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'''Caliphs''' ([[Arabic]]: خليفة) are [[Islam]]ic spiritual leaders succeeding [[Mohammed]].
 
'''Caliphs''' ([[Arabic]]: خليفة) are [[Islam]]ic spiritual leaders succeeding [[Mohammed]].
  

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Caliphs (Arabic: خليفة) are Islamic spiritual leaders succeeding Mohammed.

Caliph, in Arabic, means "successor" or "steward." In the Koran, Allah refers to humans as the "stewards" of the Earth. This term has come to mean "successor" of Muhammed.