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Imams in Austria

There're no exact numbers of Imams and religious counselors in Austria. The Islamic Community of Faith in Austria (IGGiÖ), which is responsible for the proof of qualification for the Imams, doesn't keep statistics on the certificates handed out. As for the numbers of mosques and prayer rooms we rely on estimations, which add up to over 300.

The numbers of the Imams and religious counselors is even more complicated, as the IGGiÖ doesn't employ Imams themselves. The associations who do employ them are not obliged to inform the IGGiÖ about it. Without taking honorary Imams and non registered praying rooms into account, the number of Imams is estimated at over 260 individuals.

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