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 Tumelo Ayub Nkopane, born and raised in Maseru, Lesotho, received his Islamic Education from University of Madina, Saudi Arabia. Based at the Butha-Buthe Islamic Center in Lesotho, imam Ayub is tasked with educating the youth about Islam through Madressah.
Having graduated from the faculty of Dawah at Madina University, his passion lies in calling people to the Oneness of Allah with the aim of correcting the misunderstanding within his community that Islam is an “Indian religion”. As Chairman of Benaa Association for Culture and Development, Imam Ayub is a perfect example within his community of the universal nature of Islam, showcasing its multi-cultural ethos. Obliged to pass on his knowledge Imam Ayub hopes to see Islam spread and flourish in all corners of Lesotho by Allah's mercy. He serves the community in the following roles:
- Daily Salah
- Friday Khutbah
- Daily Madrassah
- Hospital Visits
- Elderly Visits
- Food collection & distribution
- Youth Groups & Programs
- Neighbourhood watch
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 Tumelo Ayub Nkopane 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.