As far I know, in the age of Nabi (sm.), sahabi (ra.), tabeyin (rh.), tabe-tabeyin (rh.), there was no instance of paying Imam and Muajjin (Muadhin/Muezzin) of Masajid.

But now-a-days, we see, in almost every Masjid, there remains a paid Imam, a paid Muajjin, a paid Khadim and may be somebody else.

From when and which perspective Imam and Muajjin are started to get paid?

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    @Medi1Saif You are absolutely right. Jajakallah. – Enamul Hassan Apr 25 '16 at 16:16
  • I think it's hard to say: Personally I don't know about a payed Muadhin and many Imams do this "job" as a part time job. That means they have been chosen either by the mosque visitors or government to lead the prayers and maybe get some kind of payment, but have a regular job or business. I only found quotes regulating this in books of ibn Khaldun, al-Ghazaly and al-Mawardy but most dislike a paid Imam. So paid Imams wouldn't be a normal case in a Muslim country. – Medi1Saif Jun 2 '16 at 11:28

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