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Banu_Hashim
01-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Assalamu 'alaykum,

Here is an advert for the position of Imam of the Grand Mosque in Istanbul at the time of Sultan Suleyman who ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1520 - 1566.

-To have mastered the languages of Arabic, Latin, Turkish and Persian.
-To have mastered the Qur'an, the bible and the torah.
-To be a scholar in Shari'ah and Fiqh.
-To have mastered physics and mathematics up to teaching standard.
-To be a master of chivalry, archery, duelling and the arts of Jihad.
-To be of a handsome countenance.
-To have a strong melodious voice.

(Source: Al Ahram newspaper 22nd September 1986, Egypt)

So then, how do you think our Imams of today would do if they were to apply for this post???? hhmmmm

I shudder to think how many would even come close to getting this position!

Allahul Musta'aan.

Wassalamu 'alaykum

Taken from: http://abuqutaybah.blogspot.com/2007...for-today.html

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Beardo
01-02-2012, 03:23 PM
Subhanallah. Our standards here are so low.
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Samiun
01-02-2012, 03:30 PM
:sl: these are the hardest parts:

-To have mastered physics and mathematics up to teaching standard.
-To be of a handsome countenance.
-To have a strong melodious voice.
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syilla
01-03-2012, 05:52 AM
you can't bump a thread with only 5 letters :nervous:
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Ramadhan
01-03-2012, 11:43 PM
Originally Posted by syilla
you can't bump a thread with only 5 letters
I can


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Ghazalah
01-04-2012, 12:01 AM
What does being handsome have to do with anything? ^o)
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Banu_Hashim
01-04-2012, 01:21 PM
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
What does being handsome have to do with anything? ^o)
Allahu 'Alam. Ordinarily, it doesn't. But you have to remember this was the position of Imam for one of the most important masajid in the uthmani khilafah. Naturally, the position required meeting a lot of people and being a people person. Perhaps a handsome countenance would help ;D.
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Abdul-Raouf
01-04-2012, 02:00 PM
So they found an Imaam satisfying those req. or not.. ?
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Innocent Soul
01-04-2012, 03:22 PM
^o) I think that only first three are reasonable. :hmm:
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Ramadhan
01-04-2012, 10:37 PM
These days an Imam does not have to master physics and mathematics as long as they master the internet and able to use Google.
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