Hidden Imām. A Shīʿa Muslim belief that the last Imām in succession from ʿAlī did not die, but disappeared, and is now in a hidden state (occultation) from which he helps believers and will return as al-Mahdī at the end of time to return peace and justice to the earth. Different Imāms are identified as the Hidden Imām by different Shīʿa groups. See AL-MAHDĪ; DRUZES; ITHNA ʿASHARIYYA; GHAIBA.
More From encyclopedia.com
Al-aqsa Mosque , al-Aqṣā Mosque Aqṣā Mosque Umayyads , Umayyads UMAYYADS UMAYYADS , dynasty (660–750) under which the Arabs established their empire, extending from Central Asia and the Indian border to t… Salat , Ṣalāt. The ritual worship of the Muslim community. One of the five pillars of the faith, it is frequently mentioned in the Qurʾān as a duty. Believe… Jafar al-Sadiq , al-Sādiq, Jaʿfar (sixth Shīʿa Imām): see ISMĀʿĪLIYYA. Jaʿfar al-Sādiq (6th Shīʿa Imām): see ISMĀʿĪLIY(Y)A. Muhammad Ibn Abd Al-wahhab , Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb, Muḥammad IBN ʿABD AL-WAHHĀB, MUḤAMMAD (ah 1115–1206/1703–1792 ce), Islamic fundamentalist teacher who established the Wahhābi mov… Jamal Al-din Al-afghani , Jamal al-Din al-Afghani al-Afghānī, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Jamāl al-Dīn (1838–97 (AH 1254–1314)). A Muslim modernist and reformer, and strong anti-…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like