Definition of Commander of the Faithful in English:

Commander of the Faithful

noun

  • One of the titles of a caliph.

    ‘His poorest brother is on the same social standing as the all powerful shadow of God upon Earth, the Commander of the Faithful.’
    • ‘Angered by their cavalier attitude to authority, the Commander of the Faithful dispatched messengers to summon the conquerors of Spain to the capital; they never saw Europe again.’
    • ‘We surprised the enemy once and downed an airplane when he tried to storm the house of the Commander of the Faithful.’