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The word Imamate (Arabic: إمامة‎ Imāmah) is word derived from Imam meaning leadership. Its use in theology is confined to Islam.

Theological usage

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) - A divine institution which succeeded the institution of Prophethood. Its appointees (Imams) are divinely appointed; e.g. Prophethood and Prophets.
    • Imamate (Ismaili doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Isma''ilism in general.
      • Imamate (Ghulāt Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Ghulāt Batiniyya.
        • Imamate (Sevener Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Sevener Isma''ilism.
          • Imamate (Qarmatian Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Qarmatian Isma''ilism.
      • Imamate (Mustaali Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Mustaali Isma''ilism.
        • Imamate (Hafizi Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Hafizi Isma''ilism.
        • Imamate (Tayyibi Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Tayyibi Isma''ilism.
      • Imamate (Nizari Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Nizari Isma''ilism.
        • Imamate (Hashashins Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Hashashin Isma''ilism.
          • Imamate (Nizari Ismaili state Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Nizari Ismaili state Isma''ilism.
            • Imamate (Babai Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Babai Batiniyya.
              • Imamate (Alevi Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Batiniyya-Alevism.
        • Imamate (Satpanth Ismaili Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Satpanth Isma''ilism.
    • Imamate (Twelver doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Twelver.
      • Imamate (Bektashi Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Bektashi-Athnā‘ashariyyah.
      • Imamate (Ja''fari Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Ja''fari-Athnā‘ashariyyah.
        • Imamate (Akhbari Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Akhbari-Athnā‘ashariyyah.
        • Imamate (Usuli Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Usuli-Athnā‘ashariyyah.
        • Imamate (Shaykhi Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Shaykhi-Athnā‘ashariyyah.
      • Imamate (Kızılbaş-Safaviyya Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Kızılbaş-Safaviyya.
        • Imamate (Alevi-Qizilbash Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Buyruks.
          • Imamate (Bektashism and folk religion Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Bektashism and folk religion in Balkans.
            • Imamate (Alians Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Alians in Demir Baba Teke.
            • Imamate (Harabatians Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to Harabatians in Arabati Baba Teḱe.
      • Imamate (Ni''matullāhī Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Ni''matullāhī-Athnā‘ashariyyah.
      • Imamate (Qalandariyya Doctrine) - The doctrine of the Imamate according to the Qalandariyya-Athnā‘ashariyyah.
    • Imamah (Zaidiyyah doctrine) - The Zaydis have a distinct theory of the Imamate
  • Caliphate - A non-divine institution which succeeded the institution of Prophethood. Its appointees (Caliphs) are not divinely appointed; e.g. the ulama.
  • Khalifatul Masih - Successor of the Messiah - A divine institution in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community which succeeded the institution of Prophethood. Its considered to be the second manifestation of God''s power. Its appointees (Caliphs) are divinely appointed.
Historical usage
  • Caucasian Imamate - a state during the early and mid-19th century in the Eastern Caucasus.

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