Position: Resident Imam
Vacancy Ref: RIC/1/2017
Intake: 11th September 2017
Deadline: 27th October 2017
Reading Islamic Centre is one of the most established Sunni mosques in Reading, Berkshire, serving a large and diverse community. The Masjid urgently requires a learned, dynamic and approachable scholar or student of knowledge to take up the position of Imam at our Centre based close to Central Reading. We seek a character who can offer Islamic religious guidance, practices, and leadership, according to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The position will require leading prayers and being at the Masjid on a full time basis as required. The candidate will be required to give the Jumu’ah Khutbah on Friday prayers, as well as lead Eid Salat and Khutbah. When required, the Janazah prayer must be performed, as well as the performance of other ceremonies. The successful candidate will be fluent in English and Arabic. The candidate must be able to present a recognised qualification in Islamic Studies from an appropriate institute.
We also seek a character who is preferably a Hafiz Al Quran to satisfy our long standing tradition of Khatam Al Quran during the Taraweeh prayers in the holy month of Ramadan. In addition to this preference, a previous experience of service as a qualified imam is highly desirable.
The candidate must be able to engage with all sections of the community, particularly the youth, and must be highly motivated to spread the true teachings of Islam based on the Qur’an, the authentic Sunnah and the Understanding of the Companions. He must have a good understanding of current affairs and our position as Muslims in Britain in the 21st Century, and be able to present Islam in this context. He must have demonstrable scholarship of the Shariah, and also the Islamic Sciences such as Aqedah and Hadith. The candidate must also be able to counsel members of the community, and advise them on their day-to-day matters as well as more serious issues.
The candidate must also be able to work together with the Centre Management Committee and other staff members in the running of various Masjid services such as regular classes, meetings and events. He must also have experience in interfaith relations, and be able to communicate with and present Islam to non-Muslims in the wider community.
PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by Reading Islamic Centre by 27th October 2017 either via email or by post, for information visit the Contact page.
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