ImamIslam. The term includes the leader of Muslim congregational prayers.
The Zayidis trade a different line, branching at Husayn's grandson.
Sunnis accord the title to the greatest Islamic scholars.
External linksFor a slightly more detailed description of the Shiite belief (and for the other names and titles of the twelve Imáms, see, for example, http://www.bahai-library.org/books/dawnbreakers/preface/prefislam.html .