29 December 1995 The terms defined below appear throughout the articles in this special section on the Islamic renaissance in Russia and Central Asia. caliph: for Sunni Muslims, successor to Muhammed as elected leader of the Islamic community Dar al-Harb: the world of "war" or "conflict"; the non-Muslim world five pillars of Islam: basic obligations […]

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