either the ancient debates following the dying of the final Ottoman Caliphate and controversies surrounding fresh calls to resurrect it, transcending alarmist agendas to respond to primary questions about why the reminiscence of the Caliphate lingers on between various Muslims. From London to the Caucasus, to Jakarta, Istanbul, and Baghdad, the members discover the idea that of the Caliphate and the re-imagining of the Muslim ummah as a various multi-ethnic neighborhood.

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