It is completely not allowed in Islam to take wages being an Imaam of the mosque or teaching Qur’an… I can prove it by many Qur’anic ayats and hadiths.
On the whole, I do not have much of a difference of opinion with you. However, I do not consider the referred restriction to apply to the teachers of the Arabic language or text or to those who are employed to make themselves available for the whole day for the community services of looking after the mosques and other services required by the community.
However, if you do not agree with my opinion and consider it to be against the directives of the Qur’an or those ascribed to the Prophet, then I would greatly appreciate it if you could kindly elaborate your opinion in more detail and send me the relevant verses of the Qur’an and the narratives ascribed to the Prophet (pbuh), which in your opinion render my opinion incorrect.
Regards and salaam
August 23, 2001