HyperDic: imam

English > 1 sense of the word imam:
NOUNperson imam, imaum(Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque
imam > pronunciation
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > imam: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaning(Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized / recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide.
CategoryIslam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, MuslimismThe monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
BroaderMuslim, MoslemA believer in or follower of Islam
leaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
Spanishimam, iman, imán

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