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This is a list of current Iranian Friday prayers Imams, sorted according to the city:

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Following the 2009 Iranian election protests, Qom friday prayer leaders - Ayatollahs Abdollah Javadi Amoli, Ebrahim Amini, Reza Ostadi and Hojjatoleslam Nategh Nouri - refused to lead friday salat for a few weeks. For the important Laylat al-Qadr khutbah during September 2009 Alireza Panahian (like all years) and other clerics who supported the election results did it.[2]

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This is a list of current Iranian Friday prayers Imams, sorted according to the city:

Importance

The Friday prayer leaders (Emam-e Jom'eh) lead the faithful in the performance of the Friday prayer in Iran. (Friday prayer, Salat al-Jumu'ah is a congregational prayer held just after noon in lieu of dhuhr or noon-time prayer done at that time the rest of the week.) According to Asghar Schirazi, the leaders are appointed directly by Iran's Supreme Leader or through the Secretariat of Friday Imams in all the cities. Their "official functions is to supervise religious activity, propagate the doctrine of Valayat-e Faqih and agitation," but in practice they have considerably more power and "stands over the local governors and mayors." [3] They have also been described as part of the Islamic Republic's "parallel layer" of power, their function being in part to watch over local government officials, such as provincial governors.[4]

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Changes

Following the 2009 Iranian election protests, Qom friday prayer leaders - Ayatollahs Abdollah Javadi Amoli, Ebrahim Amini, Reza Ostadi and Hojjatoleslam Nategh Nouri - refused to lead friday salat for a few weeks. For the important Laylat al-Qadr khutbah during September 2009 Alireza Panahian (like all years) and other clerics who supported the election results did it.[2]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Coup Leaders Afraid to Face the People
  3. ^ The Constitution of Iran by Asghar Schirazi p.154
  4. ^ Wright, Robin, The Last Revolution, c2000, p.15-6

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