Are Imams Employees Of Mosques? – No. 5 Chambers

Posted July 31st, 2013 in clergy, employment, Islam, news by sally

“An Imam performs the duty of offering prayer for the congregation in mosques. Essentially mosques are a centre of community worship where Muslims perform ritual prayer and where historically they also gathered for political, social and cultural functions. The function of the mosque is summarised by the 13th Century jurist Ibn Taymiyah as a place of gathering where prayer was celebrated and where public affairs were conducted. Services connected to marriages or birth are not usually performed inside the mosque. The rites that are important and integral to the function of many churches such as confession, penitence and confirmation do not exist in mosques.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 25th July 2013