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 Iqbal Baro Mkako, born and raised in Zambia, is a loving father of 6. He completed his Islamic education at the Islamic centre of Zambia, where he also had the pleasure of memorizing the Quran.
As an Imam of Greyvillea Masjid in Mariannhill (Durban), Imam Iqbal works tirelessly in his community to realise a dream he has. He hopes to have the entire Mariannhill community become a Muslim community. To assist him with that mission he also has a background in comparative religion.
Iqbal Baro is also principal of the Madressah in his area where he passionately seeks to educate the youth saving them from the many social ills present in the society. He serves the community in the following roles:
- Daily Salah
- Friday Khutbah
- Extensive Dawah efforts
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 Iqbal Baro Mkako 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.