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iman  Term Image (ĩmān) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: "Faith" or "belief"; the word also has connotations of "security" and "safety."
Long Description: "Faith" or "belief"; its objects are God, the angels, the revealed books, the prophets, the Last Day of Judgment, and God’s measuring out (qadar). Typically, these are summarized in creedal statements (‘aqā’id) and rigorously defined in kalām.
Source(s): Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, edited by Dr. Joseph Lumbard
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms