Job Description - Imam Position (Full-time)
Darul Arqum Islamic Center (DAIC) is looking to hire a dynamic and social imam to engage with the families and students in the Ames Muslim community.
Ames is a university town, and is consistently ranked in the top best small cities to live in in the U.S. The Ames Muslim community is a young community, consisting in a large part of students, in addition to several resident professional families.
The imam is expected to serve as DAIC’s spiritual leader by implementing faith-based programming and engaging with community members. The ideal candidate is approachable, works well with others, and has experience interacting with Muslims with a variety of backgrounds (nationalities, ages, schools of Fiqh, etc.) The imam is also expected to interface with non-Muslims and participate in interfaith activities.
Formal religious education (e.g. an Islamic Studies degree from an accredited institution)
Fluency in English
Proficiency in Quranic Arabic
Eligible to work in the US
Fluency in Arabic
Memorization and recitation of Quran with Tajweed
Understanding different schools of Fiqh
Experience in Islamic family and/or youth counseling
A history of leading outreach events aimed at youth/students
Experience teaching Islamic (Sunday) School
Lead daily salah and some Taraweeh prayers
Deliver Khutbah for Jummah, Eid, and Qiyam
Work with the DAIC board to plan and implement community outreach and activities
Counsel community members on religious and personal issues
Oversee religious programming for all community groups
Perform Nikahs and facilitate funerals
Organize Halaqa and other religious programming
Participate in teaching the DAIC Islamic (Sunday) school
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