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'''Ummah''' (أمة‎) is an [[Arabic]] word meaning "community" or "nation".<ref>"[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ummah ummah]." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 15 Aug. 2011.</ref> In [[Islam]] the word is used to refer to the collective worldwide body of Muslim believers,<ref>"[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ummah ummah]." Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. 15 Aug. 2011.</ref> 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 is theoretically to be the [[Caliph]], "Amir Al-Mu'minin" or "Commander of the Believers", although no widely-accepted figure has held this position since the fall of the Ottoman caliphate after the end of the World War I.   
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'''Ummah''' (أمة‎) is an [[Arabic]] word meaning "community" or "nation".<ref>"[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ummah ummah]." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 15 Aug. 2011.</ref> In [[Islam]] the word is used to refer to the collective worldwide body of Muslim believers,<ref>"[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ummah ummah]." Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. 15 Aug. 2011.</ref> including both the Muslim population of [[Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam (the Abodes of War and Peace)|Dar al-Islam]] and the Muslim population of [[Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam (the Abodes of War and Peace)|Dar al-Harb]] who are living outside the lands where Islam rules. The leader of the ummah is known as the is theoretically to be the [[Caliph]], "Amir Al-Mu'minin" or "Commander of the Believers", although no widely-accepted figure has held this position since the fall of the Ottoman caliphate after the end of the World War I.   
  
 
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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 is theoretically to be the Caliph, "Amir Al-Mu'minin" or "Commander of the Believers", although no widely-accepted figure has held this position since the fall of the Ottoman caliphate after the end of the World War I.

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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.