The Imam - A Novel
by Harvey Havel
Shia Muslim legend has it that Ali, the fourth Caliphate of Islam, began a familial line of Imams, or religious leaders, to perpetuate his vision and uphold his glory. Through history these Imams have been driven into hiding due to dangers posed by enemies of the Shia faith. The twelfth Imam is said to be that final Imam who would return to this earth and restore Shia Islam's unity and glory.