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Vacancies

Resident Imam (Ref: RIC/RI1/2020)
Vacancy Ref: RIC/RI1/2020
Intake: 14th October 2020
Deadline: 14th November 2020
Salary: £1,350/month
Accommodation: Provided

Reading Islamic Centre is one of the most established Sunni mosques in Reading, Berkshire, serving a large and diverse community. The Masjid urgently requires a learned, dynamic and approachable scholar or student of knowledge to take up the position of Imam at our Centre based close to Central Reading. We seek a character who can offer Islamic religious guidance, practices, and leadership, according to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Duties:
The position will require the following duties to be carried out at the centres:

  • leading daily prayers;
  • giving Friday sermons;
  • leading Eid prayers;
  • leading Janazah prayer;
  • performing Nikkah (Islamic Marriage) ceremonies;
  • being at the Masjid on a fulltime basis as required;
  • teaching the Qur’an;
  • teaching Islamic sciences;

Key Skills:
The successful candidate will be fluent in English, Arabic and Urdu.

The candidate must be able to present a recognised qualification in Islamic Studies from an appropriate institute.

Requirements:
The candidate must be able to engage with all sections of the community, particularly the youth, and must be highly motivated to spread the true teachings of Islam based on the Qur’an, the authentic Sunnah and the understanding of the Companions.

He must have a good understanding of current affairs and our position of Muslims in Britain in the 21st Century, and be able to present Islam in this context.

He must have a demonstratable scholarship of the Shariah, and also the Islamic sciences such as Aqedah and Hadith. The candidate must also be able to counsel members of the community and advise them on their day-to-day matters as well as more serious issues.

The candidate must also be able to work together with the Centre Management Committee and other staff members in the running of various Masjid services such as regular classes, meetings and events.

He must also have experience in interfaith relations, and be able to communicate with and present Islam to non-Muslims in the community.

Overseas applicants must hold a degree in English from an academic institute and must fulfil the English requirements as per the UK immigration.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by Reading Islamic Centre by 14th November 2020 either via email or post, for information visit the Contact page.

Religious Worker (Ref: RIC/RW1/2020)
Vacancy Ref: RIC/RW1/2020
Intake: 14th October 2020
Deadline: 14th November 2020
Salary: £1,150/month
Accommodation: Provided

Reading Islamic Centre is one of the most established Sunni mosques in Reading, Berkshire, serving a large and diverse community. The Masjid urgently requires a learned, dynamic and approachable scholar or student of knowledge to take up the position of Religious Worker at our Centre based close to Central Reading. We seek a character who can offer Islamic religious guidance, practices, and leadership, according to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Duties:
The position will require the following duties to be carried out at the centres:

  • To make prayer-calls before each five times prayers in the mosque as per times published in the Mosque calendar. Also to pronounce Iquamah before the starting of each Jamaat congregation.
  • To organise collections of the funds from the congregations by taking the appropriate buckets in front of the members of the in-house community and encourage them in taking to participate regularly in the Mosque activities.
  • To attend and arrange where appropriate religious functions including Shabe-Barath and two Eids etc as arranged in the Mosque. RIC may organise various workshops, seminars and Islamic meetings as and when appropriate.
  • To recite the Holy Qur’an in Islamic meetings and congregations held in the Mosque time to time and recite Islamic Nasheeds etc when the occasion demands.
  • To Keep the classrooms for the children nice and tidy and make sure that the teachers and students are supplied with necessary education materials. Also to keep the Registers of both the teachers and pupils ready for inspections on request by the management.
  • To take care of the Mosque in general and to take its care in particular about its sanctity, cleanliness and holiness.

Key Skills:
The successful candidate will be fluent in English, Arabic and Urdu.

The candidate must be able to present a recognised qualification in Islamic Studies from an appropriate institute and preferably be a Hafiz of the Qur’an.

Requirements:
The candidate must be able to engage with all sections of the community, particularly the youth, and must be highly motivated to spread the true teachings of Islam based on the Qur’an, the authentic Sunnah and the understanding of the Companions.

He must have a good understanding of current affairs and our position of Muslims in Britain in the 21st Century, and be able to present Islam in this context.

He must have a demonstratable scholarship of the Shariah, and also the Islamic sciences such as Aqedah and Hadith. The candidate must also be able to counsel members of the community and advise them on their day-to-day matters as well as more serious issues.

The candidate must also be able to work together with the Centre Management Committee and other staff members in the running of various Masjid services such as regular classes, meetings and events.

He must also have experience in interfaith relations, and be able to communicate with and present Islam to non-Muslims in the community.

Overseas applicants must hold a degree in English from an academic institute and must fulfil the English requirements as per the UK immigration.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by Reading Islamic Centre by 14th November 2020 either via email or post, for information visit the Contact page.

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