HONOUR THE IMAM...
By supporting the Imam Development Program - which strives to enhance the skills of the Imam making him a Greater Asset to YOU.
Meet the Imam
Imam Patrick Kgotso Mkwanazi, born and raised in Gauteng, received his Islamic Education in Finetown (Gauteng) and Escourt (Kwa Zulu Natal). As an Imam at Boboyi Masjid Bilal in Port Shepstone, he provides imamat services to the surrounding community including teaching. He has a special focus Adult Dawah Class as he is passionate about spreading the message of Islam.
He takes his lesson from Nabi Nooh (as) and makes dua to never give up his work in Dawah until his community understands and practices Islam properly. He hopes that one day his community will produce Huffaaz and Ulama that go out and pave a path upon the Sunnah. To this end he supports his community in the following roles:
- Daily Salah
- Friday Khutbah
- Daily Madrassah
- Adult Dawah Class
- Youth Development initiatives
- Feeding schemes
- Community home visits
How does the Imam Development Program assist him?
As the leader of the community, the Imam is not only tasked with leading the 5 daily prayers but is responsible for introducing our children to Islam, advising our youth, patching up broken marriages, feeding the hungry, guiding the sinner to find absolution, giving hope to the hopeless; all with the ultimate aim of reconnecting everyone back to their Lord. Sadly, the men and women who are the heart and soul of the masjid; responsible for leading it and its congregation are many times neglected, under-resourced, under-skilled, overworked and overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task on their shoulders.
With the Imam Development Program, Imams receive a financial & development package. They receive targeted training and skills development focusing on key areas such as - Iman & Ihsan, Further Education studies, Public Speaking & engagement, Counselling & Problem-solving skills, and Essential emergency response care. All these contribute to enhancing the skill set of the Imam, adequately preparing him to deal with the needs of his community.
IDP also takes care of the Imam so he can take care of YOU!
We support the enrolled Imams financially, physically and spiritually on a continued 24-month quality development to ensure the imam's dignity, quality of life and peace of mind.
The Imam Development Program includes:
- Structured Learnership Curriculum
- Monthly Stipends
- Books / Stationary
- Imam Library
- Leadership Conferences
- Skills Development
- Medical Aid
- Hajj / Umrah
- Tertiary Education
- Smartphone / Laptop/Equipment
- Media skills and tools
- Groceries / Clothing allowance
- Waqf development
Total fee for the 24-month program is R180,000
How you can help?
Your donation plays a pivotal role in allowing us to provide Imams with the necessary tools to excel in their positions. By contributing you help us support Imam Patrick Kgotso Mkwanazi and others like him who are in the front-line serving communities.
Empowering an Imam, Empowers the Ummah!
Donate today & in the rewards of an Imam.