Webinar Recording: Prophetic Leadership – Leading the Unleadable from the Life of Tufayl bin Amr

This video covers: What leadership is Why it is important and of concern to each and every Muslim How the Prophet (s) increased the leadership capacity of Tufayl bin Amr Leading people who are deemed “unleadable” by others The link between productivity and leadership Creating a legacy for yourself through leadership This video was made to help give a preview … Read More

Omar UsmanWebinar Recording: Prophetic Leadership – Leading the Unleadable from the Life of Tufayl bin Amr

4 Steps to Put the Ship Back in Leadership

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I always keep coming back to a project I wanted to do at the masjid that I was particularly passionate about. I had a formal proposal ready, I had outlined how it would benefit the community and the masjid. The imam of the masjid was on board and excited. I had dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s so to … Read More

Omar Usman4 Steps to Put the Ship Back in Leadership

How The Most Talented Person In Your Organization Can Be Its Downfall

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The biggest strength and biggest weakness of an Islamic organization is usually the same thing – a talented personality. This comes in many different shapes and sizes. It’s the person who… …opens the masjid every day. …brings snacks to Sunday School. …fixes the microphone for the khutbah every Friday. …updates the prayer times on the masjid website. …puts the announcements … Read More

Omar UsmanHow The Most Talented Person In Your Organization Can Be Its Downfall

The Growing Shift between Mosques and Imams

His dedication has served him well

Guest post by Mobeen Vaid As Omar Usman recently chronicled, the phenomenon of popular community leaders electing to step down from prominent posts has become a common affair as of late. Though resignations by said individuals are generally worded in polite and delicate terms, the aftermath tends to give way to more critical discussion that takes aim at the problems … Read More

GuestsThe Growing Shift between Mosques and Imams

The Unconscious Incompetent Board Member

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There are 4 stages to learning in any field: 1) Unconscious Incompetence You don’t know what you don’t know. This is the equivalent of someone that wakes up one day and says, “I love eating biryani, therefore I should open up a Pakistani restaurant.” This person needs a heavy dose of reality. They don’t know anything about food, cooking, much less running … Read More

Omar UsmanThe Unconscious Incompetent Board Member

Overlooked Leadership Characteristic of the Prophet (saw)

Originally posted by Dr. Hesham Alawadi The Meaning of Great Leadership Doesn’t it strike you that Muhammad (PBUH) never wrote and narrated an autobiography, yet the one with great number of biographies? When you look at the sayings of Muhammad (PBUH) you hardly notice that he spoke much about himself, rather as a messenger he spoke more about the message … Read More

Omar UsmanOverlooked Leadership Characteristic of the Prophet (saw)

Quickreads: Who is Best to Lead the Ummah?

Ibn Taymiyyah rahimahullah was once asked: Who is better to lead the Ummah, a strong leader (some one who is skillful) but is not that righteous or a righteous who is not that strong as a leader? He replied: “A strong leader surrounded by righteous men (to advise him) is better.” Hat tip to Sh. Yaser Birjas

Omar UsmanQuickreads: Who is Best to Lead the Ummah?

Yaser Birjas: Dawah is a Test

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists4 minute video. Alif, Lam, Meem. Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Dawah is a Test

Yaser Birjas: Activists Must Focus on Themselves

Yaser Birjas: Activists Must Focus on Themselves
This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists5 minute video. Important take-aways: The previous video discussed being active in whatever avenue possible. So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship]. [94:7] When you are free, strive in devotion. The Prophet (saw) endured lots of hardship to call people … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Activists Must Focus on Themselves