Imam

IMAM POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Summary:

Provide Islamic religious guidance, practices, and leadership to the Muslim community in Orlando, FL according to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him) with the understanding of the pious predecessors, the sahaabah; establish and promote educational and extracurricular programs for adults and youth; lead the establishment of a unified Muslim community welcoming to all Muslims from different backgrounds and cultures; engage with the larger community to promote friendship and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in the community. The Imam reports to the Board of Trustees.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent in Islamic Studies or related field from an accredited higher education institution (Master preferred)

  • Fluency in English (Spoken and written). A MUST

  • Fluency in Arabic (Spoken and written). A MUST

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Islamic Shariah.

  • Memorize a good portion of the Qur’an (At least one half).

  • Practical experience as an Imam or Assistant Imam.

  • Ability to interact with and relate to youth.

  • Ability to work with people of different cultures and backgrounds.

  • Ability to teach Qur’an and religion.

  • Must be able to provide proof of the right to work in the United States.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good Orator.

  • Memorize the entire Quran.

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge in the Hadith and the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH).

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict prevention and resolution.

  • Demonstrated experience in Islamic family and youth counseling.

  • Has a dynamic personality and is a motivational speaker.

  • Experience in teaching and explaining Islam to Non-Muslims.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

The Imam is expected to:

  • Lead the daily prayers at the Mosque.

  • Give the Khutbah and lead prayer for Jumu’ah.

  • Lead the Taraweeh Prayer in Ramadan.

  • Lead Eid Prayers and deliver Khutbahs.

  • Conduct matrimonial services.

  • Offer Islamic family and youth counseling and guidance as needed.

  • Provide Quran and Hadith studies, Seerah and Fiqh lessons, and other Islamic topics to increase knowledge and provide for spiritual growth of community members

  • Serve as an advisor to and teach in the weekend school.

  • Participate in the community activities that furthers good public relations for Islam and Muslims.

  • Develop and implement educational program for new Muslims.

  • Develop and implement educational and extracurricular programs for the youth.

  • Work with Board of Trustees on fundraising programs for the community as needed.

  • Provide consultation to the Board of Trustees on religious matters, community issues, and Mosque activities as requested.

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain regular and convenient office hours at the Mosque for community members to seek religious counsel and guidance.

  • Interact with all persons and organizations, Muslim and Non-Muslim, in a manner that reflects positively on Islam, Muslims, and the Mosque.

  • Continually strive and conduct oneself in ways that foster unity and inclusiveness among all community members, and promote broad participation in Islamic and community activities.

  • Lead by example to prevent discrimination on any basis including but not limited to school of thought, gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, citizenship, political affiliation, or economic status.

  • Conduct oneself in a manner that is respectful of the history and diversity of the Muslim community.

Salary and Benefits

Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references with phone numbers to the following email address:

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Last Updated on Sunday, 14 August 2016 15:06

 

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