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n. Islam
The office of an imam.


1. (Islam) the region or territory governed by an imam
2. (Islam) the office, rank, or period of office of an imam


(ɪˈmɑ meɪt)

1. the office of an imam.
2. the region or territory governed by an imam.
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The passport belongs to citizen Sheikh Hamad Al Balushi, from what was once the Imamate of Oman.
They will seek to impose a new social order that glorifies the imamate system that was governed by one class (Al Sada).
The conference titled "the Imamate in the European Context: Challenges and perspectives" is organised by the European Council of Moroccan Ulema.
The Houthis are seeking to establish a Zaidi Shi'ite Imamate in Sa'da City, capital of the province which is close to the Saudi border.
Activists on social networking sites described these courses as dangerous, aiming to restore the former rule of Imamate by spreading the concepts of their faith, sowing sectarianism in Yemen, idiologizing the society and destroying the social and tribal fabrics in favor of foreign agendas aimed at destabilizing Yemen and its Arab and Islamic surroundings.
The three were allegedly the primary suspects in the twin blasts that killed the aide of lawyer Nasser Abinal, president of the Imamate Islamic Center.
Yemen was formerly ruled for over a thousand years by a Zaidi Imamate which became a monarchy.
The book narrates from Imam Ali (AS) on a wide variety of topics including metaphysics, theology, jurisprudence, guidelines, hadith, prophetology, imamate, ethics, social philosophy, history, politics, administration, civics, science, rhetoric, poetry, as well as the creation of the World.
Speaking at meeting with UN Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Al Ahmar said real peace should be based on good intentions, commitment to implementing UN resolutions, releasing detainees, stopping random arrests of political activists and media persons who reject the imamate sectarian agenda pushed by the Houthi rebels and militants loyal to now-ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Named Muhammad ibn Hassan, he was born Samarra' in 869 AD and assumed the Imamate there at the age of 5 years after the death of his father Hassan al-Askari.
The next chapter outlines the development and changes affecting traditional, theological, philosophical, and mystical approaches to the Imamate in Shi'i thought.
Their objective is to bring back the imamate system and this will trigger a bloody civil war in the country.