Taking wages for collecting debts

Q 3: I am an Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) of a Masjid (mosque) and I receive financial remuneration from the ministry of Awqaf in return for leading people in Salah in that mosque. I want to move to another town which is 20 miles away from the Masjid. Is it permissible for me to authorize someone to lead the people in Salah in return for a part of the remuneration I receive and I keep the rest? If we suppose that I missed some prayers in the Masjid and led people in others; am I sinful if I take the full remuneration? Could you kindly advise me.

A: This is up to the ministry of Awqaf (endowments). You should tell them the truth and they will decide to permit it or not. (Part No. 14; Page No. 269) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.