U.S. mosques struggle with shortage of imams

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The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture. RNS photo by Tracy Simmons/Spokane Faith & Values.

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SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture. So far, the search has taken 18 months. By Tracy Simmons.

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  • Bayan Claremont, an Islamic graduate school that is part of the multi-faith Claremont Lincoln University in southern California, offers M.A. degrees in religious leadership and spiritual counseling that are relevant to the professional development of current and prospective imams and other male and female Muslim leaders.

  • Imtiyazul haque

    I want to serve as a Hafiz in Ramadhan.so plz rply me.

  • SALIM N ALKHSWNEH

    HELLO,
    I CAN WORK AS IMAM IN THIS MASJID . I HAVE MA AND BA IN ISLAMIC STUIDES AS WELL AS MA IN EDUCATION FROM INDIANA U,US…I HAVE MY PAPERS THERFORE I DONT NEED VISA….PLEASE EMAIL ME

  • Muhammad Nour

    I’m Muhammad Nour, an Imam in the Egyptian ministry of endowments with an Ijaza in Quran.
    i can work as an Imam with you as im graduated from al Azhar university, faculty of languages and translation department of Islamic studies in English.
    If you care please Email me.
    Jazakum Allah khaira

  • MAHMUD IDDRISU

    Am Mahmud Iddrisu and an Imam in Jordan > from Ghana> I hope By Allahs permit I can serve your mosque If am giving the chance