Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 10 months ago

as salam alaikum

the Qur'an says: "Seek your sustenance from Allah and serve Him" (29:17).

It also says: "He (Allah) does not command you to take the angels and prophets as your Lords ("Arbab", plural of "Rabb"). Would He command you disbelief after you have submitted yourselves (to Allah)?".

It follows that an Imam also is not a Rabb and that only Allah is the Cherisher and Sustainer of the whole creation.

With prayers for your success.