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  • noun Alternative capitalization of imamate, especially when referring to a specific imamate.

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  • The importance of wilaya in Nu'man's scheme lies in the fact that the Imam deserves the love and allegiance of the community, quite apart from whether, at a given time, the Imamate is a political office or not (Qadi Nu'man, Da'a'im I, pp. 14­98; tr.,

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  • The two groups struggled between the reestablishing of the Caliphate (in the eyes of the Sunni jihadists) and establishing an Imamate (in the eyes of the Shia jihadists).

    The Coming Revolution

  • This left Husayn as the head of the Alids, the successor to Hassan's Imamate.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Shias proclaimed that his eldest son Hassan, who was the successor to Ali's Imamate, should be the caliph and the Islamic tradition should not be discarded again.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • In order to avoid this sacrilege, Husayn took along his wives, children, a few friends and relatives and headed towards Kufa to fulfill the responsibility of the bearer of Imamate and to fulfill his destiny as was prophesied by his grandfather, Muhammad.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • And the divine concept of sovereignty, which is derived from God's will through the medium of Shi'i institutions of an Imamate, is bestowed on the existing "faqih" as the rightful ruler of the Shiite community, a perception that forms the foundation of the doctrine of the "Velayat i Faqih."

    Ramin Jahanbegloo: Iran's Crisis of Legitimacy

  • After a few inconclusive skirmishes between the armies of Hassan and Muawiyah, Hassan reminded his followers of Ali's position that Imamate is sufficient for successorship of the prophet and that leading the Muslim state was not a criterion.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • During all the ten years of his Imamate, Imam Hassan lived in conditions of extreme hardship and under persecution, with no security even in his own house.

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  • During all the ten years of his Imamate, Imam Hassan lived in conditions of extreme hardship and under persecution, with no security even in his own house.

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  • The main difference between the Sunnites and the Shi'ites is on the question of Islamic leadership -- the caliphate or Imamate.

    Islam: Myth and Reality

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