Saturday, February 5, 2011

Muslim Lexicon

There is a theory abounding that part of the "revolution" in Islamic communities of late is an attempt by radical Islam to create what is known as a Global Caliphate. So what is a caliphate? Is this "theory" something we should take seriously.

I will take the following definitions from this post at

Khalafa: Arabic root word for successtion, or to come after. A person who succeeds another person in power.

Caliph: A spiritual leader of Islam who succeeds Muhammad.However, Muhammad did call for Muslims to work to create a world where anyone who didn't follow Islamic rule would be killed, and all others would be Muslim. The first successor to Muhammad, the first caliph, was Abu Bakr Assedeek.

Caliphate: According to, this is a government under a caliph. The word comes from the word khalafa. It refers to governance under Islamic rule.This was actually the original government of Islam, and gave one ruler the power to govern the people. It was the worlds first welfare state. In this sense, it was the world first socialist government.

In this sense, a revitalization of a caliphate form of government in the Middle East, or the world for that matter, has similar goals as the New World Order. They both want to create a world socialist government. Yet neither can call it that for fear they will be rejected and defeated.

So they both work in secrecy. However, if you look up many radical Islamic websites, or if you listen to speeches of some radical Islamics, you will frequently see the word or hear the word caliphate. They assume the rest of the world is oblivious of its meaning, and oblivious of their goal to create one, so they can feel comfortable saying it openly like this.

However, Muhammad did call for Muslims to work to create a world where anyone who didn't follow Islamic rule would be killed, and all others would be Muslim

Muhammad: The last and most perfect prophet of Allah who preached that anyone who conformed to the God (Allah) would be judged mercifully by Allah. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, "The word of God was revealed to him through the angel Gabriel and recorded in the Arabic language in the Koran (or Qur’an)."

In his early teachings he talked good about the Jews, yet he later became frustrated with them and talked bad about him. Much of this bad talk about the Jews is recorded in the Kuran.

Muslim: People who follow the teachings of Muhammad

Islam: The religion created by Muhammad. The term means surrender to the will of Allah.

Koran: The Arabic Bible. The Koran notes the following: "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement."

Mecca: Leaving a Pagan community for one that adheres to the rule of Islam. According to Jewish Virtual Library, "In 622, Muhammad left Mecca for an oasis then known as Yathrib. This trip became known as the hejira, the flight from persecution in Mecca." This is where the term originated from.

Jesus:  A prophet

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