The Chairman Committee of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Imams Initiative, Dr Tajuddeen Muhammad Bello Adigun, has advised Imams to explore other available avenues permitted by Islam and the laws of the land to becoming self employed.
He gave the advise at the Opening Ceremony of a two-day workshop on “Leadership and Management” for FCT Imams organized by the International Centre for Islamic Culture and Education, ICICE, holding at the Conference Room of the Centre within the premises of Al-Noor Masjid in Wuse II, Abuja.
This was contained in a statement issued by Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to Dr Kabir Kabo Usman, the Director General of the ICICE , Abdulkadir Ahmed Ibrahim, on Sunday.
According to the statement, Dr Tajuddeen Adigun said gone are the days when Imams of Mosques will solely rely on pittances as allowances that are often not regular for survival whereas they have to live according to the economic realities prevalent in the society.
He said the ultimate remuneration for the Imams and any good deeds of a believer comes from the Allmighty Allah (SWT) but the Imams should live a reasonable life that will enable them attend to all family and self financial obligations.
The Chairman of the FCT Committee of Imams said he would love to see (and he believes other members of the public would also be in his league.