Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New Rules limit Imams Appointment to at least 4 years

The Council of Ministers headed by King Salman passed new rules and regulations regarding the appointment of Imams and Muadhins in Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Nabawi

Previously the appointments were made on either direct Royal Decree or were based on hereditary.

The decision of appointments will be made by a council of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Haramain headed by the President of GPH who is currently Sheikh Abdul Rehman Al Sudais.

Imams and Muadhins will be appointed on four years contracts which can be renewed, with the exception of Taraweeh Imams whose appointment to lead Jahrih Salat will be made the council at the conclusion of Ramadan.

According to the new rules for appointment of an Imam, an individual has to be a Saudi National, who has full capacity and experience of being an Imam , has a distinctive and good voice and holds at least one master's degree from one of the faculties of forensic sciences in the Kingdom, and is a guardian of the Holy Quran (Hafiz)





For appointment of Muadhins, the individual has to be a Saudi National, have a good voice, experience, and the need to obtain a scientific degree not less than a bachelor degree from one of the faculties of Islamic sciences in the Kingdom.

New Restrictions have been imposed on Imams such as they cannot attend or hold public speaking events without and travel abroad to attend an event without permission, have social media accounts.

Imams and Muadhins can be terminated if they fail to perform their duties or be relieved of their duties at the expiration of their contracts at the behest of the council.


8 comments:

Unknown said...

I want to be muazzin in masjid al haram
I am from India

Unknown said...

They have been restricted to have a social media accounts..

What accounts like WhatsApp and Telegram?

Thanks

Awwal Bashir Ausak, Nigeria.

Unknown said...

Assalamualaikum wr wb

I would like to became a muadhin of masjid e nabavi saw. I completed my bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.I am from India. Can I get a chance. Please consider my humble request.

Waiting for your favourable response.

Jazakallah hu khair!!

Unknown said...

Are they going to be paid gratuity and pension after their retirement?

Unknown said...

i would like to imam of haramain insha'Allah

Ruqaiyya said...

I wish this chance would be given to any Muslim across the world with the qualifications... We pray to Allah to fulfill our wishes, I am raising my son with the hope that he will someday when he grows up be an imaan at the Haramain... Let's look at the example of Bilal Inn Rabah n how he was honoured... Give the rest of the Muslims the chance and pleasure of being an imaan or muadhin... So long as they meet the merits, and that would truly show Muslims brotherhood, we are one Ummah.

Anonymous said...

GREAT! THIS REGULATIONS HELPS IN OBTAINING CONTROL OVER WHAT THE IMAM SPEAKS AND ACTS ACCORDING TO THE LOSER SAUDI REGIME. SAUDI ARABIA HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO AUTHORITY TO DECIDE WHICH PARTICULAR NATIONALITY WILL BE THE IMAM.JUST LIKE UAE SAUDI WOULD SOON ACCEPT ISRAEL AND BETRAY PALESTINIANS. THE RULES ARE IN EXACT HARMONY AS TO HAVE CONTROL OVER THE IMAMS.

mustaf adam ibrahim said...

Assalamu alaikum my name is mustafa i live somalia i have memorized the holy qoran in 2005 pls i am jobless so that help me to become imam my cellphone is 00252615970939

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