An Islamic state is a type of government, in which the primary basis for government is Islamic religious law (sharia). From the early years of Islam, numerous governments have been founded as "Islamic", beginning most notably with the caliphate established by Muhammad himself and including subsequent governments ruled under the direction of a caliph (meaning "successor" to the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.
- ► Islamic states by type (3 C, 10 P)
- ► Government of Iran (15 C, 47 P)
- ► Islamic states in Indonesia (1 C, 19 P)