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imam
used in Not Without My Daughter

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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
  • It was a book of didactic pronouncements from Imam Ali, the founder of the Shiite sect.
  • 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.
  • D. Imam of the Mosque of Tucson, Arizona. it was provided for my edification.
  • 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?
  • It was that of Imam Reza, the Shiite founder.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Her bargain dictated that in return for the healing of her daughter from a near-fatal illness, she would stage a yearly celebration of Imam Mehdi's birthday.
  • Before a year has passed, before Imam Mehdi's next birthday, your wish will come true.
  • I asked Imam Mehdi to grant me a wish.
  • You will be in Iran until Imam Mehdi returns.
  • First, I truly believed Amahl was the answer to all my prayers, both Christian and Islamic, to my nasr, to my request to Imam Mehdi, to my pilgrimage to Meshed.

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