Ummah

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Ummah (أمة‎) is an Arabic word meaning "community" or "nation".[1] In Islam the word is used to refer to the collective worldwide body of Muslim believers,[2] including both the Muslim population of Dar al-Islam and the Muslim population of Dar al-Harb who are living outside the lands where Islam rules. The leader of the ummah is known as the Caliph.

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  1. "ummah." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 15 Aug. 2011.
  2. "ummah." Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. 15 Aug. 2011.