Guest Post: Made in America – What is an Imam Worth in the U.S.?

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Guest post by Dr. Jerry Hionis, Jr., PhD.   Let’s put this as bluntly as possible: in the American Muslim community, the masjid is more important than the Imam. Don’t believe me? How many times have you been to a masjid without a resident Imam? How many times have you met a prospective Imam without a masjid? My feeling is … Read More

GuestsGuest Post: Made in America – What is an Imam Worth in the U.S.?

The Adab of Hiring

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Guest post by Nadeem Siddiqi from the Muslim Community of Knoxville.  Please. Thank You. Opening the door for someone else. These are the etiquettes of society. They are a demonstration of our social refinement as they demonstrate that we can control our self-interest and that we are aware of the importance of others. But does such a thing exist in … Read More

GuestsThe Adab of Hiring

So How Much SHOULD Islamic Clergy Make?

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Slate raised the issue of the salaries of religious clergy highlighting salaries of Priests and Rabbis. Data about Imam salaries was (un)surprisingly hard to find. The topic of imams’ salaries is for some reason a touchy one, but it is not a complicated issue if approached objectively. We have previously discussed what to look for when hiring an imam. Communities … Read More

Omar UsmanSo How Much SHOULD Islamic Clergy Make?