I am not a Muslim, but I have visited a mosque before and enjoyed the service. When I visited, the local imam approached me and we talked a little about questions that I had regarding the service.
I understand that imams have a very special position in the community.
- Is there a special way to address an imam to show respect?
- Also, is there a special way to talk about an imam with friends?
I found this question on Yahoo Answers particularly interesting, but the accepted answer seemed like a better fit for a first-time visitor. I'm hesitant to use Arabic phrases that a Muslim would use because I don't want to sound like I'm mocking him.