3 Excuses for the Failure of Your Dawah Project

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‘Our MSA would be so awesome if we just had more volunteers like that other MSA…’ ‘Our masjid would be so awesome if we just had a better president…’ ‘We were going to organize an outreach event, but we just couldn’t agree on anything…’

Omar Usman3 Excuses for the Failure of Your Dawah Project

Conversations About Masjid Leadership: Finding the Right Imam

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Conversations About Masjid Leadership

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Conversations About Masjid LeadershipWe’ve all seen the magazine ads that look something like: Seeking well qualified Imam for our masjid in the middle of nowhere. New facility with 50 families. Seeking an Imam with the following qualifications: PhD. in Islamic Studies Bachelor’s from American university Fluent in English, Arabic, and … Read More

Omar UsmanConversations About Masjid Leadership: Finding the Right Imam

Why No One Wants To Support Your Dawah Project

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Often times when we begin any kind of dawah project, we feel that the strength of the message should carry the project to success. When we hold an Islamic Awareness Week event, it can be frustrating handing out thousands of high-quality brochures, and having no one feign interest. By the same token we hear powerful, moving, and captivating khutbahs on … Read More

Omar UsmanWhy No One Wants To Support Your Dawah Project

Joining a Dawah Organization: Level 3 – Production/Results

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Joining a Dawah Organization: Leadership Levels

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Joining a Dawah Organization: Leadership LevelsThe first two levels focused primarily on things that must be done in order to lay the foundation for success. This first was a focus on yourself, and the second was focus on your establishment of good relationships with others. Level 3 is when you … Read More

Omar UsmanJoining a Dawah Organization: Level 3 – Production/Results

What Is Your Organization’s True Purpose Or Objective, And How Do You Measure It?

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In 1961 John F. Kennedy made a famous call to, “put a man on the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade.” Chip and Dan Heath comment in Made to Stick, Had [JFK] been a CEO, he would have said, “Our mission is to become the international leader in the space industry through maximum team-centered innovation … Read More

Omar UsmanWhat Is Your Organization’s True Purpose Or Objective, And How Do You Measure It?

Building Trust

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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Five Dysfunctions of a Team

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Five Dysfunctions of a TeamIn our last post we talked about what trust means to a team.  Understanding the value of trust is the first step in building it.  There is no team without trust.  But we can’t buy it, or create it over night.  We may have spotted a … Read More

Imran HaqBuilding Trust