Ordination

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ORDINATION.
There is no ceremony in Islam corresponding to the Christian ordination, Sometimes the Imam of a mosque is appointed by the chief man of position binding a turban round his bead. In Central Asia, Maulawis of reputation certify as to the learning and ability of their disciples by binding a turban on their heads and authorizing them to teach. But it is not a custom of the Muslim religion.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam