By Madawi Al-Rasheed,Carool Kersten,Marat Shterin

In Western well known mind's eye, the Caliphate usually evokes an array of damaging pictures, whereas rallies organised in aid 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 fact. whereas a few Muslims can be nostalgic for the Caliphate, basically only a few this present day search to make that dream come precise. but the Caliphate should be evoked as a strong rallying name and a logo that attracts on an imagined earlier and eager for reproducing or emulating it as a terrific Islamic polity. The Caliphate this day is a contested notion between many actors within the Muslim global, Europe and past, the reinvention and imagining of which could seem complicated to such a lot folks. Demystifying the Caliphate sheds gentle on either the old debates following the dying of the final Ottoman Caliphate and controversies surrounding fresh calls to resurrect it, transcending alarmist agendas to reply to primary questions about why the reminiscence of the Caliphate lingers on between varied Muslims. From London to the Caucasus, to Jakarta, Istanbul, and Baghdad, the individuals discover the idea that of the Caliphate and the re-imagining of the Muslim ummah as a various multi-ethnic community.

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