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  • The Imam was trained in Saudi Arabia.
  • The imam and the priest nodded.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He was also an imam at the local mosque.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Another was an imam in Riyadh.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • "A lot of our community members felt harassed, discriminated against," said Salahadin Wazir, the imam of the Clarkston mosque, whose congregation was often ticketed for parking improperly around the mosque at Friday prayers.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • When the bus passes the shrine to Imam Reza, the eighth Shi’a imam, Laila cranes her neck to get a better view of its glistening tiles, the minarets, the magnificent golden dome, all of it immaculately and lovingly preserved.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "Only God knows this," the imam would tell her.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The imam was oblivious to what was going on until it was too late.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • Milo was not only the Vice-Shah of Oran, as it turned out, but also the Caliph of Baghdad, the Imam of Damascus, and the Sheik of Araby.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The Imam Bara Mosque, like much of Shia Pakistan, showed little of its face to the outside world.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • Some of these pearls were bigger than a pigeon egg; they more than equaled the one that the explorer Tavernier sold the Shah of Persia for ₣3,000,000, and they surpassed that other pearl owned by the Imam of Muscat, which I had believed to be unrivaled in the entire world.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It was a book of didactic pronouncements from Imam Ali, the founder of the Shiite sect.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Said to be about half the size of Manhattan in area, Sadr City was located northeast of Baghdad’s Green Zone, on the far side of Army Canal and Imam Ali Street.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Here Esther busied herself, working and scolding with equal industry, until the repast was prepared; when she summoned her husband to his meal in a voice as sonorous as that with which the Imam reminds the Faithful of a more important duty.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • We sat cross-legged listening to the imam until the time came to pray.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Your son was seen in church crossing himself," said the imam.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Though Afghans are renowned fighters, Colonel Imam, the officer heading the pro— gram, complained that trying to organize them was "like weighing frogs."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The rebels captured him and demanded to know what parts of the forest people were hiding in, but the imam refused to tell them.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • My parents, the pandit and the imam looked surprised.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Imam of the Mosque of Tucson, Arizona.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The semi-burnt body of the imam, as Kaloko had described it, was there in the village square.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • The ISI’s Colonel Imam boasted he had trained 90,000 Taliban fighters and even became Pakistan’s consul general in Herat during the Taliban regime.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The last time Kaloko and I visited the village, dogs were feasting on the burnt remains of the imam.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • "The imam arrived late," said my grandmother.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • The imam then proceeded to read several suras from the Quran.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • The imam waved to my mother, motioning her to bring me to him.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • My mother knelt before the imam and presented me to him.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • My parents, the imam and the priest looked astounded.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "I know him too, and I tell you he’s a Muslim," asserted the imam.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Piscine, can this be true?" asked the imam earnestly.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "They strayed long ago from God’s path," said the imam.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The eyes of the priest and the imam properly popped out of their heads.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The imam nodded strong approval.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Says the slave-driver of the caste system," huffed the imam.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "And they eat pigs and are cannibals," added the imam for good measure.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "God—or idols," intoned the imam gravely.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It was that of Imam Reza, the Shiite founder.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He sent my father to the government high school to learn English and receive a modern education rather than to a madrasa, even though as an imam people criticized him for this.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He said that upon realizing that the rebels were in the village, everyone quickly and silently left the mosque, one at a time, leaving the imam by himself as he stood there leading the prayer.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • So said the imam.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • How could I-a Christian, an American, a woman dare to offer my explanation of the Koran over the views of Imam Reza, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Baba Hajji, and, indeed, my own husband?
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • It was explained to me that Mohammed himself had appointed Imam Ali to be his successor, but that after the prophet’s death the Suni sect had muscled its way into power, gaining control of most of the Islamic world.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • On such a holy day, a good Shiite is supposed to visit the imam’s tomb, but since he was buried in the enemy country of Iraq, we had to settle for his sister’s tomb in Rey, the former capital city of Iran, about an hour’s drive south.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He began building a vast red-brick headquarters in Imam Deri complete with a madrasa, a mosque and walls and levees to protect it from the Swat River.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • They took Imam Deri, the headquarters of Fazlullah.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • One said he had been ordered by Mullah Fazlullah to help build his center in Imam Deri.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The army had destroyed his headquarters in Imam Deri and then claimed to have him surrounded in the mountains of Peochar.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The sixteenth day of the Persian month Ordibehesht, which this year happened to fall on May 6, was the birthday of Imam Mehdi, the twelfth imam.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The sixteenth day of the Persian month Ordibehesht, which this year happened to fall on May 6, was the birthday of Imam Mehdi, the twelfth imam.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Before a year has passed, before Imam Mehdi’s next birthday, your wish will come true.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
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