Questions tagged [shia-imam]

The Imam, as understood by the Shi'ite concept of Imamah, refers to any of the rightfully established leaders of the Islamic world after the death of the Prophet. For "Imam" meaning the leader of a congregational prayer, see imam-al-jamaah. For "Imam" according to Sunni usage of a local community/masjid leader, see imam-khatib.

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What is the difference between a Prophet and an Imam according to Shi'ite theology?

So, with my elementary readings in Shi’ite theology, specifically the Ithnā‘ashariyyah or the Twelver Shi'a branch, I couldn't differentiate between a Prophet and a Shi'ite Imam. The Prophets are ...
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How does the Shi'ite view of Infallibility of the Prophets and the Imams reconcile with the examples in Qur'an?

As I understand, the subject of infallibility of the Prophets (peace be upon all of them) is dealt differently in Sunni and Shi'ite theology. I believe it is necessary to present my understanding of ...