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IMAM'S ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The roles/responsibilities of Imam Azfar can vary throughout his time as the needs may change, however, some of the basic roles/responsibilities he will have are shown below.

In conjunction with these roles and responsibilities, Imam Azfar has a list of ideas and activities he does hope to develop and instill as to be a part of the IFN Community. Some of these are:

   General Imam Responsibilities
   1. - Lead the prayers when at the Masjid
   2. - Lead funeral prayers and counsel family members
   3. - Perform Marriage Ceremonies
   4. - Generating new ideas for the community to take part in based on his previous involvement with these 
          programs.
 
  5. - Available for post prayer informal discussion, question/answer sessions
   6. - Delivery Friday Sermons (Khutbahs) - Twice a month
   7. - Lead Tarawih Prayers
   8. - Serve as a spiritual, religious, and inspirational leader to the diverse IFN community
   9. - Provide Jumu'ah Khutbah Training Sessions periodically
 10. - Write monthly blogs for the IFN website (www.ifnonline.com/imam-corner)

   Youth Activities/Education
   1. - Lead Maktab Program for Boys & Girls (middle school & high school students)
   2. - Teaching a class for HSYC (High School Youth Core)
   3. - Lead Sunday School Assembly
   4. - Be a guest speaker for Sunday School Programs (once every semester)
   5. - Help Sunday School program through Curriculum Review & providing feedback to teachers. Also a                      member of the hiring committee
   6. - Presentations with YM (Young Muslims) & SSU (Sisters Steppin' Up) once a month
   7. - Help answer questions posed by YM/SSU

   Adult Education/Programs
   1. - Instructing a Weekly Arabic 101 & 201Class for Adults
   2. - Provide Tafsir Sessions
   3. - Leading a Weekly Hadith Session
   4. - Teach a convert class as needed and be available to participants outside of class
   5. - Provide pre-marital counseling sessions
   6. - Developing & presenting on contemporary Islamic topics at IFN to Adults   
   7. - Present at regional/international workshops and conferences
   8. - Invite guest speakers/scholars to provide seminars/lectures and deliver khutbahs
   9. - Member of Zakat Committee, answer questions they have in regards to Zakah/Sadaqah
 10. - Member of Funeral Committee. Member of the IFN Ghusl service
 11. - Provide post Fajr talks when available focusing on refining character
 12. - Give a monthly adult lecture for sisters only 

   Social Media
   1. - Answer questions in person, via email/phone/website (ifnonline.com/aia) to the IFN Community 
   2. - Providing a monthly blog (article/advice) for IFN on their website: Imam's Corner
   3. - Video record beneficial videos for the Muslim community on contemporary topics
   4. - Interview Local scholars and Muslim Professionals on various topics

   Interfaith/Intrafaith   
   1. - Build bridges with regional interfaith leaders, other masajid and people of other faiths
   2. - Invite Pastors/Rabbis to speak at IFN for dialogue
   3. - Brainstorm ideas with various imams/scholars via email, phone, or in person
   4. - Give tours to non-Muslims interested in learning about Islam.


   Service Learning/Volunteer
   1. - Hospital visitation to provide spiritual support in the hospital environment to patients, hospital staff, and             family members

   Counseling (Pastoral only)
   1. - Counseling the community members (Youth, Adults, Married Couples) in light of the Qur'an. Prophetic
         teachings and proven effective strategies (clients are sent to Khalil Center if it involves mental health)


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