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Islamic leader studies religious art (5)

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I believe the answer is:

icons

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Here is my best explanation:

'religious art' is the definition.

'islamic leader studies' is the wordplay.
'leader' indicates taking the first letters.
'studies' becomes 'cons' (conning is a kind of studying).
The first letter of 'islamic' is 'i'.
'i'+'cons'='ICONS'

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(Other definitions for icons that I've seen before include "Devotional paintings", "representative figures?", "Figures", "Sonic (anag)", "Symbols on computer screens", "religious pictures", "revered art", "Religious paintings or computer symbols", "Holy paintings" and "Screen symbols on 4 across".)

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