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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.

See Also


  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.