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Synonyms for imam

(Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque

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Still, decades after the collapse of the Hashemite Imamate that ruled over much of modern day Yemen, some within the Hashemite community cling to a status thought to have been afforded them through the word of God.
The latter is ultimately to wage a world war against Iran's imamate whose Safawi ideology is seen by Arabs as a "mere cover for Persian imperialism" and a US ex-CIA agent as "turning thugs into racial supremacists worse than the Nazis".
It was led by Hussein Badr ud-Din al-Houthi, a fire-brand anti-US theologian who declared an end to the Yemeni republic and proclaimed a Zaidi Imamate in its place and made himself its head, with the title of Amir al-Mu'mineen (prince of the faithful).
Nevertheless, because Valeri understands that the final years of the imamate (1955-59) included the failed Ghalib al-Hinai challenge, he opens Chapter Three, "The Founding Conflicts of the Modern National Identity," with a solid summary of the Dhuffar War (1965-70), a breeding ground for revolutionaries with mixed allegiances toward the imamate and opportunistic associations fueled by anti-monarchic forces.
Tuesday's sentencing comes amid continue clashes between government troops and Shi'ite Zaidi rebels who reject the legitimacy of the ruling government and demand the restoration of the Zaidi imamate overthrown in a 1962 coup.
accused by the government of seeking to restore the Zaidi imamate that ended
To justify the war, they imposed on the Houthi movement a confessional characteristic, accusing the Houthis of seeking to revive the Zaydi imamate and thus undermine the republic," he wrote in AN NAHAR.
The government has accused the Houthis of trying to restore the traditional Zaidi-led imamate that largely ruled Yemen until 1962.
The rebels from the Zaidi Shiite minority are accused by the government of wanting to restore the Zaidi imamate which ruled the country until being overthrown in a republican coup in 1962 that sparked eight years of civil war.
The rebels from the Zaydi Shiite minority are accused by the government of wanting to restore the Zaydi imamate which ruled the country until being overthrown in a republican coup in 1962 that sparked eight years of civil war.
Many of the problems he faces have roots in the key events of Yemen's often violent past - in particular, the overthrow of the theocratic Zaidi Imamate by a republican coup in 1962, and the union in 1990 of North Yemen, ruled by President Ali Abdallah Saleh's People's Conference Party, with South Yemen, then ruled by the Socialist Party.
aaa "As for service to the nation, it is accomplished through the observance of your duties and obligations towards the ultimate Imamate, namely the Commandership of the Faithful," he stressed.
Lawrence, the Yemeni revolt led to the withdrawal of Turkish units by 1918 and the establishment of an Imamate under the Imam Yahya.
Until the end of the imamate, the only North Yemen currency was the Maria Teresa thaler, the Austrian silver coin that was the international currency of the eighteenth century.
That wing mentioned that the Shiite concept of the imamate was unclear and that the unity between Sunnis and Shiites should be based on a righteous faith.