The leader of the congregational prayer. For questions about the appointed leader of a masjid/Islamic community, see imam-khatib. For questions about Islamic leaders according to the Shi'ite doctrine of Imamah, see shia-imam.

Imam-al-jamaah refers to the leader of a congregational prayer. While often performed by the appointed leader of a local masjid, when two or more persons pray in congretation the prayer can be led by anyone regardless of expertise.

This tag is for questions particular to or about the role of prayer leader. As this role is often performed by (but hardly unique to) the established leader of a local Islamic community or masjid, consider also the related tag .

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