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imam
used in Life of Pi

15 uses
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Definition
Islam:  the person who leads prayers in a mosque

or for Shiites:  a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law, and a spiritual guide
  • The imam and the priest nodded.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (80% in)
imam = a Muslim leader
  • We sat cross-legged listening to the imam until the time came to pray.
    17-20 — Chapters 17-20 (83% in)
  • "Your son was seen in church crossing himself," said the imam.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (14% in)
  • My parents, the pandit and the imam looked surprised.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (45% in)
  • So said the imam.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (46% in)
  • My parents, the imam and the priest looked astounded.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (48% in)
  • "I know him too, and I tell you he's a Muslim," asserted the imam.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (50% in)
  • "Piscine, can this be true?" asked the imam earnestly.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (52% in)
  • "They strayed long ago from God's path," said the imam.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (55% in)
  • If the Prophet—p. b. u. h. —were alive, he would have choice words for you," replied the imam, with narrowed eyes.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (64% in)
  • The eyes of the priest and the imam properly popped out of their heads.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (66% in)
  • The imam nodded strong approval.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (67% in)
  • "Says the slave-driver of the caste system," huffed the imam.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (69% in)
  • "And they eat pigs and are cannibals," added the imam for good measure.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (72% in)
  • "God—or idols," intoned the imam gravely.
    21-24 — Chapters 21-24 (73% in)

There are no more uses of "imam" in Life of Pi.

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