The Caliph is the head of state and head of government of a Caliphate, currently The Ashleigh Caliphate.
|Type||head of state, head of government|
|Reports to||Chief Qadi of Sharifistan|
|Residence||Caliph's Palace, Madinat Al-Islam, Sharifistan, Ashleigh Caliphate|
|First holder||Abu Bakr|
Subject to the Quran, the Caliph has the power to:
Declare either war or peace with a foreign country
Grant pardons and commutations for crimes
Sign treaties of various types
Formulate decrees including a Kanun.
65.5% of Muslims support the concept of a Caliphate but only 52.5% support Edward Ashleigh as the Caliph. Amongst members of non-Muslim minorities, 48.5% supported a Caliph and 25.5% supported Ashleigh.