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The Revival has been asking Muslims across the UK about their views on Mosques and Imamsâ€¦
Name: Muhammad Ayas
I think thereâ€™s a lot of guidance out there for us, but itâ€™s a matter of someone leading by example.
Yeah, sure you have the Alims who have studied for all these years and are an example to the rest of us, but come on, how much do they really relate to us and the issues and problems we face in a western society?
We need role models who have achieved their best in this world without neglecting their Deen and who have been through the ups and downs of life - who can relate to us. Most of the Imams are from back home so they lead the Salaah and thatâ€™s about it
SPEECH BY HJ MOHD ALAMI MUSA
AT THE MOSQUE COUNCIL MEETING
SAT, 16 MAY 2009
AT AL-MAWADDAH MOSQUE
The Singapore Muslim community is generally homogeneous. Nearly all of them are from the â€œAhli Sunnah Wal Jamaahâ€ (Sunni) school of thought. A majority of them embrace the Shafiâ€™e School of Law. Therefore, they share many things in common from the theological and jurisprudential perspectives. This has in many ways contributed to the unity of our local Muslim community in leading their Islamic life. This spirit of unity is further reinforced as the majority of Muslims share a common language and culture, as they are Malays.
And if you want them to do something, the best way is to step up and take ownership yourself.
People are busy and if you think a better job can be done, step up to the plate and show people how instead of just bitching about it. It may be appreciated more than donating a quid or two whenever there is a collection too (not that the two activities are exclusive.)
Now if you had a massive migraine and went to your GP and he gave you foot cream for the cure you’d probably think he's either lost the plot or a dodgy geezer who's really a plumber but only got the job coz his dad owns the surgery!
First of all: What is an Imam and who should be an Imam?
- An ImÄm is someone who leads the 5 daily prayers (Salaah) at the mosque.
- Ideally he should be a fully-qualified Islamic scholar and a role model for his congregation.
- He should have a fixed contract with clear aims and objective which can be reviewed regularly.
- He should be on a good salary in order to be dedicated to his job as community leader.
- The Imam is accountable to the public.
Are you fed up with your Mosque? Are you tired of the constant in- fighting? Are the women being sidelined? Is there even a place for women in your Mosque? Do you understand the Friday Khutbahs? Does your Imam cater for the needs of the community? Do you wish that your Mosque did more? Is your Mosque the centre point of your life?
The Revival has come up with some ideas of how to improve our mosques and passionately argues what every mosque should do.
1. Dawah/ Non Muslims
A regular course on dealing with and answering misconceptions against Islam.