The list of religious figures who will receive financial support is being specified in Azerbaijan, Mubariz Gurbanli, acting chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said on Thursday, APA reports.
He noted that the relevant list has been presented to the Moral Values Promotion Foundation.
“The Foundation cooperates with the Caucasian Muslims Office in this direction. This issue was also discussed at the Board of Trustees. The financial support will not be rendered to religious figures in the form of salaries,” Gurbanli added.
Gurbanli said that funds will be received not only from the state, but also from various types of donations.
“The amount of financial support will vary according to the position of a religious figure. Imam will receive the highest salary. The Foundation will also allocate financial support to religious figures working in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic,” he noted.