Saturday, 27 July 2013

Advert for The Imam of the Grand Mosque in Istanbul

While browsing the internet I came across a job advertisement for the grand mosque is Istanbul. Below is an official a 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.

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


Anonymous said...

SubhanAllah how many Imams of Masajid do we know today who fulfil this criteria ?

The answer may in part explain our state of affairs as an Ummah

Anonymous said...

some of the earlier requirements also included the knowledge of astronomy

would you be kind to publish the link where you found it?


Hyde said...

No wonder at the the ummah is such a miserable state !