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An imam (Arabic: إمامimām, plural: أئمة aʼimmah; Persie: امام‎) is an Islamic leadership poseetion.

It is maist commonly uised as the teetle o a worship leader o a mosque an Muslim community amang Sunni Muslims. In this context, imams mey lead Islamic worship services, serve as commonty leaders, an provide releegious guidance.

For Shi'a Muslims, the imam haes a mair central meanin an role in Islam throu the concept o imamah; the term is anerly applicable tae thae members o Ahl al-Bayt, the hoose o the Islamic prophet Muhammad, designatit as infallibles.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Corbin 1993, p. 30

Soorces[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Corbin, Henry (1993). History of Islamic philosophy (Reprinted. ed.). London: Kegan Paul International. ISBN 9780710304162.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)