Refusing to abandon Shia Islam after the Event, the Persians and Arabs of Socal still practice their old faith, centered around Orange County and headed by the Abbas family. They once ruled all of Socal, until they were usurped by the Carmines. Can they take it back?
"Refusing to abandon Shi'ism in the wake of the event, the Imamite faithful clung onto their beliefs, isolating themselves from the Traditonalist community. Developing on a trejectory of their own, the Imamites continue to await the Twelfth Imam's coming, and the corresponding deliverence of freedom and justice." ― in-game description of Imamite
Imamite Characters in 2666
Vassalized by a different faith
- Imam Zakariyya II
- Patrician Dariush of Tehrani
- Fighting Javidan, currently led by Grandmaster Casim
- Crossed Scimitars, currently led by Sir Rodger Dowler
- Balboa Warriors, currently led by Captain Ward
These are the five Imamite holy sites in North America:
- Orange, site of the Islamic Center of Irvine, one of the largest mosques in pre-Event America
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Mototown, site of the Highland Park Mosque, the first ever mosque in North America
All of the cities these holy sites are in have major Muslim communities. As of 2666, only the site of Orange is held by the Imam, who is a vassal to the Cetic king of Socal. The other two holy sites in Socal are ruled by the Cetics, the holy site of Mototown is ruled by Rust Cultists, and Hochelaga is ruled by Ursulines.
- Imam Zakariyya II
As head of the faith, the Imam can declare Jihads. Since the Surpreme Islamic Majis is secular title, it can be created or destroyed normally. Priests can marry and inherit titles. Like other Islamic religions, populations of other religious groups under Muslim rule pay an infidel tax. Imamite counties and characters are hard to convert, and non-pagans with low tech have low supply limits in Imamite counties. Imamite characters can observe go on Pilgrimage and gain sympathy of Pacific religions by decision. Unlike other Islamic religions, Imamite men can only have one wife.
Unlike other Muslims, a normal realm led by an Imamite ruler will use the "Bureaucracy" government type instead of Ghazi.
As of 2666, Imamite has 31.3 moral authority.
A temple holder of the Imamite faith is called an Imam.