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Imamate
Imamate
(Arabic: إمامة‎ imāmah) is a word derived from imam and meaning "leadership". Its use in theology is confined to Shia. An imam is the head or leader of an imamate and is similar to a caliph or khalifah with one major difference: While a caliph is more of a political head of a state, the imam (in imamate) is a religious as well as a political head of a group of people. While the caliph cannot change the religious laws and their jurisprudence, an imam also can not change the original religious laws but can derive verdicts based on Quran, Tafseer, Ahadith and Prophet's Sunnah as per new requirements or new problems faced. Theological usage[edit] The term caliphate, a romanization of the Arabic word khalifah "succession", is often used interchangeably with the term imamate. Both terms, not always but most often, refer to the position of succeeding and leading the Muslim community after the death of Muhammad.

Imamah (Shia doctrine)
Imamah (Shia doctrine)
– A divine institution which succeeded the institution of prophethood. Its appointees (imams) are divinely appointed; e.g. prophethood and prophets.

Imamah (Ismaili doctrine)
Imamah (Ismaili doctrine)
- The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to Isma'ilism
Isma'ilism
in general

Imamate
Imamate
( Sevener
Sevener
Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Sevener
Sevener
Isma'ilism

Imamate
Imamate
( Qarmatian
Qarmatian
Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Qarmatian
Qarmatian
Isma'ilism

Imamate
Imamate
( Musta’li Ismaili
Musta’li Ismaili
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Mustaali
Mustaali
Isma'ilism.

Imamate
Imamate
( Hafizi
Hafizi
Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Hafizi
Hafizi
Isma'ilism. Imamate
Imamate
( Taiyabi Ismaili
Taiyabi Ismaili
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Taiyabi Ismailism.

Imamate
Imamate
( Nizari
Nizari
Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Nizari
Nizari
Isma'ilism.

Imamate
Imamate
( Hassan-i Sabbah
Hassan-i Sabbah
Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to Hassan-i Sabbah-era Isma'ilism.

Imamate
Imamate
( Nizari
Nizari
Ismaili state Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to Nizari
Nizari
Ismaili state Isma'ilism.

Imamate
Imamate
( Satpanth
Satpanth
Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Satpanth
Satpanth
Isma'ilism.

Imamate
Imamate
( Twelver
Twelver
doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to the Twelver.

Imamate
Imamate
( Bektashi
Bektashi
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to the Bektashi
Bektashi
Order-Twelver. Imamate
Imamate
( Ja'fari jurisprudence
Ja'fari jurisprudence
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Ja'fari jurisprudence-Twelver.

Imamate
Imamate
( Akhbari
Akhbari
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to the Akhbari-Twelver. Imamate
Imamate
( Usuli
Usuli
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to the Usuli-Twelver. Imamate
Imamate
( Shaykhi
Shaykhi
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to the Shaykhism-Twelver.

Imamate
Imamate
(Kızılbaş- Safaviyya
Safaviyya
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Qizilbash-Safaviyya.

Imamate
Imamate
(Alevi- Qizilbash
Qizilbash
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Buyruks.

Imamate
Imamate
( Bektashism and folk religion
Bektashism and folk religion
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to Bektashism and folk religion
Bektashism and folk religion
in Balkans.

Imamate
Imamate
( Alians
Alians
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to Alians
Alians
in Demir Baba Teke. Imamate
Imamate
(Harabatians Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate
Imamate
according to the Harabatians in Arabati Baba Teḱe.

Imamate
Imamate
( Ni'matullāhī
Ni'matullāhī
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Ni'matullāhī-Twelver. Imamate
Imamate
( Qalandariyya
Qalandariyya
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Qalandariyya-Twelver.

Imamate
Imamate
(Babai Twelver
Twelver
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Babai Batiniyya.

Imamate
Imamate
( Alevi
Alevi
Twelver
Twelver
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Batiniyya-Alevism.

Imamah ( Zaidiyyah
Zaidiyyah
doctrine) - The Zaidiyyah
Zaidiyyah
have a distinct theory of the Imamate.

Imamate
Imamate
( Ghulāt
Ghulāt
Shia
Shia
Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Ghulāt.

Caliphate
Caliphate
- A non-divine institution which succeeded the institution of Prophethood. Its appointees (Caliphs) are not divinely appointed; e.g. the ulama. Ahmadiyya
Ahmadiyya
Caliphate
Caliphate
- Successor of the Messiah - A divine institution of the Ahmadiyya
Ahmadiyya
which succeeded the institution of Prophethood. It is considered to be the second manifestation of God's power. Its appointees (Caliphs) are believed to be divinely appointed.

Historical usage[edit]

Caucasian Imamate
Caucasian Imamate
- a state during the early and mid-19th century in the

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