Hyphen, Low pay and high demands: the UK is facing a shortage of full-time imams
Interesting article, long-standing issue (going back to my 90s research). It also refers to online dimensions of Islam in the UK, with one imam swapping the mosque for online teaching. “Despite their central role in guiding Muslim communities on religious, spiritual and familial issues — and in some cases, working on financial management of the mosques they are attached to — imams are often paid very little. Many don’t receive the UK’s minimum wage and are expected to supplement their pay with benefits. Some don’t have contracts and most are on call 24 hours a day to serve the community’s needs.”


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