Islamic state (disambiguation)

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Islamic state is a type of government, in which the primary basis for government is Islamic religious law (Sharia).

Islamic state may also refer to:

  • Islamic State of Afghanistan, the official name of the country Afghanistan from 1992–2001
  • Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), a Sunni Islamic group that aimed to establish an Islamic state in Iraq from 2006–2013
  • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State (IS), an Islamic extremist rebel group which evolved from ISI that controls territory mostly in Iraq and Syria and aims to establish a worldwide caliphate
  • Islamic State of Qadian, a state in the Indian subcontinent involving Qadian and surroundings areas (1530–1802)
  • Azawad, also known as the Islamic State of Azawad

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