Ilford Islamic Centre - New Imam
Do you agree with Ilford Islamic Centre employing a British born,English speaking, Arabic Speaking Hafiz as Imam with a view to attracting the youth to the masjid, with a view to improving the level of education provided in the madrassah and with a view to articulating the beauty of Islam to the local community. As the largest Masjid in Redbridge, the Centre realises that it has a duty to serve the need of the most vulnerable members of the community and the best way to do this is by connecting with them with an Imam who can inspire and enthuse and most importantly communicate with them in their native language, English. An increasing number of the congregation are not from a South Asian background and rely on English as the medium of communication. Many of the youth also cannot speak their 'native' language and need an Imam who understand the problems of their generation. By engaging the services of a young Imam, Ilford Islamic Centre is attempting to do this. It is important that the Imam is fluent in Arabic and is a Hafiz - again this is a pre-requisite in Ilford Islamic Centre's appointment. It is important that the pearls in our society, the women are also attracted to the mosque. Ilford Islamic Centre have engaged the services of an Imam who has successfully achieved this in previous communities.