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To: dufekin
The only reigning successors of Muhammad today are the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and they do not use the term "caliphate."

The only reigning successor or is the head of the House of the Hashemite the most direct male dependency with political power? I thought the House of Saud had a claim, but it wasn't as direct, so may have gone through a female or younger son in the line somewhere.

Then ya got that black turban, white turban deal within the leaders of the faith, with only those claiming to be descendants of Muhammad allowed to wear the black.

To put it into a different perspective, there are supposed to be *millions* of people said to descend from the 102 people on the Mayflower & the trip happened in 1620, well after polygamy was practiced by Christians. In 10 or 11 generations, we have millions of people from 102.

19 posted on 05/01/2004 11:33:53 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: GoLightly
And most of us are descended from Mohammed, too. I forget the details, but at some point some Euro royals married some royals or nobles who descended from Mohammed. I know that you would not have Christians marrying Muslims (and remaining Christian), nor are you supposed to have Muslims becoming anything but Muslim, but somehow the blood of Mohammed got into the Euro royals. Does anyone remember the details?
32 posted on 05/02/2004 10:14:55 AM PDT by Montfort
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