Imams Sentence Examples
There are Turkish primary and secondary schools in some of the towns; in the village mosques instruction in the Koran is given by the imams, but neither reading nor writing is taught.
The name of mandi is also given by the Shiite Mahommedans to the last of the imams of the house of `Ali.
The imams do not form a priestly sect; they generally have other occupations, such as teaching in a school or keeping a shop, and may at any time be dismissed by the warden, in which case they lose the title of imam.
For more than a century it was governed by five elected imams, who were chosen from the tribe of al-Azd and generally lived at Nizwa.
Among higher religions orthodox Islam has never had real priests, doing religious acts on behalf of others, though it has, like Protestant churches, leaders of public devotion (imams) and an important class of privileged religious teachers (`ulema).Advertisement
The sultan, a descendant of those Yemenite imams who consolidated Arab power in Zanzibar and on the East African coast, and raised Oman to its position as the most powerful state in Arabia during the first half of the 19th century, resides at Muscat, where his palace directly faces the harbour, not far from the British residency.
They speak Turkish and profess to be Moslems, but have no mosques or imams. The Turkomans have villages in which they spend the winter, wandering over the great plains of the interior with their flocks and herds during the summer.
It passed in the 17th century into the possession of the imams of Muscat, but in the 18th century became practically independent.
The Imams are, in Shi`i doctrine, the authorized interpreters of the Qur'an as well as the supreme arbiters of the Holy Law.
On one side you have the hard-line imams waving these cartoons at the faithful and say ' Look.Advertisement
The first event was a tour of the Middle East last December undertaken by a group of Danish imams to publicize the cartoons.
Not because a cadre of radical Islamist imams are trying to dictate what he may and may not depict in his artwork.
This branch claims that there have been twelve imams who have descended from the Prophet Muhammad.
We have the example of the village imams imported from Pakistan and Bangladesh in the British communities, who do not help to integrate.
A handful of female imams (priests), considered unthinkable in Islamic countries, are at the helm of this change.Advertisement
Most mosques have endowed property, which is administered by a warden (nazir), who also appoints the imams and other officials.