A Muslim prayer leader in a mosque and a spiritual leader in the wider Muslim community.
Imam Quotes in The Meursault Investigation
The The Meursault Investigation quotes below are all either spoken by Imam or refer to Imam. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Chapter 15 Quotes
I often look out at it from my window, and I loathe its architecture, the big finger pointed at the sky, the concrete still gaping. I also loathe the imam, who looks at his flock as if he’s the steward of the kingdom.
Related Characters: Harun (speaker)
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Imam Term Timeline in The Meursault Investigation
The timeline below shows where the term Imam appears in The Meursault Investigation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
After forty days, the imam declares Musa drowned and carries out the proper rituals for a funeral when nobody is... (full context)
One day, Mama forces Harun to go to the neighborhood mosque, where a young imam supervises unattended children. They get into a fight on the way, and Harun falls in... (full context)
Harun especially dislikes the prayer hour, when he hears the imam’s voice through the loudspeakers and sees people walking down the street with their prayer rugs.... (full context)
Just as a priest visited Meursault in his cell, lots of imams try to convince Harun to believe in God and become more religious. He imagines a... (full context)
One day, an imam visits Harun and tries to make him pray; when the man says gently that he... (full context)
Harun tells the imam that he is confident in his own life and the death that awaits him. He... (full context)