In Islam, imamah literally means "leadership". In Shia Islam, it particularly refers to the doctrine that certain individuals are appointed by Allah to lead and guide a community of faith. Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet Muhammad and twelve individuals from Muhammad's family and lineage are considered Imams.

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