Hostage Fundraising

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Taraweeh will not continue until $30,000 is raised. After the khutbah, salah for Jumu’ah will not be prayed until $10,000 is raised. At a convention, the headline speaker will not speak (even though you’re behind schedule, and you paid to hear him speak at a certain time) until $20,000 is raised. These are real examples of hostage fundraising. A strategy … Read More

Omar UsmanHostage Fundraising

Important Lessons Learned: LGBT Group Drops Boycott Against Chick-Fil-A

"Chick-fil-A Is Anti-Gay!" PETA And The LGBT Community Protest

Imagine that your masjid imam says in an interview in passing, “of course we’re opposed to gay marriage.” In response, local LGBT groups start publicly boycotting your masjid. How would you handle it if in a position of leadership? How do you deal with support for civil rights without compromising your religious beliefs? Moreover, how do you express these beliefs … Read More

Omar UsmanImportant Lessons Learned: LGBT Group Drops Boycott Against Chick-Fil-A

Winning Franchises: 6 Lessons Muslim Organizations Can Learn from Sports

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Sports franchises mirror masjids and Muslim organizations in a number of ways. They have passionate fan bases (communities). People feel ownership over the franchise (masjid) they support. Franchises are constantly dealing with leadership issues, player development, and financial flexibility – all while maintaining a respectable level of success. When things go wrong, they get blasted out all over social media … Read More

Omar UsmanWinning Franchises: 6 Lessons Muslim Organizations Can Learn from Sports

Logistics: Setting Up Your Website Hosting and Domain

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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Ultimate Guide to Logistics For Islamic Organizations

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Ultimate Guide to Logistics For Islamic OrganizationsDisclosure: This post contains affiliate links – meaning we receive a commission if you sign up for these services by following the link on this page. We only link to things that we actually utilize and recommend, there are no paid advertisements. We … Read More

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Leadership Lessons from Surah Al-Ḥujurāt

Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda shares a couple of essential leadership characteristics for all Muslims in this short 6 minute clip. Video and some essential lessons follow. Leaders are at the service of their people, not the other way around. True leadership does not come from giving orders out to others, but it comes from serving them. A leader has an open-door … Read More

Omar UsmanLeadership Lessons from Surah Al-Ḥujurāt