imamate


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i·mam·ate

 (ĭ-mä′māt′)
n. Islam
The office of an imam.

imamate

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

i•mam•ate

(ɪˈmɑ meɪt)

n.
1. the office of an imam.
2. the region or territory governed by an imam.
[1720–30]
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Garcia-Arenal (Arab Studies, CISC) examines the nature of Muslim eschatology and messianic beliefs of the period, and what they have to do with the relations between God and men, as well as the relationship between the Mahdi, the powerful and charismatic man, and the legitimacy of power which is in the Imamate, an institution relying on the succession to the Prophet Muhammad as head of the community of believers.
Their objective is to bring back the imamate system and this will trigger a bloody civil war in the country.
In the world of religious competition that murky politicians abscond, Zayidi laws are not that much more different from Sunni rulings, although Shiites in general and Zayidis in particular believe in the Imamate as a cornerstone of religion.
Yemeni Hashemites, heir to a powerul Imamate that once ruled over northern Yemen, make up roughly twelve percent of the population.
The Caliphate Proclaimed By ISIS Is Far More Radical Than The Shi'ite Imamate
It was under his 34-year imamate that the taqiya doctrine for the Twelver Shi'ites was developed forther.
He went on to say "during its three-century reign, the Imamate ruling's achievements were poverty, ignorance and disease", adding that just two foreign doctors were serving in Sana'a 51 years ago.
Tehran still clings to its right to acquire nuclear weapons not because it wants to strike Israel, but only to impose a (de facto) Shi'ite imamate, he added.
He focuses on the British Aden Protectorate, which carved a series of "native states" out of Yemen's southern territory based on the princely India model; and the Zaydi-Shi'ite Imamate of the Hamid Al Din family, which established a hybrid state in the north that combined elements of the Ottoman state model with Sunni reformist ideology.
Al--Bilad said he added that the current Iranian regime clings to its right to acquire nuclear sci ence not because it wants to strike at Israel but in order to impose a Shiite imamate
He added that the current Iranian regime clings to its right to acquire nuclear weapons not because they want to strike at Israel as they purport but only in order to impose a (de facto) Shiite imamate.
Iran's theocracy is being projected as a trans-national imamate of the Safawi order.