How to Start a Masjid – A Full Comprehensive eBook

This is an invaluable 60+ page resource compiled by the administration at Masjid Hamza in metro Atlanta, GA. This guide contains: Starting a Masjid – Incorporating, mission statement, officers, establishing legal entity, logo, membership, and bylaws Establishing Masjid – Lawyers, tax ID, nonprofit status, bank accounts, online payments, website, email lists Zoning Issues Leasing, buying, land purchase, buying an existing … Read More

Omar UsmanHow to Start a Masjid – A Full Comprehensive eBook

PROJECT LAUNCH: What Makes a Good Masjid? *Please Share and Contribute*

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Introduction  A few years back, while reading through leadership books, a friend and I began discussing how amazing it would be if Islamic organizations could adopt the simple (but profoundly effective) principles we were learning. These casual discussions led to the launch of this website. Alhamdulillah the site has grown to a niche following of over 2,000 people. We’ve been … Read More

Omar UsmanPROJECT LAUNCH: What Makes a Good Masjid? *Please Share and Contribute*

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

GuestsProfessionalizing Masjid Leadership Part 2 – How We Make Decisions

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

GuestsProfessionalizing Masjid Leadership Part 1 – Separation of Powers

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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Nouman Ali Khan: A Different Masjid Vision in Action

Nouman Ali Khan addressing the congregation at a new masjid in Euless, TX [Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex area] with his vision for the community and masjid: This is not theory. This is not how things should be done. It’s an actual vision in action. A few key highlights: No aggressive fundraising. Masjids should be started with the purpose of having a … Read More

Omar UsmanNouman Ali Khan: A Different Masjid Vision in Action

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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