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

Yaser Birjas: Practice Perfection

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

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists  Is the reward for good [anything] but good? (55:60) People receive reward for their ihsan. Don’t ever cut corners in your projects. Do it to the best of your ability, even if it takes more time. Focus on perfection. Your vision should be … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Practice Perfection

Yaser Birjas: Practice What You Preach

Yaser Birjas: Practice What You Preach
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists7 minute video at bottom. One of the most difficult things to deal with as an activist is the feeling of hypocrisy. You sometimes feel like you might be doing things with the wrong intention, or you are not as good as people make … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Practice What You Preach

Checklist: 20 Things To Know Before Starting Dawah Work

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If you’re thinking of joining an Islamic Organization – or if you’ve just joined one – keep these points in mind. 1. You are the most important part of the organization you’re about to join. People are the lifeblood of dawah. 2. You are totally and completely replaceable. And probably with someone better. You are not Allah’s gift to your … Read More

Imran HaqChecklist: 20 Things To Know Before Starting Dawah Work

Yaser Birjas: Stay Connected to Allah

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists3 minute video. One of the trials of activism is fame. This is particularly difficult for people who are not prepared for it. Activism brings blessings, and power – but also unwanted attention. Be careful of acting out in ways that are not true … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Stay Connected to Allah

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)

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

Stop Being a Manager and Help People

Interesting advice from Pope Francis to Catholic priests. Beginning a busy program of Easter events, Pope Francis on Thursday urged Catholic priests to devote themselves to helping the poor and suffering instead of worrying about careers as Church “managers” (Reuters). Do you think the Muslim community has a similar problem with people who have made a career out of being … Read More

Omar UsmanStop Being a Manager and Help People

Yaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?

Yaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists4 minute video. Important take-aways: You are helping to carry the final message of Allah (swt) Your duty is only to deliver the message. Guidance is out of your hands. To do this work with excellence is to understand the most effective ways of delivering … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?