Glossary beginning with I

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imam

An adult male who leads a congregation in prayer at a mosque.

Ismaʿili

A branch of Shiʿi Islam that was predominant in the medieval era but is now second in size to the majority Twelvers.

Israʾ

The night journey of the Prophet Muhammad described in Sura 17 of the Qurʾan and later literature, in which he travels on Buraq, the mythological horse.