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Synonyms for imam

(Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque

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Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions.
The Ibitcliyya are the only remnant of the second broad opposition movement to the historical caliphate or imamate besides the Shia.
After exploring the teachings of Ibadism the author examines in detail the establishment and subsequent collapse of the two Ibadi imamates in Oman against a background of conflicting tribal loyalties and the opposition of the Islamic caliphate.
This book provides an in-depth study of the history of Oman from the advent of Islam until the fall of the second Ibadi Imamate in AH 280 pulling together scattered fragments of historical material Dr Al Rawas gives a vivid account of Oman's position in the early Islamic community during a hitherto under-examined period of its history.
She said, "Later I realized that Yemen is more than just a country where many imamates ruled.
And as the principle on which they broke away from the dynasty, it then ensured the survival of the Nizaris and the Tayyibis, the sects that derived their own imamates from the Fatimids.
He was interested in politics since he joined the free Yemenis movement (Yemeni movement against Imamates 'ruling in the north of Yemen before revolution).