Commander of the Faithful

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COMMANDER OF THE FAITHFUL. Arabic Amiru ‘l-Mu’minin امير المومنين
A title given by the Muslims in the first instance to the first Khalifah, Abu Bakr, and afterwards retained by succeeding Khalifahs. It is assumed by almost any Muslim ruler in the present day.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam