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The Imam Development Program aims to assist currently employed Imams and Religious leaders to empower, develop and refine their skills.

The Imam is supposed to be a confident, strong, passionate individual but unfortunately due to circumstances the Imam is usually underpaid, undeveloped, overworked and lacking in passion.

Imams are ushered into a 2-year program to the value of R265000 which includes medical care, further education studies, training, clothing, media and counseling assistance. These are thoughtfully selected continuous professional development programs designed to hone their skills.

No, the IDP will only assist currently employed Imams with a Top Up Package.

Imams must complete an online application form and provide letters of recommendation.

We will then interview the applicant and make our selection. The Imam will be required to submit an indemnity form from his employer permitting him to join the IDP.

Some of the criteria that we consider:

Age

Level of Education

Salary

Realm of influence

Speaking ability

Passion

The IDP is open to all legal residents residing in the countries that the IDP operates in.

South Africa

Lesotho

Malawi

Yes, the best performing Imams will receive due incentive. We have allocated hajj trips, umrah trips, bursaries and vouchers for the best performing Imams.

Imams are monitored and reviewed through four avenues

  1. Imams are required to submit a monthly progress report.

  2. They are also required to submit an ongoing engagement report which tracks their community work.

  3. They attend Professional Development courses monthly.

  4. Imams also write an exam which refines their knowledge on topics such as Islamic History, Fiqh & Hadith as part of their professional development.

The code that we feel Imams should abide by:

Purpose
Linking the creation to the Creator

Honesty
Embrace truthfulness, fairness, with all others with whom they interact.

Integrity
Implement a code of behavior which reflects Islamic values, beliefs and always fulfill any commitment, promise and obligations made to the Muslim community.

Respect
Treat all others regardless of their background with regard for their value as human beings and to speak up against any discrimination and disrespect that they encounter.

Responsibility
Become responsible and accountable for actions and all consequences that might arise from all decisions.

Empathy
Strive to understand the feelings, thoughts and emotions of others in order to show compassion and fairness to all.

Fairness
To always hear every person’s perspective and treat everyone with respect.

We can be contacted via

Website: https://www.imamdp.org/

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: +27820600031 (Admin) / +27844147184 (Director)

Tele: +27329441106

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ImamDevelopmentProgram

Instagram: @imamdevelopmentprogram

Postal address: PO Box 94, Maidstone, 4380

The IDP is primarily a project of Mercy Mission World and our partners are WAMY, IPCI, SANZAF, DEENCLASS, ALKAUTHAR INSTITUTE, CARING WOMEN’S FORUM, CARING SISTERS NETWORK AND AWQAF-SA

We welcome any and all assistance from dua to a good work, from moral to financial.

If one would like to assist financially:

http://www.imamdp.org/donate/

Zakah and Lillah funds are acceptable.

We would love to hear from you, so please do contact us:

+27820600031 (Admin)

+27844147184 (Director)

PO Box 94, Maidstone, 4380, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

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