The imam is a prayer leader, the muezzin the caller to prayers in each community.
It would be mad for people just to run off to the local mosque and expect the imam to greet you with open arms.
Thousands gathered to welcome the imam of the grand mosque in Makkah on his visit to Lancashire.
The bilal calls the faithful to prayer, and the imam leads them in prayer.
He was the son of the imam at the Mapiliyia Mosque and provincial Islamic cleric.
While there is a prayer leader, or imam , in the mosque, they are not a priest, simply a person who knows a great deal about Islam.
The men sat outside the house with the imam , who led the wedding prayers.
While I was offering a supererogatory prayer, the imam entered the obligatory prayer.
He was walking with an imam who feared his mosque was under threat.
His father, the imam of a neighborhood mosque that was destroyed in tribal conflict, was killed in prison.