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How can you become the resident alim of a Shia community?


Salam, I’d like to ask, how are resident alims chosen amongst local communities? And how do you become a resident alim for a shia community?


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

There are different criteria for the communities to choose their resident Aalim. It may vary and depend on different things such as the knowledge of the Aalim, the languages he speaks and the requirement of the community.

If you are an Alim you can contact several communities to know if they require your service. Or you can make your c.v and send to different Islamic centers so they can contact you whenever they require.

On the other hand, you can specialize and gain one of the skills which is less in the other Aalim as this Islamic skill would reflect and you may have more chances to become a resident Alim.

But remember the intention should be pure and to get closer to Allah(swt). All other things are secondary. If we have ikhlas and our actions are pure this is the greatest victory.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider