The Caliphate

Continuing our new series
Handy Books on Religion in World Affairs

‘Caliph’ was the title given to the leaders of the Muslim world who followed Muhammad himself. Although formally abolished in 1924, the caliphate is today an aspiration for Muslim extremist groups Islamic State, al-Qa’ida, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hizb ut-Tahrir, symbolising for them the re-birth and re-unification of Muslim power.

‘Absolutely essential 21st century reading. Should be on every journalist’s desk.’ Roger Bolton, broadcaster and journalist.

‘This book tackles a difficult and sensitive topic with clarity and is a vital tool for any journalist tasked with writing about one of the most pertinent issues facing the world today. It provides journalists with a better understanding and therefore makes us more effective.’ Nick Hodgson, Associate News Editor, The Sun.