Professionalizing Masjid Leadership Part 4 – Transparency

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Professionalizing Masjid Leadership

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Professionalizing Masjid Leadership Guest post by Br. Maher Budeir of the Roswell Community Masjid in Atlanta, GA.  Leadership models vary from one institution to another. In looking at the challenges we face, we find that most of the challenges may be mitigated by instituting the following four principles: 1) Separation of Powers, 2) … Read More

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Professionalizing Masjid Leadership Part 3 – Accountability

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Professionalizing Masjid Leadership

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Professionalizing Masjid Leadership Guest post by Br. Maher Budeir of the Roswell Community Masjid in Atlanta, GA.  Leadership models vary from one institution to another. In looking at the challenges we face, we find that most of the challenges may be mitigated by instituting the following four principles: 1) Separation of Powers, 2) … Read More

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Professionalizing Masjid Leadership Part 2 – How We Make Decisions

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Professionalizing Masjid Leadership

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Professionalizing Masjid Leadership Guest post by Br. Maher Budeir of the Roswell Community Masjid in Atlanta, GA.  Leadership models vary from one institution to another. In looking at the challenges we face, we find that most of the challenges may be mitigated by instituting the following four principles: 1) Separation of Powers, 2) … Read More

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Professionalizing Masjid Leadership Part 1 – Separation of Powers

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Professionalizing Masjid Leadership

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Professionalizing Masjid Leadership Guest post by Br. Maher Budeir of the Roswell Community Masjid in Atlanta, GA.  Leadership models vary from one institution to another. In looking at the challenges we face, we find that most of the challenges may be mitigated by instituting the following four principles: 1) Separation of Powers, 2) … Read More

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Guest Post: Made in America – What is an Imam Worth in the U.S.?

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Guest post by Dr. Jerry Hionis, Jr., PhD.   Let’s put this as bluntly as possible: in the American Muslim community, the masjid is more important than the Imam. Don’t believe me? How many times have you been to a masjid without a resident Imam? How many times have you met a prospective Imam without a masjid? My feeling is … Read More

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Ethical Fundraising: 4 Ways to Fix Khatm Night Fundraisers

Cross-posted from Iqra.ca (Facebook|Twitter) By Naeem Siddiqi (July 29, 2013) – As we move into the last 10 days of Ramadan, the intensity and length of fundraising activity in our mosques increase accordingly. While an absolute necessity, I find some of the tactics questionable. A few years ago, when the mosque in my neighbourhood was being built, I sat through a 1 … Read More

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An Alternative to Fundraising in the Last 10 Nights: Fundgiving

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Guest post by Abu Yusuf and Omar Usman My little brother yelled at me again on Friday: “Expansion… growth… your children!.. bublic schools!!.. Zina!!!”. Feeling guilty for not intervening sooner, I thumbed through my cash and did what families do when encountered by addiction. “Dude, calm down—here’s  a twenty.” He gave me an unctuous smile; we both knew I was holding out. Fundbegging … Read More

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Why Mosques Should Always Have Open Communication Channels

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Guest post by Belal Khan, Belal Khan is a marketing professional based out of Washington DC. A curious adventurist by nature, through projects he’s always works to show what’s possible as a means of inspiring folks to pursue their best ideas. He writes and shares his projects over at Leechon.com I believe young professionals have the hardest time getting to the … Read More

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The Adab of Hiring

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Guest post by Nadeem Siddiqi from the Muslim Community of Knoxville.  Please. Thank You. Opening the door for someone else. These are the etiquettes of society. They are a demonstration of our social refinement as they demonstrate that we can control our self-interest and that we are aware of the importance of others. But does such a thing exist in … Read More

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Guest Post: How a Community Masjid Can Afford to Provide a Competitive Salary for its Imam

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Guest post by Br. Maher Budeir In a previous article, “How much should Muslim Clergy be Paid,” brother Omar started a great discussion about the topic. I am one who advocates a similar position, but I would like to carry the conversation beyond defining the issue. We need to start a serious discussion about a framework for solutions. This includes … Read More

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