I came across this employment Ad yesterday in the newspaper. While I am not an expert in Islamic matters, it did surprise me what I have read in the Ad as a requirement for the Emam they need and the way the post is going to be filled.
I have many questions in my mind regarding this, maybe my fellow Muslim bloggers would help giving me answers.
How does anyone usually make it to be an Emam? Don’t we have a ministry of Islamic religious affairs in Jordan? and while I know that people donate to build a Mosque, do the Mosque stay as a property for who funded it, or its property turned to the government or any kind of a religious organization?
Excuse my ignorance with this question, but is there any difference between an Emam and a Sheikh? Does the Emam preach people? or his only job is to read the Quran versus in a suitable rythm?
I am a bit shocked of the Ad because I percieve the position requested as a holy matter. People elected to serve Allah should go through stages of spiritual development which empower them to take such a responsibility. It shouldn’t be a matter of voice, should it? It seemed like they are after a singer! Why weren’t good behaviour and moral structure part of the requirement?
And while I understand that people who decide to dedicate their lives to serve Allah need money in order to live a decent life, I find advertising the amount of money as a salary a bit awkward and insulting to the job itself.
He should be married or about to get married?!!!!!