Among the Mohammedans, a minister or priest who performs the regular service of the mosque.
A Mohammedan prince who, as a successor of Mohammed, unites in his person supreme spiritual and temporal power.
A word used in several senses. In general use and in lower case, it means the leader of congregational prayers; as such it implies no ordination or special spiritual powers beyond sufficient education to carry out this function. It is also used figuratively by many Sunni ( q.v.) Muslims to mean the leader of the Islamic community. Among Shias ( q.v.) the word takes on many complex meanings; in general, it indicates that particular descendant of the House of Ali ibn Abu Talib, who is believed to have been God's designated repository of the spiritual authority inherent in that line. The identity of this individual and the means of ascertaining his identity have been the major issues causing divisions among Shias. infitah Literally open door; refers to Anwar as Sadat's policy after the October 1973 War of relaxing government controls on the economy so as to encourage the private sector and stimulate the inflow of foreign funds.
Islamic scholar or cleric
Islamic leader of prayers.
used in Islam for denoting a person with special qualities relevant to Islam, can have several meaning depending upon the sect and time period; see Islamic History
person - (eem-AAM) In Sunni Islam, the Imam is the prayer leader, who can be made up of any person from the congregation who is capable of leading the prayer. Shi'i Islam has a set clergical hierarchy, and an imam is the rough equivalent of a rabbi or priest.
The prayer leader of a mosque. Also, any authoritative Muslim scholar. -Arabic. (Du) Officiating priest of a mosque. (L)
prayer leader and elder of mosque
Leaders of prayer in a mosque. In Shia Islam, the descendents of the prophet Muhammad whom he chose to lead the community following his death.
prayer leader, has no special sacral status in Sunni Islam, but in Shii Islam refers to successor of Prophet Muhammad, descendant of Ali, who governs as divinely inspired, infallible leader of the Islamic community.
Prayer leader of a mosque ( masjid).
Person who leads communal prayers and/or delivers the sermon on Fridays.
the supreme leader of the Muslim community; the successor to the Prophet Muhammad, used commonly by the Shi'a for 'Ali and his descendants.
'He who goes before.' Those who lead prayer in Saudi mosques.
The chief officer in the mosque, whose duty is to lead the people in prayer. Islam does not have an organized priesthood; any virtuous and able Muslim can lead prayers in most mosques. However, it is usually the Imam who handles the services of the mosque.
(Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide
a great reference for a brother who regularly attends a mosque and is Islamically involved
an infallible person designated by the prophet as his successor by God's command
a top religious figure for Jihadists
A senior figure often in charge of a large mosque. The title of Imam is also given to highly respected spiritual figures directly descended from the Prophet who are the basis for twelve Imam Shiism which dominates Iran.
In the Muslim religion, the person who leads the prayers in a mosque.
Title for the Muslim leader/priest who leads the prayers.
Shiite Muslims use imam for Muhammad's descendants, whom they believe to be the true rulers of Islam. For Sunni Muslims, imam means "prayer leader."
The man who leads the prayers in Mosques and helps people understand the Koran.
A religious leader. The term can either be used (and is most frequently) to refer to the person leading the congregational prayer, or to the leader of a Muslim community more generally.
The leader in the holy war, uniting in himself supreme spiritual and temporal power.
(Arabic) leader of any Islamic community.
means Leader in Arabic. The term is generally applied to religious leaders. However, there are 12 infallible and noble Imams, the descendants of Muhammad (S.A.W.).
One who leads prayers; an eminent Islamic scholar.
Arabic term meaning the leader of ritual prayer. The term is applied to the prayer leader at public prayers, to the spiritual head of a congregation or school, and especially to the leader of the whole Islamic community. For Shiites, the word refers to the spiritual leader of the community.
The leader of prayer in a Muslim mosque. In some cultures, plays a role similar to the mullah.
Religious leader- specifically leader of congregational prayer.
A person who leads the prayer and also for a famous Muslim scholar.
the leader of an Islamic community
The leader of a congregational prayer or the selected ruler of a community.
Leader; leader in Salah (prayer), leader of a state.
Imam is a religious scholar or someone very knowledgeable about Islam who leads the congressional prayers.
The Muslim leader of prayer, of religious scholarly studies, or of an entire school of thought. In the Shia School of thought, it is used to designate the successors to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
"The male prayer leader in a mosque." or "The Muslim worshiper who leads the recitation of prayer when two or more worshipers are present."
leader; may refer to the person who leads others in prayers, or to the ruler or leader of an Islamic state. The word is also used as a title of respect for eminent scholars.
the spiritual leader of a Muslim community. He leads the congregation in prayer and acts as an advisor and advocate for and to the community. He is not a priest and has authority by knowing the Qur'an and other sacred texts well.
Imam is a religious leader. Any person who leads a congregational prayer is called an Imam. A religious leader who also leads his community in the political affairs may be called an Imam, an Amir, or a Caliph. However, an Imam is not infallible. He is responsible for his mistakes to all the members of the community and above all he is responsible to Almighty Allah.
Man who is qualified in Islamic tradition; a teacher, mentor and often the leader of a congregation.
derived from the Arabic word "to lead", Imam is widely used for the leader of the prayer or the leader of a school of thought in Islamic law.
Leader. A person who leads the communal prayer, or a founder of an Islamic school of jurisprudence. In Shi'ah Islam, Imam is also the title of Ali ( may Allah be pleased with him) and his successors.
(plural: a'immah). One whose leadership or example is to be followed. The leader of a group of Muslims in ritual prayer. The leader of any system of theology or law. The imam or khalifah, of the Muslim people. The Shiahs apply the term Imam to the twelve leaders of their sect and do not use the term khalifah for this office as Sunnis do.
(Arabic) Leader of a Muslim community; leader in prayer
Spiritual leader or guide, a person leading the Salat, leader of a parish or congregation
In Islam, the chief officer or leader of the congregation of a mosque.
Individual who leads prayers in the mosque; the leader of the Muslim community.
The leader of the worship in a mosque
Muslim religious leader.
Muslim prayer leader
leader of a Muslim community or of a congregation of worshipers; spiritual guide of Shia Muslims.
In general, an Islamic leader who is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law; also the prayer leader of a mosque. The term is used to designate the leader of the Islamic community in a particular locale.
The leader of any congregational prayer. It is also sometimes used to refer to the head of an Islamic state.
A Muslim term for a national leader or the leader of worship in a mosque.
A recognized teacher or spiritual leader in Islam.
person who directs prayer
title of the elected religious and temporal ruler of Oman until 1811.
teacher, and the leader of the prayer
A Moslem leader or preacher. Ar: leader.
1. Imam signifies the leader, and in its highest form, refers to the head of the Islamic state. 2. It is also used with reference to the founders of the different systems of theology and law in Islam. 3. A person who leads the prayer.
Word used in several senses. In general use, it means the leader of congregational prayers; as such it implies no ordination or special spiritual powers beyond sufficient education to carry out this function. It is also used figuratively by many Sunni ( q.v.) Muslims to mean the leader of the Islamic community. Among Shia ( q.v.) the word takes on many complex meanings; in general, however, and particularly when uppercased, it indicates that particular descendant of the House of Ali who is believed to be God's designated repository of the spiritual authority inherent in that line. The identity of this individual and the means of ascertaining his identity have been major issues causing divisions among Shia. Among the Ibadis of Oman, the imam was elected to office and was regarded by all as the spiritual leader of the community and by some as the temporal ruler as well. Claims of various Omani imams to secular power led to open rebellions as late as the 1950s.
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