The Somali Caliphate of Al-Sahar

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The Somali Caliphate of Al-Sahar

Post by The Somali Caliphate on Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:13 pm

The Somali Caliphate of Al-Sahar is a confederation of Arab, Somali, Amazigh, Pashto, Persian and other tribes and nations united under the crescent of Islam. While maintaining a large degree of independence, all of the subdivisions of the Caliphate are banded together in their faith and common ancestry which means that conflict between these tribes, clans and nations is either non-existent or kept to a minimum. Additionally, though the state is a confederation the Caliph still retains the right to override any decision made below himself or herself, though this is rare. The caliphate is mostly tasked with maintaining cohesion throughout the empire. While in the beginning of the empire this was a tall order and resulted in a large amount of bloodshed, recently conflict has been kept to a minimum with all parts of the empire falling in line behind the Caliph's divine judgement and leadership or in being afforded special pardons by the caliph to maintain a higher amount of autonomy in exchange for greater tribute.

Consisting of mostly nomadic peoples, the citizenry of the SCAS can be, at times, hard to locate especially during the wet seasons. Indeed, even the Caliph will sometimes leave Mecca (or Mogadishu) during the wet season to water his or her cattle out in the hinterland, it is for this reason that most foreign delegations are advised to avoid the wet season for a state visit as it may be very difficult, if not impossible, to track down much of the population and especially the Caliph (who will very often disguise his or her self as a common person whilst out to pasture.) Settlement does take place, however, along the coasts and key points throughout the empire. These cities and towns are centers of commerce or of resource extraction. Indeed, Al-Qahera (Cairo) being one of the most populated cities in the world is not only a center of culture but also of commerce and shipping as it is a major port for the Mediterranean as well as the Sahara which is, in effect, another "Sea of Sand".

As far as the rights of the people go, the state operates on a  strict hierarchical system with each family falling into place within the social structure of their own clan or tribe. The higher a family lands in the tribe the more rights they will have (ie: more rights to tribal lands and wells preference when being selected for jobs and so on) however they have greater punishments under the law code for offenses. It is in this way that corruption is kept in check. Before the Federal Law all people are equal regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender and the like. For the most part, tribal law has adopted the same style of rule and while Sharia Law is still enforced, it is very rarely chosen to make rulings over secular matters and is usually used when a Muslim commits a crime against the Almighty. It is also important to note that Women are seen as equals to men in almost every sphere of life and are accounted some of the best statesmen and generals the Caliph has.

The current Caliph is Abu Bakr Abdulahi Ibn Battuta and is currently in his fourteenth year of rule.

the current Prime Minister is Darwish Ibn Tariq (Head of the Somali-Arab Friendship Party; SAFP)
The current Minister of Foreign Relations and Border Management is Leila Al-Rouani.
The current Minister of Defense is Talian Khotash (Al-Assad Fil Qadis)
The current minority party leader is Jalal Al-Din (Head of the Red Sea Party; RSP)

The basic federal government is set up in the shape of a parliamentary system with each tribe having representation in the house of commons according to their size, each member is allowed one vote. The upper house, known as the Council of Elders is made up of the elders of every tribe and clan or similar group.

The dominant party selects the prime minister who in turn gets to select the members of his or her government. Elections are held every three years for the Lower house while Elders serve for life or until they resign and appoint a successor.

Succession in the Caliphate is very straight forward with the eldest child of the Caliph or other inherited noble being first in line. Only in extreme cases is this deviated from.

The Canal- The canal at Suez was created in order to allow for the ease of transport of goods from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and beyond. The canal is not only large enough to allow the passage of the greatest ship to ever see the waves but is also fortified to prevent a ship from taking advantage of the good will of the caliphate and invade along that route.


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