The Big Oak Table in the Middle

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Guest post by Moazzam Ahmed, Master’s in Organizational Leadership, you can visit his website at TeamsThatDo.  Meetings are held to make decisions, create action plans and get things done. But can I show you how you can make your meetings more productive over the long run by re-structuring the seating and the big oak table in the middle? A table … Read More

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The Age of the Full-Time Imam is Over, Here’s What the New Era Of Islamic Work Looks Like

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In the corporate arena, there is a new trend emerging – the freelance economy. The hypothesis goes something like this. The age of joining a company, and slowly progressing upward for 30 years and then retiring is done. This used to be the goal for many people, but it no longer reflects reality for most people. Instead, people are switching … Read More

Omar UsmanThe Age of the Full-Time Imam is Over, Here’s What the New Era Of Islamic Work Looks Like

Can We Afford to Wait For the Next Crisis?

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By Ibrahim Sherman, President and partner of Balanced Leadership Institute; a consulting firm specializing in supporting Muslim nonprofits in matters of organizational development, leadership, and financial management. Our community responds to crisis.  After 9/11 we all began to communicate to the media, but since there was no communication plans and programs they soon diminished as the crisis passed.  After the documentary “Unmosqued” came out there … Read More

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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

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Shifting Our Communities From Survival Mode to Strategic Mode

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By Maher Budeir, founder and trainer at Balanced Leadership Institute, Inc.  A firm dedicated to training Muslim nonprofit board members and leaders.  www.masjidboard.com. How do we get our communities to be more strategic? We, as Muslim communities, have been performing in a survival mode.   We are reactive.  We focus on tangible programs and buildings.  We look at here and now, … Read More

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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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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

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