Which word derives from an Arabic
word meaning "decide a point of law": imam,
ayatolla, or mufti?
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A mufti is a Muslim legal expert. The
word ayatolla - which means "sign of God" in
Arabic - denotes a Shiite religious leader, whereas the word
imam - which means "leader" in Arabic -
denotes the person who leads prayer.
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