Job Advert: Imam for Cork Islamic Cultural Center(CICC) Mosque, Cork
An exciting opportunity to join the Cork Islamic Cultural Center(CICC) Mosque, Cork as an Imam.
Salary: €30K to €36K per annum
(Negotiable – depending on experience)
The Cork Islamic Cultural Center (CICC) is a large and busy Mosque and Islamic Center, with a long history of serving the Muslim community in Cork and surburb. Members originate from many different backgrounds.
The CICC is seeking to recruit an Imam to run the activities of the Mosque & Islamic cultural Center by engaging with the members with emphasis on Muslim youth and the wider community. Must have skills in the following areas:
- Have a strong understanding of Islam and Muslims
- Be a graduate in Islamic Sciences or related field
- Fluent in English and Arabic language
- And have at least two years’ experience of serving as an Imam
The role of Imam requires flexibility in working hours, and will include weekends and some bank holidays.
Application Deadline: 28/02/2018. For further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply using the application form available below:
IMAM POSITION DESCRIPTION
Provide Islamic religious guidance, practices, and spiritual leadership to the congregation of To (CICC) Masjid, in Cork, according to Allah’s revelations in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him); 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 Director through the Secretary.
Required Qualifications in brief [Please see full person specification]
- A degree in Islamic Studies or related field from an accredited educational institution.
- Ability to recite a large portion (if not all) of the entire Quran from memory.
- Fluency in English and Arabic (Spoken and written).
- Comprehensive knowledge of Islamic Shariah.
- Experience as an Imam.
- Ability to interact with and relate to all age groups especially, the youth.
- Ability to work with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
- Ability to teach.
- Demonstrated experience in conflict prevention and resolution.
- Demonstrated experience in Muslim family and youth counselling.
- Has a dynamic personality and is a motivational speaker.
- Experience in speaking with Non-Muslims about Islam.
Essential Responsibilities: The Imam is expected to:
Give the Khutbah (Arabic & English) and lead prayer for Jumu’ah and Eid Prayers except when there is a Guest Khatib agreed previously with the board of Directors via the Secretary. All Guest Khatibs must speak Arabic and English fluently so that there will be no need for anyone else to translate khutbah into either Arabic or English for them.
Ensure that Friday khutbah contents reflect current issues affecting Muslims locally, nationally and globally.
Lead all five daily congregational prayers. When unable to do so, request in advance one of the volunteer Imams approved by the board of directors to lead. In exceptional circumstances where none of the volunteer Imams is available, use his best judgement to find a suitable replacement and inform the secretary.
To organise ghosol, lead janazah prayers and make du’a at the cemetery.
To conduct matrimonial services including Marriage (nikkah) and divorce (talaq).
Offer families, youth, reverts counselling and guidance as needed.
Provide Hadith studies, Seerah and Fiqh lessons, and other Islamic topics to increase knowledge and provide for spiritual growth of community members.
To take the lead in organising Al-Resallah School & Quran School, leading to a full Islamic School.
Participate in the community activities that further good interfaith and public relations for Islam and Muslims.
Develop and implement educational and extracurricular programs for the youth.
Work with Board of Directors on fundraising programs for the community as and when needed.
Plan Imam’s activities in consultation with the Board of Directors through the secretary.
Provide advice and guidance to the Board of Directors on religious matters, community issues, and Mosque activities as and when required.
Find, develop, nurse and encourage young Imams locally to lead prayers, give lectures and/or reminders from time to time.
To provide pastoral care to the ill in hospital and at home, to counsel bereaved families and Muslim prisoners as and when required.
To conduct reversions to Islam, organise follow ups and structured Islamic path to a good understanding of the faith.
Work approximately 40 hours per week.
Maintain adequate records of activities undertaken in a log register daily for reviews as and when required by the board of Directors via the Secretary.
Maintain publicised regular and convenient office hours at the Masjid 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 Cork Muslim Society and Islam.
Continually strive and conduct oneself in ways that foster unity and a sense of inclusion 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, racial origin, citizenship, political affiliation, or economic status.
Conduct oneself in a manner that is respectful of the history and diversity of the Muslim community in Cork.
رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَآ اِنْ نَّسِيْنَآ اَوْ اَخْطَاْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَآ اِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهٗ عَلَي الَّذِيْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهٖ ۚ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا ۪ وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ۪ وَارْحَمْنَا ۪ اَنْتَ مَوْلٰىنَا فَانْــصُرْنَا عَلَي الْقَوْمِ الْكٰفِرِيْنَ
Rabbanaa Laa Too-Akhid’naaa In-Naseenaa Aw Akht’aanaa Rabbanaa wa Laa Tah’mil A’laynaaa Is’ran Kamaa Ha’maltahoo A’lal Lad’eena min Qablinaa Rabbanaa wa Laa Tuh’ammilnaa Maa Laa T’aaqata Lanaa Bih Wa’-Fu A’nnaa Waghfirlanaa Warh’amnaa Anta Mawlaanaa Fans’urnaa A’lal Qawmil Kaafireen
Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. "Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us; our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people."
Any donation can make thru:
Cork Islamic Cultural Center (Cork Mosque)
Sort Code: 93-43-21
(Daily Expense Account)
Sort Code: 93-43-21
BIC for this A/C is: AIBKIE2D